The Right Move, in partnership with Riverbank State Park, provides FREE Chess Tournaments for Youth. Tournaments are hosted at Riverbank State Park Auditorium, 145th St & Riverside Drive, NYC.

You must Pre-register for a tournament, .  You must also check-in before 9:15 to play in round 1.  Note starting times for rounds below:

  • Open and Under 1400: 3 rounds 9:30, 11:30, 1:30 (G/45;d5)
  • Under 1000, Under 600, and Under 400R: 4 rounds at 10:00, 11:15, 12:45 and 2:00 (G/30;d5)
  • Unrated Grades 2-3. 4-7 and AWE: 5 rounds at 10:00, 11:10, 12:15, 1:20 and 2:15. (G/25;d0)
  • Awards will take place in the lobby as soon as each section finishes.
  • Individual Trophies to Top 3 in each section with 12 or more players.  Medals awarded for all with 2.5 or more points out of 4 rounds.. 2 points wins a medal in Open and Under 1400 section out of 3 games. In 5 round sections 3 points are necessary to win a medal.
  • Team Trophy based on points in section. Certificates to 1st, 2nd each section. Those in sections with 3 rounds need 7.5 points for a team trophy. Those in sections with 4 rounds need 10 points.Those in sections with 5 rounds need 12.5 points.Team Award is made of the best 4 scores in each section.


  • USCF Open
  • USCF Under 1400
  • USCF Under 1000
  • USCF Under 600
  • USCF Under 400 Reserve (limited to grade 2 and under USCF members)
  • Non-USCF Grades 4-7
  • Non- USCF Grades 2-3
  • Non-USCF Awe Grades 8 and above; Adults Welcome.

You may choose to bring a chair and sit outside between rounds, enjoying the Hudson River view. Very few chairs are available for non-players.  Picnic tables are outside. Dress warmly. (Do not use the 2nd floor where the Administrative Offices are located.)

DateTournamentSponsorPre-Registration required.
Jan 13 at Roberto Clemente State ParkTRM#238 Think & DoAnonymousRegister here
Feb 3 at Roberto Clemente State Park3TRM#239 Act FirstAnonymousPre-registration begins Jan 10
Mar 3 at RiverbankTRM#240 Safe & SimpleRosalyn Yalow Charter SchoolPre-registration begins Feb 10
Apr 7 at RiverbankTRM#241 On TargetRosalyn Yalow Charter SchoolPre-registration begins Mar 10
May 5 at RiverbankTRM#242 Push & PullRosalyn Yalow Charter SchoolPre-registration begins Apr 10
June 2 at RiverbankTRM#242 Victory in SightRosalyn Yalow Charter SchoolPre-registration begins Nay 10