Register for a Tournament

To register for a FREE chess tournament hosted by The Right Move (TRM), please fill out the form below.

Please send your Entry as soon as possible to guarantee making one of the 230 slots available, (first come, first served,) for the March 29, 2020  Trm#249 Battlin’ Bishops chess tournament at Roberto Clemente State Park, 301 W Tremont Ave., Bx, 10453.

All 8 sections offer 4 games for each player.  Check the schedule for the time of each round.

  • USCF rated rounds for the King (USCF rated above 1300) and Queen (USCF Under 1300 or unrated) sections, G/35;d10, are at 9:30, 11:00 and 12:30 and 2:00. (4 Games). Awards to follow.
  • USCF rated rounds for the Rook (USCF Under 900 or unrated), kNight (USCF Under 500 or unrated and Bishop (USCF rated below 300; must be in Grade 3 or below) sections, G/30;d5, are at 10:00, 11:15, 12:30 and 1:45. (All play 4 games) Awards are about 3:00
  • Beginning players are most welcome to tournament play in the non-rated sections.  (Players pay a fee to join the USCF and are then considered “unrated” until completing 4 games against rated USCF players in a reted section.) The Non-USCF rated sections are called  Pawn1  Grades 3 & Below,  and Pawn2 Grades 4-7 sections.   The AWE section serves Grades 8-12 with Adults Welcome (AWE) . These sections play 4 rounds with G/20;d0. Games are at 10:00, 11:15, 12:30 and 1:45.  Awards are at 3:00 or sooner.
  • Awards:  Trophies are awarded to First, Second and Third Place in each of the eight sections.  Medals are won by scoring 2.5 or more points in any  section.  Teams of two or more are awarded Certificates for First and Second Place in each section.  All results are posted on the website after the tournament.

USCF Players must keep their yearly memberships up to date. If your membership appears expired you must prove you have current membership (whether to join the USCF) or renew your scholastic membership for $9 (yearly fee) on-site. .  Keep membership up to date.

Remember to check-in before 9:30 for most sections which begin with round 1  at 10:00 (9:15 for the King & Queen sections which begin at 9:30)

Plan to be seated for the start of your round on-time. (Pre-paid advance check-in only need to show up on time without checking in.  See website list.) Pairings will be posted 5 to 10 minutes before posted time for each of the various sections. No formal announcements will be made in the tournament hall so be sure to read the Posted Announcements at the tournament.


NOTE: Free Registration closes at the first 230 entries before each tournament. No exceptions. 

Please note, all free registrations for The Right Move must be made and posted on the website.  Register early and check the posted list.    Your careful preparation and cooperation ensures the continued success for all. 

-Renee M Scorcia, President