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 the 250 slots available, (first come, first served,) for a Sunday tournament at Riverbank State Park..

  • USCF rated rounds for the King (USCF rated above 1300) and Queen (USCF rated 900 – 1300) sections, G/45;d10, are at 9:30, 11:30 and 1:30 (3 Games). Awards are at 3:35
  • USCF rated rounds for the Rook (USCF rated 501-899), kNight (USCF rated below 500 and Bishop (USCF rated below 300 in Grade 3 and below) sections, G/30;d5, are at 10:00, 11:30, 1:00 and 2:20.  Awards are at 3:30 or sooner.
  • New Players are welcome to play Non-USCF rated rounds in the  Pawn1  Grades 2-3,  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, 11:30, 1:00 and 2:20.  Awards are at 3:30 or sooner.
  • USCF Players must keep current memberships. Vouchers are available ($9) for players to join the USCF or renew at the tournament.

Remember you must 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)  at Riverbank State Park, 145th St & Riverside Dirve, NYC 10025, and 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 250 entries before each tournament. No exceptions.  ($30 EF on site).

Registration Form

  • The free entry is open to the first 250 to register. There is no free on-site entry. Check in closes at 9:30. If you arrive after 9:30 you begin play in round 2 at 11:30. Be considerate. Be on time.
  • USCF requires current membership. Failure to place id# means you will not be placed in the uscf section. Players who plan to by voucher (not current uscf members) can put 00000000
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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 preparation and cooperation ensures the continued success for all.