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 9:15 at Riverbank State Park Theater/Auditorium, Riverside Drive at 145th St., 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. Registration on-site to those not on the list is $30 if space is available. Names not on the posted list must pay the entry fee ($30) to play.
  • Beginners leave this blank. Choose "NEW" if you have never been a member of USCF but plan to join at tournament ($9/yearly fee voucher) and play rated section. Players who have been members may give ID, etc.. Coaches entering multiple players can send excel or word file for ease of entry to
  • 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.