Register for a Tournament

To register for a FREE scholastic chess tournament hosted by The Right Move (TRM), please send an email to mcmanusj363@gmail.com    Be sure to give the date of the tournament in your subject.  Give your full name, USCF ID and the section.  If joining uscf put NEW.  Check the website www.chesstrm.org/NYC/ and report any errors as soon as possible.  You will receive a personal confirmation with 24 hours.

To join or renew USCF dues on-site .for one full year costs $9 for Scholastic players age 19 and under.  The Right Move encourages you to renew and recruit new members to join on-site at the $9 rate to help grow chess throughout your community.

Please send your Entry as soon as possible to guarantee making one of the limited slots available for our chess, (first come, first served,) for

  • Oct 17, Sunday, “Probing” at the Farrell Performing Arts Theater in Riverbank State Park, 289 Riverside Dr., NYC.
  • Oct 24, Sunday, OUTDOORS Picnic Area at Roberto Clemente State Park, 301 W Tremont Ave. Bronx. 

All 4 sections offer 4 games for each player.  Games are at 11:00, 12:00, 1:30 and 2:30.  (G/30;d5)  Remember to check-in by 10:45 to play in round 1.  State Park passes are available for chess in Riverbank.

  • USCF rated rounds for the AWE (Adults are welcome!),  King (USCF rated above 1300),  Queen (USCF Above 900 or unrated),  Rook (USCF Above 500  or unrated), and Knight, (USCF Under 500).  Sections need a minimum of 6 players or will be combined.  All sections begin at 11:00.  There will be an AWE section which include adults + kids if enough choose (and show up).  Current uscf members only.  Rated. 
  • Registration on-site takes place until 10:45 if there are available seats.  All pre-registered players must check-in by this time or you will not be paired for round 1.  If you are not on the pairing list you begin play in round 2.  Round 2 is scheduled for 12:00 and will be posted about 5 minutes before the start of the round.
  • Due to COVID-19 safety protocol and the limited number of players there is not a section for non-rated players at this time. They are most welcome to join the USCF  for a $9 fee.  Membership is good for one entire  year.  Once Players pay a fee to join the USCF they are then considered “unrated”.  Immediately upon completing 4 rated games each player receives a rating.
  • Awards:  Trophies are awarded to First, Second and Third Place in each of the four sections.  Medals are won by scoring 2.5 or more points in any  section.  There are no Team awards at this time due to the limited restriction of the number of players in events.

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.

The 2021-2022 proposed schedule Scholastic tournaments for The Right Move Chess tournaments:

  • Oct 17 “Probing” at Riverbank Sate Park.   EF: Free.  4SS, G/30;d5. Rd 1 at 11:00.  Must check in by 10:45 for Round 1.  Other rounds are at 12:00, 1:30 and 2:30.  All USCF members only.
  • Oct 24 “Attack” at Roberto Clemente State Park, 301 West Tremont Ave., Bronx NY 10451. EF: Free.  4SS, G/30;d5. Rd 1 at 11:00.  Must check in by 10:45 for Round 1.  Other rounds are at 12:00, 1:30 and 2:30.  All USCF members only.
  • Nov 7 “Imagine” at Riverbank Sate Park.  EF: Free.  4SS, G/30;d5. Rd 1 at 11:00.  Must check in by 10:45 for Round 1.  Other rounds are at 12:00, 1:30 and 2:30.  All USCF members only.
  • Nov 21 “Cruising” at Roberto Clemente State Park, 301 West Tremont Ave., Bronx NY 10451.
  • EF: Free.  4SS, G/30;d5. Rd 1 at 11:00.  Must check in by 10:45 for Round 1.  Other rounds are at 12:00, 1:30 and 2:30.  All USCF members only.
  • Dec 5 “Fulfilled” Riverbank Sate Park.
  • EF: Free.  4SS, G/30;d5. Rd 1 at 11:00.  Must check in by 10:45 for Round 1.  Other rounds are at 12:00, 1:30 and 2:30.  All USCF members only.
  • Dec 12 “Tracking” at Roberto Clemente State Park, 301 West Tremont Ave., Bronx NY 10451.
  • EF: Free.  4SS, G/30;d5. Rd 1 at 11:00.  Must check in by 10:45 for Round 1.  Other rounds are at 12:00, 1:30 and 2:30.  All USCF members only.
  • Jan 9 “Amusing” at Riverbank Sate Park.
  • EF: Free.  4SS, G/30;d5. Rd 1 at 11:00.  Must check in by 10:45 for Round 1.  Other rounds are at 12:00, 1:30 and 2:30.  All USCF members only.
  • Jan 23 “Defense” at Roberto Clemente State Park, 301 West Tremont Ave., Bronx NY 10451.
  • EF: Free.  4SS, G/30;d5. Rd 1 at 11:00.  Must check in by 10:45 for Round 1.  Other rounds are at 12:00, 1:30 and 2:30.  All USCF members only.
  • Feb 6 “Worthwhile” at Riverbank Sate Park.
  • EF: Free.  4SS, G/30;d5. Rd 1 at 11:00.  Must check in by 10:45 for Round 1.  Other rounds are at 12:00, 1:30 and 2:30.  All USCF members only.
  • Feb 20 “Explore” at Roberto Clemente State Park, 301 West Tremont Ave., Bronx NY 10451.
  • EF: Free.  4SS, G/30;d5. Rd 1 at 11:00.  Must check in by 10:45 for Round 1.  Other rounds are at 12:00, 1:30 and 2:30.  All USCF members only.
  • Mar 6 “Tempted” at Riverbank Sate Park.
  • EF: Free.  4SS, G/30;d5. Rd 1 at 11:00.  Must check in by 10:45 for Round 1.  Other rounds are at 12:00, 1:30 and 2:30.  All USCF members only.
  • Mar 20 “Charge” at Roberto Clemente State Park, 301 West Tremont Ave., Bronx NY 10451.
  • EF: Free.  4SS, G/30;d5. Rd 1 at 11:00.  Must check in by 10:45 for Round 1.  Other rounds are at 12:00, 1:30 and 2:30.  All USCF members only.
  • Apr 3 “Forward” at Riverbank Sate Park. EF: Free. The Scholastic Section Only consists of 4SS, G/30;d5. Rd 1 at 11, 12, 1:30, 2:30.   All USCF members only.
  • April 17 “Safety” at Roberto Clemente State Park, 301 West Tremont Ave., Bronx NY 10451.
  • EF: Free.  4SS, G/30;d5. Rd 1 at 11:00.  Must check in by 10:45 for Round 1.  Other rounds are at 12:00, 1:30 and 2:30.  All USCF members only.
  • May 1 “Beware” at Riverbank Sate Park.
  • EF: Free.  4SS, G/30;d5. Rd 1 at 11:00.  Must check in by 10:45 for Round 1.  Other rounds are at 12:00, 1:30 and 2:30.  All USCF members only.
  • May 15 “Comfort” at Roberto Clemente State Park, 301 West Tremont Ave., Bronx NY 10451.
  • EF: Free.  4SS, G/30;d5. Rd 1 at 11:00.  Must check in by 10:45 for Round 1.  Other rounds are at 12:00, 1:30 and 2:30.  All USCF members only.
  • June 5 “Notice”  at Riverbank State Park.
  • EF: Free.  4SS, G/30;d5. Rd 1 at 11:00.  Must check in by 10:45 for Round 1.  Other rounds are at 12:00, 1:30 and 2:30.  All USCF members only.
  • June 19 “Involved” at Roberto Clemente State Park, 301 West Tremont Ave., Bronx NY 10451.
  • EF: Free.  4SS, G/30;d5. Rd 1 at 11:00.  Must check in by 10:45 for Round 1.  Other rounds are at 12:00, 1:30 and 2:30.  All USCF members only.
  • NOTE: Free Registration closes at the given limited number of 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.