The Torbay Chess Congress
An annual congress held on the English Riviera
Torbay Chess Congress
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The Torbay Chess Congress

Welcome to the website of the annual Torbay Chess Congress.

The 52nd Torbay Congress will place on 9th, 10th, and 11th November 2018 at

Livermead House Hotel
Sea Front
Torquay
Devon TQ2 6QJ
01803 294361

The Congress runs four 5-round seeded Swiss Tournaments:

Open
Major - for grades under 170
Intermediate - for grades under 140
Foundation - for grades under 120.
 

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The 52nd Torbay Congress will take place on 9th, 10th, and 11th November 2018 at

Livermead House Hotel
Sea Front
Torquay
Devon TQ2 6QJ
01803 294361
 

The Congress runs four 5-round seeded Swiss Tournaments:

Open
Major - for grades under 170
Intermediate - for grades under 140
Minor - for grades under 120.
 

In the "Congress" section of this website, there is comprehensive information about the 51st Congress which was held on 10th, 11th and 12th November 2017. In due course this information will be updated for the 2018 Congress, and you will be able either to enter the 2018 Congress online or to download a postal entry form.

For detailed information on the outcome of the 2017 Congress, you can access the organiser's report, the final standings and prizes, and the results and cross tables.

In the "Venue" section you will find information about the Livermead House Hotel, directions, and information on how to take advantage of the preferential rates that the hotel is offering to congress participants. The management of the Livermead House Hotel have been particularly helpful in the organisation of this Congress, so please support them.

In the "Archive" section you will find reports and results from previous congresses.

We hope that you enjoy using this website, and look forward to welcoming both old friends and new participants to the next Torbay Congress.

A Game from Round 1 of the 2011 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2011.11.18"] [Round "1"] [White "Littlejohns, David"] [Black "Carr, Neil L"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B24"] [PlyCount "146"] [EventDate "2011.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2011.11.19"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. d3 Rb8 6. a4 a6 7. Be3 Nd4 8. Qd2 e6 9. Nf3 Ne7 10. O-O O-O 11. Bh6 Nxf3+ 12. Bxf3 Nc6 13. Bxg7 Kxg7 14. Ne2 Qf6 15. Qf4 Qxb2 16. c3 e5 17. Qe3 Qb6 18. Rfb1 Qa5 19. h4 h6 20. Bg4 d6 21. Bxc8 Rfxc8 22. f4 Qd8 23. d4 cxd4 24. cxd4 exd4 25. Nxd4 Nxd4 26. Qxd4+ Qf6 27. Qxf6+ Kxf6 28. Rb6 Rc6 29. Rab1 Rxb6 30. Rxb6 Ke7 31. a5 Kd7 32. Kf2 Kc7 33. Ke3 g5 34. hxg5 hxg5 35. Kd4 Rh8 36. e5 dxe5+ 37. Kxe5 gxf4 38. gxf4 Rh1 39. Rf6 Re1+ 40. Kd4 Re7 41. Kc5 Rd7 42. Kc4 Kd8 43. Kc5 Ke7 44. Rb6 f6 45. Kc4 Kf7 46. f5 Kg7 47. Re6 Rf7 48. Kd4 Kh6 49. Ke4 Kg5 50. Re8 Rg7 51. Re6 Rc7 52. Rb6 Rc4+ 53. Kd3 Rc5 54. Rxb7 Rxf5 55. Rg7+ Kf4 56. Rf7 Kg5 57. Rg7+ Kh6 58. Rg1 Rxa5 59. Ke4 Rg5 60. Ra1 a5 61. Kf4 Kg6 62. Ra2 Rf5+ 63. Kg4 Rb5 64. Ra1 Rb4+ 65. Kf3 a4 66. Rg1+ Kf5 67. Rg7 Rb3+ 68. Ke2 Ra3 69. Rc7 Kf4 70. Rc4+ Kg3 71. Rc8 f5 72. Rg8+ Kf4 73. Rc8 Ra1 0-1