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 53rd Torbay Congress will take place on 8th, 9th, and 10th November 2019 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 53rd Torbay Congress will take place on 8th, 9th, and 10th November 2019 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 52nd Congress which was held on 9th, 10th and 11th November 2018. In due course you will be able either to enter the 2019 Congress online or to download a postal entry form for the 2019 Congress.

For information on the outcome of the 2018 Congress, you can access the organiser's report, which includes information on prizes and trophies. You can view the full final cross tables on the UTU Swiss Results website.

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 4 of the 2014 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2014.11.16"] [Round "4"] [White "Homer, Stephen J"] [Black "Shaw, Meyrick"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B04"] [PlyCount "89"] [EventDate "2014.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2014.11.15"] 1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. Nf3 g6 5. c4 Nb6 6. exd6 cxd6 7. h3 Bg7 8. Be2 O-O 9. Nc3 Nc6 10. Bg5 h6 11. Be3 Bf5 12. Qd2 Kh7 13. g4 Bd7 14. h4 f5 15. h5 g5 16. Bd3 e5 17. gxf5 Bxf5 18. O-O-O Nb4 19. Bxf5+ Rxf5 20. a3 Nxc4 21. Qe2 Nxe3 22. fxe3 Qf6 23. Ne4 Qf7 24. Nfxg5+ hxg5 25. axb4 d5 26. Nd6 Qc7+ 27. Qc2 Qxc2+ 28. Kxc2 Rf2+ 29. Kb3 exd4 30. exd4 b6 31. Rhe1 g4 32. Re7 Raf8 33. Ne8 R8f7 34. Re6 g3 35. Rg6 Re7 36. Nd6 g2 37. Rg1 Ree2 38. Rg4 Rxb2+ 39. Ka3 Bf8 40. Rg6 Rbe2 41. Rb1 Rf1 42. Ne8 Rf3+ 43. Ka4 Ref2 44. Rg1 Rf5 45. R1xg2 {The remainder of the score cannot be deciphered.} 0-1