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

Welcome to the website of the annual Torbay Chess Congress.

Coronavirus Update

With deep regret the 2020 Congress has been cancelled because of the ongoing implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On a positive note, we are planning to hold the 2021 Congress on Armistice weekend (12th - 14th November). We hope to start accepting entries for the 2021 Congress around February 2021.

 

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 Congress runs four 5-round seeded Swiss Tournaments:

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

In the "Congress" section of this website, there is comprehensive information on the 2019 Congress, and the 2020 Congress as we had planned it before the Coronavirus intervened.

For information on the outcome of the 2019 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.

Some Past Players' Comments

 
I really enjoyed this year's congress as indeed I do every year.
2019 Open
 
Well done again for another very pleasant and well run Congress. I have played at the Torbay on and off over many years and have always found it to be one of the very best events to play in. I also thought that the pairings print outs were a great improvement over the old card system. Small touches like the lunch deals also show that you are doing everything you can to make the event easy and enjoyable to participate in. Well done to all your team, you really have a good formula for success!
2018 Intermediate