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

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.
 

To access the website menus, please touch the icon in the top left corner of the screen.

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 5 of the 2014 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2014.11.16"] [Round "5"] [White "Shaw, Meyrick"] [Black "Jaunooby, Ali Reza"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A47"] [PlyCount "39"] [EventDate "2014.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2014.11.15"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 c5 3. c3 b6 4. Bf4 Bb7 5. e3 Nh5 6. Bg3 Nxg3 7. hxg3 e6 8. Bd3 d6 9. Nbd2 Nd7 10. e4 g6 11. Qe2 a6 12. d5 Bg7 13. dxe6 fxe6 14. Nc4 Qc7 15. Ng5 Nf8 16. Qg4 Ke7 17. Rxh7 Rxh7 18. Nxh7 Nxh7 19. Qxg6 Kf8 20. e5 {The remainder of the score cannot be deciphered.} 1-0