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 2016 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2016.11.13"] [Round "4"] [White "de Coverly, Roger"] [Black "Dilleigh, Stephen P"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D77"] [PlyCount "105"] [EventDate "2016.11.12"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2016.11.12"] 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 Nf6 5. O-O O-O 6. c4 dxc4 7. Na3 Nc6 8. Nxc4 Be6 9. Ne3 Qd6 10. b3 Rad8 11. Bb2 Qd7 12. Rc1 Nb4 13. a3 Nbd5 14. Nxd5 Bxd5 15. Qc2 Qb5 16. b4 c6 17. Rfe1 Be4 18. Qc5 Qxc5 19. Rxc5 Nd5 20. e3 Nb6 21. Ba1 Rd5 22. Nd2 Bxg2 23. Kxg2 Rfd8 24. Nb3 R5d7 25. Rec1 a6 26. R5c2 Na4 27. Nc5 Nxc5 28. bxc5 e6 29. Bc3 Re8 30. f4 Bf6 31. Rb1 Bd8 32. Rcb2 Ree7 33. Kf3 f5 34. d5 Rxd5 35. Rxb7 Rxc5 36. Rxe7 Bxe7 37. Rb8+ Kf7 38. Bd4 Rb5 39. Rh8 Bxa3 40. Rxh7+ Kf8 41. Ra7 Bc5 42. Bxc5+ Rxc5 43. Rxa6 Kf7 44. Ra7+ Kf6 45. h3 e5 46. fxe5+ Kxe5 47. g4 fxg4+ 48. hxg4 Kf6 49. Kf4 Rc4+ 50. Kf3 g5 51. Rd7 Ke6 52. Rg7 Kf6 53. Rd7 1/2-1/2