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 3 of the 2012 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2012.11.10"] [Round "3"] [White "Thompson, Robert"] [Black "Bolt, Graham"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A21"] [PlyCount "84"] [EventDate "2012.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2012.11.11"] 1. Nf3 g6 2. g3 Bg7 3. Bg2 e5 4. d3 Nc6 5. c4 f5 6. Nc3 Nf6 7. O-O O-O 8. e4 d6 9. exf5 Bxf5 10. Re1 Qd7 11. d4 exd4 12. Nxd4 Bg4 13. f3 Nxd4 14. Qxd4 Be6 15. f4 c6 16. Qd3 Bf5 17. Qf1 Ng4 18. Rd1 Rfe8 19. h3 Ne3 20. Bxe3 Rxe3 21. Qf2 Re7 22. g4 Be6 23. Ne4 Bxc4 24. Nxd6 Bd5 25. Bxd5+ cxd5 26. Rxd5 Qc6 27. Rad1 Rf8 28. f5 Re5 29. Qg2 Rxd5 30. Qxd5+ Qxd5 31. Rxd5 Rd8 32. fxg6 hxg6 33. Rd2 Be5 34. Nc4 Rxd2 35. Nxd2 Bxb2 36. Kf2 Kf7 37. Kf3 Ke6 38. Ke4 b5 39. h4 Kd6 40. Nb3 Bf6 41. h5 gxh5 42. gxh5 Bg7 1/2-1/2