The Torbay Chess Congress
An annual congress held on the English Riviera
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Selected Games from the 2016 Torbay Chess Congress

Here are some selected games played in the 2016 Torbay Congress. Click on a "View Game" link below to play through one or more of the corresponding games on this website. Alternatively, click on a "Download PGN" link to download a PGN file containing these games, which you can play through using a computer program such as Fritz, HIARCS or Shredder.

We warmly thank Bill Frost, webmaster of the award-winning Chess Devon website, for transcribing the game sheets into electronic format and making the database of games available to us.


Click here to download games form all 5 rounds of the 2016 Open as a single PGN file.

A Game from Round 3 of the 2012 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2012.11.10"] [Round "3"] [White "Stephens, John KF"] [Black "Kelmendi, B."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B06"] [PlyCount "104"] [EventDate "2012.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2012.11.11"] 1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 b6 4. f4 Bb7 5. Nf3 e6 6. Bd3 Ne7 7. O-O O-O 8. Be3 d5 9. e5 Nd7 10. Ne2 c5 11. c3 a5 12. g4 Ba6 13. Ng3 f6 14. exf6 Bxf6 15. Bxa6 Rxa6 16. Qe2 c4 17. h4 b5 18. Bd2 Rf7 19. Ng5 Bxg5 20. hxg5 Nf8 21. Rf2 Qd7 22. Raf1 Rb6 23. a3 a4 24. Qe5 Nc6 25. Qe2 Ne7 26. Qf3 Ra6 27. Qg2 Rb6 28. Qf3 Ra6 29. Qg2 Rb6 30. Qh3 Nc6 31. Rf3 Rb8 32. R1f2 Re8 33. Nf1 Ree7 34. Ne3 Qd6 35. Rf1 Rd7 36. Be1 Ne7 37. Bg3 Qc6 38. R1f2 Nc8 39. f5 Rde7 40. Qf1 Qd7 41. f6 Re8 42. Ng2 Nd6 43. Re2 Ne4 44. Qc1 Qc6 45. Be5 Nd7 46. Qf4 Nxe5 47. dxe5 Rd7 48. Ne1 Nc5 49. Rd2 Nb3 50. Rd1 Qc5+ 51. Qe3 Qxe3+ 52. Rxe3 Red8 {The remainder of the score cannot be deciphered.} 1-0