The Torbay Chess Congress
An annual congress held on the English Riviera
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Selected Games from the 2017 Torbay Chess Congress

Here are some selected games played in the 2017 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 from all 5 rounds of the 2017 Open as a single PGN file.

A Game from Round 5 of the 2011 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2011.11.20"] [Round "5"] [White "Helbig, Paul"] [Black "Menadue, Jeremy FS"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A00"] [PlyCount "78"] [EventDate "2011.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2011.11.19"] 1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. c4 Nb6 6. e6 fxe6 7. d5 exd5 8. cxd5 Ne5 9. Nxe5 dxe5 10. Qh5+ g6 11. Qxe5 Rg8 12. Bb5+ Bd7 13. Nc3 Bg7 14. Qe6 Rf8 15. Bxd7+ Qxd7 16. Qxd7+ Kxd7 17. O-O Rf5 18. Rd1 Bxc3 19. bxc3 Rxd5 20. Be3 Kc6 21. Rxd5 Nxd5 22. Bd4 Kd6 23. c4 e5 24. c5+ Kc6 25. Bxe5 Kxc5 26. Rc1+ Kb6 27. Bd4+ Ka6 28. Re1 Rd8 29. h4 b6 30. Re6 Nf4 31. Re7 Rxd4 32. Rxc7 h6 33. Rh7 h5 34. Rg7 Rd6 35. g3 Ne2+ 36. Kg2 Nc3 37. a3 Nb5 38. a4 Nc3 39. a5 b5 0-1