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 form all 5 rounds of the 2017 Open as a single PGN file.

A Game from Round 1 of the 2014 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2014.11.14"] [Round "1"] [White "Brusey, Alan"] [Black "Fairbairn, Stephen"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B09"] [PlyCount "60"] [EventDate "2014.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2014.11.15"] 1. d4 g6 2. e4 d6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. f4 Nf6 5. e5 Nfd7 6. e6 fxe6 7. h4 Nf6 8. h5 gxh5 9. Be2 O-O 10. Bxh5 Nc6 11. Bf3 Bd7 12. g4 Rf7 13. Be3 Nb4 14. Bxb7 Rb8 15. Bf3 Nbd5 16. Nxd5 Nxd5 17. Bxd5 exd5 18. Nh3 e5 19. Ng5 exf4 20. Nxf7 Qe7 21. Ne5 dxe5 22. Bc1 exd4+ 23. Kf2 Bb5 24. Qf3 Qe4 25. Qxe4 dxe4 26. Bxf4 e3+ 27. Kg3 Bc6 28. Rh5 Rxb2 29. Rc5 Be4 30. Rxc7 Rxc2 {The remainder of the score cannot be deciphered.} 0-1