The Torbay Chess Congress
An annual congress held on the English Riviera
The Torbay Congress
Torbay Chess Congress
Torbay Chess Congress

Torbay Chess Congress - Acknowledgements

Kitsons Solicitors

The Torbay Congress is sponsored by Kitsons Solicitors. With offices in Torbay, Exeter and Plymouth, Kitsons still strives to follow the values of their founder, Torbay entrepreneur and philanthropist William Kitson, over 175 years ago - to be the law firm of choice, investing in our people and our clients.

The Congress relies on many people to make it happen. We warmly thank:

Phil McConnell, to whom a great debt is due, for managing the entries and finances and for his skill, dedication and time in creating and managing the Congress website;

Tony Tatam, John Constable abd John Ariss - our doughty arbiters;

Bob Jones of Keverel Chess for running the Congress bookshop;

Brendan O'Gorman, for making his extensive archive of Torbay Congress photographs available to us; most of the photographs on this website of players at past congresses were taken by Brendan.

Most of the images of Torbay on this website were made available to us by the English Riviera Tourism Company.

A Game from Round 1 of the 2011 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2011.11.18"] [Round "1"] [White "Archer Lock, Adrian"] [Black "Coburn, Joseph A"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E61"] [PlyCount "119"] [EventDate "2011.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2011.11.19"] 1. d4 d6 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. h3 c6 6. e3 Qa5 7. Nf3 Ne4 8. Qc2 Nxc3 9. bxc3 c5 10. Bd3 cxd4 11. exd4 O-O 12. O-O Bf5 13. Bxf5 Qxf5 14. Qxf5 gxf5 15. Rfe1 Bf6 16. Rab1 b6 17. Rb5 Nd7 18. Rxf5 Rac8 19. Nd2 e6 20. Rb5 a6 21. Rb3 e5 22. Be3 exd4 23. cxd4 d5 24. cxd5 Rc2 25. a3 Rfc8 26. Nf3 b5 27. Bh6 Bg7 28. Bxg7 Kxg7 29. Ne5 Nxe5 30. dxe5 Rd2 31. d6 Rcc2 32. Rf3 a5 33. e6 fxe6 34. Rxe6 Rc1+ 35. Kh2 Rcd1 36. Rb3 b4 37. axb4 axb4 38. Rxb4 Rxd6 39. Rxd6 Rxd6 40. Kg3 Rd7 41. Rg4+ Kf7 42. f4 Rd3+ 43. Kh4 Rd5 44. Rg5 Rd4 45. g3 Ra4 46. Kh5 Ra6 47. Rb5 Ra3 48. Rg5 Ra6 49. g4 Ra3 50. h4 Ra6 51. Rb5 Rc6 52. Rb7+ Kg8 53. f5 Ra6 54. g5 Rc6 55. f6 Rc4 56. Rb8+ Kf7 57. Rh8 Ra4 58. Rxh7+ Kg8 59. Kg6 Ra8 60. f7+ 1-0