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;

Tim Rew, Manager of the Livermead House Hotel and his staff for their hospitality and good humour.

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 2 of the 2014 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2014.11.15"] [Round "2"] [White "Homer, Stephen J"] [Black "Saqui, David AJ"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A00"] [PlyCount "45"] [EventDate "2014.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2014.11.15"] 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. Nf3 Bg4 4. Be2 Nxd5 5. d4 e6 6. O-O Bd6 7. c4 Nf4 8. c5 Nxe2+ 9. Qxe2 Be7 10. Qb5+ c6 11. Qxb7 Bxf3 12. gxf3 O-O 13. Nc3 Bg5 14. Qxa8 Bxc1 15. Raxc1 Qg5+ 16. Kh1 Qf4 17. Rg1 Qxf3+ 18. Rg2 Nd7 19. Qxa7 Nf6 20. Qc7 Nh5 21. Qe5 g6 22. Qe2 Qh3 23. Qg4 1-0