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 5 of the 2017 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2017.11.12"] [Round "5"] [White "Littlejohns, David"] [Black "Bolt, Graham"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B08"] [PlyCount "77"] [EventDate "2017.11.10"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2017.11.12"] [SourceVersionDate "2017.11.12"] 1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nf3 d6 4. Be2 Nf6 5. Nc3 O-O 6. O-O a6 7. a4 b6 8. Bg5 h6 9. Bf4 Bb7 10. Bd3 Nc6 11. h3 Nb4 12. Re1 Nxd3 13. Qxd3 e6 14. Rad1 Kh7 15. e5 Nd5 16. Nxd5 Bxd5 17. c4 Bb7 18. b3 Qe7 19. Bg3 dxe5 20. Bxe5 f6 21. Bg3 Qf7 22. Qe3 Rfe8 23. Re2 Rad8 24. Red2 Rd7 25. Qc3 Red8 26. Qe3 a5 27. Ne1 g5 28. Nc2 Re8 29. f3 Qg6 30. Na3 h5 31. Nb5 Qf7 32. Nc3 Bf8 33. Kh1 Bb4 34. Re2 Rde7 35. Ne4 Qg6 36. Nf2 Kg7 37. Nd3 Bd6 38. Bxd6 cxd6 39. d5 {The remainder of the score cannot be deciphered.} 1-0