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:

Duncan Birrell representing the TLH Toorak Hotel, who has been exceptionally helpful;

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 and our team of doughty arbiters;

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.

The Torbay Congress is Resuming in 2022

After a break in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid 19, the Torbay Chess Congress is planning to resume in 2022. The dates are Friday 18th to Sunday 20th November.

The venue is the TLH Toorak Hotel, Torquay.

TLH Toorak Hotel Torbay Chess Conference