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

We are very grateful to Kitsons Solicitors for sponsoring the Torbay Congress. With offices in Torbay, Exeter and Plymouth, Kitsons still strives to follow the values laid down by their founder, Torquay 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 4 of the 2012 Major
[Event "Torbay Major"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2012.11.11"] [Round "4"] [White "Morton, PS."] [Black "Rahimli, N."] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B08"] [PlyCount "78"] [EventDate "2012.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2012.11.23"] 1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Be2 Bg7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. O-O Nc6 7. b3 e5 8. dxe5 dxe5 9. Ba3 Re8 10. Bd3 a6 11. h3 Nh5 12. Bc1 Nf4 13. Bc4 Ne6 14. Qxd8 Rxd8 15. Ng5 Ncd4 16. Bd3 c6 17. Nxe6 Bxe6 18. Ne2 f5 19. Nxd4 Rxd4 20. Be3 Rd7 21. f3 f4 22. Bf2 Rc8 23. Rad1 c5 24. Rfe1 b5 25. c4 Rb7 26. cxb5 axb5 27. Rc1 c4 28. Be2 Bf8 29. Red1 c3 30. Rd3 b4 31. Rdd1 Ra8 32. Rc2 h6 33. Kh2 Ra5 34. g3 Bc5 35. Bxc5 Rxc5 36. gxf4 exf4 37. Rd4 g5 38. Kg2 Ra5 39. Kf1 Bxh3+ 0-1