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 3 of the 2018 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2018.11.10"] [Round "3"] [White "De Coverly, Roger D"] [Black "Edge, John"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B70"] [PlyCount "54"] [EventDate "2018.11.09"] [SourceVersionDate "2018.11.12"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. g3 Nc6 8. Bc4 O-O 9. Qd2 Bd7 10. O-O-O Rb8 11. h4 Ne5 12. Be2 a6 13. Bh6 b5 14. h5 Nc4 15. Bxc4 bxc4 16. Bxg7 Kxg7 17. hxg6 fxg6 18. Nd5 h5 19. g4 e5 20. Ne2 Nxd5 21. exd5 Qb6 22. b3 cxb3 23. cxb3 Rf3 24. gxh5 Bf5 25. Qg5 Rc8+ 26. Kb2 Rc2+ 27. Ka1 Rxa2+ 0-1