The Torbay Chess Congress
An annual congress held on the English Riviera
The Torbay Congress
Torbay Chess Congress
Torbay Chess Congress

Archive of Previous Torbay Congresses

There is a considerable body of information on past Torbay Congresses on various hard drives and memory sticks. Over time, we hope to consolidate an archive of Congress reports and results on this website. To view what we have accumulated to-date, please click on one of the links below.


For results and congress reports prior to 2011, please refer to our section on the Chess Devon website.

Click here to view Brendan O'Gorman's archive of photographs taken at Torbay Congresses.

There is a short history of the Torbay Congress written by Bob Jones on the Keverel Chess website.

A Game from Round 4 of the 2014 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2014.11.16"] [Round "4"] [White "Dilleigh, Steve"] [Black "Wheeler, John Francis"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A87"] [PlyCount "71"] [EventDate "2014.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2014.11.15"] 1. Nf3 f5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 g6 4. d4 Bg7 5. O-O O-O 6. b3 d6 7. Bb2 c6 8. c4 e6 9. Qc2 Re8 10. Nbd2 Nbd7 11. e4 e5 12. dxe5 dxe5 13. exf5 e4 14. Nd4 Nc5 15. Ne6 Bxe6 16. fxe6 Rxe6 17. Rad1 Qd3 18. Qxd3 exd3 19. Rfe1 Re2 20. Bf3 Rae8 21. Kf1 Rxe1+ 22. Rxe1 Rxe1+ 23. Kxe1 a5 24. Bd4 Nfd7 25. Bxg7 Kxg7 26. Ne4 Nxe4 27. Bxe4 Nc5 28. f3 Kf6 29. Kd2 Ke5 30. Bxd3 Kd4 31. Bc2 Nd7 32. f4 Nf6 33. f5 g5 34. h3 h5 35. h4 g4 36. Bd3 1/2-1/2