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 5 of the 2011 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2011.11.20"] [Round "5"] [White "Littlejohns, David"] [Black "Rahimili, Nijad"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A00"] [PlyCount "90"] [EventDate "2011.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2011.11.19"] 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nxd5 4. Nxd5 Qxd5 5. Qf3 c6 6. Qxd5 cxd5 7. d4 Nc6 8. c3 Bf5 9. Bf4 e6 10. Nf3 Be7 11. Be2 O-O 12. O-O Rac8 13. Rfe1 Rfd8 14. h3 h6 15. Ne5 a6 16. Nxc6 Rxc6 17. a4 Rdc8 18. a5 Bc2 19. Kf1 Bb3 20. Bd3 Bc4 21. Ke2 b5 22. axb6 Rxb6 23. b4 Rbc6 24. Bd2 f6 25. Bxc4 dxc4 26. Ra4 Ra8 27. b5 Rb6 28. bxa6 Rbxa6 29. Rxc4 Ra2 30. Kd3 Rb2 31. Rxe6 Raa2 32. Be3 Rb7 33. Rec6 Ra5 34. Rc7 Raa7 35. Rxb7 Rxb7 36. Bf4 g5 37. Rc7 Rxc7 38. Bxc7 f5 39. c4 Kf7 40. Bb6 Ke6 41. f3 h5 42. d5+ Kd6 43. Bd4 Bd8 44. g4 fxg4 45. fxg4 Ba5 1-0