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 2016 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2016.11.13"] [Round "4"] [White "Archer Lock, Christopher J"] [Black "Bolt, Graham"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A00"] [PlyCount "160"] [EventDate "2016.11.12"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2016.11.12"] 1. d4 g6 2. c4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bf4 Bg4 6. e3 Nh5 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bh4 O-O 9. Be2 c6 10. h3 Bxf3 11. Bxf3 Nf6 12. O-O Nbd7 13. Qc2 Rc8 14. b4 d5 15. c5 e5 16. Rab1 b5 17. a4 a6 18. axb5 axb5 19. Ra1 Ra8 20. Ra2 Rxa2 21. Qxa2 Qc8 22. Ra1 Nh7 23. Qd2 Qb7 24. Bg3 Ra8 25. Rxa8+ Qxa8 26. dxe5 Qa1+ 27. Bd1 Nxe5 28. Bxe5 Bxe5 29. Ne2 Ng5 30. f3 Ne6 31. Qc1 Qa7 32. Bb3 Bg7 33. Kf2 Qe7 34. Qa3 Kh7 35. Ba2 Qf6 36. Bb1 Qh4+ 37. Kf1 h5 38. f4 Qf6 39. Ng3 Qc3 40. Qxc3 Bxc3 41. Nxh5 Kh6 42. f5 Kxh5 43. fxe6 fxe6 44. e4 Bxb4 45. exd5 exd5 46. Bd3 Bxc5 47. Be2+ Kg5 48. Bg4 b4 49. Ke2 Be7 50. Bd7 c5 51. Be6 d4 52. Kd3 Kf4 53. Bd5 Kg3 54. Kc4 g5 55. Kd3 Kf2 56. Kd2 Bd6 57. Kd3 Kf1 58. Be4 b3 59. Kc4 Ke2 60. Kxb3 d3 61. Bf3+ Ke1 62. Kc3 c4 63. Kxc4 d2 64. Kd5 Bg3 65. Ke4 d1=Q 66. Bxd1 Kxd1 67. Kf5 Bf4 68. h4 Bc1 69. h5 Ke2 70. h6 g4 71. h7 Bb2 72. Kxg4 Ke3 73. Kf5 Bh8 74. g4 Kd4 75. Ke6 Ke4 76. g5 Kf4 77. g6 Kg5 78. Kf7 Kh6 79. Kg8 Kxg6 80. Kxh8 Kf7 1/2-1/2