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 2 of the 2016 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2016.11.12"] [Round "2"] [White "de Coverly, Roger"] [Black "Levy, Steven J"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A38"] [PlyCount "116"] [EventDate "2016.11.12"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2016.11.12"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. O-O O-O 5. c4 d5 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. Nc3 c5 8. Nxd5 Qxd5 9. d3 Nc6 10. Qa4 Nd4 11. Nxd4 Qxd4 12. Qc2 Rb8 13. Bf4 Be5 14. Bxe5 Qxe5 15. Rac1 b6 16. b4 cxb4 17. Qc7 Qxc7 18. Rxc7 a5 19. Rxe7 Be6 20. Ra1 Rfd8 21. Ra7 Rbc8 22. Rb7 Rd6 23. d4 Rc2 24. d5 Bxd5 25. Rb8+ Kg7 26. Rd1 Rxe2 27. Bxd5 Re5 28. Kg2 Rexd5 29. Rxd5 Rxd5 30. Rxb6 Rd3 31. Rc6 Ra3 32. Rc2 a4 33. Rb2 b3 34. axb3 Rxb3 35. Ra2 a3 36. h4 h5 37. Re2 Kf6 38. Re4 a2 39. Ra4 Rb2 40. Kf3 Ke5 41. Ke3 Kd5 42. f3 Rg2 43. Kf4 f6 44. g4 Rc2 45. Ra5+ Kc4 46. gxh5 gxh5 47. Ra8 Kb3 48. Rb8+ Ka3 49. Ra8+ Kb2 50. Rb8+ Kc1 51. Ra8 Kb1 52. Kf5 a1=Q 53. Rxa1+ Kxa1 54. Kxf6 Rg2 55. f4 Rg4 56. f5 Rxh4 57. Kg5 Rh1 58. f6 Rf1 0-1