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 2019 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2019.11.10"] [Round "5"] [White "J Edge"] [Black "W Claridge-Hansen"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B01"] [WhiteElo "0"] [BlackElo "0"] [Annotator ""] [Source ""] [Remark ""] 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 c6 6.Bg5 Bg4 7.Be2 Nbd7 8.O-O e6 9.Re1 Be7 10.h3 Bh5 11.Ne5 Bxe2 12.Rxe2 Nxe5 13.dxe5 Qxd1+ 14.Rxd1 Nd5 15.Ne4 Bxg5 16.Nxg5 Ke7 17.Red2 f6 18.Ne4 b5 19.Nc5 fxe5 20.Re1 Rad8 21.Rde2 Nc7 22.Nd3 Rd5 23.Nxe5 c5 24.c4 Rd6 25.a3 Rb8 26.b4 Na6 27.cxb5 Rxb5 28.Nc4 Rc6 29.Ne5 Rd6 30.Nc4 Rc6 1/2-1/2