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

Some Past Players' Comments

I enjoyed being able to see the next round draw on the internet as soon as it was completed. Please keep this available. Improve the weather 😉
2018 Open
I thought all the administators and arbiters ran the congress excellently. Liked the fact that you observed two minutes silence for the war heroes. All in all well done and compliments to Kitsons the solicitors who sponsored the event in memory of Mr Batten who was a real nice guy.
2019 Intermediate
The whole Congress was excellent and very enjoyable. I would be very much less likely to enter if there were three games on the Saturday rather than as it is now.
2019 Foundation

A Game from Round 4 of the 2018 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2018.11.09"] [Round "4"] [White "Claridge-Hansen, William"] [Black "Waddington, Mike P"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A21"] [PlyCount "75"] [EventDate "2018.11.09"] [SourceVersionDate "2018.11.12"] 1. c4 f5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 g6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. d3 e5 6. e4 fxe4 7. dxe4 O-O 8. Nge2 d6 9. O-O Be6 10. b3 Qd7 11. Nd5 Nc6 12. Qd3 Rac8 13. f3 Bh3 14. Be3 Bxg2 15. Kxg2 Rf7 16. Rad1 Rcf8 17. c5 Ne8 18. b4 a6 19. a3 h5 20. h4 Kh7 21. cxd6 cxd6 22. Ng1 Nd8 23. Nb6 Qe6 24. Nh3 Bf6 25. Bg5 Kg7 26. Bxf6+ Rxf6 27. Ng5 Qe7 28. Nd5 Qd7 29. Nxf6 Rxf6 30. Rd2 Nc6 31. Rdf2 Nd4 32. f4 b5 33. Nf3 Nxf3 34. Rxf3 Qg4 35. fxe5 dxe5 36. Qd5 Rxf3 37. Rxf3 Qc8 38. Qf7+ 1-0