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

 
Excellent congress, I hope to come again next year.
2019 Foundation
 
My first Torbay Congress and I thought it was excellent.
2019 Major
 
Excellent organisation. Great venue.
2018 Foundation
 
Thoroughly enjoyed this weekend... this has got to be a favourite of mine. No changes required, although a football points system might stop people from playing for draws which would be interesting.
2019 Intermediate
 

A Game from Round 5 of the 2011 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2011.11.20"] [Round "5"] [White "Archer Lock, Adrian"] [Black "Carr, Neil L"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A00"] [PlyCount "104"] [EventDate "2011.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2011.11.19"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. Bf4 d6 5. h3 Nc6 6. Nf3 O-O 7. e3 Nd7 8. d5 Nce5 9. Nd4 c5 10. Nc2 Nb6 11. Bxe5 Bxe5 12. Bd3 e6 13. e4 exd5 14. cxd5 Bd7 15. O-O Na4 16. Nxa4 Bxa4 17. Rb1 Qh4 18. b3 Bd7 19. Qf3 f5 20. Ne3 a5 21. Rfe1 Rf7 22. Re2 Raf8 23. Rd2 g5 24. Bf1 g4 25. g3 Qg5 26. hxg4 f4 27. gxf4 Rxf4 28. Qg2 Bd4 29. Re1 Bxe3 30. Rxe3 Rxg4 31. Rg3 Qxd2 32. Rxg4+ Bxg4 33. Qxg4+ Kh8 34. Qh4 Qf4 35. Qxf4 Rxf4 36. Be2 Kg7 37. Kf1 Kf6 38. f3 Ke5 39. Kf2 Kd4 40. Kg3 Rf7 41. Bf1 Kc3 42. Bh3 Kb2 43. Be6 Rf6 44. Bd7 Kxa2 45. Ba4 h5 46. f4 Kb2 47. Kf3 Kc3 48. Kg3 Kb4 49. Kh4 Rxf4+ 50. Kxh5 Rf3 51. Kg6 Rxb3 52. Bxb3 Kxb3 0-1