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

 
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
 
My first Torbay Congress and I thought it was excellent.
2019 Major
 
A very nice event to attend, well organised. Well done. The same again for 2020 please. Would be nice to have the tournament FIDED rated.
2019 Intermediate
 

A Game from Round 4 of the 2011 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2011.11.20"] [Round "4"] [White "Aston, Philip A"] [Black "Hamilton, S."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C47"] [PlyCount "118"] [EventDate "2011.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2011.11.19"] 1. Nc3 e5 2. e4 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. d4 exd4 5. Nxd4 Bb4 6. Qd3 O-O 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bh4 Qe7 9. f3 Ne5 10. Qd2 Ng6 11. Bf2 d5 12. O-O-O dxe4 13. Bc4 Rd8 14. Qe3 exf3 15. Qxe7 Nxe7 16. gxf3 Bxc3 17. bxc3 Nfd5 18. Rde1 c6 19. Bh4 g5 20. Rhg1 Ng6 21. Bf2 Nxc3 22. h4 c5 23. Nb5 Nxb5 24. Bxb5 Bd7 25. Bxd7 Rxd7 26. hxg5 hxg5 27. Rxg5 b6 28. f4 Kf8 29. f5 Nf4 30. f6 Ng6 31. Rh5 Rad8 32. Reh1 Kg8 33. Kb2 Rd5 34. Rh7 Rf5 35. Be3 Rxf6 36. Bg5 Rfd6 37. Bxd8 Rxd8 38. R7h3 Kg7 39. Re3 Rd7 40. Rg1 Kf8 41. Rf3 Ne7 42. Rh3 Ng6 43. Rf3 Ne7 44. Rf2 Nc6 45. Kc3 Re7 46. Kc4 Re6 47. Rgf1 Ke7 48. Rxf7+ Kd6 49. Rd1+ Ke5 50. Rf2 Nb4 51. Kb3 Nc6 52. c3 Ke4 53. Kc4 Ne5+ 54. Kb5 Re7 55. Re1+ Kd5 56. Rd2+ Ke6 57. Rde2 Kd6 58. Ka6 Kd5 59. a4 Kd6 1-0