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

2018 Torbay Congress - Entry Fees and Prizes

Entry Fees

Open Tournament (any player may enter)£37
Major Tournament (for grades under 170)£37
Intermediate Tournament (for grades under 140)£37
Minor Tournament (for grades under 120)£37

For players who have Silver, Gold or Platinum ECF Membership on the dates of the Congress, the above fees are reduced by £7.

Juniors (under 18 on 1st September 2018) receive a £5 discount on the above prices.

There is a late fee surcharge of £5 for pre-paid entries made online after 3rd November 2018 (or postmarked after 3rd November 2018 in the case of postal entries). The late fee surcharge for players who pay at the venue is £5.

Prizes and Torbay League Individual Championship Trophies

Prizes increased in all sections
Prizes increased in all sections

The first, second and third prizes for the Open Tournament have been increased slightly compared to 2017, and as before the prizes for the three graded tournaments are at the same level as the Open.

No grade limit
Under 170
Under 140
Under 120
TrophyBasil Wallis CupChallenge CupIntermediate CupCandidates Cup
1st Prize£240£240£240£240
2nd Prize£140£140£140£140
3rd Prize£85£85£85£85

Grading and other prizes will be dependent on entrants.

Best Score by a Devon Player in the graded tournaments (Major/Intermediate/Foundation): Ralph Newman Cup.

Best score by a junior across all four sections: John Whitfield Cup.

There will be a prize of £40 for the team of four players from the same club with the highest aggregate score. Sum of progressive score will be used to determine tiebreaks.

So that prize money may be as widely distributed as possible, no player may win more than one prize (excluding any team prize and special Anniversary awards). Money prizes may be combined and shared. Ungraded players may not win grading prizes and not more than third prize in any tournament except the Open. Prizes will be paid by Internet Banking unless special circumstances apply.

A Game from Round 5 of the 2011 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2011.11.20"] [Round "5"] [White "Rosen, Daniel B"] [Black "Abbott, Mark V"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A00"] [PlyCount "120"] [EventDate "2011.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2011.11.19"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 g6 3. f4 Bg7 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Bc4 e6 6. O-O Nge7 7. d3 O-O 8. Bb3 d5 9. Qe1 Nd4 10. Ne2 Nxb3 11. axb3 dxe4 12. dxe4 b6 13. Nc3 Bb7 14. Rb1 Qc7 15. Bd2 Nc6 16. e5 a5 17. Ne4 Nd4 18. Nxd4 cxd4 19. Nd6 Bd5 20. c3 dxc3 21. bxc3 Bc6 22. Qg3 f6 23. c4 fxe5 24. fxe5 Be4 25. Rxf8+ Rxf8 26. Re1 Bf5 27. Bg5 Qc5+ 28. Qe3 Qxe3+ 29. Bxe3 Bxe5 30. Nxf5 exf5 31. Bxb6 Bc3 32. Rc1 Bb4 33. Rd1 Rb8 34. Rd8+ Rxd8 35. Bxd8 Kf7 36. Kf2 Ke6 37. Ke3 Kd6 38. Kd3 h6 39. Bf6 Bc5 40. Bc3 Bb6 41. Bg7 h5 42. b4 axb4 43. Bf8+ Ke5 44. Bxb4 f4 45. Be7 Kf5 46. Bd6 Bg1 47. h3 g5 48. c5 Ke6 49. Ke4 Bh2 50. h4 gxh4 51. Bxf4 Bg1 52. c6 Bf2 53. c7 Kd7 54. Kf5 h3 55. gxh3 h4 56. Kg4 Kc8 57. Bg5 Kxc7 58. Bxh4 Bd4 59. Kf5 Kd7 60. Bf6 Bf2 1/2-1/2