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 "Littlejohns, David"] [Black "Rahimili, Nijad"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A00"] [PlyCount "90"] [EventDate "2011.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2011.11.19"] 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nxd5 4. Nxd5 Qxd5 5. Qf3 c6 6. Qxd5 cxd5 7. d4 Nc6 8. c3 Bf5 9. Bf4 e6 10. Nf3 Be7 11. Be2 O-O 12. O-O Rac8 13. Rfe1 Rfd8 14. h3 h6 15. Ne5 a6 16. Nxc6 Rxc6 17. a4 Rdc8 18. a5 Bc2 19. Kf1 Bb3 20. Bd3 Bc4 21. Ke2 b5 22. axb6 Rxb6 23. b4 Rbc6 24. Bd2 f6 25. Bxc4 dxc4 26. Ra4 Ra8 27. b5 Rb6 28. bxa6 Rbxa6 29. Rxc4 Ra2 30. Kd3 Rb2 31. Rxe6 Raa2 32. Be3 Rb7 33. Rec6 Ra5 34. Rc7 Raa7 35. Rxb7 Rxb7 36. Bf4 g5 37. Rc7 Rxc7 38. Bxc7 f5 39. c4 Kf7 40. Bb6 Ke6 41. f3 h5 42. d5+ Kd6 43. Bd4 Bd8 44. g4 fxg4 45. fxg4 Ba5 1-0