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 6th November 2018 (or postmarked after 6th 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). 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 4 of the 2016 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2016.11.13"] [Round "4"] [White "McDougall, William M"] [Black "Menadue, Jeremy FS"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D11"] [PlyCount "113"] [EventDate "2016.11.12"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2016.11.12"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bg4 5. Qb3 Qb6 6. c5 Qc7 7. Ne5 Bf5 8. Bd3 Bxd3 9. Qxd3 g6 10. Nc3 Bg7 11. Bd2 Nbd7 12. f4 O-O 13. O-O e6 14. b4 Ne8 15. Be1 f6 16. Nxd7 Qxd7 17. Bg3 Rd8 18. Rab1 b5 19. a4 bxa4 20. Ra1 e5 21. f5 e4 22. Qe2 Bh6 23. Rxa4 Ng7 24. fxg6 hxg6 25. Bf4 Bxf4 26. Rxf4 f5 27. Qa2 Ra8 28. Ra6 g5 29. Rf1 f4 30. b5 fxe3 31. bxc6 Rxf1+ 32. Kxf1 Rf8+ 33. Ke1 Qg4 34. Qxd5+ Kh8 35. Qxe4 Rf4 36. Qxe3 Qxg2 37. Ne2 Re4 38. Qf2 Rxe2+ 39. Kxe2 Qe4+ 40. Kd2 Qb1 41. Qf8+ Kh7 42. Rxa7 Qb2+ 43. Kd3 Qb3+ 44. Kd2 Qb2+ 45. Ke3 Qc3+ 46. Ke4 Qe1+ 47. Kd3 Qd1+ 48. Kc4 Qe2+ 49. Kb4 Qb2+ 50. Ka5 Qa3+ 51. Kb6 Qb4+ 52. Ka6 Qa4+ 53. Kb7 Qb4+ 54. Ka8 Qxd4 55. Qxg7+ Qxg7 56. Rxg7+ Kxg7 57. c7 1-0