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 2 of the 2014 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2014.11.15"] [Round "2"] [White "Homer, Stephen J"] [Black "Saqui, David AJ"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A00"] [PlyCount "45"] [EventDate "2014.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2014.11.15"] 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. Nf3 Bg4 4. Be2 Nxd5 5. d4 e6 6. O-O Bd6 7. c4 Nf4 8. c5 Nxe2+ 9. Qxe2 Be7 10. Qb5+ c6 11. Qxb7 Bxf3 12. gxf3 O-O 13. Nc3 Bg5 14. Qxa8 Bxc1 15. Raxc1 Qg5+ 16. Kh1 Qf4 17. Rg1 Qxf3+ 18. Rg2 Nd7 19. Qxa7 Nf6 20. Qc7 Nh5 21. Qe5 g6 22. Qe2 Qh3 23. Qg4 1-0