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

The 51st Anniversary Torbay Chess Congress - General Information

Tournaments

The Congress runs four 5-round seeded Swiss Tournaments:
  • Open
  • Major - for grades under 170
  • Intermediate - for grades under 140
  • Foundation - for grades under 120.

Rate of Play

The time limit for each game will be all moves in 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds per move from move 1. Digital clocks will be used.

Playing Schedule

Friday 10th to Sunday 12th November 2017.

Round 1:Friday19:00 Round 2:Saturday9:30 Round 4:Sunday9:30
Round 3:Saturday15:00 Round 5:Sunday15:00
Round 1:Friday19:00
Round 2:Saturday9:30
Round 3:Saturday15:00
Round 4:Sunday9:30
Round 5:Sunday15:00

Admission to the Playing Area on the Friday evening will open at 6:30pm.

Default and Re-pairing Time

30 minutes after the above scheduled start times.

Byes

Except for Round 5, players may request one (and only one) ½-point bye.

Torbay Chess Congress
The defensive power of a pinned piece is but imaginary. 
Aron Nimzowitsch.1886-1935