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

The 54th 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 6th to Sunday 8th November 2020.

Round 1:Friday19:00 Round 2:Saturday10:00 Round 4:Sunday10:00
Round 3:Saturday15:00 Round 5:Sunday15:00
Round 1:Friday19:00
Round 2:Saturday10:00
Round 3:Saturday15:00
Round 4:Sunday10:00
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.

Some Past Players' Comments

 
As friendly and welcoming as you could imagine. Smiling faces everywhere.
2018 Intermediate
 
Wife at home very much appreciated seeing results come up quickly on Swiss-results.
2018 Open
 
Just like to reiterate that the congress was very well organised, which included clear announcements from yourself, regards to relevant information and rules of the congress. I was particularly impressed with the online entry, that on submission the entrants name appeared instantly on the website.
2018 Intermediate