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

The 52nd Anniversary Torbay Chess Congress - General Information


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 9th to Sunday 11th November 2018.

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.


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

A Game from Round 3 of the 2011 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2011.11.19"] [Round "3"] [White "Webster, Richard J"] [Black "Gregory, Keith D"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C41"] [PlyCount "65"] [EventDate "2011.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2011.11.19"] 1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nbd7 4. Nf3 e5 5. Be2 Be7 6. h3 c6 7. O-O O-O 8. Be3 Qc7 9. a4 a5 10. Nd2 exd4 11. Bxd4 d5 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Nxd5 cxd5 14. Nf3 Nf6 15. Be5 Qb6 16. Qd3 h6 17. Nd4 Ne4 18. Nb5 Be6 19. Nc3 Nc5 20. Qg3 f6 21. Bc7 Qa7 22. Nb5 Ne4 23. Qd3 Qc5 24. Bf4 Rad8 25. Nd4 Bc8 26. Nb3 Qa7 27. Bc7 Rd7 28. Bxa5 b6 29. Bc3 Nc5 30. Nxc5 bxc5 31. Bg4 Ba6 32. Be6+ Kh8 33. Qg6 1-0