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

The Torbay Chess Congress - General Information

Tournaments

The Congress runs four 5-round seeded Swiss Tournaments:
  • Open
  • Major - for ratings under 1950
  • Intermediate - for ratings under 1750
  • Foundation - for ratings under 1500.

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

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.

The Torbay Congress is Resuming in 2022

After a break in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid 19, the Torbay Chess Congress is planning to resume in 2022. The dates are Friday 18th to Sunday 20th November.

The venue is the TLH Toorak Hotel, Torquay.

TLH Toorak Hotel Torbay Chess Conference