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

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 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.

Byes

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

A Game from Round 4 of the 2012 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2012.11.11"] [Round "4"] [White "Greely, Simon"] [Black "Slade, T."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D34"] [PlyCount "111"] [EventDate "2012.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2012.11.11"] 1. d4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. c4 c5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. g3 Nc6 6. Bg2 Nf6 7. O-O Be7 8. Nc3 O-O 9. Bg5 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Re8 11. Rc1 h6 12. Be3 Bg4 13. h3 Bd7 14. Nxd5 Nxd5 15. Bxd5 Nxd4 16. Qxd4 Bf6 17. Qf4 Bxh3 18. Rfd1 Qe7 19. Rc7 Bd7 20. Qc4 Rac8 21. Bxf7+ Qxf7 22. Qxf7+ Kxf7 23. Rdxd7+ Ke6 24. Rxb7 Rc2 25. Rxa7 Rxb2 26. Rd2 Reb8 27. Ra6+ Kf5 28. Rad6 Kg4 29. Kg2 Rxd2 30. Rxd2 Kf5 31. a4 Bc3 32. Ra2 Ba5 33. Bd2 Ra8 34. Bxa5 Rxa5 35. Kf3 g6 36. e4+ Ke5 37. Ke3 g5 38. f4+ gxf4+ 39. gxf4+ Kd6 40. Rh2 Rxa4 41. Rxh6+ Ke7 42. f5 Ra5 43. Kf4 Ra4 44. Re6+ Kf7 45. Rd6 Ke7 46. Rc6 Ra5 47. e5 Ra4+ 48. Kg5 Ra1 49. Re6+ Kd8 50. Rb6 Ke8 51. Kf6 Rg1 52. Rb8+ Kd7 53. e6+ Kd6 54. e7 Re1 55. e8=Q Rxe8 56. Rxe8 1-0