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

The 2018 South West Chess Festival

The 2018 South West Chess Festival consists of the Royal Beacon Seniors Congress immediately followed by the Torbay Congress. The purpose of having the two congresses on adjacent dates is to simplify the logistics, and reduce the costs, for players wishing to participate in both these popular South Devon congresses.

Entering the Torbay Congress

You can enter the Torbay Congress online by clicking here. In 2017, 58% of entrants entered online, and we received very positive feedback about how easy it is to enter this way.

Alternatively, you can enter by post and pay by cheque. Click here to download an entry form for the 2018 Torbay Congress which you can print at home.

Entering the Royal Beacon Seniors Congress

Details of the 19th Royal Beacon Seniors Congress can be found here.

A Game from Round 2 of the 2016 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2016.11.12"] [Round "2"] [White "Waddington, Mike P"] [Black "Bolt, Graham"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B06"] [PlyCount "42"] [EventDate "2016.11.12"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2016.11.12"] 1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. Bg5 Nc6 5. Nge2 h6 6. Bh4 Nf6 7. Qd2 O-O 8. O-O-O a6 9. f4 b5 10. e5 dxe5 11. fxe5 Nh7 12. h3 Bb7 13. Kb1 Na5 14. Nc1 Qd7 15. Nb3 Nxb3 16. axb3 c5 17. dxc5 Qc7 18. e6 fxe6 19. Bg3 e5 20. Bf2 Nf6 21. Qe2 e4 {The remainder of the score cannot be deciphered.} 1/2-1/2