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 5 of the 2012 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2012.11.11"] [Round "5"] [White "Slade, T."] [Black "Pleasants, Allan J"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B06"] [PlyCount "82"] [EventDate "2012.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2012.11.11"] 1. d4 d6 2. e4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. Be3 a6 5. a4 Nc6 6. Qd2 e5 7. d5 Nd4 8. Nge2 Nxe2 9. Bxe2 f5 10. f3 Nf6 11. exf5 gxf5 12. Bh6 Qd7 13. Bxg7 Qxg7 14. O-O-O h5 15. Rhg1 Bd7 16. Bc4 b5 17. Bb3 Qh6 18. Qxh6 Rxh6 19. axb5 axb5 20. Kd2 Rg6 21. g3 Ke7 22. Ke3 Rgg8 23. Kf2 Nh7 24. f4 Nf6 25. h3 exf4 26. gxf4 Ne4+ 27. Nxe4 fxe4 28. Rg6 Rxg6 29. Re1 Bxh3 30. Rxe4+ Kf6 31. Rb4 Bd7 32. c4 h4 33. cxb5 h3 34. f5 Rg2+ 35. Kf1 Rxb2 36. Kg1 h2+ 37. Kh1 Bxf5 38. Rc4 Ke5 39. b6 cxb6 40. Bc2 Rxc2 41. Rf4 Rc1+ 0-1