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 3 of the 2011 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2011.11.19"] [Round "3"] [White "Abbott, Mark V"] [Black "Homer, Stephen J"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D20"] [PlyCount "67"] [EventDate "2011.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2011.11.19"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nc3 a6 4. Bf4 b5 5. Nf3 Nf6 6. e3 Nd5 7. Nxd5 Qxd5 8. Be2 Bb7 9. Nh4 Qd8 10. Nf3 e6 11. O-O Bd6 12. Bg5 Be7 13. Bf4 Nd7 14. Qc2 Bd6 15. Bg5 Nf6 16. Nd2 h6 17. Bh4 g5 18. Bg3 Bxg3 19. hxg3 g4 20. Rac1 Qd5 21. f3 Qg5 22. f4 Qd5 23. Rf2 h5 24. b3 h4 25. gxh4 Rxh4 26. f5 Ke7 27. bxc4 Rah8 28. Rf3 bxc4 29. Bxc4 Qc6 30. Rg3 Nh5 31. f6+ Ke8 32. Nf1 Rh1+ 33. Kf2 Ng7 34. Bxa6 {The remainder of the score cannot be deciphered.} 1-0