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 1 of the 2014 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2014.11.14"] [Round "1"] [White "Mackle, Dominic"] [Black "Littlejohns, David"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D15"] [PlyCount "61"] [EventDate "2014.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2014.11.15"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. e4 b5 6. e5 Nd5 7. a4 e6 8. axb5 Nxc3 9. bxc3 cxb5 10. Ng5 Bb7 11. Qh5 g6 12. Qg4 Be7 13. Be2 Nd7 14. h4 h5 15. Qg3 Bd5 16. Bf3 Nb6 17. Ne4 b4 18. Bg5 Bxe4 19. Bxe4 Nd5 20. Bxe7 Qxe7 21. Bxd5 exd5 22. O-O O-O 23. cxb4 Qxb4 24. e6 Qe7 25. Ra6 Kh7 26. exf7 Qxf7 27. Rb1 Rg8 28. Qg5 Raf8 29. Qg3 Rg7 30. Rba1 Qf4 31. R1a5 1/2-1/2