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

Trophies

Every year, a number of trophies are awarded for performance during the Congress. We are most grateful to the people who have donated the trophies. Each trophy is held by the winner until the next Torbay Congress.

Basil Wallis Cup

The Basil Wallis Cup, also known as the Individual Championship Trophy, is awarded to the highest-placed player in the Open Tournament who represents a club that plays in the Torbay Chess League.

The Individual Championship Trophy was donated by Basil Wallis 1957.

In 2017, the trophy was awarded to Dominic Mackle, Newton Abbot.

Torbay Congress Individual Championship Trophy
 

The Challenge Cup

The Challenge Cup is awarded to the highest-placed player in the Major Tournament who represents a club that plays in the Torbay Chess League.

The Challenge Cup Trophy was donated by Bill Ingham in 1981. Bill has kindly provided us with a brief bio of his chess career here.

In 2017 the trophy was awarded to Plamen Sivrev, Plymouth

Torbay Congress Candidates Trophy
 

The Intermediate Cup

The Intermediate Cup is awarded to the highest-placed player in the Intermediate Tournament who represents a club that plays in the Torbay Chess League.

In 2017 the trophy was awarded to Nathan Mills, Torbay.

Torbay Congress Ralph Newman Cup
 

The Candidates Cup

The Candidates Cup is awarded to the highest-placed player in the Foundation Tournament (previously termed the Minor Tournament) who represents a club that plays in the Torbay Chess League.

The Candidates Trophy was donated by JE Jones in 1965. Please visit the Chess Devon website for a detailed biography of JE Jones.

In 2017 the trophy was awarded to Terry Wang, Plymouth.

Torbay Congress Candidates Cup
 

The Ralph Newman Cup

The Ralph Newman Cup is awarded to the Devon player with the best score in the graded tournaments (i.e. excluding the Open Tournament).

In 2017 the trophy was awarded to Terry Wang, Plymouth.

Torbay Congress Ralph Newman Cup
 

The JH Whitfield Celebration Cup

The JH Whitfield Celebration Cup is awarded to the young player from a Devon club who scores the highest score in any of the tournaments.

In 2017 the trophy was awarded to Terry Wang, Plymouth.

Torbay Congress JH Whitfield Celebration Cup
 

A Game from Round 1 of the 2014 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2014.11.14"] [Round "1"] [White "Menadue, Jeremy FS"] [Black "Barton, R Alan"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A40"] [PlyCount "117"] [EventDate "2014.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2014.11.15"] 1. d4 b6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb7 4. Nf3 Bb4 5. Bg5 Ne7 6. e3 h6 7. Bh4 Bxc3+ 8. bxc3 d6 9. Bd3 Nd7 10. e4 e5 11. O-O g5 12. Bg3 Ng6 13. Ne1 Nf4 14. Nc2 Nf6 15. f3 h5 16. Ne3 h4 17. Bf2 Nxd3 18. Qxd3 Nh5 19. Rfd1 Nf4 20. Qf1 Qf6 21. c5 O-O-O 22. cxb6 axb6 23. a4 Kb8 24. a5 exd4 25. cxd4 d5 26. e5 Qe6 27. axb6 cxb6 28. Qb5 Rc8 29. Be1 Rc6 30. Bb4 Rd8 31. Qa4 Kc7 32. Ng4 Ne2+ 33. Kf2 Nc3 34. Bxc3 Rxc3 35. Rac1 Qc6 36. Qa1 Rc2+ 37. Rxc2 Qxc2+ 38. Kg1 Ra8 39. Qc1 Qxc1 40. Rxc1+ Bc6 41. Nf6 Kb7 42. Nh7 Ra4 43. Rd1 b5 44. Nxg5 Be8 45. e6 fxe6 46. Nxe6 Kb6 47. g4 Ra2 48. Nf4 Bf7 49. g5 b4 50. g6 Bg8 51. Rb1 Ka5 52. Nd3 Ra4 53. f4 h3 54. f5 b3 55. Rxb3 Rc4 56. Rb4 Rxb4 57. Nxb4 Kxb4 58. f6 Kc4 59. f7 1-0