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

We are delighted that the 2018 Torbay Congress will be held at the Livermead House Hotel, Torquay.

Livermead House is located right on the Torquay seafront - a great location for stretching your legs between rounds. The hotel has a large free car park, which is available for Congress participants. The hotel is about 650m from Torquay Station - about an 8 minute walk.

The congress will take place in the Regency and Kingsley Suites, with comfortable space for up to 150 players. The adjacent Cockington Suite will be used as an analysis room.

With three bars offering lunchtime food and snacks, a luxurious dining room, and several comfortable lounges, and free WiFi in all public rooms, there is no need for Congress participants to leave the hotel - notwithstanding the delights of Torquay and the seafront.

During the Congress a special chess lunch will be offered to participants.

Livermead House is offering a special package to congress participants.

  • B&B on the Friday and Saturday nights of the Congress (9th and 10th November 2018) is £62 pppn.
  • Dinner, B&B on the Friday and Saturday nights of the Congress is £67 pppn.
  • There is also the possibility of extending your stay (Thursday/Sunday) at an additional £50 pppn (B&B) for these extra nights, or £55 pppn (Dinner B&B).
  • There is a £5 per night supplement for rooms with a sea view, and a single occupancy supplement of £10 per night.

For further details or reservations, please call 01803 294361 or email Please quote "Chess Congress" when booking, to secure the special rates above.

Click here for a large Google map, and click here for directions on the hotel's website. Note: the Livermead House Hotel is not to be confused with the Livermead Cliff Hotel - the Livermead House Hotel is on the inland side of Torbay Road, whereas the Livermead Cliff Hotel is a few hundred metres further south (towards Paignton) and on the seaward side of the road.

Other Accommodation Options in Torbay

Click here for a comprehensive guide to the accommodation available on the English Riviera.

A Game from Round 5 of the 2012 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2012.11.11"] [Round "5"] [White "Wheeler, John Francis"] [Black "Brusey, Alan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C00"] [PlyCount "112"] [EventDate "2012.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2012.11.11"] 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 c5 3. Bg2 Nc6 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 e6 6. Nbd2 Be7 7. e4 b6 8. c3 Bb7 9. e5 Nd7 10. d4 Qc7 11. a3 h6 12. Re1 g5 13. Nf1 g4 14. Nh4 h5 15. h3 Qd8 16. hxg4 Bxh4 17. gxh4 Qxh4 18. Bf4 hxg4 19. Qd2 Rg8 20. Bg3 Qh5 21. b4 c4 22. a4 Nf8 23. Ne3 Ng6 24. Bxd5 exd5 25. Nxd5 Nxd4 26. Qxd4 Kf8 27. Qxc4 Ne7 28. Rad1 Rh8 29. Qe4 Nxd5 30. Rxd5 Bxd5 31. Qxd5 Kg7 32. Qg2 Qf5 33. e6 Qf3 34. Qxf3 gxf3 35. Re3 Rae8 36. exf7 Rxe3 37. fxe3 Kxf7 38. Kf2 Rc8 39. Kxf3 Rxc3 40. a5 b5 41. Be1 Rc4 42. e4 Ke6 43. Ke3 Rc1 44. Bd2 Rc2 45. Kd3 Ra2 46. Be3 Kd6 47. Kd4 a6 48. Kd3 Rh2 49. Kd4 Rh3 50. Bd2 Rh4 51. Bc3 Rh7 52. Bd2 Re7 53. Bc3 Ke6 54. Ke3 Rc7 55. Kd3 Rc4 56. Be1 Rc6 1/2-1/2