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 4 of the 2012 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2012.11.11"] [Round "4"] [White "Greely, Simon"] [Black "Slade, T."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D34"] [PlyCount "111"] [EventDate "2012.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2012.11.11"] 1. d4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. c4 c5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. g3 Nc6 6. Bg2 Nf6 7. O-O Be7 8. Nc3 O-O 9. Bg5 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Re8 11. Rc1 h6 12. Be3 Bg4 13. h3 Bd7 14. Nxd5 Nxd5 15. Bxd5 Nxd4 16. Qxd4 Bf6 17. Qf4 Bxh3 18. Rfd1 Qe7 19. Rc7 Bd7 20. Qc4 Rac8 21. Bxf7+ Qxf7 22. Qxf7+ Kxf7 23. Rdxd7+ Ke6 24. Rxb7 Rc2 25. Rxa7 Rxb2 26. Rd2 Reb8 27. Ra6+ Kf5 28. Rad6 Kg4 29. Kg2 Rxd2 30. Rxd2 Kf5 31. a4 Bc3 32. Ra2 Ba5 33. Bd2 Ra8 34. Bxa5 Rxa5 35. Kf3 g6 36. e4+ Ke5 37. Ke3 g5 38. f4+ gxf4+ 39. gxf4+ Kd6 40. Rh2 Rxa4 41. Rxh6+ Ke7 42. f5 Ra5 43. Kf4 Ra4 44. Re6+ Kf7 45. Rd6 Ke7 46. Rc6 Ra5 47. e5 Ra4+ 48. Kg5 Ra1 49. Re6+ Kd8 50. Rb6 Ke8 51. Kf6 Rg1 52. Rb8+ Kd7 53. e6+ Kd6 54. e7 Re1 55. e8=Q Rxe8 56. Rxe8 1-0