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 info@livermead.com. 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 Major
[Event "Torbay Major"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2012.11.11"] [Round "4"] [White "Wilson, M."] [Black "Matthew, I."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A37"] [PlyCount "55"] [EventDate "2012.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2012.11.23"] 1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 g6 4. g3 Bg7 5. Bg2 d6 6. d3 e6 7. O-O Nge7 8. Rb1 O-O 9. Bf4 e5 10. Bd2 Rb8 11. a3 a5 12. Qc1 Nd4 13. Nxd4 exd4 14. Nb5 b6 15. Bf4 Be5 16. Bg5 Bb7 17. b3 Bxg2 18. Kxg2 Qd7 19. Re1 Nf5 20. e4 Ne7 21. Qd1 f5 22. Bxe7 Qxe7 23. exf5 Qb7+ 24. Kg1 Rxf5 25. f4 Rbf8 26. Qe2 Qf7 27. fxe5 Rf2 28. Qe4 1-0