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 2020 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 offers a special package to congress participants; in 2019 this was as follows.

  • B&B on the Friday and Saturday nights of the Congress (8th and 9th November 2019) at £62 pppn.
  • Dinner, B&B on the Friday and Saturday nights of the Congress at £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 3 of the 2011 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2011.11.19"] [Round "3"] [White "Waddington, M."] [Black "Bartlett, Simon"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B15"] [PlyCount "47"] [EventDate "2011.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2011.11.19"] 1. Nc3 d5 2. e4 c6 3. f4 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. e5 Nh6 6. d4 Bg4 7. Be2 O-O 8. O-O Nd7 9. a4 e6 10. Ra3 Nf5 11. Ng5 Bxe2 12. Nxe2 h6 13. Nf3 c5 14. g4 Nxd4 15. Nexd4 cxd4 16. Nxd4 Nc5 17. Rh3 Ne4 18. Kg2 Qd7 19. c3 Rac8 20. Qe1 a6 21. f5 Bxe5 22. Bxh6 Bg7 23. Bxg7 Kxg7 24. f6+ 1-0