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

Welcome to the website of the annual Torbay Chess Congress.

Coronavirus Update

With deep regret the 2020 Congress has been cancelled because of the ongoing implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On a positive note, we are planning to hold the 2021 Congress on Armistice weekend (12th - 14th November). We hope to start accepting entries for the 2021 Congress around the middle of 2021.

 

The Congress runs four 5-round seeded Swiss Tournaments:

Open
Major - for grades under 170
Intermediate - for grades under 140
Foundation - for grades under 120.
 

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The Congress runs four 5-round seeded Swiss Tournaments:

Open
Major - for grades under 170
Intermediate - for grades under 140
Foundation - for grades under 120.
 

In the "Congress" section of this website, there is comprehensive information on the 2019 Congress, and the 2020 Congress as we had planned it before the Coronavirus intervened.

For information on the outcome of the 2019 Congress, you can access the organiser's report, which includes information on prizes and trophies. You can view the full final cross tables on the UTU Swiss Results website.

Some Past Players' Comments

 
I found all the controllers/arbiters and organisers of the tournament extremely helpful but would particularly like to mention Ken Alexander for arranging lifts for players caught out by rail engineering works.
2018 Open
 
I thought all the administators and arbiters ran the congress excellently. Liked the fact that you observed two minutes silence for the war heroes. All in all well done and compliments to Kitsons the solicitors who sponsored the event in memory of Mr Batten who was a real nice guy.
2019 Intermediate
 
I really enjoyed this year's congress as indeed I do every year.
2019 Open