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

Welcome to the website of the annual Torbay Chess Congress.

The 53rd Torbay Congress will take place on 8th, 9th, and 10th November 2019 at

Livermead House Hotel
Sea Front
Torquay
Devon TQ2 6QJ
01803 294361

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 53rd Torbay Congress will take place on 8th, 9th, and 10th November 2019 at

Livermead House Hotel
Sea Front
Torquay
Devon TQ2 6QJ
01803 294361
 

The Congress runs four 5-round seeded Swiss Tournaments:

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

In the "Congress" section of this website, there is comprehensive information about the 52nd Congress which was held on 9th, 10th and 11th November 2018. In due course you will be able either to enter the 2019 Congress online or to download a postal entry form for the 2019 Congress.

For information on the outcome of the 2018 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.

In the "Venue" section you will find information about the Livermead House Hotel, directions, and information on how to take advantage of the preferential rates that the hotel is offering to congress participants. The management of the Livermead House Hotel have been particularly helpful in the organisation of this Congress, so please support them.

In the "Archive" section you will find reports and results from previous congresses.

We hope that you enjoy using this website, and look forward to welcoming both old friends and new participants to the next Torbay Congress.

A Game from Round 2 of the 2012 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2012.11.10"] [Round "2"] [White "Bolt, Graham"] [Black "Shaw, M."] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A00"] [PlyCount "60"] [EventDate "2012.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2012.11.11"] 1. g3 e5 2. Bg2 d5 3. d3 Bd6 4. Nc3 c6 5. Nf3 Ne7 6. e4 O-O 7. O-O Bg4 8. Qe1 Re8 9. h3 Bxf3 10. Bxf3 Bb4 11. Bd2 d4 12. Ne2 Bxd2 13. Qxd2 c5 14. Bg2 Nd7 15. f4 Qc7 16. c3 f6 17. Bf3 Nc6 18. Qc2 b5 19. Rac1 Rac8 20. Bg4 Kh8 21. Qb3 c4 22. Qxb5 cxd3 23. Qxd3 Nc5 24. Qf3 d3 25. Bxc8 dxe2 26. Qxe2 Rxc8 27. b4 Ne6 28. Qc4 Ned8 29. Kh2 Qb8 30. b5 Na5 {The remainder of the score cannot be deciphered.} 1/2-1/2