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.

The 52nd Torbay Congress will place on 9th, 10th, and 11th November 2018 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 52nd Torbay Congress will take place on 9th, 10th, and 11th November 2018 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 51st Congress which was held on 10th, 11th and 12th November 2017. In due course this information will be updated for the 2018 Congress, and you will be able either to enter the 2018 Congress online or to download a postal entry form.

For detailed information on the outcome of the 2017 Congress, you can access the organiser's report, the final standings and prizes, and the results and cross tables.

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 1 of the 2012 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2012.11.09"] [Round "1"] [White "Homer, Stephen J"] [Black "Coburn, J."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B07"] [PlyCount "95"] [EventDate "2012.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2012.11.11"] {B07: Pirc Defence: Miscellaneous Systems} 1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Be3 Bg7 5. Qd2 Ng4 6. Bg5 {last book move} Nd7 7. f3 f6 8. fxg4 fxg5 9. Bc4 e5 10. Nf3 Nb6 11. Bb3 Bxg4 12. O-O Qe7 13. Nxg5 Bh6 14. Bf7+ Kd7 15. h4 Raf8 16. Nd5 Nxd5 17. Bxd5 c6 18. Bb3 Bxg5 19. hxg5 Rxf1+ 20. Rxf1 Be6 21. Bxe6+ Qxe6 22. Rf6 Qe7 23. Qf2 Kc8 24. dxe5 Qxe5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 25. Qxa7 Re8 26. Rf7 Qc5+ 27. Qxc5 dxc5 28. Rxh7 Rxe4 29. Rg7 Re6 30. a4 Kb8 31. b3 Ka7 32. Kf2 Ka6 33. Kf3 b6 34. Rf7 Re1 35. Rf6 Rc1 36. Rxg6 Rxc2 37. Re6 c4 38. bxc4 Rxc4 39. g6 Rd4 40. g7 Rd8 41. Rxc6 Rg8 42. Rc7 b5 43. axb5+ Kb6 44. Rf7 Kxb5 45. Kf4 Rc8 46. Rf8 Rc4+ 47. Kg5 Rc5+ 48. Rf5 1-0