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 5 of the 2014 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2014.11.16"] [Round "5"] [White "Mackle, Dominic"] [Black "Bolt, Graham"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B06"] [PlyCount "75"] [EventDate "2014.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2014.11.15"] 1. d4 g6 2. e4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. Be3 a6 5. Qd2 Nd7 6. h4 b5 7. h5 Ngf6 8. h6 Bf8 9. f3 Bb7 10. a4 b4 11. Nce2 a5 12. Nh3 e6 13. Ng5 Be7 14. Nf4 Nf8 15. Bb5+ N6d7 16. Nd3 f6 17. Nh3 Kf7 18. Ndf4 c6 19. Be2 Qc7 20. g4 Nb6 21. g5 fxg5 22. Ng2 Ba6 23. Nxg5+ Bxg5 24. Bxg5 Nfd7 25. Bxa6 Rxa6 26. Qf4+ Ke8 27. Qg4 Nf8 28. Nf4 Qf7 29. O-O Nc4 30. Nd3 Ra8 31. b3 Nb6 32. Rac1 Nbd7 33. Qg3 e5 34. dxe5 dxe5 35. Nxe5 Qe6 36. Nc4 Kf7 37. f4 c5 38. f5 1-0