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 2011 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2011.11.19"] [Round "2"] [White "Bolt, Graham"] [Black "Mackle, Dominic"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A00"] [PlyCount "138"] [EventDate "2011.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2011.11.19"] 1. g3 c5 2. Bg2 Nc6 3. Nc3 g6 4. d3 Bg7 5. Bd2 d6 6. Nf3 Nf6 7. Rb1 O-O 8. a3 a5 9. a4 d5 10. O-O e5 11. Nb5 Ne8 12. c3 Nd6 13. Bg5 f6 14. Be3 d4 15. cxd4 cxd4 16. Qb3+ Kh8 17. Bd2 Re8 18. Nxd6 Qxd6 19. Rfc1 Re7 20. Ne1 Be6 21. Qb5 Rc7 22. Bxc6 bxc6 23. Qb6 Qd7 24. Rc5 Bf8 25. Bxa5 Rb7 26. Qxc6 Bxc5 27. Qxc5 Qd5 28. Bb6 Qxc5 29. Bxc5 Rxa4 30. b4 Ra2 31. Kf1 Bh3+ 32. Ng2 Bxg2+ 33. Kxg2 Rxe2 34. Ra1 Kg7 35. Ra3 Rc2 36. Kf3 h5 37. h4 Rc3 38. Rxc3 dxc3 39. Ke2 Rd7 40. b5 Rd5 41. Bb4 c2 42. Kd2 e4 43. b6 exd3 44. Ba3 Ra5 45. Bc1 Rb5 46. Kxd3 Rxb6 47. Kxc2 Rd6 48. Bd2 Kf7 49. Kd1 Ke6 50. Ke2 Kf5 51. Bf4 Ra6 52. Kf3 Ra3+ 53. Be3 g5 54. hxg5 fxg5 55. Kg2 Kg4 56. Bb6 Ra2 57. Bc5 h4 58. gxh4 gxh4 59. Bb6 h3+ 60. Kh2 Ra6 61. Be3 Ra8 62. Bb6 Kf3 63. Be3 Rg8 64. Bb6 Kg4 65. Be3 Kh4 66. Bb6 Rg2+ 67. Kh1 Kg4 68. Be3 Kf3 69. Bb6 Ke2 1/2-1/2