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

 
Having recently retired I want to play tournament chess on a regular basis again, having last done so over 20 years ago. I live in the North West so wanted to try somewhere other than my local area. The congress website was very appealing so I plumped for Torbay. Very glad that I did so. I had a super time and it was more than worth the 600 mile round trip. I honestly can't find a single negative thing that I think warrants comment. The organisation was excellent thanks to the dedicated people who put it together and the venue was perfect in my opinion. I met some lovely people and the whole experience was refreshing and most enjoyable. The best testimonial that I can give is that I will certainly be entering next year! Thank you for all the hard work that you, the organisers put in, and for making it such an enjoyable experience (results excepted!) for this very satisfied 'northerner'! Looking forward to doing it all again next year. Thanks.
2019 Major