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 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 "Westhuizen, C."] [Black "Bolt, Graham"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A42"] [PlyCount "64"] [EventDate "2012.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2012.11.11"] 1. d4 g6 2. c4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. e4 e5 5. dxe5 dxe5 6. Qxd8+ Kxd8 7. Bg5+ f6 8. O-O-O+ Nd7 9. Be3 Nh6 10. f3 Nf7 11. g3 c6 12. h4 h5 13. Bh3 Kc7 14. Nge2 Nf8 15. Bxc8 Rxc8 16. Bxa7 Bh6+ 17. Kb1 Ra8 18. Bf2 Ne6 19. Rd3 Rhd8 20. Rhd1 Rxd3 21. Rxd3 b6 22. b3 Rh8 23. Na4 Bf8 24. Be3 Nfd8 25. Kb2 Nb7 26. f4 Nbc5 27. Nxc5 bxc5 28. fxe5 fxe5 29. Bd2 Be7 30. Rf3 Kd7 31. a4 Ra8 32. Bc3 Nd4 1/2-1/2