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 3 of the 2016 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2016.11.12"] [Round "3"] [White "Levy, Steven J"] [Black "McDougall, William M"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D92"] [PlyCount "86"] [EventDate "2016.11.12"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2016.11.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bf4 Bg7 4. c4 d5 5. cxd5 O-O 6. Nc3 Nxd5 7. Be5 Nxc3 8. bxc3 c5 9. Bxg7 Kxg7 10. e4 Qa5 11. Qd2 b6 12. Bd3 Ba6 13. d5 c4 14. Bxc4 Bxc4 15. Qd4+ Kg8 16. Qxc4 Nd7 17. O-O Rfc8 18. Qb4 Qxb4 19. cxb4 Rc4 20. a3 Rxe4 21. Rfe1 Rxe1+ 22. Rxe1 Kf8 23. Rd1 Rc8 24. Kf1 Rc3 25. d6 Rxa3 26. dxe7+ Kxe7 27. Nd4 Ne5 28. Re1 Kf6 29. Rd1 Ra2 30. b5 Ng4 31. Rd3 Rxf2+ 32. Kg1 Ra2 33. Rf3+ Kg7 34. Nc6 h5 35. h3 Nf6 36. Rd3 h4 37. g4 Ne4 38. Rd7 Ng5 39. Rxa7 Nxh3+ 40. Kf1 Rf2+ 41. Ke1 Rb2 42. Ne5 Ng5 43. Rb7 h3 0-1