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.

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 2 of the 2016 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2016.11.12"] [Round "2"] [White "Edge, John"] [Black "Cordner, David A"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B15"] [PlyCount "70"] [EventDate "2016.11.12"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2016.11.12"] 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Nxf6+ exf6 6. c3 Bd6 7. Bd3 O-O 8. Qc2 Re8+ 9. Ne2 g6 10. h4 f5 11. h5 Qf6 12. hxg6 fxg6 13. Bh6 Be6 14. O-O-O Nd7 15. Nf4 Bf8 16. Nxe6 Bxh6+ 17. Rxh6 Qxe6 18. g4 Qf6 19. Qb3+ Kg7 20. Rdh1 Re1+ 21. Rxe1 Kxh6 22. Qxb7 Rd8 23. gxf5 Nc5 24. Rh1+ Kg5 25. Rg1+ Kh6 26. dxc5 Rxd3 27. fxg6 hxg6 28. Rh1+ Kg5 29. Rg1+ Kh6 30. Rh1+ Kg5 31. Qh7 Rxc3+ 32. Kb1 Rf3 33. Rg1+ Kf5 34. Qd7+ Kf4 35. Qc7+ {The remainder of the score cannot be deciphered.} Qe5 1-0