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 5 of the 2012 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2012.11.11"] [Round "5"] [White "Carr, Neil L"] [Black "Menadue, Jeremy FS"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A11"] [PlyCount "55"] [EventDate "2012.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2012.11.11"] 1. c4 c6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. Nf3 Bf5 5. cxd5 cxd5 6. Qb3 Qc8 7. Nc3 e6 8. d3 Nc6 9. Bf4 Be7 10. Nb5 O-O 11. Nd6 Bxd6 12. Bxd6 Re8 13. Rc1 Qd7 14. Ba3 e5 15. O-O Rab8 16. Rfd1 Bh3 17. d4 exd4 18. Bxh3 Qxh3 19. Bd6 Rbd8 20. Bc7 Ng4 21. Bxd8 Rxd8 22. Qxb7 Nce5 23. Qxd5 Rf8 24. Rc2 h5 25. Rxd4 Nxf3+ 26. Qxf3 Qxh2+ 27. Kf1 Qh3+ 28. Qg2 {The remainder of the score cannot be deciphered.} 1-0