The Torbay Chess Congress
An annual congress held on the English Riviera
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Selected Games from the 2016 Torbay Chess Congress

Here are some selected games played in the 2016 Torbay Congress. Click on a "View Game" link below to play through one or more of the corresponding games on this website. Alternatively, click on a "Download PGN" link to download a PGN file containing these games, which you can play through using a computer program such as Fritz, HIARCS or Shredder.

We warmly thank Bill Frost, webmaster of the award-winning Chess Devon website, for transcribing the game sheets into electronic format and making the database of games available to us.


Click here to download games form all 5 rounds of the 2016 Open as a single PGN file.

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