The Torbay Chess Congress
An annual congress held on the English Riviera
The Torbay Congress
Torbay Chess Congress
Torbay Chess Congress

Torbay Chess Congress - Acknowledgements

Kitsons Solicitors

The Torbay Congress is sponsored by Kitsons Solicitors. With offices in Torbay, Exeter and Plymouth, Kitsons still strives to follow the values of their founder, Torbay entrepreneur and philanthropist William Kitson, over 175 years ago - to be the law firm of choice, investing in our people and our clients.

The Congress relies on many people to make it happen. We warmly thank:

Phil McConnell, to whom a great debt is due, for managing the entries and finances and for his skill, dedication and time in creating and managing the Congress website;

Tony Tatam, John Constable abd John Ariss - our doughty arbiters;

Bob Jones of Keverel Chess for running the Congress bookshop;

Tim Rew, Manager of the Livermead House Hotel and his staff for their hospitality and good humour.

Brendan O'Gorman, for making his extensive archive of Torbay Congress photographs available to us; most of the photographs on this website of players at past congresses were taken by Brendan.

Most of the images of Torbay on this website were made available to us by the English Riviera Tourism Company.

A Game from Round 2 of the 2016 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2016.11.12"] [Round "2"] [White "Shaw, Meyrick"] [Black "Dilleigh, Stephen P"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D71"] [PlyCount "80"] [EventDate "2016.11.12"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2016.11.12"] 1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. c4 dxc4 6. Qa4+ Nfd7 7. Nc3 Nc6 8. Qxc4 Nb6 9. Qb5 a6 10. Qc5 Nxd4 11. Nd5 Ne6 12. Nxb6 Nxc5 13. Nxa8 Bf5 14. Be3 Ne4 15. O-O Qxa8 16. Nd4 O-O 17. Rac1 Be5 18. Nxf5 gxf5 19. b3 Nc3 20. Rc2 c6 21. Rfc1 Nd5 22. Bc5 Re8 23. e4 fxe4 24. Bxe4 Nf6 25. Bg2 Qc8 26. Rc4 Qf5 27. Rh4 Bb2 28. Bh3 Qd5 29. Bg2 Qd2 30. Rcc4 Rd8 31. Bf3 Rd5 32. Bb4 Qd3 33. Bxd5 Qd1+ 34. Kg2 Qxd5+ 35. Kf1 e5 36. Be7 Qf3 37. h3 Bd4 38. Rcxd4 exd4 39. Rxd4 Ne4 40. Bh4 Qxf2# 0-1