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 2012 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2012.11.10"] [Round "2"] [White "Menadue, Jeremy FS"] [Black "Westhuizen, C."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D36"] [PlyCount "55"] [EventDate "2012.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2012.11.11"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Qc2 Nf6 6. Bg5 Be7 7. e3 O-O 8. Bd3 h6 9. Bh4 Re8 10. Nge2 Ne4 11. Bxe7 Qxe7 12. Bxe4 dxe4 13. Ng3 f5 14. O-O Na6 15. f3 Nb4 16. Qd2 exf3 17. Rxf3 Nd5 18. Re1 Qg5 19. Nxd5 cxd5 20. Ne2 Be6 21. Nf4 Bf7 22. Ref1 g6 23. Nd3 Re4 24. Nc5 Re7 25. Rf4 Kh7 26. h4 Qh5 27. Qf2 Rd8 28. g4 1-0