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 5 of the 2014 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2014.11.16"] [Round "5"] [White "Littlejohns, David"] [Black "Homer, Stephen J"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B25"] [PlyCount "144"] [EventDate "2014.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2014.11.15"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. d3 d6 6. Be3 Rb8 7. Qd2 e6 8. f4 Nge7 9. Nf3 Nd4 10. O-O O-O 11. Nd1 b6 12. c3 Nxf3+ 13. Bxf3 d5 14. e5 Ba6 15. Kh1 Nf5 16. Re1 d4 17. cxd4 Nxd4 18. Bxd4 Qxd4 19. Nf2 Rbd8 20. Rad1 g5 21. Re4 Qd5 22. b3 Bb7 23. Kg1 Qd7 24. Re3 Bxf3 25. Rxf3 Qd4 26. Qe3 gxf4 27. Qxd4 Rxd4 28. gxf4 f5 29. Rc1 Rfd8 30. Kf1 Bh6 31. Rc4 Rxc4 32. bxc4 Rd4 33. Nh3 Kf7 34. Ke2 a6 35. a4 b5 36. axb5 axb5 37. cxb5 Rb4 38. Kf2 Rxb5 39. Kg3 Kg6 40. Nf2 Bf8 41. Kg2 Rb4 42. Rg3+ Kf7 43. Kf3 Bh6 44. Nh3 Rb3 45. Ke2 Rb2+ 46. Ke3 Rxh2 47. Ng5+ Bxg5 48. Rxg5 Rh3+ 49. Ke2 Rh4 50. Kf3 Rh1 51. Rg2 h5 52. Rc2 Rh3+ 53. Kg2 Rxd3 54. Rxc5 h4 55. Rc7+ Kg6 56. Re7 h3+ 57. Kh2 Kh5 58. Rxe6 Kg4 59. Rg6+ Kxf4 60. e6 Re3 61. Rh6 Kg5 62. Rh8 Rxe6 63. Kxh3 Rh6+ 64. Rxh6 Kxh6 65. Kg3 Kg5 66. Kf3 f4 67. Kf2 Kg4 68. Kg2 f3+ 69. Kf2 Kf4 70. Kf1 Ke3 71. Kg1 f2+ 72. Kf1 Kf3 1/2-1/2