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 2016 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2016.11.13"] [Round "5"] [White "Simpson, Derek"] [Black "Adaway, William"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D04"] [PlyCount "53"] [EventDate "2016.11.12"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2016.11.12"] 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e3 g6 4. Be2 Bg7 5. b4 O-O 6. Bb2 c6 7. Nbd2 Qb6 8. a3 a5 9. Bc3 axb4 10. axb4 Rxa1 11. Qxa1 Bf5 12. Qa2 Na6 13. Qb2 Nc7 14. O-O Ra8 15. Ra1 Rxa1+ 16. Qxa1 Bxc2 17. Qa2 Bf5 18. Qa5 Nd7 19. Nb3 Nb5 20. Be1 Bf8 21. Ne5 Qxa5 22. Nxa5 Nxe5 23. dxe5 Bc8 24. h3 Bg7 25. Bxb5 cxb5 26. Bc3 f6 27. exf6 1/2-1/2