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 4 of the 2019 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2019.11.10"] [Round "4"] [White "M Clancy"] [Black "A Manabayeva"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C90"] [WhiteElo "0"] [BlackElo "0"] [Annotator ""] [Source ""] [Remark ""] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 O-O 9.d3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.Nbd2 Qc7 12.Nf1 Rd8 13.h3 g6 14.Bg5 Ne8 15.Ne3 Be6 16.Qd2 Ng7 17.Bh6 f6 18.b4 Nb7 19.Rac1 Kh8 20.Qe2 d5 21.exd5 Bxd5 22.Nxd5 Rxd5 23.Bb3 Rdd8 24.d4 Nf5 25.Be3 exd4 26.cxd4 c4 27.Bc2 Nxe3 28.fxe3 Bxb4 29.Rf1 Kg7 30.Rcd1 Re8 31.e4 Rad8 32.Kh1 Bd6 33.e5 Be7 34.Nh4 Rf8 35.Nf5+ gxf5 36.Qh5 fxe5 37.Bxf5 Rxf5 38.Rxf5 Bf6 39.Rdf1 Rxd4 40.Rxf6 Rf4 41.Qg5+ 1-0