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 2014 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2014.11.16"] [Round "4"] [White "Fairbairn, Stephen"] [Black "Woolcock, Craig"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A25"] [PlyCount "74"] [EventDate "2014.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2014.11.15"] 1. g3 e5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Bg2 g6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. e4 Nh6 6. Nge2 O-O 7. d3 d6 8. h4 f5 9. Bg5 Qe8 10. Nd5 Qf7 11. f3 fxe4 12. dxe4 Ng4 13. O-O Nf6 14. Qd2 Be6 15. Rac1 Qd7 16. b4 Ne7 17. Rfd1 Rf7 18. Nxf6+ Bxf6 19. c5 Rd8 20. cxd6 cxd6 21. Be3 b6 22. Nc3 Qb7 23. a4 Bb3 24. Re1 d5 25. exd5 Nxd5 26. Qb2 Nxe3 27. Rxe3 Be6 28. Ne4 Bg7 29. Rec3 h6 30. Qc2 Rfd7 31. Rc7 Rxc7 32. Qxc7 Qxc7 33. Rxc7 Rd4 34. Rxa7 Rxb4 35. a5 bxa5 36. Rxa5 Bf5 37. Ra8+ Kh7 1/2-1/2