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 2012 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2012.11.11"] [Round "4"] [White "Kelmendi, B."] [Black "Thompson, Robert"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A16"] [PlyCount "85"] [EventDate "2012.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2012.11.11"] 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 g6 3. e4 d6 4. d3 Bg7 5. Be2 O-O 6. g4 c5 7. h4 Nc6 8. Be3 Nd4 9. Bxd4 cxd4 10. Nd5 Nxd5 11. cxd5 Qa5+ 12. Qd2 Qxd2+ 13. Kxd2 Bd7 14. f4 e6 15. dxe6 fxe6 16. Nh3 Bh6 17. g5 Bg7 18. Bg4 Kf7 19. h5 Ke7 20. h6 Bh8 21. Rhf1 Rac8 22. Rac1 Rc6 23. Rxc6 bxc6 24. Ng1 e5 25. f5 gxf5 26. exf5 c5 27. f6+ Ke8 28. Bxd7+ Kxd7 29. Nf3 Ke6 30. Nh4 Kf7 31. b4 Rb8 32. Nf5 Rb6 33. bxc5 dxc5 34. Kc2 Ra6 35. Kb3 Rb6+ 36. Kc4 Rb2 37. Kxc5 Rxa2 38. Nd6+ Kf8 39. Kd5 Rb2 40. Rc1 Rb8 41. Rc7 Kg8 42. Rxa7 e4 43. Kxe4 1-0