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;

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 3 of the 2014 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2014.11.15"] [Round "3"] [White "Stephens, John KF"] [Black "Archer Lock, Adrian"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A00"] [PlyCount "87"] [EventDate "2014.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2014.11.15"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Nf3 Ngf6 6. Bd3 Nxe4 7. Bxe4 Nf6 8. Bd3 Be7 9. O-O O-O 10. Bg5 b6 11. Qe2 Bb7 12. Rad1 Qd6 13. h3 Rad8 14. Rfe1 c5 15. dxc5 Qxc5 16. Ne5 h6 17. Bc1 Kh8 18. c4 Qc7 19. Bd2 Bd6 20. Bc3 Kg8 21. Ng4 Nxg4 22. Qxg4 e5 23. Bd2 Bc8 24. Qh5 f5 25. Bc3 e4 26. Bc2 Bh2+ 27. Kh1 Rxd1 28. Rxd1 Be5 29. Bb4 Rd8 30. Rxd8+ Qxd8 31. Bxe4 fxe4 32. Qxe5 Bb7 33. Bc3 Qd7 34. Kh2 Bc6 35. Bd4 Kh7 36. b4 Bb7 37. b5 Qf7 38. a4 g5 39. Kg1 Kg6 40. Qd6+ Kh7 41. Be5 Ba8 42. Qb8 Qb7 43. Qh8+ Kg6 44. g4 1-0