The Torbay Chess Congress
An annual congress held on the English Riviera
The Torbay Congress
Torbay Chess Congress
Torbay Chess Congress

Archive of Previous Torbay Congresses

There is a considerable body of information on past Torbay Congresses on various hard drives and memory sticks. Over time, we hope to consolidate an archive of Congress reports and results on this website. To view what we have accumulated to-date, please click on one of the links below.


Click here to view Brendan O'Gorman's archive of photographs taken at Torbay Congresses.

There is a short history of the Torbay Congress written by Bob Jones on the Keverel Chess website.

A Game from Round 2 of the 2011 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2011.11.19"] [Round "2"] [White "Arkell, Keith C"] [Black "Archer Lock, Adrian"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D20"] [PlyCount "84"] [EventDate "2011.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2011.11.19"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e4 e5 4. Nf3 exd4 5. Qxd4 Qxd4 6. Nxd4 Bb4+ 7. Nc3 Nf6 8. f3 O-O 9. Bxc4 Bd7 10. Bf4 c5 11. Nc2 Bxc3+ 12. bxc3 b5 13. Be2 a6 14. Kf2 Be6 15. Rhb1 Nc6 16. a4 Na7 17. axb5 Nxb5 18. Bxb5 axb5 19. Rxa8 Rxa8 20. Rxb5 Nd7 21. Rb2 f6 22. h4 Ra2 23. Rxa2 Bxa2 24. Ne3 Kf7 25. Bc7 Ke6 26. f4 g6 27. g4 Bb1 28. Kf3 f5 29. gxf5+ gxf5 30. Nxf5 Bxe4+ 31. Kxe4 Nf6+ 32. Kd3 Kxf5 33. Kc4 Ne4 34. Be5 h5 35. Kd5 Nd2 36. Kxc5 Nf3 37. Kd6 Nxh4 38. c4 Ng6 39. c5 Nf8 40. c6 Ne6 41. Bc3 h4 42. Be1 Nd4 1/2-1/2