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.


For results and congress reports prior to 2011, please refer to our section on the Chess Devon website.

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 3 of the 2016 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2016.11.12"] [Round "3"] [White "Littlejohns, David"] [Black "Webster, Richard J"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C01"] [PlyCount "37"] [EventDate "2016.11.12"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2016.11.12"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bd3 Bd6 6. Bg5 Qe7+ 7. Qe2 Qxe2+ 8. Bxe2 Ne4 9. O-O Nxg5 10. Nxg5 O-O 11. Bd3 h6 12. Nf3 Nc6 13. c3 Bd7 14. Nbd2 Rae8 15. Rfe1 Rxe1+ 16. Rxe1 Re8 17. Rxe8+ Bxe8 18. Kf1 Kf8 19. Ke2 1/2-1/2