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 2 of the 2018 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2018.11.10"] [Round "2"] [White "Hurst, Eddie"] [Black "De Coverly, Roger D"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A48"] [PlyCount "103"] [EventDate "2018.11.09"] [SourceVersionDate "2018.11.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 c5 3. e3 b6 4. Nf3 g6 5. h3 Bg7 6. Be2 O-O 7. O-O Bb7 8. c3 d6 9. Nbd2 Nbd7 10. a4 a6 11. Bh2 Qc7 12. Qb3 Rab8 13. Qa3 b5 14. axb5 axb5 15. b4 c4 16. Qb2 Ra8 17. Rxa8 Rxa8 18. Ra1 Qc8 19. Ra5 Rxa5 20. bxa5 Ba6 21. e4 Qd8 22. Qa3 Nb8 23. e5 Ne8 24. exd6 exd6 25. Bf1 Nc6 26. Ne4 Bf8 27. d5 Qxa5 28. Qxa5 Nxa5 29. Nd4 Nc7 30. Bxd6 Nxd5 31. Bxf8 Kxf8 32. Nc5 Bc8 33. Nxb5 Ke7 34. Na3 Nb6 35. Ne4 f5 36. Nd2 Ba6 37. f3 Kd6 38. Kf2 Kc5 39. g4 Bc8 40. Nc2 Nd5 41. Ne3 Ba6 42. gxf5 gxf5 43. Nxf5 Nxc3 44. Ne4+ Nxe4+ 45. fxe4 Bc8 46. Ke3 Nc6 47. Ng3 Kb4 48. Nf5 c3 49. h4 Be6 50. Nd4 Bf7 51. Bd3 Bc4 52. Bc2 {The remainder of the score cannot be deciphered.} 1/2-1/2