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 4 of the 2012 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2012.11.11"] [Round "4"] [White "Batson, A."] [Black "Pleasants, Allan J"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B06"] [PlyCount "82"] [EventDate "2012.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2012.11.11"] 1. d4 d6 2. e4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. Be3 a6 5. Qd2 Nd7 6. Bd3 e5 7. Nge2 h6 8. g4 exd4 9. Bxd4 Ne5 10. Bxe5 dxe5 11. f3 Qh4+ 12. Ng3 Ne7 13. O-O-O O-O 14. Bc4 Bf6 15. Kb1 Bg5 16. Qf2 Bf4 17. Qc5 c6 18. Nce2 b5 19. Bb3 a5 20. a3 a4 21. Ba2 b4 22. Nxf4 exf4 23. Ne2 bxa3 24. Qxa3 Qf6 25. Nxf4 Qxf4 26. Qxe7 a3 27. Qd6 Qxd6 28. Rxd6 Rb8 29. Bb3 Be6 30. Ka2 axb2 31. Rxc6 Bxb3+ 32. cxb3 Rfd8 33. Kxb2 Rd3 34. Rc3 Rd2+ 35. Kb1 Ra8 36. Rhc1 Rxh2 37. Rc8+ Rxc8 38. Rxc8+ Kg7 39. b4 h5 40. b5 hxg4 41. fxg4 Re2 1-0