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 2014 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2014.11.15"] [Round "2"] [White "Fairbairn, Stephen"] [Black "Wheeler, John Francis"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A00"] [PlyCount "68"] [EventDate "2014.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2014.11.15"] 1. g3 Nf6 2. Bg2 g6 3. d3 Bg7 4. Nc3 O-O 5. e4 d6 6. Nh3 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8. f4 Bg4 9. Qe1 Qd7 10. Nf2 Be6 11. Be3 Nd4 12. Bxd4 exd4 13. Ne2 c5 14. h3 d5 15. e5 Ne8 16. Qd2 f6 17. exf6 Nxf6 18. Kh2 Rae8 19. Rae1 Re7 20. Ng1 Qd6 21. Nf3 Rfe8 22. Re2 Bc8 23. Rfe1 Rxe2 24. Rxe2 Rxe2 25. Qxe2 Qe6 26. Qxe6+ Bxe6 27. Ng5 Bc8 28. Kg1 Kf8 29. Ng4 Bxg4 30. hxg4 Ke7 31. Bf3 b5 32. Kf2 a5 33. Nh3 Kd6 34. g5 Ng8 1/2-1/2