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 5 of the 2014 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2014.11.16"] [Round "5"] [White "Barton, R Alan"] [Black "Saqui, David AJ"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D02"] [PlyCount "76"] [EventDate "2014.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2014.11.15"] 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bf4 c5 4. e3 Qb6 5. Qc1 Nc6 6. c3 Bd7 7. Nbd2 Rc8 8. Bd3 cxd4 9. exd4 Nb4 10. Be2 Bb5 11. c4 dxc4 12. O-O Nd5 13. Bg3 c3 14. Bxb5+ Qxb5 15. bxc3 Nxc3 16. Kh1 Nf6 17. Rb1 Qa6 18. Rb3 Nfd5 19. Ne4 f5 20. Nxc3 Rxc3 21. Rxc3 Nxc3 22. Re1 Bb4 23. Be5 O-O 24. Qg5 Rf7 25. Rc1 Be7 26. Qg3 Qd3 27. h4 Ne4 28. Rc8+ Bf8 29. Rxf8+ Kxf8 30. Bxg7+ Kg8 31. Qb8+ Kxg7 32. Qe5+ Kg8 33. Kh2 Nxf2 34. Qxe6 Ng4+ 35. Kg3 Qe3 36. Qc4 Qf2+ 37. Kh3 Qxg2+ 38. Kxg2 Ne3+ 0-1