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 2018 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2018.11.10"] [Round "3"] [White "Forster, James"] [Black "Brusey, Alan"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D07"] [PlyCount "86"] [EventDate "2018.11.09"] [SourceVersionDate "2018.11.12"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nf3 Bg4 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bf4 dxc4 6. e3 Bxf3 7. Qxf3 Na5 8. Qg3 Bd6 9. Qxg7 Qf6 10. Qxf6 Nxf6 11. Bg3 h5 12. Nb5 Kd7 13. Rc1 Bb4+ 14. Kd1 Ne4 15. f3 Nxg3 16. hxg3 a6 17. Nc3 b5 18. Be2 Rag8 19. Ne4 Be7 20. Rh3 f5 21. Nf2 Bd6 22. f4 h4 23. g4 c5 24. dxc5 Bxc5 25. Kc2 Nc6 26. g5 Nb4+ 27. Kb1 Nd5 28. Nd1 e5 29. Rf3 exf4 30. exf4 Bd6 31. Nc3 Nxf4 32. Rcf1 b4 33. Bxc4 bxc3 34. Bxg8 Rxg8 35. Rxf4 Bxf4 36. Rxf4 Rxg5 37. bxc3 Rxg2 38. Rxh4 Ke6 39. Rh6+ Ke5 40. Rxa6 f4 41. Kc1 f3 42. Kd1 f2 43. Ra5+ Kd6 0-1