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 1 of the 2012 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2012.11.09"] [Round "1"] [White "Pleasants, Allan J"] [Black "Helbig, Paul"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A43"] [PlyCount "84"] [EventDate "2012.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2012.11.11"] 1. Nf3 d6 2. d4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 Nf6 5. O-O O-O 6. Nc3 c5 7. d5 Na6 8. e4 Nc7 9. Qd3 Nd7 10. a4 Rb8 11. Nd2 a6 12. Nc4 b5 13. axb5 axb5 14. Na5 Ne5 15. Qd1 b4 16. Ne2 Ra8 17. Nc6 Nxc6 18. Rxa8 Nxa8 19. dxc6 Ba6 20. Re1 Bb5 21. Nf4 e6 22. h4 Bxc6 23. h5 Nb6 24. Bh3 Qe7 25. Nd5 Bxd5 26. exd5 e5 27. f4 f5 28. hxg6 hxg6 29. fxe5 Bxe5 30. Bf4 Bd4+ 31. Kh2 Qf7 32. c3 bxc3 33. bxc3 Bxc3 34. Re6 Ra8 35. Qe2 Nxd5 36. Bxd6 Ra2 37. Rxg6+ Qxg6 38. Qxa2 Qxd6 39. Bg2 Qh6+ 40. Kg1 Bd4+ 41. Kf1 Qc1+ 42. Ke2 Qe3+ 0-1