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 2012 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2012.11.10"] [Round "3"] [White "Stephens, John KF"] [Black "Kelmendi, B."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B06"] [PlyCount "104"] [EventDate "2012.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2012.11.11"] 1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 b6 4. f4 Bb7 5. Nf3 e6 6. Bd3 Ne7 7. O-O O-O 8. Be3 d5 9. e5 Nd7 10. Ne2 c5 11. c3 a5 12. g4 Ba6 13. Ng3 f6 14. exf6 Bxf6 15. Bxa6 Rxa6 16. Qe2 c4 17. h4 b5 18. Bd2 Rf7 19. Ng5 Bxg5 20. hxg5 Nf8 21. Rf2 Qd7 22. Raf1 Rb6 23. a3 a4 24. Qe5 Nc6 25. Qe2 Ne7 26. Qf3 Ra6 27. Qg2 Rb6 28. Qf3 Ra6 29. Qg2 Rb6 30. Qh3 Nc6 31. Rf3 Rb8 32. R1f2 Re8 33. Nf1 Ree7 34. Ne3 Qd6 35. Rf1 Rd7 36. Be1 Ne7 37. Bg3 Qc6 38. R1f2 Nc8 39. f5 Rde7 40. Qf1 Qd7 41. f6 Re8 42. Ng2 Nd6 43. Re2 Ne4 44. Qc1 Qc6 45. Be5 Nd7 46. Qf4 Nxe5 47. dxe5 Rd7 48. Ne1 Nc5 49. Rd2 Nb3 50. Rd1 Qc5+ 51. Qe3 Qxe3+ 52. Rxe3 Red8 {The remainder of the score cannot be deciphered.} 1-0