The Torbay Chess Congress
An annual congress held on the English Riviera
The Torbay Congress
Torbay Chess Congress
Torbay Chess Congress


The Congress Organisers and the Toorak Hotel will continue to follow Government rules and guidelines regarding Covid-19. At present, no specific Covid-19 precautions are planned, and entrants must be willing to play opponents who choose not to wear a face mask. Please note that the hotel advises you to consider the use of face masks in enclosed areas.

The Organisers reserve the right to cancel the Congress in the event of a new pandemic wave; if this happens all entrants will be entitled to a full refund of their entry fees. The hotel has a specific 'Covid Guarantee' which deals with accommodation refunds in the event of new Government measures.

The Torbay Congress is Resuming in 2022

After a break in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid 19, the Torbay Chess Congress is planning to resume in 2022. The dates are Friday 18th to Sunday 20th November.

The venue is the TLH Toorak Hotel, Torquay.

TLH Toorak Hotel Torbay Chess Conference