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

Some Past Players' Comments

My first Torbay Congress and I thought it was excellent.
2019 Major
Simply one of the very best tournaments on the weekend circuit. Hard to see where you could improve your very well run and enjoyable event. Well done!
2019 Intermediate
As friendly and welcoming as you could imagine. Smiling faces everywhere. Would ask you to refuse entries from every player better than me, but if you did, there'd be nobody there! Looking forward to next year already.
2018 Intermediate

A Game from Round 5 of the 2016 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2016.11.13"] [Round "5"] [White "Taylor, Robert Graham"] [Black "Archer Lock, Christopher J"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A40"] [PlyCount "36"] [EventDate "2016.11.12"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2016.11.12"] 1. d4 e6 2. c4 b6 3. Nc3 Bb7 4. e4 Bb4 5. f3 f5 6. exf5 Nh6 7. fxe6 O-O 8. Bxh6 Qh4+ 9. g3 Qxh6 10. exd7 Qe3+ 11. Be2 Bxc3+ 12. bxc3 Qxc3+ 13. Kf2 Nxd7 14. Rb1 Nf6 15. Qd3 Ng4+ 16. Kg2 Ne3+ 17. Kf2 Ng4+ 18. Kg2 Ne3+ 1/2-1/2