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

2018 Torbay Congress - Entry Fees and Prizes

Entry Fees

Open Tournament (any player may enter)£37
Major Tournament (for grades under 170)£37
Intermediate Tournament (for grades under 140)£37
Minor Tournament (for grades under 120)£37

For players who have Silver, Gold or Platinum ECF Membership on the dates of the Congress, the above fees are reduced by £7.

Juniors (under 18 on 1st September 2018) receive a £5 discount on the above prices.

There is a late fee surcharge of £5 for pre-paid entries made online after 6th November 2018 (or postmarked after 6th November 2018 in the case of postal entries). The late fee surcharge for players who pay at the venue is £5.

Prizes and Torbay League Individual Championship Trophies

Prizes increased in all sections
Prizes increased in all sections

The first, second and third prizes for the Open Tournament have been increased slightly compared to 2017, and as before the prizes for the three graded tournaments are at the same level as the Open.

No grade limit
Under 170
Under 140
Under 120
TrophyBasil Wallis CupChallenge CupIntermediate CupCandidates Cup
1st Prize£240£240£240£240
2nd Prize£140£140£140£140
3rd Prize£85£85£85£85

Grading and other prizes will be dependent on entrants.

Best Score by a Devon Player in the graded tournaments (Major/Intermediate/Foundation): Ralph Newman Cup.

Best score by a junior across all four sections: John Whitfield Cup.

There will be a prize of £40 for the team of four players from the same club with the highest aggregate score. Sum of progressive score will be used to determine tiebreaks.

So that prize money may be as widely distributed as possible, no player may win more than one prize (excluding any team prize). Money prizes may be combined and shared. Ungraded players may not win grading prizes and not more than third prize in any tournament except the Open. Prizes will be paid by Internet Banking unless special circumstances apply.

A Game from Round 4 of the 2011 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2011.11.20"] [Round "4"] [White "Abbott, Mark V"] [Black "Archer Lock, Adrian"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D04"] [PlyCount "100"] [EventDate "2011.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2011.11.19"] 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e3 Bg4 4. Bd3 e6 5. O-O Bd6 6. h3 Bh5 7. b3 Qe7 8. Bb2 Nbd7 9. Nbd2 c6 10. c4 e5 11. dxe5 Bxe5 12. Bxe5 Nxe5 13. Be2 dxc4 14. Nxe5 Bxe2 15. Qxe2 Qxe5 16. Nxc4 Qe6 17. Rfd1 Nd5 18. Qf3 O-O 19. e4 Nf6 20. Nd6 Qe7 21. Rd3 Nd7 22. Qg3 Nc5 23. Rd4 Rad8 24. Rad1 Ne6 25. R4d2 b6 26. h4 Qf6 27. e5 Qf4 28. Kh2 Qxg3+ 29. Kxg3 Nc5 30. f3 g6 31. Kg4 h5+ 32. Kg3 Ne6 33. f4 c5 34. Kf3 Nd4+ 35. Ke3 Rd7 36. Ne4 Nf5+ 37. Kf2 Rd4 38. Rxd4 Nxd4 39. b4 Ne6 40. bxc5 bxc5 41. Ke3 Rb8 42. Rd2 Rb4 43. g3 Ra4 44. f5 Nd4 45. fxg6 Ra3+ 46. Kf2 fxg6 47. Nxc5 Nb5 48. Nd3 Kf7 49. Kf3 Ke6 50. Re2 Nd4+ 0-1