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

2020 Torbay Congress - Entry Fees and Prizes

The entry fees and prizes that had been planned for the 2020 Congress (before it was cancelled) are set out below. The entry fees and prizes for the 2021 Congress will be published in due course.

Entry Fees

Open Tournament (any player may enter)£39
Major Tournament (for grades under 170)£39
Intermediate Tournament (for grades under 140)£39
Minor Tournament (for grades under 120)£39

For players who have Silver, Gold or Platinum ECF Membership on the dates of the Congress, the above fees are reduced by £9.

Juniors (under 18 on 1st September 2020) receive a £5 discount on the above prices.

Prizes and Torbay League Individual Championship Trophies

 Open
No grade limit
Major
Under 170
Intermediate
Under 140
Foundation
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.

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.

Some Past Players' Comments

 
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
 
I found all the controllers/arbiters and organisers of the tournament extremely helpful but would particularly like to mention Ken Alexander for arranging lifts for players caught out by rail engineering works.
2018 Open
 
I really enjoyed this year's congress as indeed I do every year.
2019 Open