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

2022 Torbay Congress - Entry Fees and Prizes

The entry fees and prizes for the 2022 Torbay Congress 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 ratings under 1950)£39
Intermediate Tournament (for ratings under 1750)£39
Foundation Tournament (for ratings under 1500)£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 2022) receive a £5 discount on the above prices.

Prizes and Torbay League Individual Championship Trophies

 Open
No rating limit
Major
Under 1950
Intermediate
Under 1750
Foundation
Under 1500
TrophyBasil Wallis CupChallenge CupIntermediate CupCandidates Cup
1st Prize£240£240£240£240
2nd Prize£140£140£140£140
3rd Prize£85£85£85£85
 

Rating and other prizes will be dependent on entrants.

Best Score by a Devon Player in the rated 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. Team entries must be submitted before the end of round 2.

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. Unrated players may not win rating prizes and not more than £50 in any tournament except the Open. Prizes will be paid by Internet Banking unless special circumstances apply.

Some Past Players' Comments

 
I thought all the administators and arbiters ran the congress excellently. Liked the fact that you observed two minutes silence for the war heroes. All in all well done and compliments to Kitsons the solicitors who sponsored the event in memory of Mr Batten who was a real nice guy.
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