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

The Torbay Chess Congress - General Information

Tournaments

The Congress runs four 5-round seeded Swiss Tournaments:
  • Open
  • Major - for grades under 170
  • Intermediate - for grades under 140
  • Foundation - for grades under 120.

Rate of Play

The time limit for each game will be all moves in 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds per move from move 1. Digital clocks will be used.

Playing Schedule

Round 1:Friday19:00 Round 2:Saturday10:00 Round 4:Sunday10:00
Round 3:Saturday15:00 Round 5:Sunday15:00
Round 1:Friday19:00
Round 2:Saturday10:00
Round 3:Saturday15:00
Round 4:Sunday10:00
Round 5:Sunday15:00

Admission to the Playing Area on the Friday evening will open at 6:30pm.

Default and Re-pairing Time

30 minutes after the above scheduled start times.

Byes

Except for Round 5, players may request one (and only one) ½-point bye.

Some Past Players' Comments

 
The whole Congress was excellent and very enjoyable. I would be very much less likely to enter if there were three games on the Saturday rather than as it is now.
2019 Foundation
 
Excellent congress, I hope to come again next year.
2019 Foundation
 
Such a well run Congress. Well done to all the team that make it a firm favourite, and the web site is easy to to follow for us oldies. Thank you.
2018 Foundation
 
Thought it was well run. I like the fact that I can relax in a hotel that faces the sea.
2018 Intermediate