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

 
Well done again for another very pleasant and well run Congress. I have played at the Torbay on and off over many years and have always found it to be one of the very best events to play in. I also thought that the pairings print outs were a great improvement over the old card system. Small touches like the lunch deals also show that you are doing everything you can to make the event easy and enjoyable to participate in. Well done to all your team, you really have a good formula for success!
2018 Intermediate
 
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