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

The 52nd Anniversary 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

Friday 9th to Sunday 11th November 2018.

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.

A Game from Round 4 of the 2016 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2016.11.13"] [Round "4"] [White "Hamilton, Selwyn L"] [Black "Taylor, Robert Graham"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A00"] [PlyCount "30"] [EventDate "2016.11.12"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2016.11.12"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 b6 3. g3 Bb7 4. Bg2 e6 5. O-O Be7 6. Nc3 O-O 7. d4 d6 8. Qc2 Nbd7 9. e4 c5 10. d5 exd5 11. exd5 Ng4 12. Bf4 f6 13. h3 Nge5 14. Bxe5 Nxe5 15. Nxe5 fxe5 {The remainder of the score icannot be deciphered. One score sheet only available.} 0-1