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

The 2018 South West Chess Festival

The 2018 South West Chess Festival consists of the Royal Beacon Seniors Congress immediately followed by the Torbay Congress. The purpose of having the two congresses on adjacent dates is to simplify the logistics, and reduce the costs, for players wishing to participate in both these popular South Devon congresses.

Entering the Torbay Congress

You can enter the Torbay Congress online by clicking here. In 2017, 58% of entrants entered online, and we received very positive feedback about how easy it is to enter this way.

Alternatively, you can enter by post and pay by cheque. Click here to download an entry form for the 2018 Torbay Congress which you can print at home.

Entering the Royal Beacon Seniors Congress

Details of the 19th Royal Beacon Seniors Congress can be found here.

A Game from Round 3 of the 2012 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2012.11.10"] [Round "3"] [White "Regis, David"] [Black "Westhuizen, C."] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A34"] [PlyCount "93"] [EventDate "2012.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2012.11.11"] 1. c4 c5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Nc3 Nc7 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. O-O e5 8. d3 Be7 9. Nd2 O-O 10. Nc4 f6 11. f4 exf4 12. Bxf4 Ne6 13. Bd2 Ned4 14. e3 Ne6 15. Nd5 Ng5 16. Qb3 Kh8 17. Rad1 Rb8 18. a4 Bh3 19. Nf4 Bxg2 20. Kxg2 Qd7 21. Bc3 b6 22. d4 Qf5 23. Nd2 cxd4 24. exd4 Na5 25. Qd5 Qxd5+ 26. Nxd5 Bd6 27. h4 Nf7 28. Ne4 Nc6 29. Nf4 Bxf4 30. Rxf4 Rfe8 31. d5 Ne7 32. h5 Nc8 33. g4 Ncd6 34. Nxd6 Nxd6 35. h6 Rf8 36. hxg7+ Kxg7 37. g5 Kg6 38. gxf6 Rfe8 39. Kf3 Nf7 40. Rg1+ Ng5+ 41. Kf2 h6 42. f7 Rf8 43. Rf6+ Kh7 44. Rxg5 hxg5 45. Bb4 Kg7 46. Bxf8+ Rxf8 47. Rc6 1/2-1/2