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

The 2017 South West Chess Festival

The 2017 South West Chess Festival consists of the 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 2016, 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 2017 Torbay Congress which you can print at home.

Entering the Beacon Seniors Congress

Click here to download an entry form for the 2017 Beacon Seniors Congress which you can print at home.

Torbay Chess Congress
Human affairs are like a chess* game: only those who do not take it seriously can be called good players. 
Lucius Annaeus Seneca. 4BC - 65AD