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

The 2019 South West Chess Festival

The 2019 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 2018, 66% 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 2019 Torbay Congress which you can print at home.

Entering the Royal Beacon Seniors Congress

Details of the 20th Royal Beacon Seniors Congress, which will take place from Monday 4th November to Friday 8th November 2019, will be available in due course.

Torbay Chess Congress
You sit at the board and suddenly your heart leaps. Your hand trembles to pick up the piece and move it. But what chess teaches you is that you must sit there calmly and think about whether it's really a good idea and whether there are other, better ideas. 
Stanley Kubrick. 1928-1999