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 2 of the 2014 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2014.11.15"] [Round "2"] [White "Archer Lock, Adrian"] [Black "Menadue, Jeremy FS"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A00"] [PlyCount "96"] [EventDate "2014.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2014.11.15"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. cxd5 cxd5 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. Bf4 Nc6 6. e3 e6 7. Bd3 a6 8. a3 Bd6 9. Bxd6 Qxd6 10. Nf3 O-O 11. O-O e5 12. dxe5 Nxe5 13. Be2 Rd8 14. Qd4 Nc6 15. Qh4 Bf5 16. Rfd1 Ne7 17. Rd2 Qc7 18. Rad1 h6 19. h3 Rac8 20. Qd4 Nc6 21. Qa4 Be6 22. Nd4 Ne5 23. f4 Nc4 24. Bxc4 Qxc4 25. Qc2 b5 26. Qd3 Qc7 27. Nde2 Qb6 28. f5 Bd7 29. Nf4 Bc6 30. Qd4 Qc7 31. Nd3 Re8 32. Nb4 Qg3 33. Nxc6 Rxc6 34. Nxd5 Nxd5 35. Qxd5 Qxe3+ 36. Kh1 Rf6 37. Qd7 Re5 38. Qc8+ Kh7 39. Rd5 Qe2 40. Rxe5 Qxe5 41. Qc2 Qxf5 42. Qc3 Re6 43. b3 Re2 44. a4 Qe4 45. Qd3 Qxd3 46. Rxd3 Re4 47. Rc3 Rd4 48. a5 Rd5 {THe remainder of the score cannot be deciphered.} 1/2-1/2