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 4 of the 2016 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2016.11.13"] [Round "4"] [White "McDougall, William M"] [Black "Menadue, Jeremy FS"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D11"] [PlyCount "113"] [EventDate "2016.11.12"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2016.11.12"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bg4 5. Qb3 Qb6 6. c5 Qc7 7. Ne5 Bf5 8. Bd3 Bxd3 9. Qxd3 g6 10. Nc3 Bg7 11. Bd2 Nbd7 12. f4 O-O 13. O-O e6 14. b4 Ne8 15. Be1 f6 16. Nxd7 Qxd7 17. Bg3 Rd8 18. Rab1 b5 19. a4 bxa4 20. Ra1 e5 21. f5 e4 22. Qe2 Bh6 23. Rxa4 Ng7 24. fxg6 hxg6 25. Bf4 Bxf4 26. Rxf4 f5 27. Qa2 Ra8 28. Ra6 g5 29. Rf1 f4 30. b5 fxe3 31. bxc6 Rxf1+ 32. Kxf1 Rf8+ 33. Ke1 Qg4 34. Qxd5+ Kh8 35. Qxe4 Rf4 36. Qxe3 Qxg2 37. Ne2 Re4 38. Qf2 Rxe2+ 39. Kxe2 Qe4+ 40. Kd2 Qb1 41. Qf8+ Kh7 42. Rxa7 Qb2+ 43. Kd3 Qb3+ 44. Kd2 Qb2+ 45. Ke3 Qc3+ 46. Ke4 Qe1+ 47. Kd3 Qd1+ 48. Kc4 Qe2+ 49. Kb4 Qb2+ 50. Ka5 Qa3+ 51. Kb6 Qb4+ 52. Ka6 Qa4+ 53. Kb7 Qb4+ 54. Ka8 Qxd4 55. Qxg7+ Qxg7 56. Rxg7+ Kxg7 57. c7 1-0