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

Trophies

Every year, a number of trophies are awarded for performance during the Congress. We are most grateful to the people who have donated the trophies. Each trophy is held by the winner until the next Torbay Congress.

Basil Wallis Cup

The Basil Wallis Cup, also known as the Individual Championship Trophy, is awarded to the highest-placed player in the Open Tournament who represents a club that plays in the Torbay Chess League.

The Individual Championship Trophy was donated by Basil Wallis 1957.

In 2017, the trophy was awarded to Dominic Mackle, Newton Abbot.

Torbay Congress Individual Championship Trophy
 

The Challenge Cup

The Challenge Cup is awarded to the highest-placed player in the Major Tournament who represents a club that plays in the Torbay Chess League.

The Challenge Cup Trophy was donated by Bill Ingham in 1981. Bill has kindly provided us with a brief bio of his chess career here.

In 2017 the trophy was awarded to Plamen Sivrev, Plymouth

Torbay Congress Candidates Trophy
 

The Intermediate Cup

The Intermediate Cup is awarded to the highest-placed player in the Intermediate Tournament who represents a club that plays in the Torbay Chess League.

In 2017 the trophy was awarded to Nathan Mills, Torbay.

Torbay Congress Ralph Newman Cup
 

The Candidates Cup

The Candidates Cup is awarded to the highest-placed player in the Foundation Tournament (previously termed the Minor Tournament) who represents a club that plays in the Torbay Chess League.

The Candidates Trophy was donated by JE Jones in 1965. Please visit the Chess Devon website for a detailed biography of JE Jones.

In 2017 the trophy was awarded to Terry Wang, Plymouth.

Torbay Congress Candidates Cup
 

The Ralph Newman Cup

The Ralph Newman Cup is awarded to the Devon player with the best score in the graded tournaments (i.e. excluding the Open Tournament).

In 2017 the trophy was awarded to Terry Wang, Plymouth.

Torbay Congress Ralph Newman Cup
 

The JH Whitfield Celebration Cup

The JH Whitfield Celebration Cup is awarded to the young player from a Devon club who scores the highest score in any of the tournaments.

In 2017 the trophy was awarded to Terry Wang, Plymouth.

Torbay Congress JH Whitfield Celebration Cup
 

A Game from Round 2 of the 2014 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2014.11.15"] [Round "2"] [White "Barton, R Alan"] [Black "Brusey, Alan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A00"] [PlyCount "64"] [EventDate "2014.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2014.11.15"] 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bf4 f6 4. e3 Bg4 5. Be2 e5 6. dxe5 Bxf3 7. Bxf3 fxe5 8. Bg3 Nf6 9. O-O e4 10. Be2 Bd6 11. c3 O-O 12. Nd2 Bxg3 13. fxg3 Qd6 14. Nb3 Rad8 15. Qc2 Ne5 16. Rad1 Nfg4 17. Bxg4 Nxg4 18. Qe2 Ne5 19. Nd4 g6 20. b4 b6 21. Rb1 c5 22. bxc5 bxc5 23. Nc2 Nd3 24. Rxf8+ Rxf8 25. Rf1 Rxf1+ 26. Qxf1 Qe5 27. Qb1 Qxc3 28. Qb8+ Kg7 29. Qxa7+ Kh6 30. Qe7 Qxc2 31. Qh4+ Kg7 32. Qe7+ Kh6 1/2-1/2