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

Torbay Congress Individual Championship Trophy

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 2022, the trophy was awarded to Scott Crockart, Plymouth.

 

The Challenge Cup

Torbay Congress Candidates Trophy

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 2022 the trophy was awarded to George Lekoudis, Barnstaple.

 

The Intermediate Cup

Torbay Congress Ralph Newman 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 2022 the trophy was awarded to Reece Whittington, Exeter.

 

The Candidates Cup

Torbay Congress 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.

In 2022 the trophy was awarded to Gerard t'Hart, Plymouth.

 

The Ralph Newman Cup

Torbay Congress 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 2022 the trophy was awarded to Gerard t'Hart, Plymouth.

 

The JH Whitfield Celebration Cup

Torbay Congress 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 2022 the trophy was awarded to David Edwards, Barnstaple.