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

We are delighted that the 2020 Torbay Congress will be held at the Livermead House Hotel, Torquay.

Livermead House is located right on the Torquay seafront - a great location for stretching your legs between rounds. The hotel has a large free car park, which is available for Congress participants. The hotel is about 650m from Torquay Station - about an 8 minute walk.

The congress will take place in the Regency and Kingsley Suites, with comfortable space for up to 150 players. The adjacent Cockington Suite will be used as an analysis room.

With three bars offering lunchtime food and snacks, a luxurious dining room, and several comfortable lounges, and free WiFi in all public rooms, there is no need for Congress participants to leave the hotel - notwithstanding the delights of Torquay and the seafront.

During the Congress a special chess lunch will be offered to participants.

Livermead House is offering a special package to congress participants as follows.

  • Bed & Breakfast on the Friday and Saturday nights of the Congress (Friday 6th and Saturday 7th November 2020) at £62 per person per night.
  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast on the Friday and Saturday nights of the Congress at £67 per person per night.
  • There is also the possibility of extending your stay (Thursday/Sunday) at an additional £50 per person per night (Bed & Breakfast) for these extra nights, or £55 per person per night (Dinner Bed & Breakfast).
  • There is a £5 per night supplement for rooms with a sea view, and a single occupancy supplement of £10 per night.

For further details or reservations, please call 01803 294361 or email Please quote "Chess Congress" when booking, to secure the special rates above.

Click here for a large Google map, and click here for directions on the hotel's website. Note: the Livermead House Hotel is not to be confused with the Livermead Cliff Hotel - the Livermead House Hotel is on the inland side of Torbay Road, whereas the Livermead Cliff Hotel is a few hundred metres further south (towards Paignton) and on the seaward side of the road.

Other Accommodation Options in Torbay

Click here for a comprehensive guide to the accommodation available on the English Riviera.

A Game from Round 3 of the 2014 Open
[Event "Torbay Open"] [Site "Torquay"] [Date "2014.11.15"] [Round "3"] [White "MacReamoinn, Brian"] [Black "Littlejohns, David"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A00"] [PlyCount "125"] [EventDate "2014.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2014.11.15"] 1. d4 c6 2. c4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. e4 b5 6. e5 Nd5 7. Be2 e6 8. h4 Bb4 9. Qc2 Bb7 10. Rh3 Nd7 11. Rg3 Kf8 12. Kf1 Nxc3 13. bxc3 Be7 14. Qe4 Nb6 15. Qg4 g6 16. h5 Rg8 17. Ng5 Bxg5 18. Bxg5 Qd7 19. hxg6 fxg6 20. Qh3 Nd5 21. Bg4 Bc8 22. f4 Qf7 23. a4 Ne7 24. axb5 cxb5 25. Bf3 Nd5 26. Be4 a5 27. f5 exf5 28. Bxd5 Qxd5 29. Qh6+ Ke8 30. e6 Ra7 31. Re1 a4 32. Re5 Qd6 33. Bc1 Qf8 34. Qd2 a3 35. Qa2 Rgg7 36. Kg1 Qd6 37. Bf4 Qa6 38. Bh6 Qa4 39. Bxg7 Qb3 40. Re2 Rxg7 41. Rge3 Bb7 42. Qa1 Ba8 43. Ra2 Be4 44. Re1 Ke7 45. d5 Bxd5 46. Rb1 Qa4 47. Rb4 Qa6 48. Qe1 Qxe6 49. Qh4+ Ke8 50. Rxb5 Rb7 51. Rxd5 Qxd5 52. Re2+ Kf8 53. Qf6+ Qf7 54. Qh8+ Qg8 55. Re8+ Kxe8 56. Qxg8+ Kd7 57. Qf7+ Kc8 58. Qxc4+ Kb8 59. Qa2 Ra7 60. Kf2 Kc7 61. Ke3 Kc6 62. Kd3 Kb6 63. Kc2 1-0