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

Torbay Chess Congress - Venue

We are delighted that the 2018 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.

  • B&B on the Friday and Saturday nights of the Congress (9th and 10th November 2018) is £62 pppn.
  • Dinner, B&B on the Friday and Saturday nights of the Congress is £67 pppn.
  • There is also the possibility of extending your stay (Thursday/Sunday) at an additional £50 pppn (B&B) for these extra nights, or £55 pppn (Dinner B&B).
  • 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 "Woolcock, Craig"] [Black "De Coverly, Roger"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A00"] [PlyCount "141"] [EventDate "2014.11.??"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "5"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2014.11.15"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O Qf6 6. d4 exd4 7. Qxd4 Qxd4 8. Nxd4 Bd7 9. Be3 O-O-O 10. Nc3 c5 11. Nde2 b6 12. Rfd1 Ne7 13. f3 h6 14. Rd2 g6 15. Rad1 Bg7 16. b3 Rhe8 17. Bf2 f5 18. Kf1 fxe4 19. Nxe4 g5 20. h3 Ng6 21. c4 Re7 22. N2g3 Rf7 23. Nh5 Bh8 24. a4 a5 25. Nhg3 Rdf8 26. Kg1 Be5 27. Be3 Bc6 28. Re2 Nf4 29. Bxf4 gxf4 30. Nf1 Re8 31. Rde1 Bd4+ 32. Kh1 Rg8 33. Nfd2 Rg6 34. Kh2 Re6 35. Kh1 Kb8 36. Kh2 Rfe7 37. Kh1 Be3 38. Nf1 Bxe4 39. fxe4 Rxe4 40. g3 R4e5 41. Kg2 Bd4 42. Rxe5 Rxe5 43. Rxe5 Bxe5 44. g4 Kc8 45. Kf3 Kd7 46. Ke4 Ke6 47. Nd2 c6 48. Nf3 Bc7 49. Nh4 Kf6 50. Ng2 Kg5 51. Kf3 Kf6 52. Nxf4 Ke5 53. Ne2 Bd8 54. Nf4 Bg5 55. Ne2 Bf6 56. Ke3 Bh4 57. Kf3 Bf2 58. h4 Be1 59. Ng3 Kd4 60. g5 hxg5 61. hxg5 Bd2 62. Ne2+ Kd3 63. Nf4+ Kc2 64. g6 Bc3 65. Ne6 Kxb3 66. Nd8 Kxc4 67. Nxc6 Kb3 68. Ke4 Bg7 69. Ne7 Bd4 70. Nf5 Bf6 71. Kd5 {The remaining moves could not be decipered.} 0-1