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 2023 Torbay Congress will be held at the TLH Toorak Hotel, Torquay.

The TLH Toorak Hotel is located on Chestnut Avenue - just across the road from the Riveria International Centre, home of the British Chess Championships five times since the year 2000.

For guests who book overnight accommodation direct with the hotel, car parking is free for residents staying at any of the hotels at TLH Leisure resort. If you are taking advantage of this offer, you should give your vehicle registration number to Reception at the Toorak when you first arrive. For alternative car parks, we suggest the Torre Valley Car Park, Torre Valley, Torquay, TQ2 5JY, which has a winter tariff of £3.30 for up to 17 hours, and where you can pay by RingGo (location code 15841).

The hotel is about 650m from Torquay Station - about an 8 minute walk.

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The Congress will take place in the Chatsworth Suite, and the adjoining Garden Room will be available as an analysis room. Depending on numbers, further rooms in the hotel may be used to provide additional playing areas - but not the Arlington Suite this year due to its proximity to the Hotel's piano bar! Based on feedback from the 2022 Congress, if all four sections can be accommodated in the Chatsworth Suite with comfortable playing conditions, this is what we wiil do.

With a spacious bar and a luxurious dining room, indoor swimming pools, a luxury spa, a gym, and free WiFi in all public rooms, there is no need for Congress participants to leave the TLH Leisure Resort - notwithstanding the delights of Torquay.

The TLH Toorak Hotel is offering early dinner for Congress participants at 5.30pm on the Friday night. On the Saturday and Sunday a special chess light lunch will be offered to participants (orderable before the start of play each morning).

For Congress participants, we have negotiated special packages with the TLH group hotels as follows. You can stay at any of the TLH group hotels - as well as the Toorak, you can book rooms in the Victoria, the Carlton and the Derwent Hotels.

Bed & Breakfast on the Friday and Saturday nights of the Congress (Friday 10th and Saturday 11th November 2023)
  • standard twin/double rooms at £61.00 per person per night for twin occupancy
  • standard single rooms at £61.00 per person per night for sole occupancy
  • standard twin/double rooms at £76.00 per person per night for sole occupancy.
Supplements for upgraded rooms are £4.00 per person per night for sea view rooms, and £3.00 per person per night for Riviera rooms.
The corresponding prices for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast are an additional £12.00 per person per night.

£12 for a three course dinner can't be bad!

For further details or reservations, please call 01803 400 500 or email [email protected]. Bookings under this offer can only be made via the Hotel's reservation team on 01803 400 500, quoting booking id number 48470 (at the start of the conservation). Bookings made online or with any third-party websites will not qualify for this offer or get free parking.

Other Accommodation Options in Torbay

Below are two guides to the accommodation available on the English Riviera:

The 2024 Torbay Congress is at the Toorak Hotel

The 2024 Torbay Congress will take place on Friday 8th through to Sunday 10th November.

The venue is the TLH Toorak Hotel, Torquay.

TLH Toorak Hotel Torbay Chess Conference