2020 Torbay Congress: CANCELLED

Please read the following important message from the organisers of the Torbay Congress:


Dear chess player,

I am sad to inform you that as organisers of the Torbay Chess Congress we have decided to cancel the 2020 Congress because of the ongoing implications of the Coronavirus pandemic. It is in the nature of chess congresses that any form of “social distancing” will be impossible, and regardless of what Government guidelines may be saying in November, we feel we cannot take the responsibility of convening a purely recreational event which might put participants’ health at risk. 

We have taken the decision now to remove uncertainty for both the players, the hotel and ourselves.

On a positive note, we are planning to hold the 2021 Congress on Armistice weekend (12th – 14th November).

If you won a trophy at last year’s Congress please feel free to hold on to it for another year. If you are moving away from the area or would simply like to return it, please let me know and I will arrange to pay for the carriage.

Kind regards

Ken Alexander
Congress Organiser