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Season 2017/18



Torbay Chess Club is in its second year of existence and is an amalgamation of Torquay and Brixham Chess Clubs.  The club is spearheaded by John Ariss, well known local arbiter and organiser at various local chess clubs.  Its aim is to firmly re-establish a chess club within Torbay and create a club worthy of the size of area it represents.

The club offers the opportunity to play at Torquay on Mondays and Wednesdays, and Brixham on Tuesdays. Monday nights at Torquay are for serious competitive chess and this is the night that the club championship and home Torbay Chess League matches are played. Wednesday nights are for social chess. It is also the night that a rated Rapidplay competition is played, as well as regular Blitz events. Tuesday nights at Brixham are for social chess.

Club nights start at 7 p.m. and their locations are:


Brixham Conservative Club,

New Road,




Torquay Bridge Club,

Zion Road,


TQ2 5RZ.

When you turn into Zion Road there is a cream coloured building straight ahead of you.  Turn left at this building down a narrow road and the Bridge Club is straight ahead. The Chess Club is on the top floor.

The plan for the 2017-18 season is to hold an internal rated competition and to play in Divisions 1 and 2 within the Torbay Chess League, as well as the Torbay League KO Cup. Hopefully, in the following season, the club will continue to grow and we can enter teams in the DCCA League and more teams in the Torbay League.

There is a 10 membership fee (5 for juniors) for players whom play at Torquay (newcomers are allowed to attend a couple of nights for free before joining). You also pay a 2 table fee on the night. There are no membership charges if you just play at Brixham, as well as no table fees. The start time at each venue is 7 p.m.

For further details, contact John Ariss on 07949 094782 or e-mail marriottqpr@hotmail.com. 

Alternatively, go to http://www.torbaychessclub.com