Torbay Chess League

The Torbay Chess League runs inter-club competitions for chess clubs in South Devon, over an area that spans Teignmouth, Newton Abbot, the Torbay area (including Torquay, Paignton and Brixham), the South Hams (including Kingsbridge, Totnes, Ivybridge and Dartmouth) and Plymouth.

In the 2023-24 season the Torbay Chess League is running three Standardplay leagues, each for teams of four players:

  • Division 1: no rating limits
  • Division 3: maximum team rating under 6400.
  • Division 4: maximum team rating under 6000, with an individual maximum rating of 6000..

There is a knockout competition (the "White Knights Chemicals Knockout") for teams of six players with a maximum team rating of under 10,000.

Finally, there is a Rapidplay league for teams of four players with a maximum Rapidplay team rating of Under 7000.

The Torbay Chess League runs the ever popular annual Torbay Chess Congress in the Torquay/Paignton area.