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Torbay Chess League

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

Currently the Torbay League runs four Standardplay leagues, each for teams of four players:

  • Premier League (an amalgamation of the old Division 1 and Division 2): maximum team grade under 640
  • Division 2: maximum team grade under 540
  • Division 3: maximum team grade under 480
  • Division 4: maximum team grade under 420, with a maximum individual grade of 120.

There is a knockout competition (the "White Knights Chemicals Knockout") for teams of six players with a maximum team grade of under 750.

Finally, there is a Rapidplay league for teams of four players with a maximum Rapidplay team grade of 560.

Every November The Torbay Chess League runs the ever popular Torbay Chess Congress in the Torquay/Paignton area; currently the Congress is in its 52nd year.

 

Participating Clubs