Niemeyer junior tournament

This tournament, sponsored by Niemeijer, quickly grew out to one of the major junior tournaments in Europe. After five editions, a qualification stage was added. Two Belgians managed to qualify for the A-final: Rooze, who shared 3rd place with Timman and Westermeier, and Goormachtigh. From the 10th edition on, the winner was awarded the official title of European junior champion. After the 1974-75 edition, Gasunie took over the sponsoring of this championship and, with that, the Niemeyer tournament disappeared from the calendar.

Year 1 2 3 # Belgian
1963 Zuidema (NED) 7½ Richardson (ENG) 7 Scholl (NED) 5½ RR 10 6. M. Bratzlavsky
1964 Hartoch (NED) 7½ Sloth (DEN) 7½ Hübner (GER) 7 RR 10 10. P. Van Herck ½
1964-65 Hübner (GER) 9 Ree (NED) 9 Bleiman (ISR) 8½ RR 12 10. R. Verstraeten
1965-66 Ree (NED) 8 Whiteley (ENG) 8 Kupreichik (URS) 7½ RR 12
1966-67 Steinberg (URS) 6 Whiteley (ENG) 4 Timman (NED) 3½ RR+RR 16 4. J. Rooze
1967-68 Karpov (URS) 5½ Adorján (HUN) 5 Lewi (POL) 4½ S7+RR 16 14. R. Meulders
1968-69 Mäder (GER) 7 Vaganian (URS) 7 Ribli (HUN) 7 S7+RR 20 20. L. Teirlinck 2
1969-70 Adorján (HUN) 7 Ljubojević (YUG) 6½ Beliavsky (URS) 6 S7+RR 24 23. M. Roofthoofd 4
1970-71 Ribli (HUN) 7½ Beliavsky (URS) 6 Borngässer (GER) 5½ S7+RR 26 14. R. Meulders
1971-72 Sax (HUN) 7 Borngässer (GER) 7 Velikov (BUL) 6 S7+RR 30 30. D. Luminet 3
1972-73 Romanishin (URS) 7½ Miles (ENG) 6½ Buchal (GER) 5½ S7+RR 30 24. R. Weemaes 5
1973-74 Makarichev (URS) 7 Pintér (HUN) 7 Kuligowski (POL) 5½ S7+RR 32 9. J. Goormachtigh
1974-75 Nunn (ENG) 6 Székely (HUN) 6 Podzielny (GER) 5½ S7+RR 28 21. G. Deleyn

 

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