Schilde international junior tournament

For a long time, this tournament, organised by SK Boris Spassky Schilde, was the only recurring international tournament in Belgium. Until 1974, the tournament was played yearly. After that, it was only held every other year. The last tournament was held in 1982.

Year 1 2 3 1st Belgian
1965 Lanz 7½ (ESP) Van Herck 7 (BEL) Leijnen 6 (NED) RR 10/5 42/45 2. M. Van Herck 7
1966 Lombard 8 (SUI) Wise 7 (ENG) Meulders 5½ (BEL) RR 10/9 2/45 3. R. Meulders
1967 Preissmann 7 (FRA) Baldwin 7 (ENG) Fedder 7 (DEN) RR 10/9 1/45 8. R. Meulders 3
1968 Ljubojević 9½ (YUG) Meulders 7 (BEL) de Vries 7 (NED) RR 11/10 1/55 2. R. Meulders 7
1969 Romanishin 6 (URS) Moberly 5½ (ENG) Horváth 5½ (HUN) S8 13/14 56/56 10. P. De Jonghe
1970 Hemmert 7 (GER) Petrosian 6½ (URS) Baljon 6 (NED) S9 14/14 63/63 8. P. De Jonghe
1971 Stean 7 (ENG) Marjanović 6½ (YUG) Kernan 6 (IRL) S9 20/15 90/90 6. C. Van Hul 5
1972 Christiansen 7½ (USA) Kochiev 6 (URS) Natalucci 6 (ITA) S9 20/17 90/90 5. R. Weemaes
1973 Speelman 7½ (ENG) Høi 7 (DEN) Diesen 5½ (USA) S9 18/14 81/81 4. C. Ghysels
1974 Machulsky 7 (URS) Goodman 6½ (ENG) Taruffi 6½ (ITA) S9 20/17 86/90 14. J. Bafort
1976 Rohde 7½ (USA) Taborov 7 (URS) Benjamin 6 (ENG) S9 20/16 90/90 8. P. Tonoli 4
1978 Azmaiparashvili 8 (URS) Nikolić 8 (YUG) Züger 6½ (SUI) S9 20/15 86/86 13. D. Sadkowski 4
1980 Ehlvest 8½ (URS) Mainka 6½ (GER) Winants 6 (BEL) S9 18/14 81/81 3. L. Winants 6
1982 Wells 7 (ENG) Cigan 6½ (YUG) Danielsen 6 (DEN) S9 16/13 70/72 9. T. van der Meer 4½*

*: Notice that van der Meer was a Dutchman playing under Belgian flag. Bogaerts, with 4 points, was the first player with the Belgian nationality. He finished 12th.

The per country medal table is as follows:

Soviet Union 4 3 7
England 3 4 1 8
USA 2   1 3
Yugoslavia 1 3   4
West-Germany 1 1   2
Switzerland 1   1 2
Spain 1     1
France 1     1
Belgium   2 2 4
Denmark   1 2 3
Netherlands     3 3
Italy     2 2
Ireland     1 1
Hungary     1 1

Meulders participated no less than four times, which makes him the record holder. He was the only player to win two medals and, together with Van Herck, he was the only Belgian to get a silver medal. Some of the participants became quite good, later. Here is a list of players that gained a place in the top 100, with their top rank, top rating, and the year(s) in which they appeared in Schilde:

3 GM Ljubojević, Ljubomir YUG 2645 1968
4 GM Speelman, Jonathan Simon ENG 2645 1973
5 GM Ehlvest, Jaan URS 2660 1980
6 GM Nikolić, Predrag YUG 2670 1978
11 GM Romanishin, Oleg Mikhailovich URS 2615 1969
12 GM Azmaiparashvili, Zurab URS 2681 1978
21 GM Christiansen, Larry Mark USA 2610 1972
31 GM Kochiev, Alexander Vasilyevich URS 2555 1972
35 GM Mestel, Andrew Jonathan ENG 2545 1972
37 GM Rohde, Michael Arthur USA 2595 1976
44 GM Marjanović, Slavoljub YUG 2540 1971
45 GM van der Sterren, Paul NED 2605 1972
46 GM Stean, Michael Francis ENG 2530 1970, 1971
75 GM Machulsky, Anatoly Davidovich URS 2560 1974
80 GM Petrosian, Arshak Bagrati URS 2514 1970

 

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