1st European club cup


Lokomotiv Plovdiv BUL Burevestnik URS 8 Burevestnik URS Burevestnik URS 9
Burevestnik URS
Cambridge University ENG Vejlby-Risskov SK DEN 4
Vejlby-Risskov SK DEN
GS Banco di Roma ITA Lund ASK SWE Lund ASK SWE
TSU Haifa ISR 10 TSU Haifa ISR
SK ’47 Eupen BEL 2
CA Schweppes Madrid ESP SG Solingen GER 7 SG Solingen GER 6 SG Solingen GER 9
SG Solingen GER
ŠK Partizan Belgrade YUG + ŠK Partizan Belgrade YUG 5
Bridgend CC WLS
Spartacus Budapest HUN 10 Spartacus Budapest HUN 9 Spartacus Budapest HUN 6
Heliopolis GRE 2
KS Maraton Warsaw POL 5 SG Zürich SUI 3
SG Zürich SUI 7

The first in this series of highly important tournament. It was a knock-out tournament, held in venues all over Europe. That the Belgian team was eliminated in the first round and that the Soviet team reached the final was no surprise, but the German team, with Belgian grandmaster O’Kelly in their squad, managed to keep up with the Russians. Each match was held in two rounds with over six boards. By a 6-6 stand, victories on higher boards were used as a tie-break. On this criterion, SG Solingen should have been pronounced the winner after their final match had ended in a tie, as they had won on board 4 and lost on board 6. For some reason, a third rubber was held, but all games were drawn. In the end, it was decided that Burevestnik and Solingen would share the title.

Unfortunately, I do not have the results nor any of the games from the Haifa — Eupen match. O’Kelly’s results in the German team, on the other hand, are widely available. He played every round, with the exception of the second bout of the final, when his replacement Lehmann lost, costing Solingen an unshared title. All information I have comes from [1].

1.1 IM Calvo Mínguez, Ricardo José ESP 2435 1
1.2 IM Calvo Mínguez, Ricardo José ESP 2435 0
2.1 IM Milić, Borislav YUG 1
2.2 IM Milić, Borislav YUG ½
3.1 IM Haág, Ervin HUN 2430 ½
3.2 IM Haág, Ervin HUN 2430 1
4.1 Palatnik, Semon Alexandrovich URS 2480 ½
4.3 Palatnik, Semon Alexandrovich URS 2480 ½
Tot GM O’Kelly de Galway, Albéric BEL 2445 5


  • The detailed result and all the games of the Haifa — Eupen match.
  • Most of O’Kelly’s games.


  1. OlimpBase
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