Belgium vs. France, Brussels

1973

1 Boey, Jozef Martin 2390 0-1 1-0 Haïk, Aldo
2 Van Seters, Frits 1-0 0-1 Letzelter, Jean-Claude
3 De Bruycker, Bernard ½-½ ½-½ Benoît, Michel
4 Beyen, Roland
Limbos, Paul
2280
0-1

½-½
Meinsohn
5 Rooze, Jan 1-0 ½-½ Boutteville, César 2290
6 Lemaire, Robert 0-1 0-1 Raizman, Maurice
7 Bonne, Marck 1-0 1-0 Michalet, Guy
8 Meulders, Richard ½-½ 1-0 Goldenberg, Richard
9 Verstraeten, Roeland 1-0 0-1 Derreumeaux, Patrick
10 Tonoli, José ½-½ 1-0 Giffard, Nicolas
Tot Belgium 5½-4½ 5½-4½ France

A good victory for the Belgian team, although it must be admitted that some good French players were missing. I found the results and a few games in [1]. [1] also mentions that Belgian junior player Varfis was no match for his French counterpart Bessenay (I guess that means he lost twice). There was probably also two women competing – as was the case in the previous and later editions – but I don’t know these results and they didn’t count to the official final result. Apparently, grandmaster Kotov arbitrated the games Rooze-Boutteville and De Bruycker-Benoît from the second round.

Wanted

  • Almost all games.
  • Did Francis or Pierre Meinsohn play?

Sources

  1. De Volksgazet 29-05 & 05-06-1973
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