Eberhardt Wilhelm cup

1963

Group I 1 2 3 4 5 BP MP
1 Belgium 8 5 31 6
2 Czechoslovakia IV 4 6 26 5
3 Ukraine 7 6 26 5
4 East Germany V 6 19½ 3
5 Austria I 6 17½ 1

 

1 Coolen, Jozef 3 0 1 3
2 Mathot, Georges 1 3 0
3 Henrotay, Emile 1 3 0
4 Maton, Adhémar 1 0 3 1
5 Rompteau, Émile 2 1 1
6 Cyffers, Raymond 1 1 2
7 Bonami, J. 2 0 2 2
8 Leroy, Willy 2 1 1
9 Vandezande, Albert 4 0 0 4
10 Roose, Jacques 2 2 0 3
11 Van Vijve, Jean 3 1 0
12 Huyck, Walter 2 2 0 3
Tot Belgium + = 31

 

Final A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 MP BP
1 Lithuania 6 8 8 10½ 65½ 15
2 Moscow 6 7 8 7 10 61½ 15
3 Estonia 5 7 7 53½ 12
4 West Germany I 4 4 7 6 52 9
5 East Germany 4 5 5 7 5 9 47 6
6 Hungary I 5 9 45 6
7 RSFSR 5 5 6 6 7 44½ 6
8 Latvia 7 33½ 2
9 Belgium 2 3 3 5 5 28½ 0

On September 1st, 1963, nine qualification groups started for this unofficial European team championship. Surprisingly, Belgium qualified easily for the final, which started on December 15th, 1966. Here, however, the Belgians were outclassed. They were supposed to play with the same players as in the preliminary, but Clément had to replace one of the players – I believe Maton – who had died.

[1] gives the crosstable for the preliminary section, while [2] gives the crosstable for the final, but the total for the match between East Germany and RSFSR [the Russian  correspondence chess federation] doesn’t add up. Probably, it was a draw or a victory for East Germany – otherwise RSFSR would have finished 6th. According to [1], IMC norms could be scored in the final by getting 5½/8 on board 1-3, 6/8 on boards 4-6, 6½/8 on boards 7-9, or 7/8 on boards 10-12. The game Lezak-Van Vijve won the EB/BS beauty prize for 1966. [3] has a bunch more games.

Warning!

The crosstable for the final group is wrong.

Wanted

  • The detailed results.
  • Many games, mainly from the preliminaries.
  • The correct crosstable for the final.

Sources

  1. L’Échiquier Belge/Het Belgisch Schaakbord Nos.216, 220, 221, 224, 260
  2. H. Heemsoth & H.-J. Heitmann, 1. Europa-Fernschach-Mannschaftsmeisterschaft 1973-1983
  3. ChessBase
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