BSB/FBÉ championship, Antwerp
16-04-1949 > 24-04-1949
|1||Van Seters, Frits||NED||–||½||1||1||½||1||1||1||1||1||8|
|4||Soultanbeieff, Victor Ivanovich||RUS||0||½||½||–||1||½||0||½||1||1||5|
|8||Van Hoorde, Edouard||BEL||0||½||0||½||0||1||0||–||1||½||3½|
|10||Van Schoor, Karel||BEL||0||½||½||0||0||0||0||½||1||–||2½|
|1||O’Kelly de Galway, Albéric||BEL||–||½||1||1||1||1||4½|
Series 2: 1. Delafontaine 4/5 2-4. Noirot, Blockx & Lieberman 3 5. Hermans 2 6. Vervaecke 1 7-8. De Pooter & Hendrickx ½
Series 3: 1. Bussers 5/5 2. Van Pul 4 3. Roeland 3½ 4. Coosemans 3 5. Schneck 2½ 6. Nanasy 2 7-8. Vanderweghe & Van den Bussche 1 9-10. Heirbaut & Dockx ½
Series 4: 1. Bauweleers 4/5 2. Moortgat 3½ 3. Heynen 3 4. Kornholz 2½ 5. Pelzer 2 6-7. Didelez & Vinck 1 8-9. Asselberghs & Parizel 0
At this point in time, the Belgian chess federation organised the Belgian championship, which was only for players with the Belgian nationality, and the championship of the federation, in which also foreign members could participate. This edition was organised by the Antwerp chess club under its president Van de Wouwer. The games were played at Frankrijklei 4 in Antwerp, from April 16th to April 24th.
Van Seters won very convincingly. This was at least partly due to the fact that O’Kelly was not allowed to participate because he hadn’t played in BSB/FBÉ tournaments the previous year. He was therefore relegated to the first class group of the Easter tournament, where he crushed his opponents. Dunkelblum did exactly what was expected from him: not losing, drawing a lot, and finishing second. Janssens won the brilliancy prize for his game against Van Schoor. Three further tournaments were held as five-round Swiss events. Note the victory in her series by Bussers, the Belgian women’s champion. There seem to have been a great many 0-0 forfeits in these tournament, so the point count is not what one would expect.
I took the data from .  has the results and final standings from the BSB/FBÉ championship. The same source also has the final standings of the lower sections and enough results to reconstruct the crosstable from the first class tournament. The games come from -.
- The vast majority of the games.
- First names for Radzikowski, Butkiewicz, and many of the players in the minor tournaments.
- The crosstables for the lower sections.
- Het Laatste Nieuws 21-29/04/1949
- La Nation Belge 10,24/04 & 08/05/1949
- Le Soir 27/04 & 22/05/1949
- La Dernière Heure 11, 19/05 & 06/07/1949
- V. I. Soultanbeieff, Guide pratique du jeu des combinaisons, Échec et Mat