Kanaalzone tournament

09-03-1955 > 16-04-1955

1 2 3 4 5 6 BP MP
1 Terneuzen NED 4 21 10
2 Jean Jaurès BEL 3 5 5 20 7
3 Het Volk BEL 2 4 4 5 16½ 6
4 Landau Axel NED 3 2 3 3 12½ 3
5 Ruy Lopez BEL 1 2 3 4 11½ 3
6 VSV Sluiskil NED 1 1 3 2 1

The Kanaalzone tournament gets its name from the zone along the channel between Ghent in Belgium and Terneuzen in the Netherlands. Three teams from Ghent participated, together with three teams from smaller Dutch places. All matches from the opening round on March 9th took place in Axel and from the final round on April 26th in Sluiskil. The matches from the rounds in between were played separately, sometimes even on different dates.

I found most results scattered over local newspapers, in particular [1] and [2]. I did not find all results, though, and had to use the final standings to reconstruct the crosstable. Here are the ones I found. The individual results below only represent those I did find. Note that the board order was apparently not fixed.

Quakkelaar, Marinus 2 2
den Decker, G A 0 1
Kaan, J J 0 1
van de Sande, P J 2
Stadhouders, A 4
Mulder, P 3 3
Buijsert, N 1 2
van der Staal, J P 4
de Coninck, A 3 4
Dijselinck, G 1 1
Terneuzen 16½ 24
Martin, Vladimir 3 3
Rodrigues, Marcel 5
Van Bastelaere, Gaston 4
Quintyn, Prudent 1 3
Faelens 3
Schatteman 4
Thys, Hubert 2 4
De Winne 4 4
Jean Jaurès 20 30
Van Hoorde, Edouard 4
Van de Moortel 3
De Vliegher 1 4
Martens 1 2
Van den Berghe 5
Vos 5
Asseloos 4
Van Hecke 2 2
Van Hulle 0 1
Het Volk 16½ 30
de Putter, C 1 3
van der Hagen, J 4
Wondergem, M 2 4
de Ridder, R 3
Jansen, M 3
Haak, J 2 4
de Ridder, J 0 1
Jansen, D ½ 1
Peetrs, H 1 1
Landau Axel 11 24
De Clootere 0 1
Van Vliet 2 5
Sinjan 2 3
Verhelst 0 1
Rigaux 3
Pisanesci ½ 2
Petit 4
Mulkers, Willy 3
Schaubroeck 0 2
Vermeire 0 2
Fernande ½ 2
Belaert 0 2
Ruy Lopez 11½ 30
Dierikx, S 3 5
Wullems, G 2 5
Tacq, E 2 5
Hardeman, W 1 5
Schooff, G 0 5
van de Hooft, F ½ 5
VSV Sluiskil 30

Wanted

  • Almost all games.
  • The detailed results for some matches.
  • Many first names.

Sources

  1. Vrije Zeeuw 10/03 — 28/04/1955
  2. Axelsche Courant 19/03 & 16/04/1955
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