Luxemburg vs. Belgium, Kopstal
06-11-1971 > 07-11-1971
|1||Schneider, Raymond||0-1||Boey, Jozef Martin||2390|
|2||Milbers, Paul||0-1||Van Schoor, Karel|
|3||Mertz||0-1||De Bruycker, Bernard|
|4||Schammo, Jean||0-1||Bonne, Marck|
|5||Stull, Norbert||0-1||Limbos, Paul|
|6||Weis, Jean||½-½||Tonoli, José|
|7||Simon, Bernard||0-1||Schumacher, Helmut|
|8||Philippe, Georges||½-½||Becker, Dieter|
|1||Milbers, Paul||0-1||Boey, Jozef Martin||2390|
|3||Peters, Paul||0-1||De Bruycker, Bernard|
|4||Stull, Norbert||0-1||Bonne, Marck|
|5||Weis, Jean||1-0||Limbos, Paul|
|6||Simon, Bernard||0-1||Tonoli, José|
|7||Philippe, Georges||0-1||Schumacher, Helmut|
|8||Piscitelli, Antoine||½-½||Becker, Dieter|
This match was part of the preliminaries of the European team championship. In fact, it was the first match in the group with, besides Belgium and Luxemburg, Czechoslovakia and west-Germany. According to , which gives the complete results as above,it took pace in Bridel, a small hamlet which is part of Kopstal.  just gives Luxemburg as the location, but I am much inclined to believe .
The Belgian team was not as strong as it could be, but was clearly strong enough. In the second round, for reasons unknown to me, Van Schoor didn’t play. He was replaced by Heynen, an international arbiter and an important figure in the Belgian chess federation but not a very strong player.
- Almost all games.
- Mertz’ first name.
- Luxemburger Wort 12/11/1971
- De Volksgazet 23/11 & 07/12/1971