SK Merksem jubilee tournament, Merksem
03-05-1951 > 10-07-1951
|SK Merksem||4-21||CÉ Colle Brussels|
|11½-13½||SK Jean Jaurès Ghent|
|12½-12½||Het Schaakbord Antwerp|
|12½-12½||Arbeiders SK Antwerp|
|17-8||Bell Telephone Antwerp|
|+/-||K Ghent SK|
SK Merksem organised a team tournament in an original format: twelve teams, including a team of Antwerp junior players and one for the whole province of Limburg, were invited to square off against the organisers on 25 boards. The three visiting teams that scored the most points got prizes of 3,500 BEF, 1,500 BEF, and 1,000 BEF respectively. Ghent did not manage to get a team together and forfeited their planned last round match. The main point of interest in this tournament was the participation of none other than O’Kelly, who won his game (quite elegantly) on board one for CÉ Colle Brussels.
- Almost all games.
- The detailed results.
- Gazet van Antwerpen 01/05 – 05/06/1951
- De Volksgazet 03, 17/06/1951
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