|9th CACAC Team Chess Championship: Guatemala 1971|
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|9th CACAC Team Chess Championship|
|Date:||31st July - 11th August 1971|
|City:||Guatemala city, Guatemala|
|Venue:||Rafael Landívar hall, The National Library|
|Tournament Director:||Mr. Paul Dougherty (GUA)|
|Chief Arbiter:||Mr. Francisco Catalan M. (GUA)|
|Competition format:||Four board round robin.|
|Final order decided by:||1. Game points; 2. Match points?|
|Downloadable game file:||71cacac.zip|
|Special thanks to Moshe Beinart for retyping the games from the bulletin.|
Ten teams took part in the 9th CACAC team championship in Guatemala. The incumbent champions Puerto Rico did not arrive. The championship was won by Mexico, despite their surprise 3-1 loss to El Salvador in the opening round. The 1971 win until today remains their unique international team chess trophy. Nicaragua came in second, though they weren't quite expected to do so. Venezuela won bronze defending a 2-2 draw vs Guatemala in the last round. Best individual results were achieved by Campos Ruíz (MEX) - 8/9 on 2nd board, Salas (NCA) - 7/9 and Martínez (PAN) - 6½/9 on board #4.
The individual championship was won by Alberto Caro (VEN).
|2.||Campos Ruíz, Alberto||MEX||8||9||88.9|