12th CACAC Team Chess Championship: San Salvador 1974

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Basic data

12th CACAC Team Chess Championship
(see all-time tournament summary)
Date: 5th - 18th October 1974
City: San Salvador, El Salvador
Venue: N/A
Tournament Director: N/A
Chief Arbiter: N/A
Teams participating: 10 (incl. El Salvador youth team "prospects" - unofficially)
Players participating: 49 (incl. 2 IMs, exl. 8 players from El Salvador youth team.
Games played: 144 (exl. 36 played by El Salvador youth team)
Competition format: Four board round robin.
Final order decided by: 1. Game points; 2. Match points
Time control: N/A
Downloadable game file: 74cacac.zip
Tournament bulletin: 1974_cacac.pdf - games retyped by R.Santana (Caracas)

Tournament review

The 12th CACAC championship was held in El Salvador. It drew 10 teams from 9 countries, as the hosts fielded the extra youth team (Los prospectos). Cuba send a strong team of five rated players (incl. 2 IMs) and took convincing win. They won all eight matches scoring victory in 23 games and drawing 9 (no game loss!). Silver went to Mexico and the host team snatched bronze (their first ever podium position in any international event) wiping out Netherlands Antilles 4-0 in the last round. Venezuela, runners-up from previous year showed disappointing play to finish in 5th.

Board medals were won by three Cubans and Dávila of Nicaragua who surprised everyone with excellent 7½/8 display at top board.

Best board results

bd name code pts gms %
1. Dávila, Edmundo NCA 8 93.8
2. IM Cobo Arteaga, Eldis CUB 6 7 85.7
3. Díaz, Joaquín Carlos CUB 7 92.9
4. Vilela, José Luís CUB 6 7 85.7

Interesting games

No games available.