19th Spanish Team Chess Championship: Barcelona 1975

<< [ Information || Primera División || Segunda División || Statistics ] >>


[ Basic data | Tournament review | Best board results | Interesting games ]

Basic data

19th Spanish Team Chess Championship
(see all-time tournament summary)
Date: 25th June - 3rd July 1975
City: Barcelona (Catalonia)
Venue: Pabellón Polideportivo del Grupo de Empresa Seat
Organizers: Federación Catalana de Ajedrez
(celebrating its 50th anniversary)
Chief Arbiter: N/A
Teams participating: 10 (top 8 from previous year and two qualifiers)
Players participating: 63 (incl. 3 GMs and 4 IMs)
Games played: 180
Competition format: Four board round robin.
Final order decided by: 1. Game points; 2. Match points
Time control: N/A
Downloadable game file: 75spain..zip
Sources: Mundo Deportivo, la Vanguardia, ABC (.png)

Tournament review

There were quite little changes compared to 1974 and indeed Schweppes won easily, again. They beat last year runners-up C.I.D.A. (Bent Larsen was in a relatively weak form at top board - 5/9 - possibly he lost much concentration due to his wife's treatment) 2½-1½ in the opening round and then safely sailed to the winners' harbour. Unlike previous years C.I.D.A. did not make it to the podium - Terrassa beat them in the last round to pick bronze medals. Espanyol, led by IM Medina who scored top result on board 1 (6½/9) took silver. GM Pomar, top board for Unión Graciense, failed to procude a single game win this year. IM Bellón gave brilliant display for Schweppes - 8 wins and 1 draw.

Best board results

1st Board
no. name flag code pts gms %
1. IM Medina García, Antonio Ángel ESPB 9 72.2
2. GM Díez del Corral Rivas, Jesús SWMD 8 68.8
3. Mora Amella, Joan TRSA 8 56.3

2nd Board
no. name flag code pts gms %
1. IM Torán Albero, Román SWMD 8 68.8
2. Bordell Rosell, Román ESPB 9 61.1
3. Serra Margalef, Joaquín UGAB 6 58.3

3rd Board
no. name flag code pts gms %
1. IM Calvo Mínguez, Ricardo SWMD 6 8 75.0
2. Fraguela Gil, José Miguel CANR 8 68.8
3. Visier Segovia, Fernando CANR 4 6 66.7

4th Board
no. name flag code pts gms %
1. IM Bellón López, Juan Manuel SWMD 9 94.4
2. Llorente MASP 8 43.8

Interesting games