Several foreign competitors have been taking part in Rhodesia's open chess championships - among them Austrian Grandmaster, Karl Robatsch.
SV Mayor of Salisbury, Jock Aives, makes opening move for Grandmaster Karl Robatsch
SV PAN Chess tourney sign and scoreboard
SCU Chess players facing each other across boards, playing (3 shots)
GV 2 players with others playing in background
SCU Miss Lucinda da Cruz, playing against older man (unidentified)
SV Senor Marino Ferreire (Mozambique champ) moving
SV Little girl Helga Sones watching a match
SV Matches in progress
Grand master surveying the room
SV Various games in progress (2 shots)
SV Grandmaster (on left) playing K. Simoson of Rhodesia
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Background: Several foreign competitors have been taking part in Rhodesia's open chess championships - among them Austrian Grandmaster, Karl Robatsch.
Robatsch, a 44-year-old electricity worker, was expected to win the first prize - 40C Rhodesian dollars (228 pounds sterling). After his Salisbury contest, he plans to go to South Africa and Mozambique for display games.
A 17-year-old Lourenco Marques schoolgirl, Lucinda da Cruz, was another entrant expected to do well. She has already featured prominently in several chess tournaments, and continued her progress on Sunday (7 January) when this coverage was filmed.
SYNOPSIS: The Mayor of Salisbury, Rhodesia, made the opening move for Grandmaster Karl Robatsch when Rhodesia's open championship began. The tournament had attracted a hundred entries, including several from abroad.
As well as the Austrian Grandmaster, there were players from South Africa and Mozambique.
Top prize was 400 Rhodesian dollars, and Karl Robatsch was expected to win it.
But a seventeen-year-old schoolgirl from Lourence Marques, Lucinda da Cruz, was also tipped to do well, though Marino Ferreira was another strong contender.
The spectators saw some tense action on the square battlefields where bishops and knights decide the fate of kings.
Grandmaster Robatsch seemed confident of success. After the Rhodesian tournament he's visiting several other African countries to take part in special exhibitions. The Austrian, who works for his country's electricity combine, became an International Master in 1957 and rose to Grand Master in 1961.