• Short Summary

    Several foreign competitors have been taking part in Rhodesia's open chess championships - among them Austrian Grandmaster, Karl Robatsch.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Mayor of Salisbury, Jock Aives, makes opening move for Grandmaster Karl Robatsch
    0.06

    2.
    SV PAN Chess tourney sign and scoreboard
    0.13

    3.
    SCU Chess players facing each other across boards, playing (3 shots)
    0.21

    4.
    GV 2 players with others playing in background
    0.27

    5.
    SCU Miss Lucinda da Cruz, playing against older man (unidentified)
    0.32

    6.
    SV Senor Marino Ferreire (Mozambique champ) moving
    0.40

    7.
    SV Little girl Helga Sones watching a match
    0.43

    8.
    SV Matches in progress
    0.51

    9.
    Grand master surveying the room
    0.54

    10.
    SV Various games in progress (2 shots)
    1.09

    11.
    SV Grandmaster (on left) playing K. Simoson of Rhodesia
    1.14



    Initials ESP/2144 ESP/2220


    SPORT - CHESS

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    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.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD279WK1QD24Q9FSI9WNT5H1EP
    Media URN:
    VLVAD279WK1QD24Q9FSI9WNT5H1EP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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