|12th NISB Club Championship, Semarang 1927|
|1|| Bleykmans, DirkBleykmans, Dirk|
|2|| Pane, LatifPane, Latif|
|3|| De Böck, HCDDe Böck, HCD|
|4|| Baay, Jacob GBaay, Jacob G|
|6|| Meyer, HermanMeyer, Herman|
|PGN 2014.09.22. 3 games. Incomplete.|
1927.04.??-?. Unknown number of players.
NISB (Nederlands Indische Schaakbond) had since established a chess championship called Bondswedstrijden (Club Championship). The event had been held regularly from 1916 to 1940 at the big cities of Java. It had three divisions: premiere, first, and second.
The winner of the premier division got the title Java Kampioen (Java Champion). Given the fact that Java at the time was the chess center in Indonesia (then the Netherlands East Indies), the champion had every right to be dubbed as the unofficial champion of Indonesia.
In the 1927 edition at Semarang, Central Java, the pre-championship favorite Dirk Bleykmans came back strongly after losing his title to Jacob Baay in the previous year. Bleykmans won the crown for the 7th time. Half points back was Indonesian Latif Pane. The player of Batak origin was the sensation of the event. He crushed Bleykmans in only 21 moves. Against the defending champion Baay, he was up a knight. Unfortunately he misplayed the ending phase only to see the game finish in a draw.
Another Indonesian player in the championship but couldn’t make the big five was Haji Rachmat of Solo. He would have been a strong player for years to come. At his advanced age he was still capable to attain a respectable place in the 3rd Indonesia Championship 1955.
Dirk Bleykmans and Jacob Baay were accomplished chess players. Bleykmans twice won unofficial Dutch championship. During his chess career he had been competing alongside the world best: Salomon Löwenthal, Frank James Marshall, Akiba Rubinstein, Oldřich Duras, and Alexander Alekhine. Baay played not only at Indonesia. His name appeared as a participant in 1948 Dutch Championship and 1951 Australian Championship.
Selected Games (viewer © ChessTempo)
Jacob G Baay
12th NISB Club Championship
½-½ C47 Scotch: Four Knights
- Dirk Bleijkmans
- Dirk Bleykmans – Chessgames – New In Chess
- Partai Jadul Jacob G Baay (Pecatur Indo-Belanda) tahun 1951
- Sejarah Catur Indonesia 1986 (Ds FKN Harahap)
- 2nd Indonesia National Championship, Tegal 1954
- 2nd Asian Masters Circuit 2nd Leg, Jakarta 1983
- 8th Telkom Open, Bandung 2006
- Anniswati Memorial Cup 1st Leg, Jakarta 2002
- Yuri Averbakh 8-Match, Jakarta 1956
- 8th Indonesia National Championship, Jakarta/Bandung 1964-5
- 3rd Shahcom Rating, Jakarta 2003
- 16th Indonesia National Championship, Medan 1975
- 5th Indonesia National Championship, Malang 1958