Swedish Chess Championship

The first Swedish Champion was Gustaf Nyholm who won two matches against winners of national tournaments: Berndtsson in Göteborg and Löwenborg in Stockholm in 1917. Until 1931 Swedish Chess Championships decided by match play. In the 1930s, Gideon Ståhlberg held the title in spite of results of the national tournaments. Since 1939, only the tournament is played as an official Swedish Championship.[1][2]

Matches (official Champions)Edit

Year Location Result
1917 Stockholm Otto Löwenborg 3 – Anton Olson 2
1917 Gothenburg Gustaf Nyholm 3½ – Karl Berndtsson
1917 Stockholm Gustaf Nyholm 4 – Otto Löwenborg 1
1919 Stockholm Gustaf Nyholm 2½ – Arthur Håkansson
1919 Stockholm Gustaf Nyholm 3½ – Anton Olson
1921 Gothenburg Gustaf Nyholm 2½ – Allan Nilsson
1921 Stockholm Anton Olson 3 – Gustaf Nyholm 2
1921 Stockholm Gustaf Nyholm 3½ – Anton Olson
1924 Gothenburg Allan Nilsson 3 – Gustaf Nyholm 1
1927 Gothenburg Allan Nilsson 2½ – Gösta Stoltz
1929 Gothenburg Gideon Ståhlberg 3 – Allan Nilsson 0
1931 Gothenburg Gideon Ståhlberg 3 – Gösta Stoltz 3

Tournaments (no champions)Edit

Year Location Champion
1917 Stockholm Otto Löwenborg
Anton Olson
1918 Gothenburg Karl Berndtsson
1919 Malmö Anton Olson
1920 Eskilstuna Karl Berndtsson
1921 Jönköping Karl Berndtsson
Gustaf Nyholm
1922 Gävle Arthur Håkansson
1923 Uppsala Allan Nilsson
Anton Olson
1924 Norrköping Karl Olson
1925 Trollhättan Olof Kinnmark
1926 Karlstad Karl Berndtsson
1927 Örebro Gösta Stoltz
Gideon Ståhlberg
1928 Hälsinborg Gösta Stoltz
1929 Västerås Einar Pettersson
1931 Uddevalla Erik Lundin
1932 Karlskrona Erik Lundin
Gideon Ståhlberg
1933 Lund Nils Bergkvist
Gösta Danielsson
Gösta Forhaug
Gunnar Skarp
1934 Falun Erik Lundin
1935 Härnösand Gösta Stoltz
John B. Lindberg
1936 Borås Ernst Larsson
1937 Stockholm Ragnar Pettersson
1938 Kalmar Erik Lundin

Tournaments (official Champions)Edit

Year Location Champion
1939 Stockholm Gideon Ståhlberg
1940 * Stockholm Nils Bergkvist
1941 Gothenburg Erik Lundin
1942 Östersund Erik Lundin
1943 Malmö Bengt Ekenberg
1944 Lidköping Stig Lundholm
1945 Visby Erik Lundin
1946 Motala Erik Lundin
1947 Stockholm Folke Ekström
1948 Sundsvall Folke Ekström
1949 Eskilstuna Kristian Sköld
1950 Kristianstad Kristian Sköld
1951 Halmstad Gösta Stoltz
1952 Hålland Gösta Stoltz
1953 Örebro Gösta Stoltz
1954 Hälsingborg Bengt-Eric Hörberg
1955 Södertälje Gösta Danielsson
1956 Borås Åke Stenborg
1957 Stockholm Zandor Nilsson
1958 Växjö Inge Johansson
1959 Västerås Kristian Sköld
1960 Kiruna Erik Lundin
1961 Avesta Erik Lundin
1962 Örnsköldsvik Bengt Ekenberg
1963 Karlskrona Kristian Sköld
1964 Gothenburg Erik Lundin
1965 Falköping Zandor Nilsson
1966 Malmö Martin Johansson
1967 Stockholm Rolf Martens
1968 Norrköping Börje Jansson
1969 Sundsvall Ulf Andersson
1970 Nässjö Börje Jansson
1971 Eskilstuna Sven Malmegren
1972 Skellefteå Axel Ornstein
1973 Bollnäs Axel Ornstein
1974 Lund Magnus Wahlbom
1975 Gothenburg Axel Ornstein
1976 Motala Harry Schüssler
1977 Stockholm Axel Ornstein
1978 Degerfors Nils Gustav Renman
Harry Schüssler
1979 Borås Lars-Åke Schneider
1980 Luleå Nils-Gustav Renman
1981 Ystad Dan Cramling
1982 Gävle Lars-Åke Schneider
1983 Karlskrona Lars-Åke Schneider
1984 Linköping Axel Ornstein
1985 Uppsala Ralf Åkesson
1986 Malmö Lars-Åke Schneider
1987 Stockholm Axel Ornstein
1988 Norrköping Axel Ornstein
1989 Sundsvall Jan Johansson
1990 Gothenburg Michael Wiedenkeller
1991 Helsingborg Stellan Brynell
1992 Borlänge Lars Karlsson
1993 Lindesberg Thomas Ernst
1994 Haparanda Richard Wessman
1995 Borlänge Lars Degerman
1996 Linköping Robert Åström
1997 Haninge Lars Degerman
1998 Ronneby Evgeny Agrest
1999 Lidköping Ralf Åkesson
2000 Örebro Tom Wedberg
2001 Linköping Evgeny Agrest
2002 Skara Jonny Hector
2003 Umeå Evgeny Agrest
2004 Gothenburg Evgeny Agrest
2005 Gothenburg Stellan Brynell
2006 Gothenburg Johan Hellsten
2007 Stockholm Tiger Hillarp Persson
2008 Växjö Tiger Hillarp Persson
2009 Kungsör Emanuel Berg
2010 Lund Emanuel Berg
2011 Västerås Hans Tikkanen
2012 Falun Hans Tikkanen
2013 Örebro Hans Tikkanen
2014 Borlänge Daniel Semcesen
2015 Sunne Nils Grandelius
2016 Uppsala Erik Blomqvist
2017 Stockholm Hans Tikkanen
2018 Ronneby Hans Tikkanen
2019 Eskilstuna Erik Blomqvist
  • Tournament at Stockholm 1940 was unofficial Swedish championship.[3]

WomenEdit

Year Champion
1998 Eva Berglund

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.schack.se/RK/ssfparm2003-05-20.pdf SVERIGEMÄSTARE page 11/52
  2. ^ http://www.schack.se/info/mastare.html Winners from the official site of the Swedish Chess Federation
  3. ^ Roger Paige Chess Site - 1940 Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
  • Whyld, Ken (1986), Chess, The Records, Guinness, p. 115, ISBN 0-85112-455-0
  • 2007 edition from TWIC
  • Swedish Championship 2008