South American Chess Championship
The first South American Chess Championship ("Torneio Sulamericano") was held in
Montevideo(Carrasco), Uruguay, on December 25, 1921– January 22, 1922. The eighteen-player single round-robin tournament was won by Roberto Grau14/17, followed by Benito Villegas, Valentin Fernandez Coriaand Rolando Illa, all got 12.5/17, etc.
The "Torneio Sulamericano" was replaced in 1951 by the "Torneio Zonal Sulamericano", except for 1962 (*) when the "Torneo Latino-americano" was played.
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