Paul Chemla

Born in 1944 in Tunis, Paul was a brilliant student, emerging from his studies with accolades of ”ancient élève de l’Ecole normale supérieure lettres” (superior student) and “Agrégé de grammaire” (Professor of Grammar).

A member of the French Open Team since 1972, Paul has three Gold Medals from Open World Championships, three from European Open Teams and three from European Mixed Teams Championships, and a World Transnational Mixed Team event, in addition to many silver and bronze medals.

Paul Chemla playing with Omar Sharif

Paul won the European Open Pairs on three separate occasions, with three different partners, so it’s no surprise that he also won the World Individual Championship in 1998.

Paul Chemla’s Playing Records