There were 2 games played in the Top 8 this week.
In the plush surroundings of Bewley’s hotel John took an early lead against Colin on Saturday. John maintained the lead until well into the middlegame but was later forced to resign after losing points in several areas of the board.
Noel and Colin also played on Wednesday night amidst the psychedelic backdrop of the Tea Garden. Both players appeared to forget about the clock and were well into byo-yomi during the most crucial moments of the game. After Noel started a massive ko in the upper right corner, Colin responded badly and a huge dragon was killed.