The 2019 Top 8 tournament began this weekend with four rounds played at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin. The eight contenders for the championship this year are Eoghan Barry, Kevin Farrell, Matei Garcia, Piotr Gawron, James Hutchinson, Noel Mitchell, Roman Pszonka, and Michael Thai.
When the dust settled, only two players remained undefeated: defending champion James, and Roman, returning to competitive play after a four year break. But with three others on only a single loss (Matei, Noel, and Michael) the tournament remains wide open and advancement to the championship will likely come down to the final games.
See the tournament page for the current standings.