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Top 8 ends

Posted by ian on April 17th, 2014

The first stage of the Irish Championship came to a close last night. Defending champion Noel Mitchell beat Roman Pszonka in the last game of the Top 8 league. It was not enough however, to grant him a place in the final. Roman and James Hutchinson will compete for the Irish title in a repeat […]

20 Jan – AGM and Top 6

Posted by ian on January 20th, 2014

The Annual General Meeting took place on Saturday the 18th, full details will appear shortly, but as a summary we can tell you this: Rory remains as President and Treasurer, James steps up to be Secretary.┬áTibi and Tom have joined the committee, and we say thank you, and goodbye to Justyna and Eoghan from the […]

Oct 10 – Irish Final begins

Posted by ian on October 10th, 2013

The Irish Final finally kicked off last night in the new venue of the Dublin club – the Baggot Inn. Noel Mitchell (black) lived inside of Roman Pszonka’s moyo to clinch the first game. Will he manage to find a second victory to move to 16 titles? Read on to see the game

Top 8 Rumbles To A Close

Posted by eoghan on March 28th, 2013

Yesterday, in the last remaining game of the Top 8 league, Noel Mitchell secured a win against Claas Roever to force a play-off for second and third place and, more importantly, the opportunity to challenge Roman Pszonka for the Championship. After a break for food, Noel and Claas moved straight into the play-off game. Noel […]

Top 8 Kick-Off Weekend

Posted by eoghan on January 27th, 2013

The Top 8 Kick-Off tournament took place in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin 4. Defending Champion Roman Pszonka was the only player to emerge undefeated over the weekend, with a 4-0 record, and is well-positioned to gain a spot in the title match for the Championship. Claas Roever and Noel Mitchell finished with three wins, Claas […]

EGM and Top 8 kick-off

Posted by ian on January 19th, 2013

Updated! The kick-off weekend for the Top 8 (Irish Championship League) will be starting on the 26th of January. The venue is once again the Burlington Hotel, Dublin. On the evening of the 26th the Extraordinary General Meeting of the IGA will take place nearby. To be precise, in the Leeson Lounge on Leeson Street, […]

Top 8 Kick-Off, EGM Announced

Posted by eoghan on November 7th, 2012

The Top 8 Kick-Off tournament will take place over the weekend of the 26th and 27th of January in Dublin, location to be confirmed. There will be an Extraordinary General Meeting of the IGA on the Saturday (26th) evening to ratify the business conducted at the inquorate AGM held in October and to further discuss […]

29 Feb – Top 8 News

Posted by ian on March 1st, 2012

This year’s Irish Championship League, affectionately known as the ┬áTop 8, came to an end tonight. Roman beat Noel by time, while Justyna achieved the same result against Tibi. This makes Roman the clear winner with 6/7. Tied for second are James and Ian, on 5/7, who must now play off to see who makes […]

26th Feb – Top 8 News

Posted by ian on February 27th, 2012

Another set of Top 8 games were played this weekend. A triangle tournament between the Belfast players was played, with all 3 games played in sequence on Saturday. Ian beating James and Tibi, and James beating Tibi. Then, the next night on KGS, Ian beat Justyna, although had she picked up on a serious middlegame […]

Jan 25th , 28th – Top 8 news

Posted by ian on January 27th, 2012

Top 8 veterans Noel Mitchell and John Gibson were the first to resume play after the kick-off weekend. John took an early lead, but Noel pulled himself back in front to win by 12.5 points. On Saturday, Roman and Colin played their game, after a thrilling struggle to find a clock. Roman emerged victorious, with […]