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Top 8

Posted by eoghan on November 15th, 2008

The Top 8 Tournament is played annually to determine who will compete for the title of Irish Champion. The tournament takes the form of an eight-player league, with each competitor playing a single match against the others. The top four finishers each year automatically qualify for the following year’s Top 8 tournament with the remaining places filled by the top finishers in the Ladder Tournament.

Rules | Previous Tournaments

There were only 7 competitors this year

The standings in this year’s tournament are shown below:

SF JH NM JG TG MT CR XX TOTAL
Steve Flinter XXX 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
James Hutchinson 1 XXX 1 1 1 1 1 6
Noel Mitchell 1 0 XXX 1 1 1 1 5
John Gibson 0 0 0 XXX 1 0 0 1
Tiberiu Gociu 0 0 0 0 XXX 0 1 1
Michael Thai 1 0 0 1 1 XXX 1 4
Chris Rafferty 0 0 0 1 0 0 XXX 1
XX XXX

 

On November 22nd, the first game of the final was played. James beat Noel by resign. The game can be found here.
On 2nd January 2017, James won the second game by 13.5 points to win the title. The game can be found here