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.
The standings in this year’s tournament are shown below:
Gavin Rooney and Paul Kelly were disqualifed from the competition for tardiness.
9-May: On KGS, Friday evening (May 9th, 2014), Thomas Shanahan managed to win against Tiberiu Gociu in the play-off game for the 4th place in TOP8. The game was played on KGS.