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.
There were only 7 competitors this year
The standings in this year’s tournament are shown below:
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