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:
The 5 remaining games were adjudicated on May 31st by the committee. (d) marks a default loss (a) marks an adjudicated half point.
Roman subsequently beat John in the fourth place playoff for automatic qualification for the 2016 top 8 tournament.
In the final Philippe beat James 2-0. Second game attached here