Top 8

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 double elimination. The top four finishers each year automatically qualify for the following year’s Top 8 tournament with the remaining places filled by qualifiers.

Rules | Previous Tournaments

The schedule for the 2021 tournament is below. All games will be played in the Ireland room on KGS.

Championship Game 3: Wednesday, 17th March, 8pm
Championship Game 2: Wednesday, 10th March, 8pm
Championship Game 1: Wednesday, 3rd March, 8pm

Round 5: Wednesday, 24th February, 8pm
Round 4: Wednesday, 17th February, 8pm
Round 3: Wednesday, 10th February, 8pm
Round 2: Wednesday, 3rd February, 8pm

Round 1: Wednesday, 27th January. 8pm

Matei Garcia (superhonte) vs. Michael Thai
Roman Pszonka (romanp) vs. Piotr Gawron (pgaw)
James Hutchinson (jameshut) vs. Tom Shanahan (seanachain)
Alex Delogu (AD26) vs. Peter Kasko (sutex) [rescheduled: Monday, 25th, 8pm]

Qualifying Round 2: Wednesday, 20th January, 8pm

Roman Pszonka d. John Courtney
Piotr Gawron d. Ian Davis
Peter Kasko d. John Gibson
Tom Shanahan d. Stephen Flinter

Qualifying Round 1: Wednesday, 13th January, 8pm

John Gibson d. Cian Synnott (forfeit)
Stephen Flinter d. Chris Rafferty
John Courtney d. Stephen Nulty
Piotr Gawron d. Niall Tuohy
Peter Kasko d. John Doyle
Tom Shanahan d. Ruari McCloskey (forfeit)

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