3 Sep – Belfast Open

Regular visitor Laurens Spijker won the Belfast Open this year. Congratulations on the Dutch for notching up another victory on Irish soil! If anyone has pictures let us know !

Full results here

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The annual Belfast tournament once again took place in the pleasant surroundings of Belfast Boat Club in the first weekend in September. 19 players attended the weekends play, and it was particularly pleasing to see a large crowd of players around the 9,10 kyu mark. Finally securing his first Belfast victory at the third time of asking was visiting Dutchman Laurens Spijker (2 dan). Such was his dominance, he could even afford a final round wobble to finish on a score of 4/5. In second place was Claas Roever from Galway on 3/5. Further on down the field, there were notable performances from Jakub Flasz (6 kyu), Kevin Doherty (10 kyu), and Sheena Walsh (17 kyu), who all finished on 4/5. Jakub also scored the upset of the tournament, when he was the only player to score a victory over the tournament winner in the final round

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