In the penultimate round of Section 1 all games were decisive. On the top boards Michael overcame Tony while Donatas got the better of Philip. This leaves Michael leading the way on 4, followed by Donatas on 3.5. The chasing pack on 3 are not out of it yet as we enter the final round.
In Section 2, the two top boards were also decisive with victories for Cian and Niall against Ciaran and Richard, respectively. In the final round Niall and Cian stand on 4 and their opponents are Pat and Rob who both stand on 3.5 – the winner must come from this quartet.
All matches to be played on Thursday 1st at 7.30 except…
Tony v Philip and Stephen v Greg to be played on Thursday 15th.
|1||3||David Goggins||Michael Kennedy||4|
|2||3.5||Donatas Jocius||Panos Papadopolous||3|
|3||3||Tony Bermingham||Philip Doyle||3|
|4||2.5||Peter Lynch||John Aherne||2.5|
|5||2||Jack Killane||Aram Hakobyan||2.5|
|6||2||Stephen Liddy||Grzegorz Pawlowski||2|
|7||1.5||Abul Kalam||Pierre Casaubieilh||0.5|
|8||3.5||Pat Freer||Niall Whelan||4|
|9||4||Cian Bergin||Rob Wilson||3.5|
|10||3||Richard Sheahan||Ciaran Byrne||3|
|11||2.5||John O’Connell||Michael Sheahan||2.5|
|12||2.5||Eoin Farrelly||Joe Flood||2.5|
|13||1.5||Eoin Kelly||Dave Condren||1.5|
|14||0||Dee Mowlds||Ken Vanston||1|