With the completion of round 1, Tony Fox diligently published the draw close to midnight on Wednesday evening.  Following his loss to Liam Hearns in last years competition, current champ Sergey Beryozkin will be out for revenge on board 2. Two recent additions to the club’s roster, Ciaran O’Reilly and Utkarsh Gupta face each other on board 3. On board 4 Peter Jackson takes on another welcome addition to the club Martin Lohan who has just recently returned to the board following a chess sabbatical.

Youngsters Finn Vellamurphy and Luke Thornton will look to kickstart their summer campaigns following first-round losses. Finn takes on Patrick Pearse on board 7 with Luke up against Bernard Smith on board 9.

Best of luck to all involved!

The Draw

1 O’Connell, David 1643 [1] : Fox, Anthony 2037 [1]
2 Hearns, Liam 1824 [1] : Beryozkin, Sergey 1656 [1]
3 O’Reilly, Ciaran 1503 [1] : Gupta, Utkarsh 1797 [1]
4 Jackson, Peter 1732 [1] : Lohan, Martin 1545 [1]
5 Power, Conor [1] : Daly, Richard 899 [0]
6 Farrell, Liam 1078 [0] : Murphy, Peter [0]
7 Vellamurphy, Finn 881 [0] : Pearse, Patrick [0]
8 O’Boyle, Paddy [0] : O’Reilly, Dermot 727 [0]
9 Thornton, Luke 609 [0] : Smith, Bernard [0]

 

Standings

Place Name Rtg Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.
 1-9 Fox, Anthony 2037 1 0 0 1
Hearns, Liam 1824 1 0 0 1
Gupta, Utkarsh 1797 1 0 0 1
Jackson, Peter 1732 1 0 0 1
Beryozkin, Sergey 1656 1 0 0 1
O’Connell, David 1643 1 0 0 1
Lohan, Martin 1545 1 0 0 1
O’Reilly, Ciaran 1503 1 0 0 1
Power, Conor 1 0 0 1
10-18 Farrell, Liam 1078 0 1 1 0
Daly, Richard 899 0 1 1 0
Vellamurphy, Finn 881 0 1 1 0
O’Reilly, Dermot 727 0 1 1 0
Thornton, Luke 609 0 1 1 0
Murphy, Peter 0 1 1 0
O’Boyle, Paddy 0 1 1 0
Pearse, Patrick 0 1 1 0
Smith, Bernard 0 1 1 0