2010 Irish Open

The Irish Open will be held October 23rd - 26th, 2010 in Radisson Hotel, Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland.

The Irish Open will be held from Saturday, 23.10.10, to Tuesday, 26.10.10, at the Radisson Blu Hotel at Dublin Airport.
The Irish Open will be played in three sections over 9 rounds, from Saturday to Tuesday.
The entry fees will be €40 for Masters, €30for the Seniors, and €25 for the Intermediates, which will include free Annual Membership of the IDA..
The World Qualifiers will be held from Wednesday, 27.10.10, to Saturday, 30.10.10, inclusive, at the same venue. 
Saturday, 23.10.10: Entries 9.30 am. First Round 10 am. Second Round 3 pm.
Sunday, 24.10.10: Third Round 10 am. Fourth Round 3 pm. Irish Draughts Assoc. AGM 8 pm.
Bank Holiday Monday, 25.10.10: Fifth Round 10 am. Sixth Round 3 pm. Seventh Round 8 pm.
Tuesday, 26.10.10: Eighth Round 10 am. Ninth Round 3 pm. Prizes Presentation 8 pm.

Single Rooms:             €75 per person per night including breakfast. 

Double Rooms:            €95 per room per night including breakfast.  
Lunch:                         €8.50 per person Soup & Sandwiches.  
Tea/Coffee/Biscuits:      €3.00 per person.  
Complementary Car Parking for the Guests of the IDA & WCDF (normally €10 per day)  

There will be a draw to raise extra prize money for the Irish Open, as well as raising prize money for the World 3-Move Qualifying tournament. Tickets will be available at €2 each or €8 for a book of 5 tickets. The prizes will be First €500, Second €400, Third €300, Fourth €200 & Fifth €100. The draw will be held after the Qualifying tournament on Saturday, 30.10.10. Tickets will be available from Bill Dobbins, Treasurer, Blackwood, Robertstown, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland. Or from Seαn Phillips, “Suν Finn”, Cullinagh, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick, Ireland.

The phone number at the Radisson is: (00353)(86)8773196 or (00353)(87)8773196 from Republic of Ireland
   e-mail address is:    aisling.skelton@radissonblu.com 
web site address is:   www.radissonblu.ie/hotel-dublinairport
Anyone interested in a family room which prob sleeps 4/5 or mb more, can get in touch with Aisling Skelton Radisson Blu Hotel Dublin Airport Co. Dublin.
All the Best, 

Irish Open
Results from the Masters Section:

1. Ron King (Barbados)  28pts (agree draw in the last 2 rds)
2. John McElhone (Ireland) 23pts
3. Michael Shabshai (Israel) 23pts
4. Filip Kareta (22 years old ! - Czech Republic) 23pts
5. Igor Martynov ( Germany) 23pts
6.Shane McCosker (Ireland) 22pts

Bernard Coll won the Seniors section.

liam stephens wrote:

CONGRATULATIONS to Ron King. I guess this year's triumph at the Irish Open may be his greatest triumph in tournament play here in Europe, considering the enormous strengths of this year's event.
Also congratulations to my friend Bernard Coll, who won the Seniors. I always thought he is a senior force.
Congratulations to John McElhone, the new Irish champion, who outperformed some grandmasters and many very, very strong masters.
Congratulations to Michael Shabshai, who showed that his fine Performances in Prague and Beijing were no one-day wonders.
Also congratulations to my friend Filip, who is a fine player and will be a growing force in the future.
There are a lot of young talents like Filip in Europe, and they also deserve their chances.
Referee: Jim Somers ably assisted by Peader
Not Official and I will post more when available

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