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Bunratty Chess Festival

16-18 February 2001

There were 280 players competing in 4 sections. The Masters attracted 5 GMs and 6 IMs. There was an Ulster success in the Major section with Tony Parker coming first equal with 5.5 out of his 6 games.

Final standings after 6 rounds:

Masters: 1=3. Mark Hebden, Bogdan Lalic, Matthew Turner 4.5;
4=9. Alexander Baburin, Brian Kelly, Jonathan Parker, Mark Ferguson, Joe Ryan, Philip Short 4.0 
(44 players)

Challengers: 1. Paul Kiely 5.5; 
2=7. Jonathan Kaye, Simon Jeffares, David Salter, Patrick Rea, Niall McDonnell, Brian Fitzpatrick 5.0 
(55 players)

Major: 1=2. Tony Parker, Colin Byford 5.5;
3=5. John Knightson, William Gill, Maurice Coveney 5.0 (94 players)

Minor: 1. Patrick Prendiville 6.0
2. Sandro Brito 5.5; 3=7. David McCarthy, Walter Fitzgibbon, Keith Wicks, Rory Delaney, Eamonn Keane 5.0 (87 players)

Final scores for Ulster players:
Masters: Brian Kelly 4.0, Mark Orr 3.5, Tom Clarke 2.0, Paul McKeown 2.0
Challengers: Sam Moore 3.0, Danny Mallaghan 2.5, Cecil Sloan 2.0
Major: Tony Parker 5.5, Damien Cunningham 4.0, Martin Kelly 3.0, Paul McLoughlin 3.0, John Orchin 2.0, Alan Burns 1.5

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