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Target Recruitment Open 30 March-1 April 2001

2 Grand Masters, 2 International Masters, 2 FIDE Masters competed in the Masters

This was by far the strongest weekend event ever held in Northern Ireland. The Masters was won jointly by Grandmasters Bogdan Lalic and Alexander Baburin with 5 points from 6 games. Half a point behind in shared third place were the two Dutch players IM Harmen Jonkman and FM Yge Visser. In the Challengers Brendan O'Neill (RVH) and Ian Davis (Durham University) came first equal with 5 out of 6 and in the Major, former Faber Cup player Michelle Cowley (Trinity College, Dublin) tied on 5.5 out of 6 with Dublin resident and frequent visitor to Ulster tournaments Jack McCann. An impromptu blitz tournament was held on the Saturday night with IM Mark Orr beating Visser in the final, while a special 8-player youth event was won by Nicola Hood after a play-off with Shane Keers.

Masters Final Standings

Place Name                           Rtg  Score   Progr. M-Buch. Buch.

1-2   Lalic, Bogdan                  2531 5       18.0    15.0  22.0
      Baburin, Alexander             2515 5       16.5    14.5  21.0
3-4   Visser, Yge                    2442 4.5     16.0    15.0  21.0
      Jonkman, Harmen                2383 4.5     16.0    14.0  21.5
5-9   Orr, Mark                      2323 4       16.0    14.5  21.5
      Daly, Colm                     2284 4       15.5    13.0  19.5
      Clarke, Tom                    2191 4       14.0    14.5  21.5
      Gillen, Stephen                2264 4       14.0    13.0  19.5
      Allen, Keith                   2182 4       13.0     9.5  16.0
10-15 McDonnell, James               2138 3.5     13.0    14.0  20.0
      Gillen, Adrian                 2345 3.5     13.0    12.0  18.0
      Jowett, Peter                  2225 3.5     13.0    11.5  17.5
      Holmes, Michael                2113 3.5     12.0    11.0  17.0
      Tello, Yasser                  1936 3.5     10.5    12.0  16.5
      Cooper, John                   1936 3.5      9.5    11.5  18.0
16-19 Gillen, Peter                  2063 3       11.0    10.5  16.0
      Skelton, Adrian                2024 3        9.5    12.0  19.0
      O'Rourke, Ray                  2021 3        8.0    10.0  16.0
      Pilkiewicz, Nicholas           1966 3        6.0     8.5  14.0
20-25 Scannell, Stephen              2171 2.5     11.5    14.5  21.5
      Ellison, George                2100 2.5     11.5    12.5  19.5
      Forson, Desmond                1880 2.5      8.5    12.5  18.5
      Moreland, Desmond              1814 2.5      8.5    10.5  15.0
      Path, David                    1909 2.5      8.0    12.0  17.5
      Nizetic, Philip                1928 2.5      7.5    12.0  17.5
26-30 Bradley, John                  1833 2        9.5    11.5  16.5
      Newman, Mark                   1826 2        9.0    11.5  17.5
      McKeown, Paul                  2084 2        8.5    11.0  17.0
      Mallaghan, Daniel              1916 2        8.0    13.5  18.5
      Annesley, Gareth               1883 2        7.5    11.5  17.0
31-33 MacDonald, Fred                1850 1.5      6.0    11.5  16.5
      Esmonde, Tom                   1887 1.5      4.5    11.5  16.0
      Heathwood, George              1952 1.5      2.5    10.5  15.5
34    Morgan, Stephen                2004 1        3.5     9.5  15.0

Challengers Final Standings

Place Name                          Rtg  Score   Progr. M-Buch. Buch.

1-2   O'Neill, Brendan              1689 5       19.5    13.5  20.5
      Davis, Ian                    1598 5       16.5    12.5  18.0
3     McLean, Jim                   1682 4.5     15.5    13.5  21.0
4-10  Parker, Tony                  1606 4       16.5    16.5  24.5
      Moore, Sam                    1778 4       15.0    14.0  21.0
      McLoughlin, Paul              1757 4       14.0    13.0  18.5
      Burns, Alan                   1562 4       13.5    11.5  18.0
      Harvey, Gerald                1765 4       13.0    12.0  19.5
      Alvarez, Fernando             1705 4       13.0    10.5  16.5
      McCann, Stephen               1563 4       11.0    10.5  16.0
11-13 Jackson, David                1554 3.5     14.0    13.5  20.0
      Alcorn, Tom                   1600 3.5     14.0    13.0  19.5
      O'Donnell, David              1506 3.5      9.0    10.0  17.0
14-20 Hiddleston, John              1650 3       14.0    14.0  20.5
      Marlow, Fred                  1420 3       12.5    12.5  20.0
      Cooper, Neil                  1429 3       11.5    16.0  22.0
      Fisher, Neil                  1752 3       11.0    12.0  17.5
      Neila, Eva                    1529 3       10.0    14.0  20.5
      Henderson, Ron                1621 3       10.0    10.5  15.0
      Clarke, Joe                   1500 3        9.0    11.5  17.5
21-25 Strawbridge, John             1638 2.5      9.5     9.5  15.5
      Collins, David                1553 2.5      8.5    12.5  18.5
      McFarland, Norman             1712 2.5      8.5    11.0  16.0
      McConaghy, Stuart             1773 2.5      8.0    11.5  17.0
      Torres, Wenceslao             1602 2.5      4.5    11.0  16.0
26-31 McInerney, Stephen            1650 2        8.0     8.0  13.5
      Storey, William               1431 2        7.5    10.5  16.0
      Beckett, Alex                 1451 2        7.0    10.5  16.0
      Fiala, Dalibor                1717 2        5.5    10.5  17.0
      Lavery, Damien                1473 2        5.0    10.5  16.0
      Proctor, Richard              1446 2        5.0    10.5  15.5
32    Walshe, Brendan               1617 1.5      8.5    11.5  18.5
33    Woodfield, Jonathan           1407 1        4.5    10.0  15.5

Major Final Standings

Place Name                         Rtg  Score   Progr. Buch. M-Buch.

1-2   Cowley, Michelle             1362 5.5     19.5  21.0    13.0
      McCann, Jack                 1323 5.5     19.5  21.0    13.0
3-4   Higgins, Andrew              1252 4       15.0  22.5    14.5
      Patterson, Harry             1158 4       14.0  21.0    13.5
5-6   Peile, Ashley                     3.5     11.0  16.5    11.0
      Hood, Nicola                 0844 3.5     11.0  15.0    11.0
7-11  Black, Chris                 1322 3       14.0  22.0    14.5
      Kane, Michael                1311 3       11.0  23.0    15.0
      Morgan, Ed                   1262 3       11.0  15.0    11.0
      Keers, Shane                      3       10.0  17.0    11.0
      Holmes, Louis                1388 3        9.0  16.0    10.5
12-13 Hindley, Geoff               1226 2.5     10.0  17.5    11.5
      Cahoon, John                 1240 2.5     10.0  16.5    11.0
14    Kelly, Mark                  1004 2        6.0  15.0    11.0
15    Leitch, Calum                     1        3.0  15.5    10.5
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