Kilkenny

29 November-1 December 2001

Over 220 people played in 4 sections. The Norkom Masters, which included 5 GMs and 5 IMs, was won by Ian Rogers of Australia, who edged out Luke McShane (England) on tie-break, after both finished on 5.0 points. Third was English GM Mark Hebden on 4.5. In the subsidiary events Ulster player Paul McLoughlin won a prize in the "James Mason" event for finishing 2nd equal.

Ulster performances:
Masters (2000+) IM Mark Orr 2.5
Major (1600-1999) Nicholas Pilkiewicz 3.0, Danny Mallaghan 2.5, Desmond Moreland 2.5
James Mason (1200-1599) Paul McLoughlin 5.0, John Orchin 3.5, Martin Kelly 3.5, Alan Burns 2.0
Challengers (under 1200) No Ulster competitors

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