The clash of the reigning Senior and Junior club champions is the highlight of the first round draw for the 2015 Senior Club Championships.
There’s a record field of 26 players for the 2015 event, so though the average rating gap in the first round is more than 500 points, the law of averages says there should be a surprise or two in there – as we saw last year!
Boards 4 and 8 both involve the four players who can’t make round 1 – as they’re on different sides of the draw, we’ve paired them together rather than having four byes. This is pending finding a suitable time to play, of course, and if this can’t be arranged, then a half point travelling bye will apply.
The first round is next Wednesday at 7:30. Best of luck to all – and don’t forget to bring a pen!
|1||Gerry O’Connell||2000||v||14||Odhrán McDonnell||1479|
|15||Anastasija Manojlovic||1459||v||2||Tim McCarthy||1967|
|3||Zdravko Manojlovic||1864||v||16||Eddie Gahan||1402|
|23||Liam Kelly||1111||v||4||John Healy||1851|
|5||Mariusz Lokasto||1755||v||17||Kevin May||1400|
|18||Stephen Cunningham||1377||v||6||Ciarán Mahon||1702|
|7||Dylan Boland||1667||v||19||Denis Dempsey||1249|
|26||Frank Kelly||672||v||8||Kevin Burke||1663|
|9||Ciarán Ruane||1662||v||20||Desmond Beatty||1241|
|21||William Kenny||1197||v||10||Dave Willow||1628|
|11||Ross Beatty||1617||v||22||Aodhán Keane||1120|
|24||Seán Devilly||1107||v||12||Mihailo Manojlovic||1574|
|13||Brendan Cuffe||1499||v||25||Des Carroll||1006|