Bunratty 2002

Report and photographs
Holmes-Payne

Holmes-Payne

Michael Holmes shaking hands with English visitor Robert Payne before their Round 4 game which Michael won

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Lyons-Scannell

Lyons-Scannell

Steve Scannell - still looking a bit shell-shocked after falling victim to a swindle - in a post mortem with Brendan Lyons

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Friendly game 1

Friendly game 1

Steve Scannell (on the left) and Michael Holmes

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Friendly game 2

Friendly game 2

Desmond Moreland (on the left) and Nicholas Pilkiewicz

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Blitz 1

Blitz 1

Tom Clarke (furthest right) playing in the blitz tournament

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Blitz 2

Blitz 2

Damien Cunningham about to press his opponent's clock to start their game in the blitz tournament

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Blitz 3

Blitz 3

Further from the camera Michael Holmes in play against young David Howell

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Blitz 4

Blitz 4

Tony Parker rubbling shoulders with GM John Nunn

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