Minor

Title Surname Firstnames Country Rating
1 WCM
Norman
Dinah England 1724
2
Smith
Paul England 1708
3
Walshaw
David England 1691
4
White
Gary England 1689
5
Boe
Martin Norway 1685
6
Macgilchrist
Siegrun Scotland 1677 Bye Rnd 1.
7
Woodard
Brian Isle of Man 1660 Bye Rnd 1.
8
Dobson
Howard Isle of Man 1654
9
Kirkwood
Robin Wales 1642
10 WCM
Kojima
Natsumi Japan 1636
11
Kent
Paul England 1633 Bye Rnd 1.
12
Blackburn
Sandra Wales 1630 c
13
Armstrong
Chris Northern Ireland 1619
14
Walker
Gordon Scotland 1611
15
Egan
Bill England 1571
16
Harris
John England 1571
17
Minor
Harry Isle of Man 1568
18
Beadle
John England 1558
19
Bynnersley
Anthony England 1544
20
Gaspar
Ioan Romania 1538
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