The FIDE rated 2005 Midland Masters begins tonite with 10 players in an all-play-all. First time control 40/105. Despite missing the previous couple of winners (Tristan Boyd and Stewart Byrne) the 6 FIDE rated players have an average FIDE rating of 2187:

Rank Name FIDE ACF
1 Haydn Barber 2233 2149
2 Steven Pearson 2220 Unr
3 Jay Lakner 2207 2120
4 Michael Horstmann 2191 1995
5 Tim Hare 2168 2115
6 Adam Haasse 2102 2088
7 Robert Maris Unr 1948
8 Gordon Dunlop Unr 1860
9 John Fedec Unr 1794
10 Sophie Payne Unr 1691