- July 31 Mark Quinn (originally B5 on the men's team) has withdrawn for personal reasons and his place taken by the next in line by WAR, Colm Daly.
- August 3 A formal announcement has been released by the ISC confirming the above change and adding a change in board order to the men's team.
- August 16 Alexander Baburin withdrew and was replaced with the next player in WAR order that was available (David Fitzsimons).
The ICU Executive Committee received this report from the International Selection Committee after the end of the Irish Championships. This report was subsequently approved by ICU Executive. All the selected players have confirmed that they are able to take up their places on the teams so they are as follows (changed from the original to reflect the updates noted above):
|1||Sam Collins||1||Elizabeth Shaughnessy|
|2||Alex Lopez||2||Emily Alfred|
|3||Mark Heidenfeld||3||Sarah Hearne|
|4||Colm Daly||4||Una O'Boyle|
|5||David Fitzsimons||5||Nicky Benson|
Eligibility Criteria Mens Team
In an announcement by the ICU Executive in May, the 2010 Irish Senior Champion was deemed to qualify for the automatic place on the team. Subsequently it was bought to light that there was a relevant motion passed at the 2005 AGM.
The motion was discussed by the current ICU Executive but found to be poorly worded so that it is open to several interpretations. It was also noted that since 2005 the Olympiad team has reduced from 6 (including 2 reserves) to 5 (including 1 reserve). This is a substantive change to the conditions under which this motion was agreed. Previous committees since then have failed to incorporate this amendment into the rules.
After consideration of these points it was agreed by the ICU executive that the Selection Committee would continue to use the current criteria as stated on the ICU website.
Selection Men's Team
The Selection Committee used the formula agreed in 2002 to select the Irish Olympiad men's team. The weighted formula used are described in a 2005 ISC Report.
Selection Women's Team
All the highest rated women players, both active and inactive, were contacted re availability and a short list was drawn up of those available. The formula that applies to the selection of the men's team cannot be applied to the women's team, there is not enough data. The final selection takes into account national and Fide (or provisional Fide) ratings as well as previous international experience.