The 2016 Frank Scott Shield will start on 21st September, and it’s already a bigger and stronger event than last year. There’s still time to add your name to the pot to try dethrone two-time reigning champion Odhrán – the first round draw will be made on 19th September.
The current list of entries is –
|21||Benjamin Murray||559||Bye in round 2|
Compared to last year, the average rating of the top 10 has increased over 200 points, to a record 1489. By comparison, the average rating of the top ten in the first competition in 2012 was just 852!
The rounds will take place on 21st September, 12th October, 2nd November, 9th November and 30th November. All matches start at 7:30pm, and the time control is 75 minutes for all moves. In the event of a tie, first place only will be decided on the basis of head-to-head, and all other places and prizes will be decided based on MBuch, Buch and Prog.