Mihailo and Dylan are the only two who can win the title, and will go head-to-head on board 1, with Mihailo having white. The two last met at this stage in 2014, when Mihailo’s win saw him end on 4½/5, but behind Odhrán on tie-break. The match will be Dylan’s last in the Frank Scott Shield – and it was also his first, when he beat Mihailo in the first round of the very first competition in 2012. Odhrán’s match against Ross on board 2 is the only other match which has been played in the tournament before – a draw in round 4 last year – while William did beat Utkarsh in the City of Dublin in September.
Matches will start at 7:30 on Wednesday 30th November, with prizegiving straight after.
The draw in full is –
|1||Mihailo Manojlovic (4)||1807||v||3||Dylan Boland (4)||1647|
|4||Odhrán McDonnell (3)||1573||v||2||Ross Beatty (3)||1756|
|6||Utkarsh Gupta (2½)||1377||v||7||William Kenny (3)||1371|
|10||Cal Nolan (2½)||1219||v||8||Liam Kelly (2½)||1254|
|5||Seán Devilly (2)||1492||v||11||Aodhán Keane (2)||1218|
|9||Felix Jordan (2)||1219||v||16||Diarmaid Carey (2)||809|
|12||Joe Sheehan (1½)||1117||v||18||Daniel Fox (1½)||788|
|22||Ben Murray (1½)||559||v||13||Luke-Andrew Feeney (1½)||1061|
|26||Taylor Cahill (1½)||Unr||v||14||Ben Coghlan (1½)||1014|
|15||Danny Kashanin (1½)||852||v||23||Bhudhav Singh (1½)||423|
|17||Richard O’Rahilly (1½)||791||v||25||Brian MacCarvill (1½)||Unr|
|21||Thomas Cooney (1)||563||v||20||Declan Dolan (½)||773|
|27||Eoin Johnson (0)||Unr||v||19||Tim Casey (½)||773|
|24||Lochlann Kelly (0)||Unr||1-0||Bye|
As head-to-head can’t decide the title this year, in the event of a tie for any prize, the tie-breaks used will be MBuch, then Buch, then Progressive. The full standings after round 4 are as follows –
Expect lots of changes in the tie-breaks over the course of the final round!