Doeberl Cup to use FIDE Ratings this year?! And about time!

2023 O2C Doeberl Cup – 6-10 April

With just a month to go until the 2023 Doeberl Cup I’d thought I’d get the ball rolling with a thread on this year’s event.

We’ve got over 200 players already entered this year, including 4 GMs: Hrant Melkumyan (ARM), Temur Kuybokarov (AUS), Samy Shoker (EGY) and GM Daniel Fernandez (AUS). With the Oceania Youth event directly after Doeberl, and the record crowds showing up for Begonia this weekend it looks like we may break the 2021 player record.

The 2023 tournament has been changed slightly, with the introduction of a fifth division called the “Mini” open to players under 1500. This has led to rating requirements for other divisions being shuffled, which will hopefully lead to the removal of potential accelerated pairings with too many players in the same division, as well as slightly improving the chance of player norms being awarded in the Premier.

For more details check out the website here: . If you’re planning to enter please do so sooner rather than later so that we can make sure we plan for enough players.

Looking forward to a great event!

Thank you.

Last edited by Alana; 07-03-2023 at 06:15 PM.

IA/WFM Alana Chibnall
2023 Doeberl Cup Chief Arbiter
Selections Coordinator, Australian Junior Elite Training Squad (JETS)

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