Got a room? We have negotiated discounted hotel rates for Doeberl Cup attendees at Abode Woden, Abode Narrabundah (availability pending), and the Midnight Hotel in Braddon. Click here for all the details on the hotels and how to book!
The ACT Chess Association is pleased (and cautiously optimistic) to announce that the 2021 Doeberl Cup will proceed on 1-5 April. Registrations are now open - head over to the Registration page to secure your place.
Don't forget to check your current published rating and division eligibility before submitting your registration form.
International and Interstate Travel Advice
If you are traveling internationally to participate in the 2020 Doeberl Cup, please check the Australian Department of Home Affairs website for the most up-to-date advice on travel restrictions:
Read more on current international travel restrictions
Any traveller entering the ACT (Canberra) should check the latest ACT Government advice:
Travelling to and From the ACT
Family entry is based on 3rd and subsequent fee-paying members of the family paying ½ price for entry.
Discounts are calculated on the lowest value registration, i.e. if a family is registering one participant in the Premier, one U18 in the Minor and one in the U1200s, the discount will be applied to the U1200s registration.
While Australia is currently in a favourable position, we must remain vigilant regarding the pandemic situation.
The Doeberl Cup committee has drawn up a COVID-Safe plan for use during the event, outlining procedures and protocols designed to keep our attendees, spectators, event staff and the club staff safe and healthy. All persons attending the event will be required to observe these procedures and follow COVID-Safe directions given by event and venue staff.
As we are operating inside the Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden, you are required to comply with the venue's COVID-Safe procedures and directions/signage, including check-in for all persons attending (players and spectators): https://www.cscc.com.au/covid-safe-procedures.
As per the ACTCA regulations you are not required to wear masks. Sanitising stations will be provided by the venue. We reserve the right to limit the number of players or spectators in specific areas of the venue.
At the time of writing, there are two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Canberra or the Australian Capital Territory.
According to advice from the Australian Department of Health, the virus is most likely spread through:
We encourage all attendees and support personnel to exercise good hygiene:
Handshakes: While FIDE usually mandate a handshake at the start of a game, we will be waiving this rule.
Rule Amendment for Withdrawals (Bonds): Players with a chronic medical condition may be exempt from this regulation. Please contact the organisers before entering for further information. Read the full version on the Rules page.
Feeling Unwell? Symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild illness to pneumonia. Some people will recover easily, and others may get very sick very quickly. People with coronavirus may experience: fever, flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and fatigue, shortness of breath.
If you are experiencing symptoms, please seek medical advice. If you have recently returned from overseas or if you may have been in contact with a person recently returned from overseas, please monitor your health. If you have been advised to self-isolate and cannot participate in the tournament, please advise the organisers as soon as you are able. If you have been tested for COVID-19 and have not received your results by the time the tournament has started, we ask for the safety of your fellow chess players that you do not attend the Doeberl Cup.
Please note that as the situation evolves, advice from Australian Government and the World Health Organisation may change. Keep up to date with the details with the resource links below:
Players can become a one year member of the Canberra Southern Cross Club (CSCC) at nil cost to them. This provides players with a range of discounts to food and beverages across the weekend and for those living in Canberra for the remainder of their membership.
To accept this offer, players need to complete the form and bring to the club when they check in on Thursday or Friday of the competition.
Being a member helps the Doeberl Cup track our current partnership with CSCC in support of future years.
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