And that's a wrap!

Congratulations to Justin Tan (AUS), winner of the 2021 Doeberl Cup

Thank you to all of our players and sponsors for another fantastic tournament.


1st Place: GM Justin Tan (AUS) 7.5/9
2nd Place: GM Daniel Fernandez (ENG) 7.5/9
3rd Place: GM Bobby Cheng (AUS) 7/9

Best Female: Sally Yu (AUS)
Bedi Cup (Best Australian Junior): FM Albert Winkelman (AUS)
U2000 Medallion: Joshua Behar
U2200 Medallion: Pieter Bierkens
Fighting Fund: GM Justin Tan (AUS), GM Daniel Fernandez (ENG), GM Bobby Cheng (AUS), GM Temur Kuybokarov (AUS), GM Anton Smirnov (AUS), IM Junta Ikeda (AUS), FM Albert Winkelman (AUS)
ACF U2000 "Courage & Self-Belief" Prize: Joshua Behar (AUS), Svetozar Stojic (AUS)


1st Place (Saint Memorial): Dylan Siow-Lee (AUS) 6/7
2nd Place: Aiden Brady (AUS) 6/7
3rd Place: Ryder Testolin (AUS) 6/7

Best Female: Chao Xin Cheng (AUS)
U1650 Medallion: Paul (Zhi-Yu) He (AUS)
U1800 Medallion: Lachlan Lee (AUS)


1st Place: Tedric Li (AUS) 6.5/7
2nd Place: Vihaan Anup Kumar (AUS) 6/7
3rd: Place: James Lequan Gao (AUS) 6/7

Pooja Cup (Best Female Australian Junior): Elena Jule (AUS)
U1200 Medallion: Justin Adams (AUS)
U1400 Medallion: Lucas Ni (AUS)
Best Unrated: Ronen Bhaumik (AUS)


1st Place: Charles Huang (AUS) 6/6
2nd Place: Jasmine Lane (AUS) 5/6
3rd: Place: Thandi Mohan (AUS) 5/6

Biggest Upset: Rentaro Inukai (JPN)
Best Female: Shriya Karthik (AUS)
Best Unrated: Anson Thai (AUS)

Affected by the lockdown in Greater Brisbane?

If you cannot attend because of the government-imposed lockdown in Greater Brisbane, please contact the Doeberl Cup Team for a refund of your registration fee.

Latest update from ACT Health (29 Mar)- New travel restrictions for people traveling from Greater Brisbane

Yes, the 2021 Doeberl Cup is on!

Posted on: Tuesday 23 March

In just 9 days(!) the first games in the Premier will be kicking off - yes, the Doeberl Cup is ON in April 2021!

We've received an amazing response for registrations, and we're doing our best to accommodate as many players as we safely can. Waiting lists are in place for the Minor and U1200s - interested players can contact the Doeberl Cup team to inquire about the waitlist status.

Note: We are currently experiencing some technical issues with our regular email address, so if you need to get in touch please use or the website contact form. Thank you everyone for your patience.

Accommodation Discounts Available

Got a room? We have negotiated discounted hotel rates for Doeberl Cup attendees at Abode Woden, Abode Narrabundah, and the Midnight Hotel in Braddon. Click here for all the details on the hotels and how to book!

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The Doeberl Cup returns in 2021: Registrations Open Now

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

Note on Family Entry

Are you registering 3 or more family members for Doeberl Cup 2021? Register online via TryBooking, then contact the organisers to apply for a 50% refund on the eligible registration(s).

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.

COVID-Safe Chess at the Doeberl Cup

Tuesday 1 December, 13:00

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):

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:

  • Close contact with an infected person
  • Contact with droplets from an infected person's cough or sneeze
  • Touching objects or surfaces (doorknobs, tables) that have cough or sneeze droplets from an infected person, and then touching your face

We encourage all attendees and support personnel to exercise good hygiene:

  • Cleanse your hands frequently using alcohol-based hand sanitiser if hands are not visibly soiled, or soap and water when hands are visibly soiled;
  • If coughing or sneezing, cover nose and mouth with flexed elbow or paper tissue, dispose of tissue immediately after use and cleanse your hands;
  • Refrain from touching your face until you have thoroughly washed your hands.

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:

Food & beverage discounts available with a zero-cost Canberra Southern Cross Club Membership

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.

Need to get in touch? Email us!

Doeberl Cup 2021: 1-5 April

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Cup Highlights

  • AU$2000 increase to the prize pool
  • Fighting Fund prize
  • Family entry rate
  • Saturday night Lightning tournament

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