HISTORY

About the Doeberl Cup

The Doeberl Cup is the longest running weekend chess event in Australia. Since 1963 it has been held every year in Canberra, Australia. Grandmaster Ian Rogers holds the record for the most number of wins (either outright or on tie-break) with 12.

The Doeberl Cup was named after its primary sponsor, Erich Doeberl. The family tradition of sponsoring the tournament continues today with Rosemarie Doeberl providing support for her father's vision. In 2007 O2C was the major sponsor of the tournament and from 2008 has attained the rights to run the tournament.

An account of the first fifty years of the Doeberl Cup has been recorded in Bill Egan's book, "The Doeberl Cup: Fifty Years of Australian Chess History" As well as full coverage of the fifty years of the event, with many games and diagrams, the book includes a CD-ROM with a database of over six thousand collected Doeberl Cup games, and a searchable record of results for everyone who participated during the fifty years.

Pick up your copy from Amazon.com. Australian residents can order direct from the author.


Winners

  • 2018 Timur Gareyev (USA)
  • 2017 Surya Ganguly (IND)
  • 2016 James Morris (AUS)
  • 2015 Zhou Weiqi (CHN)
  • 2014 Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu (GER)
  • 2013 Li Chao (CHN)
  • 2012 Adam Horvath (HUN)
  • 2011 Andrei Deviatkin (RUS)
  • 2010 Li Chao (CHN)
  • 2009 Deep Sengupta (IND)
  • 2008 Varuzhan Akobian (USA)
  • 2007 Ian Rogers (AUS)
  • 2006 Igor Goldenberg (AUS)
  • 2005 Ian Rogers (AUS), Aleksandar Wohl (AUS)
  • 2004 Zong-Yuan Zhao (AUS)
  • 2003 Ian Rogers (AUS)
  • 2002 David Smerdon (AUS)
  • 2001 Darryl Johansen (AUS)
  • 2000 Aleksandar Wohl (AUS)
  • 1999 Darryl Johansen (AUS)
  • 1998 Michael Gluzman (AUS)
  • 1997 Ian Rogers (AUS)
  • 1996 Darryl Johansen (AUS)
  • 1995 Ian Rogers (AUS)
  • 1994 Darryl Johansen (AUS)
  • 1993 Ian Rogers (AUS)
  • 1992 Tony Miles (ENG)
  • 1991 Ketevan Arakhamia (GEO)
  • 1990 Ian Rogers (AUS)
  • 1989 Ian Rogers (AUS)
  • 1988 Larry Christiansen (USA)
  • 1987 Greg Hjorth (AUS)
  • 1986 Ian Rogers (AUS)
  • 1985 Greg Hjorth (AUS)
  • 1984 Ian Rogers (AUS)
  • 1983 Maxwell Fuller (AUS)
  • 1982 Greg Hjorth (AUS)
  • 1981 Ian Rogers (AUS)
  • 1980 Ian Rogers (AUS)
  • 1979 Fred Flatow (AUS)
  • 1978 Robert Murray Jamieson (AUS)
  • 1977 Philip Viner (AUS)
  • 1976 Robert Murray Jamieson (AUS)
  • 1975 Maxwell Fuller (AUS)
  • 1974 Maxwell Fuller (AUS)
  • 1973 Anthony Wiedenhofer (AUS)
  • 1972 Fred Flatow (AUS)
  • 1971 Terrey Shaw (AUS)
  • 1970 Cecil Purdy (AUS), Terrey Shaw (AUS), Fred Flatow (AUS)
  • 1969 Doug Hamilton (AUS)
  • 1968 Ken Hill (AUS)
  • 1967 John Kellner (AUS)
  • 1966 Bill Geus (AUS)
  • 1965 Bill Geus (AUS)
  • 1964 Cecil Purdy (AUS)
  • 1963 John Purdy (AUS)

With the exceptions of 1970 and 2005, only outright winners or winners on tie-break are listed.