Thank you for another fantastic event!

Congratulations to GM Hrant Melkumyan (ARM), winner of the 2022 Doeberl Cup

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


1st Place: GM Hrant Melkumyan (ARM) 7.5/9

Best Female: WGM Jilin Zhang (AUS)
Bedi Cup (Best Australian Junior): Ryder Testolin (AUS)
U2000 Medallion: CM Lalit Prasad (AUS)
U2200 Medallion: Matthew Clarke (AUS)
Fighting Fund: IM Rishi Sardana (AUS)
ACF U2000 "Courage & Self-Belief" Prize: Niki Banerjee (FRA)


1st Place (Saint Memorial): Mars Qi (AUS) 6.5/7

Best Female: Fiona Shen (AUS)
U1650 Medallion: Micah Young (AUS)
U1800 Medallion: Zerui Xing (AUS)
Max Illingworth Award: Micah Young(AUS)


1st Place: Mark C Stokes (AUS) 6.5/7

Pooja Cup (Best Female Australian Junior): Sophia Ahern (AUS)
U1200 Medallion: Ethan Chang (AUS)
U1400 Medallion: Austin Chen (AUS)
Best Unrated: Shivam Pant (AUS)


1st Place: Joy Liu (AUS) 5.5/6

Updated 8 Feb 2022

UPDATE: International Travel Open to Fully Vaccinated Travelers as at 21 February 2022

"From 21 February 2022, all fully vaccinated visa holders can travel to Australia without a travel exemption. Unvaccinated visa holders will still need a valid travel exemption to enter Australia."

If you are traveling internationally to participate in the 2022 Doeberl Cup, please check the Australian Department of Home Affairs website for the most up-to-date advice regarding conditions of travel and your responsibilities when planning to come to Australia:

Read more on Coming to Australia

Overseas travellers entering the ACT (Canberra): ACT Government: Overseas Travel

Any travellers entering the ACT (Canberra) should check the latest ACT Government advice:

Entering and Leaving the ACT

For all Doeberl Cup participants we require registration fees paid in full before the event. This is to confirm participation and ensure players a place in their tournament. If you pay for registration and are unable to attend due to changes in the COVID travel restrictions, a full refund of your registration fees will be offered. You will need to contact us in the event that you are prevented from travelling to the event. Please note that the refund of any accommodation fees will be at the sole discretion of the accommodation provider.

Registrations for Doeberl Cup 2022 Open Now

We are back for another Easter of chess, kicking off the Premier division on Thursday 14 April 2022.

Updated Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for the Premier and Major have been revised - please see the Registration page for the full details.


Book Your Accommodation at 10% Off

Hotel rates for Doeberl 2022 are available now at Abode Woden and Abode Narrabundah - book using our event code and receive a 10% discount on your room at the time of booking! Read more on how to book your room on the Accommodation page.

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Note on Family Entry

Are you registering 3 or more family members for Doeberl Cup 2022? 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

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.

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Doeberl Cup 2022: 14 - 18 April

Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden, 92-96 Corinna Street Woden ACT 2606, Australia

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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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