Congratulations GM Hrant Melkumyan (ARM)

Taking the win for the third year running at the 2024 Doeberl Cup

Thank you to everyone who participated in this record-breaking year at the Doeberl Cup - a total of 413 participants helped to make this an amazing event!


1st Place: GM Hrant Melkumyan (ARM) 8/9
2nd Place: IM Peng Chen (CHN) 7/9
3rd Place: IM Arghyadip Das (IND) 7/9

Best Female: WCM Khishigbaatar Bayasgalan (MGL)
Bedi Cup (Best Australian Junior): Jayden Ooi (AUS)
U2300 Medallion (FIDE): CM Niilo Man Nissinen (SGP)
U2100 Medallion (FIDE): Cheng Dai (AUS)
Fighting Fund: IM Rishi Sardana (AUS), IM James Morris (AUS), GM Niilo Man Nissinen (SGP), Shou Otsuka (JPN)
ACF U2100 "Courage & Self-Belief" Prize: Reyaansh Chakrabarty (AUS)


1st Place (Saint Memorial): Bojun (Brian) Yang (AUS) 6.5/7
2nd Place: Yen-Hsiu Elliot Wong (SGP) 5.5/7
3rd Place: Ethan Chang (AUS) 5.5/7

Best Female: Om O'Carroll (AUS)
U1950 Medallion: Waniel Wang (AUS)
U1800 Medallion: Jonas Tze-To (AUS)


1st Place: Austin Chen (AUS) 6/7
2nd Place: Chee Seng Lue (AUS) 6/7
3rd: Place: Chanya Rupasinghe (AUS) 5.5/7

Pooja Cup (Best Female Australian Junior): Chanya Rupasinghe (AUS)
U1650 Medallion: Paul Glissan (AUS)
U1500 Medallion: Jack Willoughby (AUS)


1st Place: Aden Power (AUS) 7/7
2nd Place: Alexander Warne (AUS) 6/7
3rd: Place: Matthew Turek (AUS) 5.5/7

U1350 Medallion: Daniil Yelkhovsky (AUS)
U1200 Medallion: Yuan Huang (AUS)
Best Unrated: Thomas Eleutherios (AUS)


1st Place: Terrance Tang (AUS) 5/6
2nd Place: Kavish Nagpal (AUS) 5/6
3rd: Place: Louis Chen (AUS) 5/6

Best Unrated: Harry Phillips (AUS) 5.5/6
Best Female: Neelum Mendis (AUS) 4/6
Biggest Upset: Mahi Hegde (AUS) 3.5/6

First round of the Premier starts tomorrow (Thursday 28 March) at 1pm

Posted 27 March, 9:00PM

The first round draw for the Premier is now available on the Draws and Results page. Go check it out to see who you will be playing in your first game for the 2024 Doeberl Cup!

All other divisions: We will announce when your draws are posted.

All Players: Code of Conduct

Everyone entering the tournament venue - parents/guardians and participants - are expected to read and comply with the code of conduct: Read the code of conduct.

Just 7 days left!

The 2024 Doeberl Cup is in just one week, and we are down to the last places in the Minor, Mini and Under 1200s. Have you registered yet?


Don't forget to send in your round 1 and 2 bye requests to

Two weeks to go!

Space and time are running out - it's time to finalise your plans for the Easter long weekend. Need byes? Have any questions about the event? Get in touch with the Doeberl Cup team:

Contact the Doeberl Cup Team

More Places Added

Wanting to play in the Major or Minor? A limited number of places have been added to these events!


Accommodation Discounts Available NOW

Thanks to our sponsors at Abode, our attendees can enjoy the convenience of walking to the venue. Book your discounted accommodation at Abode Woden today!

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A New Event at Doeberl 2024

It is a brand new year and the rate of entries to the 2024 Doeberl Cup is gathering pace. We're excited to introduce a new Lightning event - the Lightning Under 1600 (ACF), which will start at 5:30PM on Saturday 30 March. Entry will be $10, with a first prize of $200.

Accommodation Discounts Coming Soon

We appreciate that many of you are looking to secure accommodation for the Doeberl Cup soon - please bear with us as we finalise negotiations with our sponsors at Abode.

Melbourne International Open

3 April - 7 April, Melbourne Chess Club, 66 Leicester St, Fitzroy, MELBOURNE VIC

Keen for some back-to-back tournament play? Head down to Melbourne directly after the Doeberl Cup and take part in the inaugural Melbourne International Open, thanks to Independent Chess Australia and the Melbourne Chess Club. Check it out at the Melbourne International Open website.

2024 Registrations Open Now

Get on board for the 2024 Doeberl Cup! Remember, divisions fill up quickly so register early to avoid disappointment:


We're looking forward to seeing you in March 2024!

Dates for the 2024 Doeberl Cup

It's time to start preparing for the next Doeberl Cup. We'll see you in Canberra, Australia for an Easter long weekend of chess: 28 March to 1 April 2024. Get on board! Registrations will open in early November 2023, to be announced via our newsletter and Facebook page.

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 2025: 17 - 21 April 2025

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

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Cup Highlights

  • AU$25000+ prize pool
  • NEW 'Mini' division
  • Fighting Fund prize
  • Family entry rate
  • Saturday night Lightning tournament
  • NEW U1600 Lightning tournament on Saturday afternoon

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