2020 Registrations Closed

Cancellation of the 2020 O2C Doeberl Cup

Dear Doeberl Cup player, supporter or spectator,
It is great regret that the ACT Chess Association is cancelling the O2C Doeberl Cup for 2020. With the Australian Government announcing restrictions on overseas travellers to Australia, and the request to avoid large non-essential gatherings, we have decided that the Doeberl Cup cannot proceed under these conditions. We sincerely apologise to anyone who has already committed to taking part in this tournament, and ask anyone who has suffered financial inconvenience as a result of our decision to contact us immediately (info@doeberlcup.com.au).

For players who have entered online we are arranging refunds through Trybooking, and hope to process this as quickly as possible.

Shaun Press
Chief Organiser 2020 O2C Doeberl Cup

What division am I eligible for?

Look up your current published FIDE and ACF ratings, and check our Division Requirements table. Registrations are accepted based on a player's current published ratings*. Email us for advice.

Registering three or more members of the same family?

You may be eligible for a small fee reduction

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.

How to claim Family Entry: Register online via TryBooking, then contact the organisers to apply for a 50% refund on the eligible registration.

Division Requirements & Registration Fees

Not sure which division you're eligible for? See the table below or email us for advice.

DivisionCostRequirements / Notices
Premier$175 (Free for GMs, WGMs, IMs, WIMs using code Premier-Titled)Players must be titled (GM, WGM, IM, WIM, FM, WFM) or have a minimum rating FIDE (1900) or ACF (1800).
FIDE & ACF Rated
Major$150 (U18: $110 using code Major-U18)An ACF rating between 1400 and 2000 is required. Players without an ACF rating are eligible if they hold a FIDE rating between 1500 and 2000.
FIDE & ACF Rated
Minor$150 (U18: $110 using code Minor-U18)An ACF rating below 1600. Players without an ACF rating are eligible if they hold a FIDE rating below 1600 (or have no rating at all).
FIDE & ACF Rated
U1200s$60An ACF rating below 1200 points.
ACF Rated
Lightning$15 (U18: $10). Free entry for GMs, WGMs, IMs, WIMs.Registration & payment on the day only. No rating requirements.

* The organisers reserve the right to place players in the appropriate division based on a player's national rating (if they do not have a FIDE or ACF rating).

Overseas player needing a letter of invitation for visa purposes?

Please register for the Doeberl Cup online, then email the organising team to request your letter of invitation.

In the event that your visa is not processed in time and you are unable to attend, please notify us as soon as possible as you are eligible for a full refund of your registration fee. (Time restrictions may apply; See our refund policy)

Refunds and Player Withdrawal

Players withdrawing more than 72 hours before the start of the event are entitled to a full refund, less processing fees. If a player withdraws within 72 hours of the event a 50% refund will be issued. Any player who withdraws after the start of the event forfeits their registration fee.

Players are expected to complete all rounds of their respective events. Players who cannot do so should inform the organisers before their next round. A player withdrawing under these circumstances will be required to pay an entry bond the next time they enter the Doeberl Cup (to the value of the standard entry fee). This bond will be refunded upon the completion of that next event. Players who withdraw without notifying the organisers in advance may have further conditions imposed upon their future entry.

Players with a chronic medical condition may be exempt from this regulation. Please contact the organisers before entering for further information.