The 2009 O2C Doeberl Cup had an exciting finish, with all 3 tournaments having close and exciting last round games.
In the Premier section IM Deep Sengupta took a half point lead into the final round. He was paired with GM Chakkravarthy who was a point behind. After GM Gawain Jones drew with IM Sriram Jha to move to 7 points, a draw would be enough for outright first for Sengupta. However Chakkravarthy was able to win with the black pieces, leaving Sengupta, Jones and Chakkravarthy all tied for first on 7/9. Nonetheless Sengupta had reason to be happy as he scored both his second GM norm, and won the Doeberl Cup on tie-break. Tied for equal 4th on 6.5 were IM George Xie (just falling short of a GM norm after drawing with GM Reinderman), IM David Smerdon, GM Darryl Johansen, IM Sriram Jha and GM Abhijit Kunte. Junta Ikeda picked up the Bedi Cip for the best performance by an Australian junior.
In the Major there was 5 way tie for the lead going into the last round. Wins by Brendan Norman and Colin Cloudsdale left them joint winners with 6/7, while David Castor and Richard Voon finished equal third on 5.5
In the Minor Alana Chibnall proved a popular winner after a last round draw left her on 6/7. The only player who could catch her was Shanon Vuglar, but he had to defend an inferior position, and could only draw his game. This left a four way tie for 2nd with Amir Karabasic, Shanon Vuglar, Lou Damaschino and Andrew Pan all on 5.5/7.
(*edit: As noted in the comments section Alana Chibnall also picked up the Pooja Cup for best Female Australian Junior in the Minor)
Full results for the Premier and Major can be found at www.chess-results.com, while the standings for the Minor can be found in the comments section to this post.