With under a week to go until this years 2009 O2C Doeberl Cup, the entries have already exceeded last years record turnout out. As of the time of this posting, 234 players had already entered the 4 tournament sections. The Premier section is sitting on 80 players, and while this is the nominal limit for this tournament, the organisers are still happy to allow another 10 players to enter 'sneak' in.
In what is a big improvement over previous years, the Major tournament (Under 2000) has 65 players this year. Of all the events this one has lagged in past years, possibly because the top end of this tournament prefers the Premier, while eligible players in the Minor event tended to stick with the Minor. But it has changed this year, which means a very competitive event. The Minor is also doing well with 61 players entering this U/1600 tournament.
The 2 day U/1200 tournament has 29 players entered, with a lot of those players being family member of other tournament competitors.
There is still time to enter, but you need to get your entries in by Wednesday, 8th April. The organisers are confident of reaching the 240 mark, while 250 players is still a possibility.
(*Usual disclaimer: I am a paid official for this event)