Wednesday, 20 April 2011

2011 O2C Doeberl Cup Day 0

The 2011 O2C Doeberl Cup Premier starts tomorrow at 1pm Canberra time. The pairings for the first round are already up (click here), with the usual caveat that the organisers will endeavour to re-pair players who find themselves without an opponent (due to no shows etc).
There will be live coverage of the top 4 boards from the Premier, as well as the top board from the Major and Minor (which begin on Friday). Results and pairings will be posted on the tournament website, as well as video highlights from each of the rounds. I will also be blogging at the end of each day, and possibly doing twitter updates (if I can find the time).
At the close of entries today there were 227 players entered in the 4 tournaments. This is down 10% from last year, although entries for the Under 1200 event don't close until Midday Friday. There are 71 players in the Premier, although the tournament has fallen just short of the 20 overseas players required to qualify it as an International Swiss. In practice this now means that players looking for title norms need to play at least 4 overseas players from at least 2 other federations (International swiss events are exempt from this requirement).
(* Disclaimer: I am a paid official for this event *)

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