Friday, 31 January 2014

2014 O2C Doeberl Cup - Kasparov to present prizes

This years O2C Doeberl Cup will have a special guest to present the prizes, former World Champion Gary Kasparov. Kasparov, who is running for the post of FIDE President, will be visiting Australia as part of his election campaigning. Taking advantage of the fact that most of Australia's leading chess players and identities are in Canberra over the Easter weekend, Kasparov has scheduled his visit at this time. While the final itinerary has yet to be confirmed, it is expected he will attend the final day, present the prizes, and then hold a meeting with officials from the various countries in Oceania.
And speaking of the Doeberl Cup, entries for the Open tournament are starting to come in. It is already a little over a third full, with 31 players already filling the 90 available slots. To get your entry in early, and guarantee your spot in the tournament of your choice, go to the tournament website and enter online.

(Disclaimer: I am a paid official for this event)


Anonymous said...

Latest news is that Kasparov will arrive the day before the closing, and give commentary and sign books.

Anonymous said...

Best news!! Looks like I am going now!

Anonymous said...

Gee, I wish I could get their ;(
Darklion, Bathurst