Monday 7 April 2014

Record numbers for the 2014 O2C Doeberl Cup

Even though there is still a week and a half until the start of the 2014 O2C Doeberl Cup, a record sized field has already entered the event. As of this evening there are 278 entrants over the 4 events, smashing the previous record of 250 players. The demand for places is so large that the tournament organisers have extended the size of the top tournaments, but even now there are only a few places left. The obvious reason for the extra large filed is the scheduled appearance of former World Champion Gary Kasparov during the event. He will be at the tournament on Sunday (20th) and Monday (21st), and will hopefully be taking a break from chess politics (in his role as a candidate for FIDE President), to talk to the chess playing public.
If you still haven't entered the event, and plan to do so, you need to visit the tournament website and get your entry in as quickly as possible. Apart from the Under 1200 event, entries have to made in advance, as entries are not taken on the day.

(NB I am a paid official for this event)

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