Wednesday 1 April 2015

O2C Doeberl Cup 2015 - Day 0

Tomorrow sees the start of the 2015 O2C Doeberl Cup. The Premier begins at 1pm, while the second round of the day starts at 7pm. Pairings for the first round of the Premier can be found at
At the close of entries there were 70 players in the Premier. There are 7 GM's, 9 IM's, 1 WGM and 4 WIM's. Although the tournament fell short of the 20 OS/ 10 GM/IM players required to waive the local federation rule, there are enough overseas players at the top of the event to make title norms a real possibility. Of course players need to perform at the 2500/2600 level, but if they are playing that well then their opponents are likely to come from the OS contingent.
For spectators in Canberra, fell free to drop in. As well as the Premier, there will be a book stall, and the new venue (University House, ANU) is well served by the downstairs bar and bistro. GM Ian Rogers will be doing coverage of the games at the venue as an added bonus. If you can't make it to Canberra, the check out the Doeberl Cup website for live broadcasts of the top boards from the Premier.

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