Sunday 15 March 2020

2020 O2C Doeberl Cup and 2020 SIO Cancelled

Due to new travel and health restrictions put in place by the Australian Government, the ACT Chess Association has decided to cancel this years O2C Doeberl Cup. This decision was not taken lightly, as the ACTCA understands the inconvenience in cancelling any event at short notice. The 2020 Sydney International Open, which was due to take place after the Doeberl Cup has also been cancelled. 
The official statement is as follows

"It is with great regret that the ACT Chess Association is cancelling the O2C Doeberl Cup for 2020. With the Australian Government announcing restrictions on overseas travellers to Australia, and the request to avoid large non-essential gatherings, we have decided that the Doeberl Cup cannot proceed under these conditions. We sincerely apologise to anyone who has already committed to taking part in this tournament, and ask anyone who has suffered financial inconvenience as a result of our decision to contact us immediately ( For players who have entered online we are arranging refunds through Trybooking, and hope to process this as quickly as possible."

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