Thursday 7 April 2022

2022 O2C Doeberl Cup - 1 week to go

 The 2022 O2C Doeberl Cup starts in a week. At this stage there are 347 players entered across the 4 sections, easily breaking last years record of 330 players. At the moment the Minor is full (with 120 players), while the other events still have a few places available (the Premier has 19).

For anyone wondering why we have these limits in place, venue size and equipment are the major considerations. However there is also the issue of tournament management, with 7 round events having a natural limit on the size of the field. Even with accelerated pairings, having more than 128 players in any event makes finding a clear winner tricky.

The Premier section starts next Thursday (14th April), with the other sections beginning on Friday 15th. There will be live coverage of Premier, but it will be online (for the first time), due to venue requirements. 

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