Saturday 16 April 2022

2022 O2C Doeberl Cup - Day 2

 The 2nd day of the 2022 O2C Doeberl Cup saw the start of the Major, Minor and Under 1200 events. Due to a few last minute withdrawals, visa problems, and travel issues, the tournament fell just short of last years record numbers, with around 225325 players sitting down at the board.

The Premier saw rounds 3 and 4 played, with GM Bobby Cheng holding the outright lead with 4/4. He was followed by GM's Daniel Fernandez and Hrant Melkumyan, with a large group of players on 3. There were a few upsets in this round, the most notable being a win for Harry Press over IM Junta Ikeda.

The Major saw the first 2 rounds played, with a number of players on 2/2, including top seed Ryan Lane, and overseas visitor Henrik Mortensen.  The Minor sees a similar pileup at the top, although 4 of the top 10 seeds did start with 2 wins.

For the rest of the tournament (Days 3, 4 and 5), the action starts at 9:30 am, with the afternoon rounds starting at 3pm. Links to the tournament coverage can be found at

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