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strangerep
27-02-2021, 12:05 PM
The Doeberl website (https://www.doeberlcup.com.au) says that the 2021 Doeberl Cup is going ahead on 1-5 Apr 2021, but I failed to find a thread about it here on CC. :confused:

I also failed to find any info regarding limits on the number of players in each division? Or is there an overall limit?

To those non-Canberrans who have participated in the Doeberl previously, what's it like traveling to Canberra during Easter? Or do most of the Easter holiday travellers head outward from Canberra? ;)

clarkpeter
27-02-2021, 05:29 PM
https://www.doeberlcup.com.au/

kwoodley
27-02-2021, 07:53 PM
I also failed to find any info regarding limits on the number of players in each division? Or is there an overall limit?

You can see the entry limits next to the each division title on the entries page:https://www.doeberlcup.com.au/registry/registrations/dynoutput (https://www.doeberlcup.com.au/registry/registrations/dynoutput)

I can't say what it's like to travel to Canberra, but I can say that it tends to be fairly quiet during the Easter period with many travelling interstate to visit family etc.

Metro
27-02-2021, 07:59 PM
Premier Event

No. Name Title FIDE ACF Federation State FIDE ID Status
1 Smirnov, Anton GM 2597 2678 Australia NSW 3208923 P
2 Kuybokarov, T GM 2530 2649 Australia WA 14203049 P
3 Ikeda, Junta IM 2452 2550 Australia ACT 3204731 P
4 Johansen, D K GM 2387 2428 Australia VIC 3200035 P
5 Lane, Gary IM 2353 2467 Australia NSW 3203301 P
6 Dale, Ari IM 2351 2409 Australia VIC 3213145 P
7 Puccini, Jack FM 2306 2375 Australia VIC 3213307 P
8 Stojic, Dusan FM 2267 2244 Australia QLD 3203689 P
9 Farrell, Roger 2171 2135 Australia ACT 3203034 P
10 Jager, Jesse 2163 2249 Australia VIC 3204758 P

ER
27-02-2021, 08:06 PM
I can't say what it's like to travel to Canberra, ...
by plane or bus never had a prob coming over from Melbourne most times and from Sydney once!

Alana
27-02-2021, 09:10 PM
With just over a month to go the Doeberl Cup has about 120 entries lined up. We already have six Grandmasters entered (Anton Smirnov, Temur Kuybokarov, Darryl Johansen, Daniel Fernandez, Justin Tan and Bobby Cheng), so it's shaping up to be a very exciting event!

If you're planning to play, please help out the organisers by entering as soon as possible via https://www.doeberlcup.com.au/index.html .

We hope to see you all at the Cup!

Michael. I
27-02-2021, 10:07 PM
6 Grandmasters? Wow, that's most of Australia's chess grandmasters, I think :-)

Scott Colliver
28-02-2021, 01:47 PM
6 Grandmasters? Wow, that's most of Australia's chess grandmasters, I think :-)

Zhao, Smerdon and Illingworth not entered.

strangerep
01-03-2021, 12:01 PM
You can see the entry limits next to the each division title on the entries page:https://www.doeberlcup.com.au/registry/registrations/dynoutput (https://www.doeberlcup.com.au/registry/registrations/dynoutput) Thanks. I missed it because there seems to be no link from the "register" page to the "entries" page -- but only under the registrations tab near the top.

Anyway,... so now I'm wondering... should I enter the Premier division (and get mashed into marmalade), or stick with the Major division with a better chance of a not-all-zeroes score, though my current ancient ACF rating of 1810x would probably still drop. :(

I see a few ACF 1800-2000 players who have entered the Major, while others gone Premier. If any ACF 1800-2000 players are reading this, I'd be interested to hear thoughts about what motivated your choice (whether in reality or in principle). (?)

And speaking of being mashed into marmalade,... is there an expression for the opposite of an all-1's "picket fence" score? I didn't find anything on Google. So,... what's a suitable phrase? Maybe...

1) I got "all my ducks in a row" ?

2) A "booby necklace" ?

3) A "doughnut parade" ?

4) "Creamy Peanut Butter"? (This one is inspired by the "mashed into marmalade" phrase.)

:lol:

strangerep
01-03-2021, 12:09 PM
by plane or bus never had a prob coming over from Melbourne most times and from Sydney once!
So are you coming this time, or what? ;)

machomortensen
01-03-2021, 06:13 PM
@ Scott

Nor Rogers ...

b.nancarrow
01-03-2021, 06:19 PM
Nor Rogers ...

Yes, what is he up to these days?

ER
01-03-2021, 06:53 PM
So are you coming this time, or what? ;)

not sure

Metro
01-03-2021, 08:23 PM
No. Name Title FIDE ACF Federation State

1 Melkumyan, H GM 2663 2738 Armenia 13302485 P
2 Smirnov, A GM 2597 2678 Australia NSW 3208923 P
3 Cheng, Bobby GM 2539 2599 Australia VIC 4300033 P
4 Kuybokarov, T GM 2530 2649 Australia WA 14203049 P
5 Tan, Justin GM 2496 2530 Australia 3206882 P
6 Fernandez, DH GM 2466 2460 England 5801605 P
7 Ikeda, Junta IM 2452 2550 Australia ACT 3204731 P
8 Johansen, D K GM 2387 2428 Australia VIC 3200035 P
9 Lane, Gary IM 2353 2467 Australia NSW 3203301 P
10 Dale, Ari IM 2351 2409 Australia VIC 3213145 P

StokesyRedcliff
02-03-2021, 10:58 PM
What about GM Moulthun Ly?

Scott Colliver
03-03-2021, 12:10 PM
What about GM Moulthun Ly?

Yeah missed him

Desmond
03-03-2021, 01:38 PM
...
Anyway,... so now I'm wondering... should I enter the Premier division (and get mashed into marmalade), or stick with the Major division with a better chance of a not-all-zeroes score, though my current ancient ACF rating of 1810x would probably still drop. :(

I see a few ACF 1800-2000 players who have entered the Major, while others gone Premier. If any ACF 1800-2000 players are reading this, I'd be interested to hear thoughts about what motivated your choice (whether in reality or in principle). (?)
...
I'd say in general it depends on 2 things: what your objectives are, and how well you think you could do in the Premier.

Clearly if you want to have some fun and win some games, go the Major.

If you're looking to improve your game then playing against stronger opponents will help. However if they really are so much stronger that they just smash you into little pieces, then it might be better to avoid. Apart from just losing every game is not so much fun.

Give an example, I played in the top division many years ago, I think I was one of the bottom seeds. I scored 4 draws and 3 losses. Getting to play some strong players who went on to become GM/IMs was nice. I felt I learned a lot. Probably at least 2 of those games were junk games where I just got smashed. I think if you feel you can snag maybe a win and a few draws then go for it! you'll learn a lot. If you really feel you're headed for a 0 score, I'd suggest to seek your fortunes in the 2nd division. If you are 1800, you would stand to have some very challenging games in the Major.

Alana
04-03-2021, 09:34 PM
With less than a month to go we have now crossed 150 entries, and if Ballarat this weekend is any indication it should be looking like a very big and strong tournament!

Now that the new March ratings are out, our amazing webmaster Nyssa Zelman has updated all of the ratings on the website entry lists with current March 2021 FIDE and ACF ratings.

I've also started creating tournament files for the events on chess-results.com (http://chess-results.com/fed.aspx?lan=1&fed=AUS) and will attempt to update the files regularly between now and the tournament.

It's of course not too late to enter so if you're planning to play please enter sooner rather than later on TryBooking via the website here (https://www.doeberlcup.com.au/register.html).

Thanks!

strangerep
05-03-2021, 10:48 AM
I'd say in general it depends on 2 things: what your objectives are, and how well you think you could do in the Premier.
Clearly if you want to have some fun and win some games, go the Major. ....

Thanks for giving me your thoughts. It was helpful. But I should probably continue this discussion in the Chess Training forum, since it's a bit OT here.

Alana
17-03-2021, 08:02 PM
With only two weeks to go before the 2021 Doeberl Cup, we have hit an amazing 301 players, and look to be lining up to break the record of 311 which was set the year Gary Kasparov came to the event. Both the Major and Minor divisions had hit capacity, but extra spaces have been opened up for last minute entries.

If you're hoping to play there is still time to enter, but please get in soon so you don't miss out! Go to https://www.doeberlcup.com.au/register.html to enter.

James Watson
26-03-2021, 11:19 AM
Is the site down? I can’t seem to get it to load

Scott Colliver
26-03-2021, 11:27 AM
Is the site down? I can’t seem to get it to load

Working for me.

strangerep
26-03-2021, 12:17 PM
Is the site down? I can’t seem to get it to load

I get the following:

$ nslookup doeberlcup.com.au
;; Got SERVFAIL reply from fe80::960e:6bff:fefa:a847%2%2

** server can't find doeberlcup.com.au: SERVFAIL
$

So it looks like some kind of DNS (nameserver) problem.
(Other nslookups work fine for me.)

MichaelBaron
26-03-2021, 12:21 PM
Working for me.

Not working for me right now...may be its up and down.

ER
26-03-2021, 02:59 PM
Lani has made an announcement on Fb.
I am not reposting it here because I am not sure about our policy on quoting material from other social media platforms.
I am sure she will let us know here!

MichaelBaron
27-03-2021, 01:19 AM
Not working for me right now...may be its up and down.

And now it works again! So its back up!

Kevin Bonham
27-03-2021, 07:30 AM
I am not reposting it here because I am not sure about our policy on quoting material from other social media platforms.

It is generally fine to repost material that promotes or provides information about other chess tournaments from other social media sources (exception: material posted by banned users on a certain other chess forum).

Tony Dowden
27-03-2021, 09:30 AM
The fields are more up-to-date on Chess-Results than on the event website (here (http://chess-results.com/fed.aspx?lan=1&fed=AUS)). At the time of writing: Premier has 56 entries, Major 87, Minor 132 and U1200 69, which is a grand total of 344. Some of these maybe provisional entries on wait lists but whatever the case it is clear that the total 2021 entry will be well in excess of the previous record. Personally I can't wait to start!

HAHAHAHA
27-03-2021, 11:41 AM
The fields are more up-to-date on Chess-Results than on the event website (here (http://chess-results.com/fed.aspx?lan=1&fed=AUS)). At the time of writing: Premier has 56 entries, Major 87, Minor 132 and U1200 69, which is a grand total of 344. Some of these maybe provisional entries on wait lists but whatever the case it is clear that the total 2021 entry will be well in excess of the previous record. Personally I can't wait to start!

Last minute I know, but would it be possible to car pool with someone from Melbourne. Will reimburse you for petrol. Thanks

ER
27-03-2021, 02:48 PM
It is generally fine to repost material that promotes or provides information about other chess tournaments from other social media sources (exception: material posted by banned users on a certain other chess forum).

thanks for the clarification

machomortensen
27-03-2021, 06:30 PM
@ Tony Dowden

I really understand your feeling. Enjoy and enjoy very much.

Best wishes from Denmark.

Tony Dowden
27-03-2021, 08:46 PM
@ Tony Dowden

I really understand your feeling. Enjoy and enjoy very much.

Best wishes from Denmark.

Thanks Henrik :)

Unfortunately there are now a few Covid-19 cases here in Brisbane, so I am unsure if Queenslanders will be allowed to participate!

machomortensen
28-03-2021, 03:12 AM
For sure, I cross my fingers. All the best.

MichaelBaron
29-03-2021, 11:33 AM
Thanks Henrik :)

Unfortunately there are now a few Covid-19 cases here in Brisbane, so I am unsure if Queenslanders will be allowed to participate!

And Brisbane goes into a lockdown...

Desmond
29-03-2021, 01:05 PM
And Brisbane goes into a lockdown...

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-29/brisbane-covid-lockdown-qld-border-travel-restrictions/100035140#act

The ACT has declared Greater Brisbane a coronavirus hotspot.

From 6:00pm on Monday, March 29, if you have returned from Greater Brisbane between March 11 and March 4, you should get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

If you returned from Greater Brisbane from March 15, you need to self-isoalte until at least 6:00pm on Thursday, April 1. ACT Health says this may be extended to 14 days.

Tony Dowden
29-03-2021, 01:41 PM
And Brisbane goes into a lockdown...

It's looking grim but I haven't given up! Covid test/self-isolation commenced yesterday and rescheduled flights/accommo today. But if lockdown goes into Friday I'll tender my resignation.

Afitz
29-03-2021, 02:20 PM
It's looking grim but I haven't given up! Covid test/self-isolation commenced yesterday and rescheduled flights/accommo today. But if lockdown goes into Friday I'll tender my resignation.

According to the ACT Health Facebook page:

New travel restrictions for people who have been in Greater Brisbane

Under a Public Health Direction, the Chief Health Officer has signed a new Public Health (COVID-19 Areas of Concern) Notice, that will come into effect at 6pm (ACT time) tonight, Monday 29 March 2021, declaring the Greater Brisbane area a COVID-19 affected area.

This Notice will restrict travel to the ACT from Greater Brisbane, which includes the following five local councils: City of Brisbane, City of Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay Region and Redlands City.

At this time, these travel restrictions will remain in place until at least 6pm (ACT time) Thursday 1 April 2021, while Greater Brisbane is in lockdown and Queensland Health continue to manage this latest outbreak of COVID-19.

With Easter and the school holidays starting next weekend, it is important that anyone with upcoming travel plans is keeping up to date with the situation in Queensland and be prepared to change travel plans at short notice. We will provide an update to the community prior to the Easter long weekend.

While the travel restrictions are in effect, ACT residents are advised not to travel to Greater Brisbane as it is a declared COVID-19 affected area.

Requirements under the Direction for ACT Residents:
If you have returned to the ACT and were in Greater Brisbane on or after 15 March, you must immediately enter quarantine until at least 6pm (ACT time) 1 April, get tested for COVID-19, and complete an online declaration form within the following 24 hours. At this time, people should remain in quarantine until at least 6pm (ACT time) 1 April, even if they return a negative result, but this could be extended for up to 14 days.
If you have returned to the ACT and were in Greater Brisbane between 11-14 March inclusive, you must get tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate until you receive a negative result.
If you are currently in Greater Brisbane, we encourage you to stay where you are and follow the Queensland health advice. However, if it is essential you return, you must complete an online declaration form as soon as possible prior to travelling, quarantine upon your return to the ACT, and get tested for COVID-19.

Requirements under the Direction for non-ACT Residents:
If you are considering travel to the ACT and have been in Greater Brisbane in the last 14 days, you should not travel at this time. If you need to travel for an extraordinary circumstance, you will need an approved exemption from ACT Health, and this exemption must be granted prior to travel.
If you are currently in the ACT and were in Greater Brisbane on or after 15 March, you must immediately enter quarantine until at least 6pm (ACT time) 1 April, get tested for COVID-19, and complete an online declaration form within the following 24 hours. At this time, people should remain in quarantine until at least 6pm (ACT time) 1 April, even if they return a negative result, but this could be extended for up to 14 days.
If you are currently in the ACT and were in Greater Brisbane between 11-14 March inclusive, you must get tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate until you receive a negative result.
Further information about these new travel restrictions will be available on the Queensland travel page of the COVID-19 website this evening (https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/comm.../travel/queensland-qld). This includes an updated online declaration form, and advice on how to submit an exemption.
ACT Health is continuing to closely monitor the situation in Queensland and will take additional steps if necessary to keep the ACT community safe.

Tony Dowden
29-03-2021, 09:33 PM
Thanks Afitz. I guess we'll be in the know by Thursday evening then, but it's not looking very promising!

HAHAHAHA
29-03-2021, 10:32 PM
I have accomodation reserved for the weekend. But no transport. Would someone coming from Melbourne be so kind to give me a lift to and from Canberra. Am more than happy to reimburse you for petrol. Many thanks.

strollingrhino
31-03-2021, 01:45 PM
When do the draws for round 1 usually come out for the different events?

Alana
31-03-2021, 04:55 PM
When do the draws for round 1 usually come out for the different events?

Hello, the draw for the Premier will be out by 8pm at the latest tonight, though likely earlier. I will post a direct link here when they are up.

The draws for round 1 of the Major, Minor and Under 1200 divisions should be out by the same time tomorrow evening, bearing in mind that I will be looking after the Premier event as well at that time.

Alana
31-03-2021, 06:10 PM
The pairings for the first round of the 2021 Doeberl Cup Premier have now been published and can be seen via chess-results http://chess-results.com/tnr551239.aspx?lan=1&art=2&rd=1.

Tony Dowden
01-04-2021, 01:20 PM
Hah, good news on the Covid-19 front, we're all good to go! I'll be in Canberra in time for Round 3 :)

For other players not in the know, last weekend the Cup organisers asked Qld players to get Covid tested and self-isolate :cool:

Myan
01-04-2021, 01:58 PM
Hi where's the link to the live games?

Chess24 doesn't seem to be showing anything.

Bill Gletsos
01-04-2021, 02:02 PM
Hi where's the link to the live games?

Chess24 doesn't seem to be showing anything.The link is https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/doeberl-cup-2021/1/1/1
No games currently showing.

Alana
01-04-2021, 02:33 PM
The link is https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/doeberl-cup-2021/1/1/1
No games currently showing.

Unfortunately DGT boards were not working for Round 1 due to a number of issues, but will have them running from round 2 onwards. The round also started 20 minutes late due to a table delivery being late (meant to come between 10 and 11, came at 12:45!).

Only one game finished so far out of 20 for round 1.

Desmond
01-04-2021, 07:37 PM
Round 2 is not showing either, on c24.

MichaelBaron
02-04-2021, 01:09 AM
Jeremy O'Carroll who is returning to the chess scene after many years of absence drew with GM Fernandez!

machomortensen
02-04-2021, 01:20 AM
And he will be up against another happy surprise Sally Yu ...

MichaelBaron
02-04-2021, 10:03 AM
And he will be up against another happy surprise Sally Yu ...

Nope, up against Noah Gong.

Metro
02-04-2021, 10:15 AM
It is only round 3 and it's down to business.5 GMs on the first 3 boards.:clap:
It's difficult to see anyone outside the first 5 seeds winning outright.

Vlad
02-04-2021, 12:55 PM
It is difficult to win outright for any non-Gm when 7 Gms are in the field. Other than the requirement on the number of foreign opponents it would certainly meet a Gm norm requirement. More likely it will be near 2700 performance.

MichaelBaron
02-04-2021, 06:25 PM
Board 1, Justin defeated Melkumyan in round 3~ !

Brodie
02-04-2021, 10:18 PM
4827


Temur missed a beautiful win here against Bobby!

45. Nb5 Bd7 46. Rd6 Bc8 47. Rd8 Ba6
48. Ra8 Bb7 49. Nd6 Rc2 50. Nxf5+ Kh5 51. Rg8 if Rxg2 Then Rb8 Ba6 Rb6!

Desmond
03-04-2021, 08:50 AM
4827


Temur missed a beautiful win here against Bobby!

45. Nb5 Bd7 46. Rd6 Bc8 47. Rd8 Ba6
48. Ra8 Bb7 49. Nd6 Rc2 50. Nxf5+ Kh5 51. Rg8 if Rxg2 Then Rb8 Ba6 Rb6!Putting into the PGN viewer:

1.Nb5 Bd7 2.Rd6 Bc8 3.Rd8 Ba6 4.Ra8 Bb7 5.Nd6 Rc2 6.Nxf5+ Kh5 7.Rg8 Rxg2 8.Rb8 Ba6 9.Rb6

Desmond
03-04-2021, 07:43 PM
After 6 rounds, GM Justin Tan & GM Bobby Chen lead on 5.5/6, a full point clear of GM Temur Kuybokarov & GM Daniel Howard Fernandez on 4.5/6. Pack of 10 players on 4/6, including GM Anton Smirnov, GM Melkumyan, IM Junta Ikeda amoung others.

MichaelBaron
03-04-2021, 08:32 PM
After 6 rounds, GM Justin Tan & GM Bobby Chen lead on 5.5/6, a full point clear of GM Temur Kuybokarov & GM Daniel Howard Fernandez on 4.5/6. Pack of 10 players on 4/6, including GM Anton Smirnov, GM Melkumyan, IM Junta Ikeda amoung others.

So far, GMs are dominating the event as expected.

Andrew Hardegen
04-04-2021, 03:11 PM
After 6 rounds, GM Justin Tan & GM Bobby Chen lead on 5.5/6, a full point clear of GM Temur Kuybokarov & GM Daniel Howard Fernandez on 4.5/6. Pack of 10 players on 4/6, including GM Anton Smirnov, GM Melkumyan, IM Junta Ikeda amoung others.

In Round 7, GM Daniel Howard Fernandez and GM Temur Kuybokarov defeated the leaders GM Bobby Cheng and GM Justin Tan respectively with Black, throwing the tournament wide open with these 4 players now jointly leading on 5.5/7. And another 5 players on 5/7.

MichaelBaron
04-04-2021, 03:46 PM
Games transmission appears to be down right now (round 8).

MIRKO
04-04-2021, 09:14 PM
Anyone know where to find the Lightning results?

Bill Gletsos
04-04-2021, 09:42 PM
Anyone know where to find the Lightning results?Doeberl website.

MIRKO
04-04-2021, 10:07 PM
Doeberl website.

I looked There, nothing there.

Bill Gletsos
04-04-2021, 10:11 PM
I looked There, nothing there.You need to look closer.
I wouldn’t have said it was there if it wasn’t there.

If you still can’t find it then look here (http://doeberlcup.com.au/DBL2021_results/www2021DoeberlBlitz/standing.html).

MIRKO
04-04-2021, 10:16 PM
Thank you.

Desmond
05-04-2021, 09:59 AM
5 players left in contention for first going into the last round.

6.5/8 GM Tan, GM Fernandez
6/8 GM Cheng, GM Melkumyan, FM Puccini

1 FM Puccini, Jack (6) 2306 GM Tan, Justin (6) 2496
2 GM Fernandez, D. (6) 2466 GM Melkumyan, H. (6) 2663
3 GM Cheng, Bobby (6) 2539 Farrell, R. (5) 2171

Adamski
05-04-2021, 10:07 AM
I see that in Round 8, Cameron McGowan beat his coach, IM Gary Lane. (Both Rooty Hill members.) An exciting finish in prospect with 5 in contention for first.

MichaelBaron
05-04-2021, 12:07 PM
I see that in Round 8, Cameron McGowan beat his coach, IM Gary Lane. (Both Rooty Hill members.) An exciting finish in prospect with 5 in contention for first.

When students are playing their coaches they are either very scared or very motivated! It is clearly a case of greater motivation.
P.S right now Cameron is having an absolutely dominant position against Winkelman - if he does not stuff it up - will be yet another big scalp for him.

Brodie
05-04-2021, 02:11 PM
Well done GM Justin and Daniel.

Some of the games reflect the importance of fighting hard no matter how difficult or depressing the position is.

The ability to maintain mental resilience in dire situations is more difficult than playing good moves and these traits are what defines a champion.

Adamski
05-04-2021, 04:28 PM
Congratulations to both winners! Exciting finish.

MichaelBaron
05-04-2021, 06:14 PM
Congratulations to both winners! Exciting finish.
And great performances by MCC allegro junior players in both Major and Minor events
!

redchess
06-04-2021, 06:51 PM
Congratulations to one of our local players Aiden Brady for coming equal 1st in the Major!

Vlad
10-04-2021, 08:07 PM
I suppose this is a question for Kevin and Bill. If organizers of Doeberl cup do not follow their own announced rules, is any way to appeal their decision?

From their website:

Fighting Chess Fund

Round 9 of the Premier Tournament will include a Fighting Chess Fund valued at $1000.

Eligibility runs down to the last board with a player who has a score equal to the lowest score on board four.
Winners on eligible boards in Round 9 equally share the Fund.
Surplus prize money will be allocated at the organisers discretion.
Players are only eligible to participate in the Fighting Fund if they have not recorded a draw in less than 30 moves for the tournament.

The rules are very clear that the minimum score is applied to players on board 4, rather than boards 1-4. By considering boards 1-4, the organizers added 2 extra players to to the pool.

The rules are very clear that no draws are allowed before 30 moves. By counting players who had a three times repetition on move 19, the organizers increased the pool by 2 extra players.

So the pool suddenly increased from 3 to 7. Importnatly, what is the point of such a fighting fund if you could easily have a short draw? If I remember correctly the famous game between Antich and Akobian was originally drawn by 3 times repetition and the fighting fund was introduced to address this issue.

Kevin Bonham
10-04-2021, 08:58 PM
I suppose this is a question for Kevin and Bill. If organizers of Doeberl cup do not follow their own announced rules, is any way to appeal their decision?

The organisers may allow you to appeal it to them but beyond that not aware of one. It's not an ACF event.

For readers curious about this:


The rules are very clear that the minimum score is applied to players on board 4, rather than boards 1-4. By considering boards 1-4, the organizers added 2 extra players to to the pool.

I had a look at the pairings. What happened was that in the final round there was a 6 vs 5 pairing on board 3 and a 5.5 vs 5.5 pairing on board 4. So with the rule read literally the cutoff would seem to be the last board with a player on 5.5.

Regarding the other part:


The rules are very clear that no draws are allowed before 30 moves. By counting players who had a three times repetition on move 19, the organizers increased the pool by 2 extra players.

No there is also https://www.doeberlcup.com.au/rules.html which states:

"Policy on Short Draws
To be eligible for the 'Fighting Fund prize (in the Premier Tournament), players must not have agreed to draws in under 30 moves during any round of the tournament. The aim of this rule is to encourage a competitive, fighting tournament, and we trust all players will adhere to this in a sportsmanlike manner. (N.B. This does not include claims of 'draws by repetition of position' confirmed by an Arbiter)"

Vlad
10-04-2021, 09:16 PM
No there is also https://www.doeberlcup.com.au/rules.html which states:

"Policy on Short Draws
To be eligible for the 'Fighting Fund prize (in the Premier Tournament), players must not have agreed to draws in under 30 moves during any round of the tournament. The aim of this rule is to encourage a competitive, fighting tournament, and we trust all players will adhere to this in a sportsmanlike manner. (N.B. This does not include claims of 'draws by repetition of position' confirmed by an Arbiter)"

Thanks for giving this reference. I suppose it means that organizers have contradictory statements in two different places of their website. I have found the original description here. https://www.doeberlcup.com.au/prizes.html