2022 Event Complete

Registrations for the 2023 event will open in late 2022.

What division am I eligible for?

Look up your current published FIDE and ACF ratings, and check our Division Requirements table. Registrations are accepted based on a player's current published standard/classic ratings only*. Email us for advice. Please note that eligibility requirements have changed for the Premier and Major divisions.

I don't have a rating. Can I play?

Unrated players are eligible for the Under 1200s and Minor divisions.

Can I use my Rapid/Blitz rating to qualify?

Only classic/standard ratings are accepted for the Doeberl Cup.

Registering three or more members of the same family?

You may be eligible for a small fee reduction

Family entry is based on 3rd and subsequent fee-paying members of the family paying ½ price for entry.

Discounts are calculated on the lowest value registration, i.e. if a family is registering one participant in the Premier, one U18 in the Minor and one in the U1200s, the discount will be applied to the U1200s registration.

How to claim Family Entry: Register online via TryBooking, then contact the organisers to apply for a 50% refund on the eligible registration.

Division Requirements & Registration Fees

Not sure which division you're eligible for? See the table below or email us for advice. Please note that eligibility requirements have changed for the Premier and Major divisions.

division eligibility guide image

A visual guide to division eligibility

The rating requirements for the Premier and Major divisions have changed:

  • Premier: Now requires a minimum ACF or FIDE rating of 1800
  • Major: Now requires an ACF or FIDE rating between 1400 and 2000. If your ACF is below 1400 you may use your FIDE rating of 1400-2000 to qualify for the Major division. If your ACF exceeds 2000, you are ineligible for the Major. (If both ratings fall outside the 1400-2000 range you are ineligible for the Major.)
DivisionCostRequirements / Notices
Premier$175 (Free for GMs, WGMs, IMs, WIMs using code Premier-Titled)Players must be titled (GM, WGM, IM, WIM, FM, WFM) or have a minimum rating FIDE (1800) or ACF (1800).
FIDE & ACF Rated
Major$150 (U18: $110 using code Major-U18)An ACF rating below 2000 AND an ACF or FIDE rating above 1400. (NB: Players without an ACF rating are eligible if they have a FIDE Rating between 1400 and 2000).
FIDE & ACF Rated
Minor$150 (U18: $110 using code Minor-U18)An ACF rating below 1600. Players without an ACF rating are eligible if they hold a FIDE rating below 1600 (or have no rating at all).
FIDE & ACF Rated
U1200s$60An ACF rating below 1200 points.
ACF Rated
Lightning$15 (U18: $10). Free entry for GMs, WGMs, IMs, WIMs.Registration & payment on the day only. No rating requirements.

* The organisers reserve the right to place players in the appropriate division based on a player's national rating (if they do not have a FIDE or ACF rating).

Refunds and Player Withdrawal

Players withdrawing more than 72 hours before the start of their division are entitled to a full refund, less processing fees. If a player withdraws within 72 hours of the start of their division a 50% refund will be issued. Any player who withdraws after the start of their division forfeits their registration fee.

Players are expected to complete all rounds of their respective events. Players who cannot do so should inform the organisers before their next round. A player withdrawing under these circumstances will be required to pay an entry bond the next time they enter the Doeberl Cup (to the value of the standard entry fee). This bond will be refunded upon the completion of that next event. Players who withdraw without notifying the organisers in advance may have further conditions imposed upon their future entry.

Players with a chronic medical condition may be exempt from this regulation. Please contact the organisers before entering for further information.