EG BOYS COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS – MIDLAND REGION QUALIFIER
The team of six players will be selected by each County Union to represent the County in the Midlands qualifying event. The winning county will represent the Midlands Region in the England Golf County Finals at Rockcliff Hall Golf Club on 28th to 30th August 2018.
The Midland Region qualifier will be held at Ludlow Golf Club – 30th May 2018
The player who records the lowest score over 36 holes will gain exemption into the English Boys’ under 18 Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship for the CARRIS TROPHY at Fulford Golf Club on 24th to 27th July 2018 and the entry fee will be paid by the Midland Golf Union.
Meals Order Form
PRACTICE ROUND BOOKINGS for 29th May 2018
All practice rounds to be booked through Neil Harris (MGU Secretary) not direct with the club.
12.30 & 12.40 LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND
12.50 & 13.00 WORCESTERSHIRE
13.10 & 13.20 SHROPSHIRE & HEREFORDSHIRE
13.30 & 13.40 LINCOLNSHIRE
13.50 & 14.00 WARWICKSHIRE
14.10 & 14.20
14.30 & 14.40 CAMBRIDGESHIRE
14.50 & 15.00
15.10 & 15.20
15.30 & 15.40
Ludlow Golf Club
Bromfield, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 2BT
Tel No.: 01584 856 285
Pro/Golf Manager: Russell Price
Tel No.: 01584 856 366
Course Manager: Mike Hughes
Captain: Alan Reid
EG Boys County Championship – Midland Qualifying
Format: Ten teams of 6 playing 36 holes scratch medal (best 5 scores to count)
Practice round (Tuesday) 29th May First tee at 12:30 (2 tees per county = 20 tee times total)
Starting Times (Wednesday): 30th May
Tee times: 8.00am & 1.10pm (at 10-minute intervals)
Tees: 1st & 10th
All players will receive a lunch of sandwiches & chip with squash and a player’s tea of meat pie and vegetable with squash after the second round.
A player’s breakfast will be available from 7:00am on 30th May but must be pre-booked through the MGU.
Late meals would be available on practice day if pre-booked.
Clubhouse: Smart casual, collared shirts (No waterproofs) Golf shoes in spike bar only
Course: Normal golfing attire, No shorts for MGU junior events.
If there is a heatwave shorts will be allowed with sport socks. Players must comply with these requirements but should arrive to play in long trousers unless advised to the contrary.
The registration desk will be located in the Spike Bar.
The scores will be displayed on the MGU scoreboard within the Spike Bar and scores will be available to view on the MGU website.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Players should be aware of the road crossings around the course and public footpaths around the course.
Play will be from the white tees.
A pin position chart will be provided on registration
Yardage Markers in the form of discs within fairway at 200 yards, 150 yards and 100 yards all to centre of the greens. Posts also at 150 yards to centre of greens.
A plan of the course is available on the club website
Practice rounds taken at any other time to be arranged through the pro shop and will incur a junior guest rate fee of £10.00 per player.
For directions on how to find the course see the Ludlow Golf Club website. Click here
Various budget hotels chains available locally
Travelodge at Ludlow
Premier Inn at Oswestry
Conditions of Competition
The following must be read in conjunction with the England Golf “General Conditions and Rules”, “Hard Card” and other related policies applicable to all England Golf Championships, all of which can be found at www.englandgolf.org/championships
Conditions of Competition
1. Players’ Eligibility
a) Each player must:
i. be eligible to play in the current year’s Boys’ Championship of the County for which he is selected for this Championship, and
ii. be under the age of 18 at 00:00 hours on 1st January in the year of this Championship, and
iii. be a member of an affiliated golf club in the County Union or born in the County and be a member of an affiliated club in another County, and
iv. not have played for another County in representative matches, including friendly matches, during the same calendar year as this Championship.
b) Players moving from one County to another
i. Subject to the above Conditions for this Championship and, therefore, with the exception of this Championship, if there is agreement between the County from which the player is moving and the County to which the player is moving, the player may play for his “new” County with immediate effect.
ii. Disagreements/disputes. In case of doubt or in the absence of agreement over eligibility to play for a County in this Championship or in any other County representative match, a County, Counties or Group may seek a decision from the England Golf Championship Committee, whose decision shall be final. In regard to this Championship, the Championship Committee may, of its own volition, make a final decision on eligibility.
Players may use caddies, who must be under the age of 18 at 00:00hrs on 1st January of the year in which the Championship is played. Penalty for breach of Condition: Two strokes for each hole at which any breach occurred. Maximum penalty per round: four strokes.
3. Qualifying Competition
a) Format. A qualifying competition of 36 holes scratch medal play shall be played in each of England Golf’s four Groups.
b) Group Committees. England Golf shall appoint a member of its Championship Panel to each of the four Group Committees organising the qualifying competitions. All disputes shall be settled by the Group Committee, three to form a quorum, whose decision shall be final.
c) Venues for the qualifying competitions shall be decided by the respective Group Committees.
i. Each County shall enter a team of six players.
ii. Group Committees shall decide when team lists should be submitted for the qualifying competition.
iii. A team may not replace a player for any reason once the sixth player has teed off in the first round.
e) The winning County in each of the four Groups shall qualify for the Championship Finals. The five best scores will count in each round. The County returning the lowest aggregate score for both rounds will be declared the winner. In the event of a tie, the winner will be the County returning the lowest aggregate score from its sixth player(s) in each round. If there is still a tie, the winner will be the County returning the lowest aggregate score (all six scores for both rounds to count) in accordance with England Golf General Conditions 15b.
f) Suspension of play. If play is suspended because of adverse weather conditions and it is impracticable to complete 36 holes as scheduled, the winning County shall be decided over 18 holes. If 18 holes have not been completed, play shall be abandoned and another date arranged when play may be over 18 or 36 holes at the discretion of the Group Committee.
4. The Championship Finals
a) The venue for the Championship Finals shall be determined by the Championship Committee and, when possible, shall be selected in rotation:
b) Dates for the Championship Finals shall be decided by the Championship Committee.
i. The County representing each Group shall enter a provisional team of seven players. A list of those players must be notified to the Championship Department 3 weeks before the Championship. The order in which the names are submitted is not of any significance at this stage. The final seven players from which players will be selected must be submitted by the conclusion of the Team Captains meeting on the day proceeding the first days play.
ii. From the players selected, any six may play in the foursomes and any six in the singles of each match.
iii. Team sheets and the order of play for the foursomes matches must be completed and handed into the England Golf staff member as follows:
? Day 1: by the conclusion of the Team Captains’ meeting on the day preceding the first day’s play.
? Days 2 & 3: Not later than half an hour after the completion of the final game of that County’s match on day 1 or day 2, as appropriate.
? The order of play for the singles shall be handed in not less than 30 minutes before they are due to start, or as soon as possible after the conclusion of the last foursome. Failure to submit the order of play for the singles by the required deadline will result in the players named playing in alphabetical order.
iv. No change in the composition or playing order may be made after the team sheet for the following day’s play has been handed in, except in the case of sudden illness, injury, accident or such other emergency as the Championship Committee shall (in its absolute discretion) consider to constitute sufficient justification.
v. In the event of sudden illness, injury, accident or other emergency reducing a team to less than six players, the Championship Committee may (in its absolute discretion) allow a reserve to be substituted in the team originally selected.
vi. Any player allowed to play as a substitute after the team sheet has been handed in shall be placed in the same position in the playing order, in foursomes and singles play, as the player who is unable to play.
i. The Championship shall be played by match play on a “Round Robin” basis over 3 days.
ii. Each day’s play shall have 2 matches each consisting of 3 games of 18 hole foursomes in the morning and 6 games of 18 hole singles in the afternoon.
iii. The order of play shall be as follows:
Day 1: As drawn by the President of England Golf.
Day 2: 1st Match - Match 1 winners from day 1 v Match 2 losers from day 1
2nd Match - Match 2 winners from day 1 v Match 1 losers from day 1
In the event of a halved match, the order of play shall be decided by lot.
Day 3: Complete "Round Robin". The order of play shall be that the team with most match points shall play in Match 2. In the event of equality the order shall be decided by lot.
iv. No individual game shall continue beyond 18 holes and no further play will be permitted once a game has been decided.
v. Subject to a player’s right to concede a match (“game”) (Rule 2-4), all matches and games shall be played to a conclusion.
e) Method of Scoring
i. Match Points: Winning County 2 match points
Halved match 1 match point for each County
Losing County 0 match points
ii. Game Points (each game in each match):
Winning County 1 game point
Halved game ½ game point for each County
Losing County 0 game points
iii. The winning County shall be the County with the highest number of match points. In the event of a tie on match points, the result will be determined by total game points won. If still tied, the result will be determined by the result of the match between the tied Counties. Should there still not be a clear winner, the title shall be shared.
5. Procedure if Course Unplayable
If the course is unplayable on any day (or days) alterations to the programmed matches will be made in accordance with the following provisions (programmed matches may be played in reverse order i.e. singles may be played in the morning, foursomes in the afternoon):
a) If no play is possible in the morning, matches will be decided on the results of the afternoon singles.
b) If the course is declared unplayable during the morning, the foursomes results of completed games will stand. If play cannot be resumed to permit completion of unfinished games before lunch, the unfinished games will be declared halved and the singles will be played in the afternoon as usual.
c) If the singles cannot be played that afternoon all singles games will be declared halved games.
d) If play is abandoned on a day after completion of the foursomes and while the singles are in progress all singles results of completed games will stand and unfinished games will be declared halved singles games.
e) If the first two days are lost through unplayable conditions the County Finals winners will be decided by one round of medal play. Six members of each team to play one round of 18 holes and the total aggregate score of the best five scores will determine the winner. In the event of a tie the discarded score shall decide the outcome. If there is still a tie then a card count back of the sixth score on the best 9, 6, or 3 holes will decide the winner.
f) If during a County Week no play is possible on the Final day the results of the matches played on the previous days will determine the winner.
g) If two or more Counties tie for the Championship the tie will be decided on a countback of individual game points (including halved games).
A further tie shall be resolved by aggregating the number of holes played in the individual games won and the team with the fewest number of holes played shall be declared the winner. If one or more of the tied teams concerned has been unable to complete all foursomes games because play had to be abandoned the countback will be restricted to singles games only. The tie shall be resolved by aggregating the number of holes played in the individual singles games won and the team with the fewest number of holes played shall be declared the winner.
The winning County will be responsible for the Trophy and the champion county pennant from the time they are presented with it until they are relinquished. That County will also ensure the Trophy, suitably engraved, is returned to England Golf together with the pennant in readiness for the following year’s Championship.
7. Safeguarding of Children
Each County shall ensure all appropriate protections/procedures are in place for its team members.
English Boys County Finals, Rockcliffe Hall Golf Club, 28-30 August 2018
As required by the Conditions of Competition for each event the draw details will follow shortly.
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