Conditions of Play and Qualification.
1. Conditions of Play
The Championship shall be played by Stroke Play over 36 holes.
The winner shall be the competitor who returns the lowest gross score over 36 holes.
In the event of a tie for the Championship, there will be a sudden death play-off under stroke play rules over holes to be nominated by the Committee. Other ties will be decided first over 18 and then 9, 6, 3, 1 holes over a course to be nominated by the Committee before any returns are received. In the event of a single course being used the afternoon round will apply.
Caddies must be under the age of 18 at 00:00hrs on 1st January in the year which the Championship is to be played. Penalty for breach:
Two strokes for each hole at which any breach occurred. Maximum penalty per round: Four strokes.
To be eligible to enter, a player must be:
A member of a club affiliated to a County Golf Union in the English Golf Union South Eastern Group.
In possession of an active playing handicap not exceeding 5 (or a handicap limit as decided by the Committee) under the current CONGU Unified Handicapping System.
Under the age of 18 at 00:00 hours on 1st January in the year in which the Championship is to be played.
Shall have not played for a County, or in any Championship of a County outside the South Eastern Group during the calendar year of the Championship.
Entries must be made on the entry form specified by the Championship Committee of the England Golf - South Eastern Group and returned to the Group Secretary complete with a cheque covering the entry fee and a stamped address envelope (minimum size DL 110 X 220) on or before the designated closing date.
No entry fee will be refunded unless written/email/fax notice of withdrawal is received before the closing date for entries, except to any entrant who may b e balloted out and who does not subsequently compete.
Where the entries exceed the required number, there will be a ballot amongst the higher handicaps to reduce the entries to that number. Players eliminated by ballot will be kept on a reserve list. In the event of balloted players not filling any vacant places, entry fees will be returned. In the event of scratching, or non-arrival, on the day any boy present who has been balloted out may be included but selection will be based on the list of reserves established.
5. Parent Consent Forms
Will be available to competitors prior to the event and must be returned at time of players’ registration before start of play.
6. Prizes and Vouchers
The Trophy shall be held for one year by the Winner. The Winner shall receive the Trophy and a salver. The trophy to be held for one year.
The Second and Third placed players shall each receive a Silver and Bronze Medal respectively. Vouchers will be given for the leading 4 places, the value of which will be determined by the Championship Committee.
A prize will be awarded to the player under the age of 16 at 00:00 hours on 1st January in the year the Championship is to be played returning the lowest gross score in the Championship. For this age group prize any tie will be decided by a card play-off procedure in accordance with 1 above.
Prizes will be presented as soon as possible after the end of play, when all winners will be expected to be present.
7. These Conditions of Competition must be read in conjunction with:
The England Golf - South Eastern Group “General Conditions”
The England Golf’s “Hard Card” (Standard Local Rules, Conditions of Competitions, Regulations and Safety Advice)
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