First Annual Matchplay Rules & Regs.

Last Updated: 16 February 2015

 

1st Annual CFBEGA Match Play Championship

  1. The field size will be limited to the first thirty-two (32) registered and paid players. This is on first come, first serve basis. The cost to register is $20.
  2. The registration dates will be from 1 March 2015 – 15 April 2015. Initial matches will be set by 17 April 2015.
  3. All players must have a handicap. Players who do not have the minimum amount of rounds to establish a handicap index will be assigned a zero (0) handicap index.
  4. RCGA rules govern all play except where local rules apply.
  5. Players must play an 18-hole event. If playing a 9-hole course (Metchosin for example) players must play it twice and indicate the 1st 9 holes and the 2nd 9 holes.
  6. Scorecards are to be signed and submitted to the Secretary as soon as possible to facilitate the next round.
  7. If there is a discrepancy for a ruling the player is to play 2 balls (or more) under each possible ruling then confirm with the proshop after the round.
  8. Verbally conceding a shot/putt/hole/match is binding.
  9. Range finders/distance measuring devices must not be able to adjust for height/slope/wind/etc or have those particular functions turned off.
  10. In the event of a match All-Square after 18 holes winner will be determined by the score on the #1 handicap hole working towards the easiest hole. If Player B had conceded that hole, Player A automatically wins. (see handout)
  11. This is a double-elimination tournament. If you lose 2 matches you are out of the tournament. You can lose the first match and win every match afterwards and be the champion. To see the layout of the brackets go to http://www.printyourbrackets.com/32teamdoubleelimination.html
  12. Determining handicap (Olympic View used as example – also see handout):
    1. Player A has a handicap index of 5.4. This gives him a course handicap of 6 off the white tees. Therefore he is allowed 1 addition stroke on each of the 6 hardest holes compared to a player that has a course handicap of 0.
    2. Player B has a handicap index of 23.7. This gives him a course handicap of 27 off the white tees. Therefore he is allowed 2 additional strokes on each of the 9 hardest holes and 1 additional stroke on the 9 easiest holes.
    3. If Player A were to compete against Player B then Player B would have 2 additional strokes on each of the 3 hardest holes and 1 additional stroke on the 15 easiest holes.

OLYMPIC VIEW – WHITE TEE

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18  
Yard 367 317 540 149 346 202 317 397 462 304 159 322 520 397 363 121 366 516 6165
HDCP 7 13 5 15 11 3 9 1 17 14 16 8 4 2 6 18 12 10  
Matt 5 4 5 4 5 4 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 6 5 4 4 6 86
Lance 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 5 5 4 4 5 5 5 4 3 4 6 78
Place AS AS Matt 1-up AS Lance 1-up Lance 1-up Lance 1-up AS AS Lance 1-up Lance 1-up Lance 1-up AS AS AS Lance 1-up Lance 1-up AS  

 

 

Handicap is the numbering of the difficulty of holes. Hole #8 is the hardest hole, #14 is the 2nd hardest hole, etc.

Matt has a handicap index of 13.9. This gives him a course handicap of 16 strokes from the white tees.

Lance has a handicap index of 7.7. This gives him a course handicap of 9 strokes from the white tees.

Since Matt has a course handicap of 16 strokes and Lance has a course handicap of 9 strokes, Matt would have 1 extra stroke on the 7 hardest holes. The winner of the hole is shaded in green.

Since this match ended in a tie, there is the need for a count-back to determine the winner. Hole #8 is the hardest hole on the course. Matt shot a 5 and Lance also shot a 5. Since Matt is allocated an extra stroke on this hole he would win the match. In the event Lance had conceded this hole during the match (ie. Ball in a water hazard and he determined that he would lose the hole) it would also count as a win for Matt. If hole #8 has been a tie, both players would look at the 2nd hardest hole (#14 – tie) to determine a winner. This process would continue on the remaining holes until a winner was determined.