CAPE KALIAKRA OPEN Competition Conditions

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                                   CAPE KALIAKRA OPEN 2017  Competition Conditions

  1. Format

The tournament will be played over 3 rounds of 18 holes. Players will compete in 3 divisions according to their handicap:

 

A Division  0 – 11,9 handicap – Individual Strokeplay , Net

B Division 12 – 23,9 handicap  – Single Stableford, Net

C Division 24 – 36 handicap  – Single Stableford, Net

 

  • Players with HCP higher than 36 must play off the maximum allowed for the competition.
  • The divisions will be determined by the exact handicap.
  • The players will compete with ¾ of their playing handicap.
  • Playing handicaps will be calculated for each of the tournament rounds.
  • Handicap adjustments will be calculated after each round.

 

 

  1. Registration

Players must register in the Tournament Office located at Lighthouse Clubhouse no later than 19:30 on 14th  of June, Wednesday

 

  1. Starting Times

The Starting Times for Round 1 will be announced at the Opening Ceremony on the 15th of June.  The draw will be also available at the Proshops and Hotel Receptions of Lighthouse, BlackSeaRama and Thracian Cliffs.

 

15th June Thursday – One tee start – 08:30

A Division – Lighthouse

B Division – Thracian Cliffs

C Division – BlackSeaRama

 

16th June Friday – One tee start – 08:30

A Division – BlackSeaRama

B Division – Lighthouse

C Division – Thracian Cliffs

 

18th June Sunday – One tee start – 08:30

A Division – Thracian Cliffs

B Division – BlackSeaRama

C Division – Lighthouse

 

All players must be on the starting hole minimum 5 minutes before his/her starting time.

 

  1. Tees
A Division
Lighthouse BlackSeaRama Thracian Cliffs
Men Black Gold Gold
Ladies Blue White White
B Division
Thracian Cliffs Lighthouse BlackSeaRama
Men Silver Yellow Silver
Ladies Green Red Green
C Division
BlackSeaRama Thracian Cliffs Lighthouse
Men White White Yellow
Ladies Green Green Red

 

 

  1. Prizes and Awards

The winner in A division will be the player with the lowest stroke play score over 54 holes.

The winner in B division will be the player with the highest stableford score over 54 holes.

The winner in C division will be the player with the highest stableford score over 54 holes.

There will be a prize for the competitors finishing on second and third place in each category.

 

  1. Decision of Ties
  • The competitors in Division A who tie for the first place shall play a hole by hole (sudden death) play-off to determine the winner, starting at hole No. 1. All other ties shall be decided by a card play-off over the last 18, 9, 6, 3 holes or last hole.
  • All ties in Division B and C shall be decided by a card play-off over the last 18, 9, 6, 3 holes or last hole.

 

  1. Caddies and Buggies

The use of caddies and buggies are allowed during all tournament rounds.

 

  1. Pace of Play

In the absence of mitigating circumstances, a group is liable to be timed if it is in excess of the time allowed and, in the case of second or subsequent groups, out of position. From the commencement of timing, if any competitor exceeds 50 seconds on a first to play approach shot (including a Par 3 tee shot), chip or putt, or 40 seconds if it is a tee shot or second or third to play shot, he is deemed to have a “bad time”. The time allowed to play each hole and stipulated round will be determined by the Committee and published on the official notice board. Out of position is defined as being more than the starting interval behind the group in front. A competitor whose group is timed will have a bad time carried forward in the round even if the group subsequently arrives back in position or within time.

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF CONDITION:

One bad time – Verbal warning from official.

Two bad times – One stroke penalty.

Three bad times – Two stroke penalty; Final Warning

Four bad times – Disqualification.

 

  1. Scoring Area

Competitors must return their scorecards, in accordance with Rule 6-6b, to an area designated by the Committee as the “Scoring or Recording Area”. The scorecard is considered returned when the competitor has left the Scoring or Recording Area.

 

10.Suspension of Play Due to a Dangerous Situation (Note to Rule 6-8)

When play is suspended by the Tournament Committee for a dangerous situation, if the players in a group are between the play of two holes, they must not resume play until the Tournament Committee has ordered a resumption of play. If they are in the process of playing a hole, they must discontinue play immediately and not resume play until the Tournament Committee has ordered a resumption of play. If a player fails to discontinue play immediately, he is disqualified, unless circumstances warrant waiving the penalty as provided in Rule 33-7.

The signal for suspending play due to a dangerous situation will be a prolonged note of the siren.

The following signals are in force:

Discontinue Play Immediately: One prolonged note of siren.

Resume Play: Two short notes of siren, repeated

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