CAPE KALIAKRA OPEN is played in three rounds over 18 holes on three golf courses in three handicap divisions.


Division A – for players with HCP 0 – 11,4 (Individual Stroke Play, Net)

Division B – for players with HCP 11,5 – 24,4 (Single Stableford, Net)

Division C – for players with HCP 24,5 – 36 (Single Stableford, Net)

Players with handicap higher than 36 will play off the maximum for the competition. The players will compete with ¾ of their playing handicap. The divisions will be determined by the exact handicap.


The match is held between a Balkan and an International team:

a) Balkan team – including representatives of the following countries: Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, Croatia and Montenegro

b) International team – including representatives of not Balkan countries.

The teams are formed based on the results from the first two rounds of CAPE KALIAKRA OPEN:

18 best players of Balkan countries (BkT) – 6 players from Division “A”, 6 players from Division “B” and 6 players from Division “C”

18 best players from other countries (InT) – 6 players from Division “A”, 6 players from Division “B” and 6 players from Division “C”

The format of the competition is Fourball – Better ball.

Each player from each team plays the hole himself. Each team takes the best score and puts it up against the best score of the other team. The player with the lowest playing handicap, who must play off scratch, must concede handicap strokes to the three other players based on 90% of the difference between the playing handicaps.

The winner of the hole is the player with the lowest Net score.

There will be 9 matches in total. Each pair gets a point for winning a match and half point for halving the match.

The match will be held at Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort on June 18th, the day before the final third round of CAPE


NB: All participants must have an official handicap and provide a handicap certificate at registration otherwise they will not be entered into the tournament.