December 12, 2017

Junior Open Rules

The Independent Schools Under 13 Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship for the Junior Open

The Independent Schools under 13 Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship for the Junior Open, presented by Mr and Mrs Quin open to Boy and Girl Amateur Golfers who attend an Independent School

1. Conditions of Play

(a) The Championship shall be played by Stroke Play over 18 holes

(b) The winner shall be the competitor who returns the lowest score over 18 holes.

In the event of a tie for first place after 18 holes the deciding score will be on count back over the last 9 holes. In the event of a tie after count back there will be a sudden death playoff on the 18th hole until a winner is decided

(c) The Team event will be the best 2 scores from each team of 3 in both gross and net

(d) No caddies allowed

(e) Parents and teachers who are not playing must watch from a suitable distance but must not interfere with play or give advice

(f) Breach of (d) (e) disqualification

2. Trophies and Prizes

(a) The winning School (will hold the Quin Trophy for one year)

(b) School net Trophy (will hold the Trophy for one year)

(c) Best gross score after18 holes.

(d) 2nd best gross score over 18 holes.

(e) 1st Net after 18 holes

(f)  2nd Net after 18 holes

(g)  1st Gross 12 and Under  after 18 holes

(h)  1st Net 12 and Under  after 18 holes

(i)  1st Gross Girl after 18 holes

(j)  1st Net Girl after 18 holes

(k)  1st Gross 10 and Under after 18 holes

(l)  1st Net 10 and Under after 18 holes

Competitors under the age of 10 at 00:00 hours on 1st January in the year in which the Championship is to be played will be eligible to play for the Under 10 Trophies and prizes

Competitors under the age of 12 at 00:00 hours on 1st January in the year in which the Championship is to be played will be eligible to play for the Under 12 Trophies and prizes

No competitor may receive more than one prize other than the Individual winner of the Quin Trophy

Trophies and Prizes will be presented as soon as possible after the end of play, when all winners will be expected to be present.

Trophies and prizes not collected at prize giving will be kept over for next year’s event

3. Qualification

To be eligible to enter, a player must be:-

(a) In possession of a playing handicap not exceeding 24 for boys and 30 for girls under CONGU Unified Handicapping System or a Comparable Scheme operated by a recognised Overseas Golfing Union, Federation or Association.

(b) Under the age of 14 at 00:00 hours on 1st January in the school year in which the Championship is to be played, attending an Independent School

4. Entries

Entries must be made on the entry form specified by the Championship Committee of the ISGA and be submitted by the M I/C Golf of the School taking part. In the case of a person who is a member of a Golf Club in Great Britain and Ireland the Playing Handicap Certificate must be signed by the Secretary or Handicapping Authority of his home club.

An overseas player must enter through the Secretary of the Recognised National Authority controlling golf in the Country from which he wishes to enter.

5. Ballot

Where the entries exceed 60 in number, there will be a three tier system. 1st priority to the previous year’s entrants. 2nd priority to the 1st year’s entrants. 3rd there will be a ballot amongst the higher handicaps to reduce the entry 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 refunded.

7. Winners responsibilities

The Winning Schools will be responsible for the Trophies from the time it is presented until it is relinquished. He shall also ensure that the Trophy is returned to the ISGA in readiness for the following year’s event.

8.Rules

Rules as per the Royal and Ancient. ISGA committee decisions final Please refer to full rules sheet

The ISGA reserve the right to alter the trophies according to the number of entries in each age group

Rules as per the Royal and Ancient

Local rules will be supplied on the day of the competition

The Junior Open is a qualifying event for handicap purposes under the sanction of the English Golf Union and the English ladies Golf Union