Gents Match Play Competitions – Rules/Guidance. Important Please Read
- The Challenger(s), shown on top, should make contact with opponent(s) as soon as possible but no later than 7 days after the expiry of the previous round.
- Three dates must be given, at least one of these must be a weekend day and the dates must not all fall within 7 days of each other.
- Where it is not possible to contact the opponent(s) a challenge may be made by entering three dates in the challenge book located outside the lounge door giving reasons why contact has not proved possible. This must be done within 14 days after the expiry of the previous round.
- Responsibility for confirming the date to be chosen to play then falls upon the opponent(s).
- If no challenge is made the opponent(s) may at their option assume the role of challenger(s), but they will as an alternative be entitled to claim the tie should they desire.
- The full handicap difference will apply in the singles and ½ the combined difference for the foursomes. Strokes to be taken as per the card and all ties to be played from medal tees.
- In the event of a halved match, players have the option of arranging a further match on a mutually agreed date prior to the expiry date of the round. Strokes to be based on handicaps at the date of (re)playing the tie. The other option is “sudden death” over a number of holes mutually agreeable to both parties.
- In the event of extra holes strokes apply as per the original round.
- Following the completion of a tie the winner(s) names should be put forward for the next round. When the final date for playing the round has passed any blanks will be treated as a w/o and the challenger(s) eliminated unless there is a challenge marked in the challenge book, in which case the challenger(s) names(s) will be put forward.
- Any disputes should be referred to the match secretary. However under no circumstances will any extension be granted.