Hello Esteemed Gents,
It has reached that time of year again where we do battle for the Match Play Masters, this year presented by the Aurora Curse.
As defending champ I have the honour of keeping track of results and provide updates as and when they occur.
Format of this year’s event will remain largely unchanged, the format / rules are as follows:
- Round robin format, with all participants playing each other once. 1 point awarded for a win, half a point for a draw and no score for a loss.
- At the end of the round robin, the two players with the highest score will face off in the match play masters grand final.
- At the end of the round robin if players are tied on points, a play-off can occur. If the tie is a 3 way, the committee will need to decide a fair resolution.
- In the event a participant is unable to play all players, their match scores become null & void for consistency. If you do complete one match, please endeavour to complete your remaining matches to not advantage/disadvantage other players.
- All round robin games are to be played over 9 consecutive holes, with the course to be chosen by the pair.
- Any player cannot play more than 2 round robin matches at the same course
- Match play index to be used (see below). Use the stroke index as a last resort.
- There is no defined time period the matches must take place in, but at a point in time (as determined by the committee) the Match play final will be book then all remaining matches will need to be played prior to this date.
- The Match Play Masters final will be held over 18 holes at Royal Hobart GC.
- Preferably the playing handicap (slope adjusted) should be used instead of the G.A handicap however whichever handicap adoption can be agreed to by the playing pair.
1st. Hole 1 in the recommendation should apply to the first hole to be played, Hole 2 to the second hole to be played, etc.)
So from this point on, I can declare the 2017 Match Play Masters open for business!!
Felix Kennedy – 3 time (and defending) Matchplay Masters Champion