Boys' Under 18 Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship (Carris Trophy)


ENGLISH BOYS’ UNDER 18 OPEN AMATEUR STROKE PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
for the CARRIS TROPHY
Presented in 1935 by Moor Park Golf Club

The following must be read in conjunction with the England Golf “General Conditions and Rules”, “Hard Card” and other related policies applicable to all England Golf Championships, all of which can be found at www.englandgolf.org/championships

Conditions of Competition

1. The Championship

a) The Championship shall be open to boy amateur golfers of all nationalities.

b) It shall be played by 72 holes of stroke play over four days, 18 holes being played on each day. After 36 holes, the leading 60 competitors and all those tying for 60th place, shall play a further 18 holes on the third day, followed by a re-draw and a final 18 holes on the fourth day.

c) The winner shall be the competitor who returns the lowest score over 72 holes. In the event of a tie, there will be a sudden death play off over holes to be decided by the Championship Committee.

d) i. 144 players shall play in the Championship.

    ii. Ballot: If entries exceed 144, they shall be reduced to 144 by eliminating the higher handicaps by ballot or in such other way as the Championship Committee shall determine. Players eliminated by ballot will be kept on a reserve list. If such players are not subsequently offered a place or are unable to accept such an offer, entry fees will be returned.

e) Players may use caddies, who must be under the age of 18 at 00:00hrs on 1st January of the year in which the Championship is to be played. Penalty for breach of Condition: Two strokes for each hole at which any breach occurred. Maximum penalty per round: four strokes.

2. Entry Qualification

Entrants must be:

a) Under the age of 18 at 00:00 hours on 1st January of the year in which the Championship is to be played.

b) In possession of a competition “c” handicap not exceeding 1.4 under the CONGU Unified Handicapping System or a comparable scheme operated by a recognised overseas Golf Union, Federation or Association. Entrants holding both a CONGU and an overseas authority’s handicap must enter the Championship using their CONGU handicap. Failure to enter in accordance with this Condition will result in entry being denied.

3. Exemptions

a) Irrespective of handicap, players who finished in the top 10 places in the previous year’s McGregor Trophy.

b) Irrespective of handicap, the leading player in each of the Group Qualifying Competitions for the English Boys’ County Championship.

Note 1: If a Group Qualifying Competition is played after the current year’s Carris Trophy, the exemption shall apply to the following year’s Carris Trophy. If the leading player will be too old to qualify for the following year, the exemption will apply to the highest placed player who will meet the age condition (2a above).

Note 2: If such leading player or highest placed player is unavailable, a substitute will not be allowed.

c)  The leading boy under the age of 18 at the current year’s English Schools Golf Association Boys National Championship. This player must comply with 2a) and 2b) above. If the leading boy is unable to enter, substitutes are not allowed.

4. Winner and Prizes

a) The winner shall be presented with the Trophy at the Prize Presentation. He will be exempt from qualifying for the following year’s English Men’s Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship for the Brabazon Trophy.

In addition, prize vouchers shall be awarded to the top 6 places.

The Hazards Salver
Presented by the Hazards Golfing Society in 1987

a) Awarded to the player, who is under the age of 16 at 00:00 hours on 1st January in the year the Championship is played and who returns the lowest score in the Championship amongst competitors of that age group.
b) The winner shall be presented with the Salver at the Prize Presentation and shall receive a memento.
c) In the event of a tie the winner shall be decided by applying General Condition 15b (countback).
d) Other Conditions of Competition shall be as in the English Boys’ Under 18 Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship.

The Malcolm Reid Salver
Presented by Mr Malcolm Reid 

a) Awarded to the player returning the best aggregate score in the McEvoy Trophy and the Carris Trophy.
b) The winner shall be presented with the Salver at the Prize Presentation and shall receive a memento.
b) In the event of a tie, those players shall be joint winners of the Salver and shall each receive a memento.
c) Other Conditions of Competition shall be as in the English Boys’ Under 18 Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship.

The Nations’ Cup
Presented by Moor Park Golf Club in 2007

Conditions of Competition

a) Each Union/Federation/Association may enter a team or two teams of two or three boys who enter the Carris Trophy.
b) Players in each team must be notified to the England Golf Championship Department before the closing date for the Carris Trophy.
c) If a nominated player fails to gain entry to the Carris Trophy e.g. because he is balloted out on handicap, he will not be able to compete for the Nations’ Cup.
d) At the discretion of the Championship Committee, substitutions may be made, provided the replacement is a competitor in the Carris Trophy.
e) The competition will be played over the first 36 holes of the Carris Trophy and will be decided by the best aggregate two from three scores in each round.
f) In the event of a tie, the Cup will be shared.
g) If a player is disqualified during or after the first round, he may play in the second round and his second-round score shall count for the Nations’ Cup, but he is disqualified from the Carris Trophy.
h) There is no entry fee for the Nations’ Cup.
i) Other Conditions of Competition shall be as in the English Boys’ Under 18 Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship.
 

 
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