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Dunhill Cup 2020

Dunhill Cup Posted on 22 Feb, 2020 14:24:13

Dear Club members,

It is time to put together the teams for the Dunhill Cup.

The first round is planned for the 28th of March. So you have until March 20th midnight to setup your team and communicate its composition back to the organiser (Vincent Regis).

Team Composition

All members of the team shall have a link to a recognisable ‘geo-political’ entity, either by birth, naturalisation (citizenship), marriage or partnership.

It is the responsibility of the captain in setting up a team to ascertain potential absenteeism among the players to avoid ‘conceding’ walkovers. The team captain shall function as point of contact to the organiser.

A team shall consist of no more than 6 players.

A player can only participate in one team.

Competition is open to all players with Handicap 54 (GVB). For the competition an exact handicap of 36.0 is given to players with handicap >36.0. Team composition may not be changed after the first playing Saturday. Teams that don’t have 6 players on their team at the time of the first match may still add players until they have reached the maximum of 6 players.

Preceding years we had the following teams:

Netherlands (Henk Wapstra)
France (Vincent Regis)
Spain (Rafael Lucas)
Germania (Germany/ Austria) (Klaus Ludwig)
Celtics (Ireland/ Scotland) (Paul McNamara)
Scandinavia (Reno Harboe Sorensen)
Commonwealth (Salim Ansari/Clare Bingham)

The schedule is the following:

Round 1 – March 28th

Round 2 – April 18th

Round 3 – May 9th

Semi final – May 30th

Final – June 20th

Game format and rules:

A match between 2 teams is made up of 3 games/flights, with 3 members from each team playing against each other. Captains shall declare their team’s 3 players to the other on the day of the match just prior to the first tee time. A players handicap is the one current at beginning of match day (Note; full handicap adjustment), Maximum exact handicap is 36, players with a higher handicap are allowed to play but will be given a 36.0 handicap for the match.

The matches are played in handicap order where first, the lowest handicap player of a team plays against the lowest handicap player of the opposing team etc.

This order of play shall be modifiable to accommodate late arrivals (Note the 20 minute tee-off window still applies). The format is medal matchplay, i.e. each player plays 18 holes, holing out on each hole. The lowest net score at the end (after handicap adjustment) wins. Individual game must have a winner, in case of a draw after 18 holes: play on from hole 1 (with handicap difference per hole) to decide winner by sudden death (like match play).

If a team does not manage to field all three players for a match, the game(s) where the missing player(s) would have played is (are) conceded.

If each team fields only 2 players and each wins one game, then the match is decided by stroke difference, else by a sudden death, match play between the 2 lowest handicap players.

Score cards to be put in the scorecard box after competition. These will be forwarded to EGC Handicap Secretary or returned to player with a non-EGC home club.

Teams score:

The team winning a match will get 1 point, loser 0. The games scored, 3-0 or 2-1, will be recorded as will the net stroke difference in the match and games conceded.

The stroke difference in a game is fixed at 1 where there was a play-off to decide a game.

Where a game is ‘conceded’ through a ‘no-show’, the conceding team gets a +5 stroke penalty for that game. (The other team does not benefit any strokes, just the game win.)

Teams in a group are ranked according to, and in order of: 1) points, 2) games won, 3) least net stroke difference over all matches. If still a tie in a group, then the winner of the match, already played, between the two will go through.

Final results Dunhill Cup 2019

Dunhill Cup Posted on 23 Jun, 2019 11:08:26

The last round and final of the Dunhill Cup has been played last Saturday June 22nd, in perfect golfing condition.

In the morning, for the fifth round, The Netherlands played France to attempt to win their way into the final (France was already assured to be in the final). They obtained a hard fought win by Nely Borst over Emmanuel Sabourin on the first playoff hole!!

Netherlands won 2-1 as France couldn’t present a 3rd players for the morning match.

Vincent Regis 62 – 65 Henk Wapstra
Emmanuel 63 – 63 Nely Borst (wins on first playoff hole)

So the dutch team being now in the final, both team had reconvene in the afternoon to play the final.

In the first game, a very solid Henk Wapstra won by a shot over Vincent Regis.

In the second game, Emmanuel Sabourin got his revenge over Nely Borst with a 6 shots win.

In the third game, Tony Rosmalen sealed the victory for the French team winning by 3 shots over Carel Haakman.

Vincent Regis 61 – 60 Henk Wapstra
Emmanuel Sabourin 62 – 68 Nely Borst
Tony Rosmalen 60 – 63 Carel Haakman

France has successfully defended its title and is the Dunhill Cup winner for the 3rd year in a row!!!

Dunhill Cup standings after the 4th round

Dunhill Cup Posted on 17 Jun, 2019 10:42:45

Here is the situation after round 4 of the Dunhill Cup 2019.

Team France has won all its games so far and is assured to play the final.

Team GB has given up and forfeited all their games.

Commonwealth (2 games won, 2 lost) can no longer reach the final since they have a less favorable point difference than Germania (2 games won and 2 lost as well).

Netherlands, with 2 wins and one game lost can play the final if they beat France in the 5th round. If they lose, the score or point difference will decide which team (Netherlands or Germania) will meet France in the final.

On June 22nd the 5th round will be played in the morning between France and the Netherlands (9:30) and the final in the afternoon (14:00). Germania players will have to stay in standby, and the dutch players should be prepared to possibly play a 2nd round in the afternoon.

Dunhill Cup standings after round 1

Dunhill Cup Posted on 03 Apr, 2019 10:03:09

The first round of the Dunhill Cup has been played last Saturday March 30th.
Results can be found on:

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