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The Gems Newton Cup - June 19 -21, 2009

 

2009 Gems Newton Cup Format

The format for the 2009 Gems Newton Cup will be structured as follows:

There will be twenty-four players in this year’s event, who will make up four teams of six players. 

Once the tournament begins, the first three rounds of play will be structured as a round robin.  Each match is worth one point to the teams total.  A match that is tied after 18 holes will result in having the point split.

Round #1 (Friday AM): 2-man best ball.

Team Gems vs. Club Z ; TNT vs. Team Newton

Round #2 (Friday PM): 2-man best ball.

Team Gems vs. Team Newton ; Club Z vs. TNT

Round #3 (Saturday AM): 2-man best ball.

Team Gems vs. TNT ; Club Z vs. Team Newton

At the conclusion of the third round, teams will be ranked from first to fourth, based on their point totals.  New for 2009:  The fourth round (Saturday PM) will be 2-man best ball match play, and the team that is in first place will get to choose which team they play for this round.  The first place team will also determine their order of play after they have seen their competitors order of play

In case of ties:  If there is a tie for 1st place after the 3rd round, then the two teams will have to engage in a chip-off to determine who gets the first seeding (see section on tie/playoff rules). 

At the conclusion of the fourth round, once again teams will be ranked from first to fourth based on their point totals.  New for 2009:  For the fifth and final round (Sunday AM), the team in first place will get to choose the team that they play for this round.  In this instance, order of play will be random; with both sides submitting their order of play to the appointed tournament official, who will then determine the match-ups based on the order submitted.  This round will be individual match play.  The Cup will be decided by whatever team has the highest accumulated points over the entire weekendAll teams will have a chance to win the Cup on Sunday.

Each team captain submits the order of play for his team to the appointed tournament official (Andy Prior). Match pairings must be submitted to Andy at least 30 minutes before the first scheduled AM/PM tee time.    The lists from each captain are matched resulting in the pairings.  All matches will be played according to handicaps. 

Match Structure

Matches are either 2-man best ball, or individual match play.  2-Man Best Ball is a best-ball competition format in which the team consists of two players, which plays an opposing team of two players.  Each player on the team plays his own ball until completing the hole, then the lower of the two net scores is recorded as the team score for that hole.   2-man best ball is not a scramble, where the best shot is taken between the 2 players

For the 2 man best ball format, players should determine how many strokes they get based on the low handicap for the entire group of four.  For example if the lowest handicap in your group after the 90% rule is applied is 10, and you are a 17 handicap, then you would get 7 strokes.  You determine the holes that you get strokes on based on the handicap rating of the holes.  See below for an example.

Neil Korchinski (4 hdcp) & Rich Fontaine (13 hdcp)

Vs.

Gerry Imbery (15 hdcp) & Nick Gems (20 hdcp)

Because Neil is the lowest handicap, the strokes that the other players get will be based on his handicap.

Neil - 0 Strokes

Rich - 8 strokes

Nick - 15 Strokes

Gerry - 11 strokes

To determine where Gerry gets his 11 strokes, choose the top 11 handicap holes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If a player gets more than 18 strokes, then he should take a stroke on every hole, and then 2 on the #1 handicap hole (and so on), until he's out of strokes (ie.  If he got 22 strokes then he would get 2 shots on handicap holes ranked 1 through 4.

The same applies for individual match play, only in this case the amount of strokes you receive only takes your opponent (not the rest of the group you are playing with) into account.

Handicap Calculation:

In order establish all matches on a level playing field, every match will take handicaps into consideration.  The formula that we use to determine how many strokes you get (or give) is ‘your handicap x 90%’.  Therefore, if you are a 20 handicap you would play the tournament as an 18 handicap.  Please round the number of strokes deducted from your handicap to the nearest whole number.  Example for a 26 handicap:  26 x 90% = 23.4 = 23 strokes.

New for 2009:  Most players participating in 2009 have played enough rounds over several GNC’s to base an accurate handicap on historical scores.  For the purpose of the 2009 calculation, a guide has been provided below which calculates what your approximate handicap should be for Radium (before the 90% calculation).  The formula that is being used for your particular calculation is provided in the far right column.  This formula is very close to the standard RCGA calculation for handicaps, only it does not take slope into consideration, and the course rating is based on the par at Radium Resort (69).  The most important factor, though, is that all handicaps are being calculated in a consistent and equitable manner.  It is still up to the individual to establish their handicap before the tournament.  This is a guide for those who don't carry an official RCGA handicap, or do carry a handicap but play limited rounds each year, other than the GNC.

  Scoring History - Up to last 20 rounds - Ranked for lowest to highest    
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Radium Handicap Calculation 
                                             
Andy Prior 78 79 80 80 81 81 82 83 83 85 85 86 86 86 88 89 90 90 92 93 12 Best 10 of last 20 scores
Bill Ivany 78 80 80 82 82 83 84 84 85 85 85 85 86 86 87 87 90 90 93 98 13 Best 10 of last 20 scores
Bob Fitzmartyn 82 86 87 88 91 91 91 93 94 95 95 95 95 96 97 98 99 99 101 104 21 Best 10 of last 20 scores
Colin Tough 77 78 78 79 79 82 83 83 83 84 85 86 86 86 87 87 87 88 90 92 12 Best 10 of last 20 scores
Dave Lockhart 74 76 77 77 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 79 79 79 79 79 81 81 82 82 8 Best 10 of last 20 scores
Don Manery 75 76 78 78 78 80 81 83 83 83 83 85 86 87 89 90 91 92 94 94 11 Best 10 of last 20 scores
Gerry Imbery 77 77 79 81 81 81 81 81 82 82 83 83 85 85 85 86 88 88 90 93 11 Best 10 of last 20 scores
Ian Buckingham 72 75 75 75 77 77 77 77 79 79 80 80 81 82 82 82 84 84 85 87 7 Best 10 of last 20 scores
Jamie Newton 69 71 73 74 74 74 76 76 77 77 78 78 80 80 80 81 82 82 87 87 5 Best 10 of last 20 scores
Kevin Gillies 73 75 77 78 79 79 79 79 79                       7 Best 4 of last 9 scores
Kevin Miller 80 80 80 81 81 81 82 82 82 84 84 85 87 88 89 90 91 92 92 93 12 Best 10 of last 20 scores
Loren Brown 79 83 85 85 86 86 86 88 88 89 89 89 91 91 93 93 93 94 94 100 17 Best 10 of last 20 scores
Matt Armour 77 77 78 81 82 82 82 82 83 84 84 84 86 86 86 87 88 89 89 95 12 Best 10 of last 20 scores
Nick Gems 78 79 80 80 80 81 83 84 85 86 86 86 88 89 90 90 91 93 93   12 Best 9 of last 19 scores
Paul Newton 74 74 74 75 76 76 76 77 78 78 78 79 80 80 80 81 82 84 84 84 7 Best 10 of last 20 scores
Ray Kureluk 82 87 87 88 88 88 89 91 91 91 91 92 93 98             17 Best 5 of last 14 scores
Rick Behl 73 83 83 83 84 84 84 85 85 86 86 86 87 88 88 90 91 95 96 97 14 Best 10 of last 20 scores
Rich Fontaine 69 72 76 79 80 81 81 81 82 82 83 84 84 84 85 87 88 88 93 97 9 Best 10 of last 20 scores
Steve Furze 78 79 79 80 80 81 81 82 82 83 83 84 84 85 86 87 88 88 89 90 12 Best 10 of last 20 scores
Tony Pozdin 82 83 84 84 86 88 88 90 90 90 91 91 91 92             15 Best 5 of last 14 scores
Tyler Mcrae 66 66 68 69 69 69 70 70 70 72 72 74 75 77             -1 Best 5 of last 14 scores

Rule Infractions

Players will follow all rules of golf to the best of their ability.  The enforcement of rules and on course rulings must happen and will be imposed within your foursome at the time of dispute.  A group consensus must be met at the time of the ruling, and will stand for that particular hole or instance.  Rules or decisions shall not be disputed once consensus has been met within your group, regardless of whether after the fact, an incorrect ruling was made (based on the rules of golf).  All decisions pertaining to rules made within your foursome will stand for the hole or instance in question.  Be aware that “consensus”, can also mean postponing a decision until after the round, when a proper rule book or tournament official can be consulted about the matter.

Prize structure:

All prizes are team prizes (with the exception of individual hole prizes like KP’s).  The top prize will be for the winning team.  The winning team receives and gets their names engraved on the Gems Newton Cup.  There will also be prizes for the team that is runner-up, and third place consolation.   The original Larry Gems trophy will be presented to the most valuable player.  This will done to give everyone a chance to get their name on the original trophy.

Playoff structure due to ties:

At the conclusion of the third round:

If there is a tie for 1st place, then the teams that are tied will engage in a chip-off to determine the first seeding.

In the instance that there is a multi-way tie, then all teams involved will participate in a chip-off.

At the conclusion of the fourth round:

If there is a tie for 1st place, then the teams that are tied will engage in a chip-off to determine the first seeding.

At the conclusion of the final round:

If there is a tie for 1st place, then an on-course playoff will ensue.

If there is a tie for second or third place, then a chip-off will ensue.

Selecting players for on-course playoffs / Chip-offs:

Due to the range of skill between players, and due to the fact that you cannot take handicaps into consideration for sudden death playoffs (potentially unfair to those giving strokes as number of holes played will be limited), players will be selected for playoffs according to the following criteria.

Each team will group two of their players as ‘A’ players, two as ‘B’ players, and two as ‘C’ players.  Players will be grouped according to their handicaps (lowest handicaps are ‘A’ players, and so forth). 

At this point, a random draw will occur to determine the group of player that will be used for both teams for the playoff (A, B, or C).  The Captain of each team will then have to choose between the two players in that group to determine who will partake in the playoff.

Here is an example, say if there was a tie in the championship match in 2005 (according to 2005 handicaps):

Team Newton

Group A – Tyler McRae/David Newton; Group B – Jamie Newton/Paul Newton; Group C – Bill Ivany / Peter Newton

Club Z

Group A – Trevor Zeck/Jamie Kureluk; Group B – Travis Rowden/Colin Tough; Group C – Bob Fitzmartyn/Shawn Eltom

Say that Group C gets randomly drawn.  Therefore, Captain Paul would have to choose between Bill & Peter on who gets to play, and Captain Trevor would choose between Bob & Shawn on who plays.  If Bill is chosen to represent team Newton, and Shawn is chosen to represent Club Z, then they are the one’s who playoff/chip-off, and no strokes are given.

The 2009 Gems Newton Cup®