The second round of the club championship qualifying was played on Saturday. The lowest gross scores over two rounds was selected to be in the draw. Three players, Keith Markwell, David Boyd and John Cummins elected to compete in A Grade. The draw from the qualifiers is done following the R&A recommendations. Where there are 8 Qualifiers - upper half - 1 v 8 & 4 v 5 - lower half - 2 v 7 & 3 v 6. The rounds must be played by the dates contained in the conditions of competition. To avoid the chance of disqualification please play your match as soon as you can. Condition 10 from the Conditions of Competition states:-
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"Except in exceptional circumstances, no extension beyond the closing date of each round will be permitted. The course not being open for carts is not an exceptional circumstance. Matches played before the Sunday for quarter and semi finals must be with agreement from both players. If the round is not played and completed by the due date the contestants will be disqualified. In the case of only one player on the tee at the designated time for any finals match then the match will be awarded to that player. Contestants are advised to
play their ties as soon as possible to avoid complications in organising and completing a match by the due date."
Congratulations to all the qualifiers and good luck in your matches. When preparing the draw much needs to be prepared and checked, vetted and then re-visited. My thanks to Frank Eggert and Darryl.