MercedesTrophy 2019

7 finalists will represent Hong Kong at the MercedesTrophy Asian Final held in Australia, with one champion making it to the World Final in Stuttgart, Germany.

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    Celebrating its 11th year in Hong Kong, the MercedesTrophy will launch “The Road To MercedesTrophy” qualifying series starting from December 2018 onwards. The MercedesTrophy is a worldwide invitational amateur golf series spanning over 2 decades and earned international recognition in the worldwide golfing calendar. With over 65,000 players from over 60 countries playing each year in the local, regional and national MercedesTrophy events.

     

    Hong Kong has established its tournament final as one of the city’s most highly anticipated amateur golf tournaments.  7 winners from the Hong Kong final will receive entry to the Australian Asian Final with the top scoring Mercedes-Benz owner from the Hong Kong team to win the qualification to the MercedesTrophy World Final in Stuttgart, Germany. 

  • Tournaments date, Location & Enrolment

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    The 2019 MercedesTrophy Hong Kong final will be held on May 2019.  Positions in the final will require participation within the various qualifying rounds organized by the Hong Kong Golf Association.  Participants who are interested in joining the qualifying rounds may refer to the details below:

    The Road To MercedesTrophy Hong Kong 2019

    The Road To MercedesTrophy Hong Kong 2019

    Your road to MercedesTrophy Hong Kong 2019 begins with entering into one of the below qualifying tournaments organized by the Hong Kong Golf Association(a). Tournament details and the entry forms can be obtained from Hong Kong Golf Association website.

    Qualifying Tournament 1
    HKGA Pairs Tournament
    Discovery Bay Golf Club
    7 Dec 2018 (Application Deadline: 2 Nov 2018)

    Qualifying Tournament 2
    HK Ladies’ Close Amateur & Mid Amateur Close Championships
    Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club
    2-4 Jan 2019 (Application Deadline: 7 Dec 2018)

    Qualifying Tournament 3
    HK Close Amateur & Mid Amateur Close Championships
    The Hong Kong Golf Club
    5-7 Feb 2019 (Application Deadline: 4 Jan 2019)

    Qualifying Tournament 4
    HKGA Spring Mens Tournament
    Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club
    4 Mar 2019 (Application Deadline: 8 Feb 2019)

    Qualifying Tournament 5
    HKGA Spring Ladies Tournament
    Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club
    11 Mar 2019 (Application Deadline: 11 Feb 2019)

    Qualifying Tournament 6
    HK Seniors Close Amateur Championship
    The Hong Kong Golf Club
    15-17 May 2019 (Application Deadline: 24 April 2019)

    Golfers who successfully qualify for the MercedesTrophy Hong Kong 2019(b) will receive an invitation pack after the qualifying tournament, and are required to confirm participation by returning the enrollment document before the deadline as stated in the entry form.

    (a) Entries into the qualifying tournaments will be accepted at the discretion of The Hong Kong Golf Association (HKGA), their decisions will be final and is limited to subscribers of the HKGA. In the event of over subscription, entries will be decided by ballot.


    To enroll as a HKGA subscriber, please fill in the application form at www.hkga.com (under the ‘Handicapping Information’ section) and return to HKGA with an annual subscription fee.


    (b) Limited quotas will be reserved in each tournament for owners of a Mercedes-Benz vehicle, registered through Zung Fu Company Limited, to enter the MercedesTrophy Hong Kong 2019.

  • Eligibility

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    Eligibility to participate in MercedesTrophy Hong Kong 2019

    • Participants must have an official handicap issued by HKGA with an updated index through submission of scorecards(s) to the HKGA within the last 3 months of the tournament date

    • Handicap index requirement:

      Men's Division A: 0-9  |  Division B: 10 - 15  |  Division C: 16 - 24  |  Ladies Division D: 0 - 36

      (Handicap groupings will be subject to change depending on the number of players in each division after handicap revisions made by the Tournament Committee)

    • All players must provide a GHIN reference number as updated Handicap index will be used for assigning the division of play at the MercedesTrophy Hong Kong 2019

    • Participants must be 18 years of age or above with amateur golf status

    • Employees and associates of Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong and Zung Fu Company Limited are prohibited from participating in the MercedesTrophy series of tournaments

    • An entry deposit of HK$1,000 is required and will be returned on the day of the MercedesTrophy Hong Kong 2019

    For further inquiries, please contact Ms. Jenny Ng at +852 2895 7308.

    We look forward to seeing you at the various tournaments. 

    Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Limited reserves the rights to amend any information, rules and regulations without prior notice as well as making the final decision in case of any disputes.

    Terms & Conditions - Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Limited has final decisions on all entrants to the MercedesTrophy Hong Kong 2019 Tournament and reserves the right to:

     

    (i) allocate players on a waiting list to the available positions in each division;

    (ii) change or amend qualifying terms and conditions without further notice;

    (iii) alter or change the division of the player in the MercedesTrophy Hong Kong 2019 based on the most recent handicap   Index;

    (iv) allocate groupings of players in HK based on each division after handicap revisions made by the Tournament Committee and restrict players from entry if they are not eligible for participating in the Asian or World Final.

    (v) refuse any winner to the Asian Final who are employed within a competing company in the automotive industry.

     

    - Participants of the MercedesTrophy Hong Kong 2019 agree to authorize the organizing parties to use all video and photos taken at the tournament for marketing purposes.

     

    Insurance & Liability – All participants shall indemnify the organizer, host golf club and its staff from any legal proceedings, losses, damage, injury or loss of life suffered during or after the said event.  Participants are reminded to insure themselves with proper accident or golf insurance prior to participating in the event.

     

    In the event of any inconsistency between the English version and the Chinese version, the English version shall prevail. The organizer reserves the right to amend any information, rules and regulations without prior notice.

  • Format

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    Format

    Format

    All plays shall be conducted in accordance with the Rules of Golf issued by the R&A and the Local Rules introduced by the Tournament Director. The Tournament Committee will finalize all major challenges with Rules & Regulations pertaining to the golf tournament and determine all the final scores, and therefore all the winners. The format of play will be Stroke Play with division winners based on Net scores through Stableford points with individual handicap index adjusted based on course rating in accordance with recommendations by R&A.

    All plays shall be conducted in accordance with the Rules of Golf issued by the R&A and the Local Rules introduced by the Tournament Director. The Tournament Committee will finalize all major challenges with Rules & Regulations pertaining to the golf tournament and determine all the final scores, and therefore all the winners. The format of play will be Stroke Play with division winners based on Net scores through Stableford points with individual handicap index adjusted based on course rating in accordance with recommendations by R&A.

    Division*

    - Players will be divided into divisions as follows based on their most up-to-date handicap index:

    Men’s

    - Division A: Handicap 0-9 | Division B: Handicap 10-15 | Division C: Handicap 16-24

    Women’s

    - Division D: Handicap 0-36

    *Grouping is subject to change upon reviewing all participants’ handicap index.

    The player with the highest Stableford points will be awarded as the winner for each division. In the case of a TIE in Stableford points, the lowest handicap shall win. In the case of further tie, the following count back system shall determine the final position of the players:

    1. The back 9 holes (10-18)   |   2. The back 6 holes (13-18)  |   3. The back 3 holes (16-18)   |   4. Hole by hole staring from the 18th working backwards.

     

    Flight arrangement - All flights and tee-off arrangements will be made by the Tournament Director based on handicaps.  No changes or amendments will be allowed.  Arrangement of flights cannot be altered without the approval from the Tournament Director.

     

    Slow play - The attention of all players is drawn to rules 6-7 R&A regarding undue delay.  In the interest of fair play, the Tournament Director will not hesitate to impose the penalties proved by the rule.

  • Tournament Awards

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    Tournament Awards 

    Tournament Awards 

    Winner, Runner-up & 2nd Runner-up will be awarded in each Division A, B, C and D (Winners and qualifiers will be entitled to MercedesTrophy Asian Final 2019.)

    Winner, Runner-up & 2nd Runner-up will be awarded in each Division A, B, C and D (Winners and qualifiers will be entitled to MercedesTrophy Asian Final 2019.)

    Special Hole Competition Awards: 
    Hole-In-One#, Nearest to the Pin, Nearest to the Line & Longest Drive

    # : There will only be one Hole-In-One prize available for the whole tournament. The prize will be awarded to the first winner only.

  • Asian Final and World Final

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    MercedesTrophy Asian Final 2019 

    MercedesTrophy Asian Final 2019 

    Event Date: 

    August, 2019

     

    Location:

    Gold Coast, Australia

     

    Qualification:

    Winner from Division A, B, C and D, as well as the top player among Mercedes-Benz owners from Division A, B and C will proceed to the Asian Final*

     

    One-year Ban:

    There is a one-year ban on the Asian Final participants for the upcoming MercedesTrophy Asian Final 2019  (i.e. participants of the Asian Final 2018 will not be eligible to take part in the subsequent Asian Final 2019).

     

    Remarks:

    - *Should the winner of the MercedesTrophy Hong Kong Final 2019 in Division A, B or C be Mercedes-Benz owners, the winner and the runner-up of that division will then be qualified to the Asian Final. In the case where the winner in Division A, B, or C was the HK representative World Finalist before, the 2nd quota to the Asian Final in the same Division will be allocated to the best Mercedes-Benz owner who has never attended the World Final before.

     

    - At least one Mercedes-Benz owner who has never attended the World Final before in Division A, B or C will be qualified to the Asian Final.

     

    - Players are considered as Mercedes-Benz owners if their vehicles were registered through Zung Fu Co. Ltd. before the date of the MercedesTrophy Hong Kong 2019.

    Event Date: 

    August, 2019

     

    Location:

    Gold Coast, Australia

     

    Qualification:

    Winner from Division A, B, C and D, as well as the top player among Mercedes-Benz owners from Division A, B and C will proceed to the Asian Final*

     

    One-year Ban:

    There is a one-year ban on the Asian Final participants for the upcoming MercedesTrophy Asian Final 2019  (i.e. participants of the Asian Final 2018 will not be eligible to take part in the subsequent Asian Final 2019).

     

    Remarks:

    - *Should the winner of the MercedesTrophy Hong Kong Final 2019 in Division A, B or C be Mercedes-Benz owners, the winner and the runner-up of that division will then be qualified to the Asian Final. In the case where the winner in Division A, B, or C was the HK representative World Finalist before, the 2nd quota to the Asian Final in the same Division will be allocated to the best Mercedes-Benz owner who has never attended the World Final before.

     

    - At least one Mercedes-Benz owner who has never attended the World Final before in Division A, B or C will be qualified to the Asian Final.

     

    - Players are considered as Mercedes-Benz owners if their vehicles were registered through Zung Fu Co. Ltd. before the date of the MercedesTrophy Hong Kong 2019.

    Players must comply with the MercedesTrophy Asian Final rules and regulations, otherwise they will be disqualified from the tournament.

    MercedesTrophy World Final 2019

    MercedesTrophy World Final 2019

    Event Date:                 

    Autumn 2019

    Location:

    Stuttgart, Germany

     

    Qualification:

    - The best scorer of the Hong Kong team in the MercedesTrophy Asian Final, and

    - A current Mercedes-Benz car owner*.

     

    Remarks:

    The rule of the “once-in-a-lifetime” experience will apply in 2019, players who have previously taken part in the World Final may not qualify.

     

    Players must comply with the MercedesTrophy World Final rules and regulations, otherwise they will be disqualified from the tournament.

    Event Date:                 

    Autumn 2019

    Location:

    Stuttgart, Germany

     

    Qualification:

    - The best scorer of the Hong Kong team in the MercedesTrophy Asian Final, and

    - A current Mercedes-Benz car owner*.

     

    Remarks:

    The rule of the “once-in-a-lifetime” experience will apply in 2019, players who have previously taken part in the World Final may not qualify.

     

    Players must comply with the MercedesTrophy World Final rules and regulations, otherwise they will be disqualified from the tournament.

    * Qualifiers must be a Mercedes-Benz owner (registered through Zung Fu Co. Ltd.) before the MercedesTrophy Asian Final and during MercedesTrophy World Final. In case the winner is not able to fulfill this criteria, the place will be given to the next winner in the same handicap class who is a Mercedes-Benz owner (registered through Zung Fu Co. Ltd.).

    For further inquiries, please contact Ms. Jenny Ng at +852 2895 7308.

    We look forward to seeing you at the various tournaments. 

    Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Limited reserves the rights to amend any information, rules and regulations without prior notice as well as making the final decision in case of any disputes.

    Terms & Conditions - Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Limited has final decisions on all entrants to the MercedesTrophy Hong Kong 2019 Tournament and reserves the right to:

     

    (i) allocate players on a waiting list to the available positions in each division;

    (ii) change or amend qualifying terms and conditions without further notice;

    (iii) alter or change the division of the player in the MercedesTrophy Hong Kong 2019 based on the most recent handicap   Index;

    (iv) allocate groupings of players in HK based on each division after handicap revisions made by the Tournament Committee and restrict players from entry if they are not eligible for participating in the Asian or World Final.

    (v) refuse any winner to the Asian Final who are employed within a competing company in the automotive industry.

     

    -  Participants of the MercedesTrophy Hong Kong 2019 agree to authorize the organizing parties to use all video and photos taken at the tournament for marketing purposes.

     

    Insurance & Liability – All participants shall indemnify the organizer, host golf club and its staff from any legal proceedings, losses, damage, injury or loss of life suffered during or after the said event.  Participants are reminded to insure themselves with proper accident or golf insurance prior to participating in the event.

     

    In the event of any inconsistency between the English version and the Chinese version, the English version shall prevail. The organizer reserves the right to amend any information, rules and regulations without prior notice.