MercedesTrophy 2020

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    Celebrating its 12th year in Hong Kong, the MercedesTrophy will launch “The Road To MercedesTrophy” qualifying series starting from December 2019 onwards. The MercedesTrophy is a worldwide invitational amateur golf series spanning over 3 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.

  • Tournaments date, Location & Enrolment

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    The Road To MercedesTrophy Hong Kong 2020

    The Road To MercedesTrophy Hong Kong 2020

    The 2020 MercedesTrophy Hong Kong will be held on May 2020. Positions in the tournament will require participations 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:

    Your road to MercedesTrophy Hong Kong 2020 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 http://www.hkga.com/eng/LocalTournament.aspx

    Qualifying Tournament 1
    HKGA Pairs Tournament
    Discovery Bay Golf Club
    6 December 2019
    (Application Deadline: 15 November 2019)

    Qualifying Tournament 2
    HK Close Amateur & Mid Amateur Close Championships The Hong Kong Golf Club
    25-27 January 2020
    (Application Deadline: 27 December 2019)

    Qualifying Tournament 3
    HK Ladies’ Close Amateur & Mid Amateur Close Championships
    The Hong Kong Golf Club
    5-7 February 2020
    (Application Deadline: 8 January 2020)

    Qualifying Tournament 4
    HKGA Spring Ladies Tournament
    Discovery Bay Golf Club
    9 March 2020
    (Application Deadline: 10 February 2020)

    Qualifying Tournament 5
    HKGA Spring Mens Tournament
    Discovery Bay Golf Club
    10 March 2020
    (Application Deadline: 11 February 2020)

    Qualifying Tournament 6
    HK Seniors Close Amateur Championship
    Clearwater Bay Golf Club
    1-3 April 2020
    (Application Deadline: 4 March 2020)

    Golfers who successfully qualify for the MercedesTrophy Hong Kong 2020(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 2020.

  • Eligibility

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    Eligibility to participate in MercedesTrophy Hong Kong 2020

    • 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 2020

    • 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 2020

    For further inquiries, please contact Ms. Reyan Chiu at +852 2504 6110.

    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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 & Tournament Awards

    Format & Tournament Awards

    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

    Winner, Runner-up & 2nd Runner-up will be awarded in each Division A, B, C and D

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

    Winner(s) from the MercedesTrophy Hong Kong will then be competing against players outside Hong Kong. Please stay tuned for any further updates.  

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