Championships

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After many years of the NRVGA Championships being hosted by Byron Bay Veteran Golf Club, it was decided at the NRVGA AGM in 2013 to charge the Executive to come up with some alternative Courses on which to play our Championships.

The Executive chose four Courses that were central to our 17 Clubs and whose Slope Rating was similar, on which to play the Championships. Each of the Clubs were written to, and asked if they were willing to host the Championships on a rotational basis. At the Half Yearly Meeting in 2014, the four Host Clubs were declared and a ballot done for the rotation.

The Championships are to be played and hosted by the Veteran Club at:
Ballina …. 2015
Casino … 2016
Ocean Shores … 2017
Byron Bay … 2018
Ballina … 2019
Casino … 2020
Byron Bay … 2021 … hosted by Byron Bay Veterans on 1 November 2021 … SEE RESULTS for 2021 NRVGA Championships … Follow this Link
Ocean Shores … 2022

NOTE: To be read in conjunction with Article 18 of NRVGA Constitution
1. In conjunction with the Stroke and Nett Championship, there will be a Single Stableford Event run which will provide a Winner and Runner-Up. Eligibility for the Championships – Stroke and Single Stableford Entry – is “to have played in 3 Veteran Open Days throughout the year’s program“. This will be strictly observed. NOTE … for 2021, because of COVID Restrictions, the Qualifying Criteria has been reduced to having “to have played in TWO Veteran Open Days throughout the year’s program

Individuals can only win ONE trophy.
The order of precedence (which also carries monetary value) for the Championships is:
Stroke Championship Winner               Prize Money    $100.00             Voucher + Shirt
Stroke Championship Runner-Up         Prize Money    $80.00             Voucher + Shirt
Nett Championship Winner                   Prize Money    $70.00             Voucher + Shirt
Nett Championship Runner-Up            Prize Money    $50.00             Voucher + Shirt
Stableford Winner                                    Prize Money    $40.00             Voucher + Shirt
Stableford Runner-Up                             Prize Money    $30.00             Voucher + Shirt
Masters Championship Winner          Prize Money    $80.00             Voucher + Shirt
Masters Championship Runner-Up   
Prize Money    $60.00             Voucher + Shirt

2. There will also be a “stand alone” 4BBB Championship being introduced in 2021. Teams of TWO will NOMINATE on the Nomination Form sent out by the Host Club. Both members of the 4Ball Team MUST be Veteran members of the same Veteran Club. Again, eligibility for the 4BBB Championships is “to have played in 3 Veteran Open Days throughout the year’s program“. This will be strictly observed.
NOTE … for 2021, because of COVID Restrictions, the Qualifying Criteria has been reduced to having “to have played in TWO Veteran Open Days throughout the year’s program“.  This applies to both Members of the 4Ball Team.

A ROTATION of FIVE 18 Hole Veteran Clubs were selected to HOST the 4BBB Championships at the 2020 AGM
Mullumbimby … 2021
Maclean … 2022
Murwillumbah … 2023
Yamba … 2024
Lismore … 2025

Teams will play for the 4BBB Trophy over 18 Holes.
4BBB Championship Winners               Prize Money    $50.00 each    Vouchers + Shirts
4BBB Championship Runners-Up         Prize Money    $40.00 each    Vouchers + Shirts

3. At the 2021 Half Yearly Meeting, the Executive put forward a motion of introducing a Veteran Master’s Championship in 2022. This was approved by ALL DELEGATES in attendance. This will be OPEN to all Veterans who will be 70 and Over on the 1st June in that Championship Year. This Championship is to be played at a selection of 9 Hole Courses in yearly Rotation. Again, eligibility for the Masters Championship is “to have played in 3 Veteran Open Days throughout the year’s program“. This will be strictly observed.
The Secretary has written to all 9 Hole Courses for their Expression of Interest in holding this Event

NOTE:
Eligibility : Must have played a MINIMUM of 3 Open Days to play in any of the above Championships

The rotation of the three Nine Hole Clubs who responded in the affirmative as to holding the Masters Championships in June each year, are as follows …
Coraki … 2022 … To be held on 14 June … THIS COULD NOT BE PLAYED so a revised Rotation was created

Kyogle … 2022
Coraki … 2023
Woodburn Evans Head … 2024
Kyogle … 2025
… etc in order

IMPORTANT CHANGE TO VETERAN MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP

PLEASE NOTE … (for this year, 2022, ONLY)
Your Executive has taken into account the exceptional past year that we have had which has caused Cancellation of some Open Days due to Covid Restrictions and / or Weather and thus prevented Veteran Members to attend Veteran Open Days to gain Qualifying Status (THREE Veteran Open Days) for this event if it was to be played in June as planned.
HOWEVER …
Because of the Flooding, Coraki could not hold the Event and, next in line of rotation, Woodburn Evans Head, also could not hold the Event in 2022. Kyogle stepped up and tried to hold the Event in June, ONLY to again be thwarted by the Weather.
It was decided to postpone the Event to 18 October 2022 and play it at Kyogle. This would give Veterans the opportunity to play in upcoming Veteran Open Days
Now that Veteran Days are being played (Byron Bay, Casino, Kyogle, Club Banora) and Coraki, Maclean rescheduled, followed by Lismore, Coolangatta-Tweed, Grafton, Yamba rescheduled, and Woodburn Evans Head, still yo play, (that’s 11 in TOTAL),  it has been decided by the Executive that the Qualifying Criteria will again revert to THREE Veteran Open Days to be played.
NOTE: There is a Minimum Playing Criteria for ALL Championships this year (2022). Veterans need to have played in THREE Veteran Open Days since the beginning of the year to be eligible to play. If there is not enough starters who qualify with a three game eligibiliity, or presentation of reasonable exemption based om circumstances, then TWO Veteran Open Days played  will be considered. See Secretary Ray Kent for eligibility. Ray has kept records of all Participants in each Open Day PLAYED