expectations with regard to completion dates
Knockout competitions are organised so
as to give all participants sufficient time to play their matches by a deadline
for a particular round. The committee is concerned that there are often reasons
( some valid but some avoidable ) where extensions are requested and the
requests appear to be becoming more frequent. There has also been occasions
where the competition secretary/committee have been asked to mediate between
competitors which the committee feels is inappropriate and cannot continue.
In order to improve the position,
please observe the following rules & guidelines if you wish to play in a
Players should organise their matches at the earliest possible moment. - not at
the last minute.
The onus is on the players to organise their matches, not on any member of the
If there is a problem, do not expect the competition committee to make
arrangements or to contact one participant on behalf of the other. They should
not be involved. If there is a short-term unavoidable problem the competition
committee may grant a maximum extension of 8 days past the deadline date.
However if an extension is required, it will need to be
demonstrated that (1) the match could not have been played earlier in an
available period and (2) that the delay is due to a bone fide last minute
If a player feels he or she will be unable to meet the due date they should
immediately withdraw and concede the match to their opponents.
Participants may arrange a match to be played during a Sunday competition only
if granted an extension and the competition secretary is made aware. They will
be expected to Tee-Off before the competition starts and will not have priority
to play through unless invited.
If a match has not been played by the due date ( or within an extension, if
granted ) and a concession has not been made, both players or teams will be
disqualified and their prospective opponents in the next round will receive a
bye. This is not the preferred approach but merely ensures the smooth running of
The competition committee reserve the right to grant longer extensions in the
event of the course being closed and for semi finals & finals of knockout
All matches must be played on weekends unless there is an agreement by all the
players involved to play on a weekday. 5 day members must be prepared to pay any
green fee due.