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FINNISH INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 (FIJC)

CATEGORIES AND AGE GROUP
FORMAT OF PLAY
ELIGIBLE COMPETITORS
ENTRIES FOR INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS 
- TEAM ENTRIES 
- INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES

ENTRY FEE FOR INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS
PRACTICE
ACCOMMODATION
PRIZES
RULES
INFORMATION PACKAGE
CLUB ADDRESS
TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

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CATEGORIES AND AGE GROUPS

The championship will be played in four different categories:

Boys U16           born 2000 – 2001

Girls U16           born 2000 – 2001

Boys U14           born 2002 – 2006

Girls U14           born 2002 – 2006

Finnish national junior championship for same categories will be played simultaneously. The championship also hosts a team competition for national and club teams. A team must consist of three or four players, all in different categories.

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FORMAT OF PLAY      

The championship will be played over 54 holes during three consecutive days in each category. There is no cut.

In the event of a tie the winner will be decided by a stroke play play-off between the competitors concerned. Play-off is played hole by hole until there is a winner. Play-off holes are determined by the Championship Committee. Other tied results will be decided by the last 36 holes, 18 holes, 9 holes, 6 holes, 3 holes, 1 hole and ballot. This applies to all categories.

The team competition will be played over 54 holes. Three best scores from each round will be counted to the team score. In the event of a tie the results will be decided by the total team score for the last 36 holes, 18 holes, 9 holes, 6 holes, 3 holes, 1 hole and ballot.

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ELIGIBLE COMPETITORS

The championship is open for all amateur players who are members of an acknowledged golf club and eligible as stated in the conditions for FIJC. To be eligible to participate all entrants must fulfil the following handicap criteria:

Boys                   14,0 or under

Girls                    18,0 or under

The number of competitors is limited to 156 players. Competitors will be selected in the following order:

  1. Finnish Golf Union, national selection              102
  2. International players                                           54

a) National Invitations

National teams/players entered through federations

in the order of time of entry

b) Individual entrants

by handicap ballot

There will be a reserve list for each category that is based in the order of handicaps. The reserve list will be used in case of cancellations.

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ENTRIES FOR INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS

Entries for both teams and individuals must be done through the official tournament website, www.fijc.fi by choosing TEAM ENTRIES or INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES. Players entered as team members don’t have to enter as individuals. Other forms of entry will not be accepted.

The registration opens on Wednesday April 13th and the closing date for entries is Tuesday May 31st.

Notes:

– Late entries are not eligible.

– All international entrants, if not entered through their federation, must send a handicap certificate to fijc@golf.fi before the closing date, Tuesday May 31st. This certificate must be undersigned by the player’s home club or the national golf authority.

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ENTRY FEE FOR INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS

The entry fee is 100 € (euro) per player. There is no additional entry fee for the team competition. The entry fee must be paid at the time of entry.

Included in the entry fee:

– Tournament fee for both individual and team competitions.

Free use of practice facilities attached to the Cooke course

– Lunch – served at the Clubhouse during tournament days (Wednesday – Friday)

Airport Shuttle (must be notified when entering the tournament)

All teams are recommended to send an accompanying team captain or an adult. (Team definition, see: Categories and age groups)

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PRACTICE

The competitors are entitled to free practice rounds on Monday June 27th and Tuesday June 28th. The booking of practice round tee times must be done via Vierumäki caddiemaster. (caddie.master@vierumaki.fi)

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ACCOMMODATION

Vierumäki Sports Institute and Resort offers a lot of different options for accommodation onsite. See options: (http://www.vierumaki.fi/en/vierumakis-services/accommodation/)

Bookings only through Vierumäki reservations: mia.himanen@vierumaki.fi

IMPORTANT: All participants are fully responsible for arranging and paying for their own accommodation. Payment methods are due to Vierumäki resort normal proceedings.

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PRIZES

The winners will be presented with trophies and three best players in each category will be awarded with a championship medal. Other prizes will be given in accordance to the amateur rules.

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RULES

The competition will be played according to the Rules of Golf defined by the R&A Rules Limited. The local rules will be handed to all players and posted accordingly.

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INFORMATION PACKAGE

An information package will be sent out to all federations and individual entrants after the closing date of entries. This package includes more detailed information about practical arrangements, schedules, facilities etc. Tournament information can also be found on the tournament website at www.fijc.fi starting April 13th 2016.

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CLUB ADDRESS

Vierumäki Golf Club

The Sports Institute of Finland

Urheiluopistontie 373 19120 VIERUMÄKI FINLAND

Email: caddie.master@vierumaki.fi (practice rounds, local information)

Website: www.vierumakigolf.fi or http://vierumaki.fi/en/

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TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

Juha Juvonen, FGU Championship Manager        +358 40 561 5863       juha.juvonen@golf.fi

Eero Kangasniemi, FIJC Tournament Director     +358 40 7613 352       eero.kangasniemi@golf.fi