|Tournament Rules & Conditions
|1. Organizer: The Golf Association of the Republic of China
2. Director: National Council on Physical Fitness and Sports of the Executive Yuan
3. Venue: Sunrise Golf & Country Club
4. Tournament Dates: October 5-8, 2006 (Thursday through Sunday)
a) Winners of the previous Taiwan Open.
b) 85 players recommended by Asian Tour 2006 by order of merit.
c) 20 professional players recommended by Taiwan Hope Tour.
d) 8 players recommended by The Golf Association of the Republic of China.
e) 2 players recommended by hosting golf club Sunrise Golf & Country Club.
f) The rest are decided by qualifier.
a) Entry Fee: US$70 or NT$2,400 should be submitted with entries.
b) International players can pay their entry fee upon registration.
c) Entry fee is non-refundable. Amateur players who are under training by GAROC are exempted from the entry fee.
d) Entries from both professionals and amateurs must be received by GAROC before 5:00 p.m. on the 27th September 2006.
GAROC address: 12F-1, No. 125, Section 2, Nan-Jing East Road, Taipei, Taiwan 104.
Entrants must report to the “Registration Desk” at the clubhouse and pay the entry fee before 12:00 noon on the 3rd October Tuesday 2006
8. Caddy & Caddie Fee:
Caddy fee for the first two tournament rounds should be paid upon registration. Players who make cut will pay the caddy fee for the 3rd and the 4th rounds prior to the start of the 3rd round. On the 2nd (Monday) and the 3rd of October (Tuesday), caddy fee for the practice rounds will follow the regular charge of the club. From the 5th to the 8th of October (Thursday through Sunday), the caddy fee for each tournament round of 18 holes is NT$1,200, including the gratuity, with one caddy serving one bag. The caddy fee will not be refunded once the player starts the round. Taiwanese entrants should bring their own caddies. International players should specify in the entry form if they bring their own caddies.
9. Practice Round:
The tee-off time will be allocated for all entrants to practice from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the 2nd October (Monday) and from 7:00a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the 3rd October (Tuesday). To play the practice round at a time other than the allocated is not allowed. Entrants should fill in the practice time upon registration if practice rounds are needed. Driving range is available through tournament week free with one box of courtesy practice ball each day.
10. Event Schedule & Elimination:
2006 Taiwan Open is a 72-hole stroke play competition over 4 rounds with 18 holes each, to be conducted as follows:
the 5th October Thursday 18 holes for the 1st round
the 6th October Friday 18 holes for the 2nd round
After above two rounds, the leading 65 players (plus ties) including professionals and amateurs, will continue to play in the 3rd and the 4th rounds.
the 7th October Saturday 18 holes for the 3rd round
the 8th October Sunday 18 holes for the 4th round
1. Conditions for the Pro-Am Tournament on Wednesday the 4th October will be specified separately.
2. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to cancel or to shorten any tournament round in order to cope with the inclement weather or emergencies.
11. Starting Time and Parings:
The paring and the starting time will be posted at the golf club or at the official hotel, you may log on www.twgolf.org for details.
12. Rules of Play:
The Taiwan Open shall be adopted stroke play, to be conducted in accordance with the latest version of Rules of Golf approved by The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and with the Local Rules approved by the Organizing Committee. The discretion of the Organizing Committee should be final. In the event that the 4 rounds of the tournament cannot be completed due to the inclement weather, the score of at least 18 holes should be counted to determine the winner. Otherwise, the Taiwan Open may be postponed or cancelled at the discretion of the Organizing Committee.
The player finishes with the lowest aggregate score after 72 holes of four rounds tournament shall be declared “Winner of 2006 Taiwan Open” and will be granted with the trophy and the prize. In the event of a tie for the Winner, a sudden-death play-off will be conducted to determine the Winner at the hole(s) selected by the Organizing Committee. If the Winner happens to be an amateur, the trophy will be award to the amateur, the prize for the Winner will be granted to the next best professional.
The sum of the prize US$300,000 will be distributed to the leading 65 professional players and the ties who finish 4 tournament rounds, in accordance with the Purse Distribution shown on the handbook. Those players who finish four rounds but are not granted with listed prize money shall share the reserve of US$3,400, but each shall not be granted with an amount exceeding what is given to the 65th place and ties. The cash prize will be distributed in local currency for Taiwanese players and in U.S. Dollars for international players.
c) Player who earns the prize will pay taxes (local player with 15%, international player with 20%), and another 6% of the prize for administrative fee.
d) Hole-In-One Prize:
Hole-In-One prize will be announced at the holes involved.
e) Course-Record-Breaking Prize:
During the four tournament days, any professional player who turn in with the lowest score, which breaks the course record of Sunrise Golf & Country Club (64 strokes for 18 holes) will be awarded a cash prize of NT$200,000 provided by Sunrise Golf & Country Club. In the event that more than one player break the course record over the same 18 holes, the cash prize of NT$200,000 will be shared by all record breakers of that day. Any amateur breaks the course record shall be granted with a trophy.
f) In the event of ties for the first place, following play-off shall be held immediately after the players all finished their rounds. For the 2nd place and following places, the prize money for the tied places shall be added up to be divided into an equal amount to give to each tying player If amateurs’ scores tie with professionals’, the prize money will go to professionals. Local professional players shall hand in the individual bank account information upon registration for the remittance of prize money after the tournament. The prize money for the international players will be granted by Asian Tour.
g) Amateur who finishes with the lowest aggregate score over 72 holes is the Best Amateur of 2006 Taiwan Open. In the event of ties, a sudden death play-off will determine the Best Amateur.
In the event of ties for the 2nd place and the following places, the count back system on the score card will be adopted, to start from the last round and from the 18th hole.
h) The amateur is not allowed to receive any prize money. In case of any prize with a retail value equivalent to or in excess of ?500 to be granted to the amateur, the prize shall be donated to GAROC.
Pro-Am Tournament on the 4th October Wednesday will be specified separately. Those professionals invited to play in the Pro-Am Tournament must show up and play in such a stipulated round, otherwise disqualified.
15. Any other information not covered on the above shall be regulated and announced by the Organizing Committee.