The field is restricted to 96 entries and will be balloted if necessary on handicap proportionate to the categories.
The draw will be published on www.canterburygolf.co.nz on 18 October.
36 Hole qualifying will be held for Open Women, Open Men and Men's Masters on Saturday 21 October
18 Hole qualifying will be held for Women's Masters on Saturday afternoon 21 October.
The Matchplay field will consist of 32 Open Men, 16 Open Women, 16 Men's Masters and 8 Women's Masters.