All players participating in the Town v Country event may play for either their home club where their handicap is held or for a secondary club in Canterbury. The 14 metropolitan clubs (Avondale, Bottle Lake, Christchurch, Clearwater, Coringa, Everglades, Hagley, Harewood, McLeans Island, Rawhiti, Russley, Templeton, Waimairi Beach and Waitikiri) make up the town section. All other clubs in Canterbury make up the country section.
Each men’s team will be made up of 8 Under 19 players, 12 senior players and 6 masters players.
To be eligible for the Under 19 team, players must be under 19 years of age at the first day of the tournament. To be eligible for the Masters team, players must be 40 years and over as at the first day of the tournament.
The format will be match play, reverse singles in the morning and singles in the afternoon. If there is a frost delay in the morning then the morning round will be played as foursomes match play.
All matches will be gross matchplay (off the stick).
Matches will finish at the 18th hole or sooner.
If the respective sections have an overall tie, the match will be declared a draw.
The Canterbury Golf Hard Card will be in operation and this replaces any local rules unless specified by the Tournament Director.
The use of mobile phones and consumption of alcohol or illegal drugs is expressly prohibited during the competition.
The use of electric carts is not permitted; such use shall incur disqualification of the player involved unless medical dispensation is approved by the Tournament Director.
The Disputes Committee will comprise the Tournament Director and two Canterbury Golf Officials (may include a referee). All decisions made will be final.
The men’s senior section will play for the Alan C Fraser Trophy.
The men’s masters’ section will play for the A M Pemberton Trophy.
The U19 section will play for the B J Newsome Trophy.
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