The Championship by Laferla Insurance, & the Centenary Plate, 20-22nd May

This competition was inaugurated in 1963 and is now the premier competition of the season, closing the official competitions calendar. The original ‘Individual Champion’ Trophy was presented to the club in 1963 by Rear Admiral David William Maurice Boyle C.B. D.S.C, Viscount of Kelburn, later 9th Earl of Glasgow who was Flag Officer Malta 1961-63. This trophy became fully inscribed and was in 2008 replaced with the trophy above. The current holder and the winner of the RMGC Championship 2021 is Ruud Critien.

The Championship/Centenary Plate is one event, but two competitions. Once again, this year it is supported and sponsored by Laferla Insurance.

Booking is open now on HDID/ClubV1/PSI, entry fee €15pp, No Two Sweep.

The Championship

  • Played over three consecutive days, Fri 20th to Sun 22th May.
  • Qualifying, aggregate medal played off scratch.
  • On Day1 all players will play off the first tee, starting from 10:20 on Friday 20th May. A matched/seeded draw will be applied for players within each preferred tee time zone.
  • On Day2, those players who have opted to play Day 2 will all play off the first tee; the best 42 scores (14 x 3balls) in descending Day1 gross score order from 07:20 – 09:30, and the remaining participants in ascending gross score order from 09:40 onwards.
  • To manage numbers on Day3 a cut may be applied to limit the field to 63 participants.
  • On Day3, the best 24 aggregate scores (8 x 3balls) will play off the first tee from 07:50 – 09:00 in descending score order. The remaining participants will tee off the 14th, 11th and 8th also in descending score order.
  • Participants who wish to play on Day2 and Day3 must re-register themselves on HDID/Clubv1/PSI on Fri 20th by 20:00 CET and on Sat 21st by 16:00 CET respectively. Failure to re-register in time would indicate withdrawal from the event.
  • The winner of the Championship will be the player with the best gross aggregate score over the three days.
  • In the event of a tie, the result shall be decided by a play-off as per RMGC Rules & Procedures 2.2.10
  • Prizes will be awarded to: winner, runner-up, 3rd place, 1st & 2nd Day1, 1st & 2nd Day2. Only one prize per competitor, with the lower prize passed down to next ranked participant (where applicable).
  • Order of merit points x3 will be awarded to the top20 aggregate scores and ties.

The Centenary Plate

  • Played alongside the Championship, adopting the same tee off order and start-sheet as the Championship.
  • 3 rounds, qualifying, aggregate medal, with full playing handicap (max. 36).
  • Same playing handicap for all three rounds.
  • Participants who wish to play on Day2 and Day3 must re-register themselves on HDID/Clubv1/PSI on Fri 20th by 20:00 CET and on Sat 21st by 16:00 CET respectively. Failure to re-register in time would indicate withdrawal from the event.
  • The winner of the Centenary Plate will be the player with the best nett aggregate score over the three rounds.
  • Prizes will be awarded to: winner, runner-up, 3rd place, 1st & 2nd Day1, 1st & 2nd Day2, 1st & 2nd Day3. Only one prize per competitor, with the lower prize passed down to next ranked participant (where applicable). No Two Sweep.
  • Order of merit points x1 will be awarded to the top20 nett aggregate scores and ties.

Yours in golf,

Victor, RMGC