Big Easy IGT Challenge Tour 2018/19

10 Sunshine Tour Cards for 2019

Incentives

Structure of the BET IGT joint venture;

Please Note: To play on the Big Easy events players must have a Big Easy Card or qualify through an IGT event.

Membership

An eligible member of the Big Easy IGT Challenge Tour 2018/19 will be regarded as a Full Member for the current Official Season upon receipt of a completed membership application form and membership fee.

Membership of BET processed as per normal by Sunshine Tour – general regulations.

Membership of IGT processed as per normal by IGT – general regulations . Click here for IGT Membership info

IGT players participating in joint venture on invitation basis, if they want money to count on BET order of merit then take up affiliated membership with Big Easy Tour. (R1000).

Tournament Entry Fee

IGT Challenge Tour: R1600

Big Easy Tour: R750

Format

All tournaments will be held over 54 holes, with a N-player cutline after 36 holes.

IGT

N = The number of players (and ties) to 66% percent of the field to a maximum of 60 players (summer) and 50 players (winter) and ties who will proceed to the final round.

Big Easy

N = 30 and ties who will proceed to the final round for R75,000 Prize Pool.

N = 40 and ties who will proceed to the final round for R100,000 Prize Pool.

Tournament Field

IGT

Tournament field size will be restricted to a total of 156 players in summer, 132 players in autumn/spring and 120 players in winter.

Big Easy

Tournament field size will be restricted to a total of  a minimum of 120 players.

Eligibility

IGT Challenge events

The IGT Challenge Pro Tour events are open to all professional or amateur golfers from South Africa and International.

Amateurs must have an official handicap of 4 or less.

There are no restrictions on nationality or gender.

Age restriction is 16 years. Players younger than 16 can apply to play on the Tour.

Please note players under 18 years must play as amateur. (No Exceptions)

The IGT Challenge Pro Tour reserves the right to refuse participation to anyone. Evidence of playing ability may be required.

Big Easy Challenge events

Notes:

  1. Non-members who are exempt for BET tournaments, and who want their money and Top 10 finish (to get into the following event), to count on the BET OoM, are required to take up Affiliate Membership at R1000 subs before event starts.
  2. Any other exempt non-BET/ IGT members are required to take up Temporary Membership in order to play, and their money will not count towards the OoM, and neither will a Top 10 finish get them into the following event. The cost of Temporary Membership will be R700
  3. To be eligible for category 9 players must be members of the IGT Challenge Tour. Non members are not eligible.

The IGT members fill the field up to the maximum advertised size (i.e. 120) and will be done on the following basis;

  1. For the month of April and May we will use the IGT Race to Q-School Order of Merit of the 2017 season to fill the Category 9b spots.
  2. From June we will use the IGT BET Rankings Order of Merit to fill the Category 9b spots.

There will be a re rank of players during the season.

Prize Money

IGT

Prize money paid out will be as per the breakdown listed in IGT Challenge Tour Prize Money Breakdown section of these Regulations or as otherwise published on the tournament notice board

Payout will be 25% of the field and the last payout is R1000. IGT reserve the right to alter the % at events and will be published on the notice board.

Amateur can win up to a maximum of R6,000 in the form of a IGT electronic voucher

In the event that a player is disqualified or withdraws, he shall not be entitled to claim prize money for that tournament.

Big Easy

The prize pool to be published on web site for each event.

All players making the cut gets paid.

Amateurs do not win prize money on Big Easy Tour.

Orders of Merit

To be eligible for the Order of Merits, players must be members in good standing of the IGT Challenge Tour. (Membership fully paid up).

All IGT Order of Merits will use a points-based Order of Merit

IGT Race to Q-School 2017

For the month of April and May we will use the IGT Race to Q-School Order of Merit of the 2017 season for Big Easy events Category 9b:  IGT members fill the field up to the maximum advertised size (i.e. 120)

IGT Rankings 2018

From June 2018 we will use the IGT BET Rankings Order of Merit to fill up the spaces for category 9b.

Order of Merit (OoM) Points are awarded for each event.

Where players tie, the points will be shared.

Minimum of 3 events to be played.

IGT Race to Q-School

Top 15 on the final 2018-2019 IGT race to Q-School order of merit gain entry into 2019 Sunshine Tour QS Final Stage

Road to Sunshine Tour

Non members who are exempt for BET tournaments, and who want their money and Top 10 finish (to get into the following event), to count on the BET Road to Sunshine Tour OoM, are required to take up Affiliate Membership at R1000 subs

Player would need to play at least 6 events on the Road to Sunshine Tour sanction tournaments to be eligible for the Order of Merit. Please note this was revised as the prize money is the same for all events prior to Tour Championships. The minimum events is zero.

The Road to Sunshine Tour Order of Merit will be Money earnings.

Entry Regulations

IGT

Each Player wishing to enter a IGT Challenge Tour Approved Tournament shall either:

i) Enter online via the Members’ or

ii) Telephone the Entries Department on 078 3300 440; or

iii) Email the Entries Department on admin@igtgolf.org: or

iv) Enter in person at the Big Easy IGT Challenge Tour 2018/19 office on-site.

Big Easy

Players eligible to play in a Big Easy event must book through the Big Easy Tour Offices. Contact 021 8506500

Entry Closing Date

IGT

Entries must be received by the IGT Office 2 days before the start of the tournament.

Big Easy

Entries must be received by the Big Easy Office Tour 5 Days before the start of the tournament.

Payment Methods & Terms Of Payment

IGT

Payable in full prior to the member’s commencement of the tournament he has entered to the IGT Challenge Tour.

Payments can be made by EFT (Please contact IGT for Bank details), Cash or Credit/Debit cards at event registration.

Big Easy

Payable in full prior to the member’s commencement of the tournament he has entered to the Big Easy Tour.

Please note that players must pay the Big Easy Tour for Big easy events. IGT will not accept any payments for Big easy events.

Tournament Withdrawals

Any player wishing to withdraw during the tournament shall notify the tournament director and a medical certificate to be sent to IGT admin@igtgolf.org within 7 days.