Tournament Guidelines & Eligibility of Players
Amateur golfers of Chinese Heritage are eligible to compete in this golf tournament. In the event of an eligibility dispute, The George Chiu Golf Classic Committee will make a decision and the result of their judgment will be final and cannot be overruled.
Proof of handicap: a valid GAO, RCGA, USGA or any other officially sanctioned handicap card is required. Any player without a verifiable handicap will play as a zero handicap.
For players from Canada without a valid certified handicap, you can visit www.gao.ca or www.rcga.ca to register as a public player and obtain an official handicap card. The handicap committee will determine the validity of a player’s handicap. Their decision will be final and cannot be overruled.
1. Championship Division – Men with a handicap index of 9.9 or less.
2. A-Division – Men with a handicap index of between 10.0 and 19.9.
3. B-Division – Men with a handicap index of 20 and above.
4. Senior Men Division (Players that are 55 of age and over as of the tournament day )
5. Ladies Division
6. Junior Division –Boys and girls aged 8 to 16 (as of the tournament day)are eligible with a handicap index of 25 or less.
Players that are 7 and under by the tournament day are not eligible.
Players that have reached their 16th birthday as of the tournament day are not eligible.
*Please Note: Players from A-Flight, B-Flight, Seniors, Ladies and Juniors have the option of playing in the division designated by their gender and handicap or if they wish they may compete for the “Red Jacket” and the title of the George Chiu Golf Classic Champion. To do this they must play in the Championship Division and from the Championship tees, juniors must pay the entry fee of $195.00.
The field is limited to 168 players.
The tournament will be a two day stroke play event.
All players will play the first day after which the field will be cut to the top 10 golfers in each flight totaling 60 players.
Trophies will be presented to the champion, second and third place finishers in each division.