The fifth edition of the Telenet Trophy will be played at a new venue, Rinkven GC in Anvers, near Antwerp, Belgium. Established in 1981, the 6,178 metre, par 72 course is set in a forest of mature oak, pine and silver birch, which provides a haven for hundreds of species of wildlife. Its tight, tree-lined fairways lead to small, undulating greens, which are well protected by bunkers. Rinkven GC takes over the staging of the €150,000 tournament from Royal Waterloo, which hosted last year’s event, won by François Calmels. The Frenchman claimed the 20th and final European Tour card through the Challenge Tour Rankings thanks mainly to his maiden victory at the Telenet Trophy. One week after watching his girlfriend Jade Schaeffer make her Ladies European Tour breakthrough at the Hypo Vereinsbank Ladies German Open, Calmels followed her into the winner’s enclosure by birdieing the last two holes to win by two strokes from Spaniard Carlos Rodiles and England’s Sam Walker. In 2008, Walker’s compatriot David Horsey – who would later go on to top the final Rankings – claimed his maiden Challenge Tour title at the Telenet Trophy, whilst the year before Nicolas Vanhootegem became the first and only Belgian to take the title.