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EUROPEAN TEAM SELECTION PROCESS

 

Venue:  

Interlachen Country Club, Edina, Minnesota

Date:

26 – 27 September, 2016

Eligibility

The European team will feature six boys and six girls who are European citizens and are under the age of 18 as of 1 January in the year of the match. Participants must be amateurs.

Counting Events

The Captain, Maïtena Alsuguren, The European Golf Association (EGA) and Ryder Cup Europe have together selected the Counting Events based on an analysis of all EGA Calendar Events and their World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) event rating. The following events have been chosen to form the basis of the selection process for the 2016 Junior Ryder Cup (JRC). The top five EGA junior events and top five EGA amateur events will be used to identify three girls and three boys to represent Europe. The other six spots (three boys and three girls) will be Captain’s picks. For the picks, the Captain will look at players’ performance in the Counting Events as well as EGA European Amateur Rankings position and performance in other significant match play and stroke play events.

Counting Events - Boys

Date 2016

Event

Venue

Mar 2-6

Spanish International Amateur Championship

RCG Sevilla, Spain

Mar 24-28

French International Boys’ Championship

(Michel Carlhian Trophy)

Omaha Beach GC, France

Apr 29-1/5

Lytham Trophy

Royal Lytham & St Annes, England

Jun 3-5

German Boys’ Open

St. Leon-Rot, Germany

Jun 13-18

The Amateur Championship

Royal Porthcawl and Pyle & Kenfig, Wales

Jul 5-9

European Boys’ Team Championship

Diamond GC, Austria

Jul 5-9

European Amateur Team Championship

Golf de Chantilly, France

Jul 21-23

European Young Masters

GC Domaine Impérial, Switzerland

Aug 3-6

European Amateur Championship

Estonian G&CC, Estonia

Aug 9-14

British Boys’ Championship

Muirfield & the Renaissance, Scotland

 

 

 

Counting Events - Girls

Date 2016

Event

Venue

March 2-6

Spanish International Ladies’ Amateur Championship

CG Escorpión, Spain

Mar 24-28

French International Lady Juniors’ Championship (Esmond Trophy)

Saint Cloud GC, France

Apr 22-24

Helen Holm Scottish Women’s Open Championship

Portland & Old Course, Scotland

Jun 3-5

German Girls’ Open

GC St. Leon-Rot, Germany

Jun 21-25

Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship

Dundonald Links, Scotland

Jul 5-9

European Girls’ Team Championship

Oslo GC, Norway

Jul 5-9

European Ladies’ Amateur Team Championship

Oddur GC, Iceland

Jul 20-23

European Ladies’ Amateur Championship

Hooks GC, Sweden

Jul 21-23

European Young Masters

GC Domaine Impérial, Switzerland

Aug 9-13

Girls’ British Open Amateur Championship

Royal St Davis, Wales

 

Qualification Points Distribution

Players will earn points according to their performance in the Counting Events and an up-to-date ranking will be available on www.juniorrydercup.com. Because of the JRC’s match play format, it is deemed important, when awarding points, to not only value the overall finishing position, but to also give emphasis to match play performance.

Match Play events with Stroke Play qualifier

Stroke Play Qualifying

Match Play

Position

Points

Position

Points

1

50

1

500

2

45

2

300

3

45

3-4

162.5

4

45

5-8

96.25

5

40

9-16

62.5

 

Points received for each of the two European Major Events will be doubled.                                  

Major Events:            The Amateur Championship, Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship,

(Points x 2)                European Amateur Championship (EAC) and European Ladies’ Amateur Championship (ELAC)                       

Notes:

-       For ties, points will be shared, except for the top-5 in the Stroke Play Qualifying.

-       For match play events with stroke play qualifier, stroke play and match play points will be added together.

 

 

European Team Championships and Stroke Play Events

For all European Team Championships, which are Counting Events, players will be awarded points for their ranking after stroke play according to the “Stroke Play Only” table shown below. They will receive bonus points for their singles match play results, which will be added to their stroke play points.

No. of Matches Won

3

2

1

Flight A

100 bonus pts

50 bonus pts

25 bonus pts

Flight B

50 bonus pts

25 bonus pts

 

Stroke Play Only

Position

Points

1

500

2

300

3

190

4

135

5

110

6

100

7

90

8

85

9

80

10

75

11

70

12

65

13

60

14

55

15

50

16

45







Additional Comments

This point-based system will result in a different weighting of the chosen events. Category 1 are the European Major Events (The Amateur Championship, EAC, Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship, ELAC), Category 2, the European Team Championships, Category 3, the match play events and Category 4 are the stroke play only events.

Decisions

In the event of a tie between players on the top 3 ranks (i.e. a number of players having accumulated an equal number of points), placings will be decided based on the accumulated total match play points including and after The Amateur for boys and the Ladies’ British Open for girls.

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