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Matchplay Rules

1


The first named player/pairing on the draw sheet is the challenger.




2


It is important that the challenger makes his challenge at the earliest opportunity.




3


The challenger must offer his opponent a minimum of three dates, not in one week, one of which must include a weekend day.




4


If none of the offered dates is acceptable, then a mutually agreed date may be used.




5


If no mutually agreed date is acceptable, then the tie must be played on the last day shown on the draw.




6


If one player cannot play on this day then his opponent shall receive a walk-over.  This should be recorded on the draw sheet (w/o beside player’s name).




7


If neither player can play on this date and if the challenger complied with the above conditions then the challenger shall go through.




8


If neither player can play on this date and if the challenger failed to comply with the above conditions then his opponent shall go through.




9


An extension will only be allowed in the event of course closure on the last day.




Willie Sibbald Trophy Rules




1


The first named pairing in each match are the challengers.




2


This is a Gullane No. 1 competition but the pairings are free to agree to play on No. 2.




3


The challengers shall offer a minimum of two separate weekend dates for playing the tie.




4


The closing day for each round is a Sunday. The challengers should make contact with the opponent in the first week that the tie is made, or as soon as practicable. Please do not leave arranging a date for the tie until the last few days.




5


In the event of agreement not being reached regarding a date, the tie shall be played on the final date set down for that round.




6


Should the tie not be played within the prescribed time, and provided the challengers have complied with the above conditions, they shall go forward to the next round. If the conditions have not been complied with, the opponents shall go forward to the next round.




7


Time limits will be strictly enforced but please apply common sense and a spirit of camaraderie in arranging ties.