Starting times will be available two days preceding the Qualifying competition at the host facilities or on the web at www.cgatour.com.cn.
Withdrawals & Refunds
Applicants who withdraw before Application deadline will receive a refund with fully withdrawal fee. Applicants who withdraw before beginning play will receive a refund with half withdrawal fee. No refunds will be issued to contestants after they have started play in the Qualifying Tournament. Contestants who withdraw during the round may be subject to disciplinary action.
Play shall be governed in accordance with R & A and United States Golf Association, as modified by the China Tour - Local Rules and Conditions of Competition card and supplemented by the Notice to Competitors. Questions or disputes (including equipment rulings) shall be settled by the on-site Rules Committee appointed by China Tour, whose decision shall be final.
Rules of Golf
Play shall be governed in accordance with R & A and United States Golf Association, as modified by the China Tour Local Rules and Conditions of Competition card and supplemented by the Notice to Competitors. Questions or disputes (including equipment rulings) shall be settled by the on-site Rules Committee appointed by China Tour, whose decision shall be final.
Pace of Play will be in accordance with China Tour Pace of Play Policy except fine structure will not apply.
The condition of competition for Groove Specifications in Elite Competitions will be in effect for the Qualifying Tournament.
Distance Measuring Devices are not permitted during competitive qualifying rounds.
The use of traditional metal spikes is permitted during the Competition. Soft spikes may be required during practice rounds at the discretion of the host facilities.
Players and Caddies shall walk at all times during the Qualifying Tournament, except when permitted to ride by the Rules Committee. Players are not required to have a caddie; they may carry their clubs or use a manual pull cart.
Players: While on the host facility property, players shall present a neat appearance in both clothing and personal grooming. Blue jeans, shorts, cutoffs, T-shirts or shirts with no collar shall not be worn.
Caddies: While on the host facility property, caddies may wear either long pants or tailored solid colored knee length shorts. Blue jeans, cutoffs, T-shirts or shirts with no collar shall not be worn. Smooth rubber sole shoes are required. Sandals, open toe shoes, and golf shoes with traditional metal or soft spikes are prohibited.
While on host facility property during qualifying rounds; players and caddies shall conduct themselves in a professional manner.China Tour reserves the right to remove a player from the qualifying competition for; non competitiveness; conduct unbecoming a professional by the player; conduct unbecoming a professional by the players’ caddie.
China Tour reserves the right to remove an applicant from the competition if an applicant returns a non-competitive score after any round of the China Tour Qualifying Tournament.
Reduction or Cancellation
Any reduction or cancellation in the respective qualifying competition shall be in accordance with Reduction/Cancellation Guidelines as found in the China Tour Tournament Regulations. In the event that the competition is cancelled, all entry fees will be refunded.
If in the referee of the on-site China Tour Rules Official or designee, whose decision shall be final, conditions render commencement or continuation of tournament play inadvisable, play shall be postponed until such time as the China Tour Rules Official or designee determines that such weather conditions or other occurrences or conditions have improved significantly for play to commence or resume.
In situations involving adverse weather conditions or any other occurrence or condition, our first priority is the completion of the qualifying competition. Every effort will be made to achieve this objective by the end of the scheduled competition day.
In the event the qualifying competition cannot be completed by the end of the scheduled competitive day, play will be extended. Every effort will be made to complete the qualifying competition as soon as possible. The competition will not continue beyond the end of the day immediately following the last scheduled tournament round of the competition. The China Tour Weather Guidelines will be in effect.
China Tour Reserves the right to change the format, venue(s), qualifying spots and other criteria as presently contemplated.
1、The lowest 18 finishers from Venue 1 &Venue 2 and Venue 3 after the conclusion of play will be eligible for 2018 China Tour membership, unless China Tour, in its sole discretion, elects to award a member based on other factors. In each of the two qualifying tournaments, the low 18 will earn exempt status and the next 22 and ties will earn conditional status. (The number may be reduced if field is not full).
2、Ties will be broken for the purpose of ranking on the 2018 eligibility list by matching final round scores on the host course. Ties remaining after the match of final round scores on the host course will be broken by matching individual hole scores in descending order, beginning with the 18th hole of the final round on the host course.
3、Access to China Tour tournaments is determined by a player's finishing position at the China Tour Qualifying Tournament. It is anticipated that conditional members will have very limited access.
4、All players receiving membership into China Tour are required to stay on the tournament venue for a mandatory orientation. Please plan your travel schedule accordingly. Details and location will be posted onsite.
5、The deadline to submit an Application for Membership and payment of 3400.0 RMB or 525.0 USD for annual dues and liability insurance within four weeks after the end of the game.
A. The top 60 of 2018 China Tour “Belt and Road” Honor Ranking before the week of Tour Championship will be eligible to enter the 2018 Tour Championship.
B. The leading money winner from the China Tour Money List earns a Category-15 spot on the following season’s European Tour.
C. Next 3 leading players from the China Tour Money List are exempt into 2nd stage European Tour Q-School if not otherwise exempt.
Note: For the purpose of adapting for the Q-school time of European Tour, the China Tour is entitled to determine a deadline by which the players exempted into the second stage of European Tour Q-school shall be selected according to the China Tour Money List.
D. Next 5 leading players from the China Tour Money List are exempt into final stage Asian Tour Q-School if not otherwise exempt.
Note: For the purpose of adapting for the Q-school time of Asian Tour, the China Tour is entitled to determine a deadline by which the players exempted into the final stage of Asian Tour Q-school shall be selected according to the China Tour Money List.
E. All China Tour members participating a tournament co-sanctioned with Asian Tour will automatically become the Associate members of Asian Tour, provided they apply for the membership under the regulation of Asian Tour.
F. Winners of China Tour Tournaments are exempt for the remainder of the year during which they win and the following 2 calendar years. (must be professional status and meet the minimum age requirement set by CGA)
G. Top 60 Players within the 2018 China Tour “Belt and Road” Honor Ranking are exempt for the following year.
H. Exchange playing opportunities on European Challenge Tour and other international tours will be determined by China Tour and the other Tours.