THE NATIONAL AMATEUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS
FOURSOMES OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Thursday 16th & Friday 17th June 2022
Chislehurst Golf Club is delighted to confirm the reinstatement of the Brothers Open Championship
After a two year absence due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 42nd instalment of this national competition will take place at the beautiful 18 hole parkland course in Chislehurst known for it's narrow fairways and tricky greens.
In 1979, during his year as club-captain, Peter Boult set up the initial event. Originally over 3 days the tournament pitched brothers from the same blood line to play match play to the eventual winner.
More recently the event has been reduced to two consecutive days in mid-June. It begins on the Thursday morning with a 'shot-gun start' qualifying round of foursomes over 18 holes. The successful top-eight pairings are drawn to play in the quarter final handicapped match-play foursomes that afternoon followed by the semi-finals and final on the Friday for the successful winning pairs.
Unsuccessful pairings for the main event from the Thursday morning still have the opportunity to take home some prizes in the plate event or subsidiary competitions. The plate follows the same format as the main event for the next 8 best stableford points scoring pairings.
All remaining pairings that did not qualify for either main or plate event are offered a greensomes competition on Thursday afternoon and an 18 and 27 hole competition of varying format on the Friday.
The tournament will be held over two days as indicated above, using the following format:
Thursday am – 18-hole foursomes stableford qualifying round (half combined handicaps). This is a shotgun start.
Thursday pm – Quarter-finals match play knockout (top 8 from qualifier) and the Plate (those placed 9th – 16th in qualifier).
Handicap allowance is half difference of combined handicaps.
Thursday pm – non qualifiers for the match play knockout will have a stableford foursomes event
Friday am – Knockout semi-finals.
Friday am – Non-qualifiers – 9-hole foursomes stableford (half combined handicaps).
Friday pm – Match play finals.
Friday pm – Non-qualifiers – 18-hole foursomes stableford (half combined handicaps). This is a shotgun start.
Competition rules are as follows:
- Each player must be a member of a recognised golf club and have a valid handicap
(certificates required at registration on the first morning).
- Half-brothers/Sisters and step-brothers/sisters are not eligible.
- Maximum handicap per person is 28.
- Entries will close on Wednesday 25th May (the minimum age at that date is 18 years old).
- This event has limited capacity, so places will be secured on a first-come, first served basis.
- Entrance fee:
£190.00 per pair, to cover the cost of all golf,
coffee and bacon rolls on arrival on the first day of competition, lunch on both days and the prize fund.
- Entries must be accompanied by
One free practice round is available on either Tuesday 5th or Wednesday 6th June (pm only both days)
and can be arranged by contacting the club office.
- Entrants will be considered honorary members of Chislehurst Golf Club for the practice round and the duration of the competition.
- Dress code is smart casual throughout the clubhouse, including for the prize giving.
- Friday’s format may be subject to change depending upon weather, size of field, etc.
If you have a brother or a sister from the same blood line both with active handicaps you may be eligible to enter into the competition
(CDH number required).
We hope you can join us for what is always a great competitive event played in the spirit of the game.