This is a newly established year end match play event for the qualifier from 25-48 in the Ryder Cup Points System. It's an annual two days Ryder Cup style competition held between the Dallas Ft. Worth Vietnamese Golf Association (DFWVGA) and Houston Vietnamese Golf Association (HVGA). This event is known as the Challenge Cup and was officially established in 2019.  The event will be hosted by DFWVGA on the even ending years and by HVGA on the odd ending years during the fall. The event is intended to match the qualifiers from 25-48 in the Ryder Cup Points standing from each club in a fun and competitive environment.Challenge Cup points rank 25-48 will automatically be selected to represent the DFWVGA against HVGA Team.

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Date: October 5-6, 2019

Course: Black Horse (North) -Cypress, TX 

https://www.blackhorsegolfclub.com/north_course/

Time: 8:00 am Shotgun for Saturday & Sunday

Format: 2 men best ball (Saturday) Singles (Sunday).

 

Lunch at Black Horse Club House after each round

Challenge Cup Committee: 

  • James Banh

  • Liem Higa

  • Casey Le

  • Hoa Leach

  • Nathan Nguyen

Rules

  • Local and USGA Rules of Golf govern all play. Clearly written rulings for the course including local rules, OB, hazards etc. to the visiting team one month before Challenge Cup and agreed by both captains.

 

Scoring:

  • Each match score will be calculated pursuant to USGA rule 2, which governs Match play. The winner of each match will receive 1 point. The losing side will receive 0 point. In the event the match ends in a tie, each side will receive a half of a point.

 

Yardage requirement:

  • Challenge Cup will play no longer than 6600 yards and no shorter than 6500 yds.

  

Location:

  • Dallas (DFW metropolitan areas and Suburbs) and Houston (City of Houston and surrounding suburbs) same year and location as Texas Cup. If the course cannot accommodate both Cups due to time constraint, it's up to the host team to find and negotiate another course for the Challenge Cup.

 

Match play formats:

  • Saturday morning round: Two-man Best Ball. 

  • Sunday morning round: Singles

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President Cup style of match pairing:

  • Captains will determine pairings from both clubs. Using President Cup style match pairing, each captain takes turn to throw out a team or single player and the other captain will match. 

  • On Single Match, Captains from both teams are required to ranked their players from 1-12 for Bracket A and 13-24 for Bracket B.

  • The Captains can only match players within their bracket (for example, Players in Bracket A can not play against Players in bracket B and vice versa). This applies to Singles play only.

 

Challenge Cup Captain: 

  • Captain: Casey Le

  • Co-Captains: TBD

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