Updated: 31 May 2019, 11:48am

The Qualifying Round for the 2019 Challenge Cup, sponsored by Titleist and FootJoy, takes place next Saturday, June 1st as part of the normal Saturday competition. The leading 31 scores, along with the holder Jim Lawler, qualify for Matchplay. The times for the Matchplay rounds are below:

Round One: Sunday June 16th from 9.00am

Round Two: Monday June 17th from 16.20pm

Quarter Finals: Wednesday June 19th from 17.00pm,

Semi Finals: Thursday June 20th from 16.06pm

Final: Friday June 21st at 4.30pm. Presentation of prizes follows immediately after the final concludes.

Due to a fixture clash with the Jimmy Bruen Shield, which is being played on Saturday June 15th and Sunday June 16th in Powerscourt, the Competitions Committee have agreed that anyone on the Jimmy Bruen Shield panel who qualifies for the Challenge Cup on June 1st may play their First Round match at any time between Sunday June 2nd and Thursday June 13th. The names of those on the panel will be posted this week. 

For the Matchplay stage, play will be from the back plates. Full handicap allowance and play off the handicap of the day of the match. 

If you play in the competition next Saturday but are unable to take part in the Matchplay stages of the Challenge Cup, please mark your scorecard clearly with NQ. The first round draw will take place next Saturday evening and the draw will be posted on the club website and noticeboard. A text will also be sent to all qualifiers advising them of their tee time and opponent. 

We look forward to having as many members as possible playing in our Club Championship. Please contact any member of the Mens or Competitions Committee if you have any queries regarding the Challenge Cup.

Competitions Committee.