Niitvälja Karikas

The first and the oldest competition in the Baltic States — Niitvälja Karikas will take place for the 32th time on July 03- July 05, 2024.

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XXXII NIITVÄLJA KARIKAS 2024 by Infortar

The first and the oldest competition in the Baltic States — Niitvälja Karikas will take place for the 32st time on July 03 – July 05, 2024. It is held in “the home of Estonian golf” Niitvälja Golf, enjoying its 32st golf season as well. Competition is organised by Niitvälja Golf, sponsored by AS Infortar and it offers R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking points.

ENTRY: Entries will be accepted from any professional players, amateur and non-amateur players. For men HCPI should be 18 or better and for ladies HCPI should be 28 or better. Maximum number of participants is 144.

PRIZE MONEY: 11500 EUR. Prize money will be distributed between Men (including professionals and 35+ amateur men), Senior men, Ladies and Senior ladies class players. More detailed information on the distribution of prize money can be found in the terms of competition.

AWARD CEREMONY: The prizes will be given our to the best players and runner-ups of each class. In addition, the best amateur men and the two best 35+ amateur men (at least 35 years old on the first day of the competition) will be awarded. The name of the best professional player, amateur men and women will be engraved on the oldest golf cup in Estonia.

DATE AND PLACE: Niitvälja Golf, Park Course, July 03-05, 2024.

FORMAT: Stroke play, 54 holes. 

CLASSES AND TEES: 

  • Men (professional players, amateur and non-amateur players) –  white tees (6411m).
  • Senior men (at least 50 years old on the first day of the competition) – yellow tees (5854m).
  • Ladies –  blue tees (5402m).
  • Senior ladies (at least 50 years old on the first day of the competition) – red tees (5100m).

REGISTRATION: Registration deadline is 30 June 2024 at 23:55

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INFORMATION

Terms of competition 2024

DATE AND PLACE: Niitvälja Golf, Park Course, July 3-5, 2024.

FORMAT: Stroke play – 54 holes.

PARTICIPATION: Entries will be accepted from any professional players, amateur and non-amateur players. For men HCPI should be 18 or better and for women HCPI should be 28 or better.

WAGR (The World Amateur Golf Rankings) points will be awarded in this competition.

ENTRY FEE

  • 179 euros (Player of Niitvälja Golf 100 euros).
  • Entry fee with accommodation starts from (coming soon) euros. More information about accommodation can be found HERE.
  • Practice round green fee 49 euros.
  • Entry fee bank account details: Beneficiary: AS Eesti Golfikeskus; Bank account no: SEB Bank, IBAN: EE901010002019833007, SWIFT: EEUHEE2X.

Entry fee includes:

  • unlimited amount of driving range balls (03.-05.07.2024)
  • competition rounds from Wednesday to Friday
  • lunches, fruits, snacks and drinking water during competition
  • trollies
  • locker-rooms and saunas

CLASSES AND TEES

  • Men (professional players, amateur and non-amateur players) – white tees (6411m). In the men’s class, an additional calculation is held to determine the best male amateurs 35+ (at least 35 years old on the first day of the competition).
  • Senior men (at least 50 years old on the first day of the competition) – yellow tees (5854m).
  • Ladies – blue tees (5402m).
  • Senior ladies (at least 50 years old on the first day of the competition) – red tees (5100m).

REGISTRATION

  • Registration deadline is 30 June 2024 at 23:55.
  • You can registrite through Niitvälja Golf homepage or by e-mail: info@niitvaljagolf.ee Needed information: your name, date of birth, home club, nationality, HCPI, phone, class, accommodation yes/no.
  • The final list of players and the start list will be sent to all participants via e-mail and will be available on the website niitvaljagolf.ee on 1 July 2024.
  • Maximum number of participants is 144. Minimum size of the classes is 9 registered players. The main selection criteria for getting into the tournament is lower HCPI. The competition committee leaves itself a right to decide on the final list of the players.

PROGRAM

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

  • From 06:30 Opening of the tournament office and practice facilities. Registration.
  • From 07:30 Starts for the first competition round.
  • From 11:00 Lunch for all participants at the club house restaurant (after finishing your round).
  • Expected at the latest 22:00 tee times and pin positions for the next round will be available on the website.

Thursday, July 4, 2024

  • From 06:30 Opening of practice facilities.
  • From 07:30 Starts for the second competition round
  • From 11:00 Lunch for all participants at the club house (after finishing your round)
  • Expected at the latest 22:00 tee times and pin positions for the final round will be available on the website.

Friday, July 5, 2024

  • 7:00 Opening of practice facilities.
  • 8:00 Starts for the final competition round
  • 11:00 Lunch for all participants at the club house (after finishing your round)
  • 17:00 Award ceremony, closure of the tournament

RULES

  • The official R&A Rules, local golf rules and conditions of competition apply. Exceptionally, the Competition Committee has right to make changes to the conditions of competition.

TIMES OF STARTING AND GROUPS

  • On the first day of the competition players tee off in flights of three in the following order: senior ladies, ladies, seenior men and men.
  • On the second day, the groups of three will be assembled using the players’ 18 holes scores from the first day. The starting order of the competition classes is the same as on the first day. Within the competition class, the players with the best results will start later.
  • On the third day, the groups of three will be assembled using the players’ 36 holes aggregate scores (from the first two days). The starting order of the competition classes is the same as in the first two days. Within the competition class, the players with the best results will start later. Up to the top two groups in each competition class will start last.

CUT

  • Maximum of 78 players will qualifay for the last day. If there are 78 or less competitors in the competition, there will be no cut and all competitors will advance to the last day.
  • Cut is determined in proportion with the number of participants in the competition classes, but not less than 9 players in each competition class and not less than 9 best male amateurs 35+. If there are 9 or less players in the competition class, there is no cut and everyone will advance to the last day.

DECISION OF TIES:

  • In the event that the first place is dividend by two or more players, the winner shall be decided in a sudden-death format play-off immediately after the competition on holes decided by the committee. Winner will be a player with the lowest score after the play-off hole. If the lowest score is achived by two or more players, then the play-off will continue on the holes decided by the committee until the winner is identified.If two ore more will players drop out with the same score, then their rankings will be determined by the result of the stroke play on the course last 36, 18, 9, 6, 3 and 1 holes. If there is still a tie, then the better score is decided by lot.
  • If the rest of the medals (exept for the first place) and Mementos remain dividend by two or more competitors, then their rankings will be explained by the best course last 36, 18, 9, 6, 3 and 1 holes. If there is still a tie, then the better score is decided by lot.
  • In the case of a tie result of places outside the medals, the players will recive a shared place in the protocol.

LIVESCORING

  • Players are asked to enter the number of shots they took after each hole using GolfBox’s Player Scoring application. Within a competition group, players may agree that all scores will be entered by one player in the group. A link to the GolfBox Player Scoring application is sent to the player by email before the start of each round.

AWARD CEREMONY:

  • The prizes will be given our to the best players and runner-ups of each class.
  • In addition, the best amateur men and the two best 35+ amateur men (at least 35 years old on the first day of the competition) will be awarded.
  • The name of the best professional player, amateur men and women will be engraved on the oldest golf cup in Estonia.

PRIZE MONEY: 11500 EUR.

  • Prize money will be distributed between Men (including professionals and 35+ amateur men), Senior men, Ladies and Senior ladies class players.
Men (incl. PRO) PRO Extra bonus Men 35+ Senior men Ladies Senior ladies
Place PRIZE MONEY / EUR
1 900 2000 400 400 400 300
2 800 1000 300 300 300 200
3 650 500 200
4 600
5 500
6 450
7 400
8 350
9 300
10 250
5200 3500 700 900 700 500
TOTAL 11 500
  • If the Men 35+ competitor takes place 1-6 in the Men’s class, the prize money is paid according to the amounts given in the Men (including PRO) table. If the Men 35+ competitor finishes 7th or lower in the Men’s class, the prize money is paid according to the amounts given in the Men 35+ table.

CANCELLATION: Cancellation of participation after the competition registration deadline (30 June 2024 at 23:55) entry fee is not refunded. To cancel the participation, you must notify us in writing by e-mail info@niitvaljagolf.ee.

INFORMATION: info@niitvaljagolf.ee, +372 678 0454

Niitvälja Karikas local rules 2024

Out of bounds (Rule 18.2) – out of bounds is defined with white stakes and/or white line, fence posts are used on the left side of hole 4 and right side of hole 13. When both stakes and line is used, marking line applies.

Penalty Areas (Rule 17) – penalty area is marked with yellow or with red markers /or line. When both stakes and line is used, marking line applies.

Movable obstructions (Rule 15.2) – next tee signs, distance markers to the centre of the green (red 100m, yellow 150m, blue 200m).

Immovable obstructions (Rule 16.1) – built roads, wells, benches, tee markers, tee signs, ball washers, penalty area markers, sprinkler heads, wooden perimeter of the island green of hole 15 and the wire net fence surrounding the perimeter (excluding from fence posts), 10th tee snack bar, toilets, advertising banners and flags.

Ground under repair (Rule 16.1) – a) Ground under repair is marked with blue stakes or blue line. When both stakes and line is used, marking line applies.; b) Ground under repair from which playing is prohibited, is marked with blue-white stakes; c) The latter ground under repair includes ants nests, flower beds, pine bark mulch area with a wooden border and marked (with planting stick) planted trees and it is not allowed to play the ball from there.

ADDITIONAL LOCAL RULES AND CONDITIONS OF COMPETITION

  • When playing hole no 9, all closely mown areas (fairway height or less) of holes 10, 11 and 12 are out of bounds.

PREFERRED LIES

  • When a player’s ball lies in a part of the general areacut to fairway height or less, the player may take free relief by once placing a ball one scorecard length from its original spot, not nearer the hole. Player must mark the spot before lifting the ball.

IN CASE OF THUNDERSTORM

  • In the event of a thunderstorm one prolonged note of siren indicates suspension of play.
  • The player must discontinue play immediately, mark his/her ball (e.g. with tee/tees) and leave the course. If a player fails to discontinue play immediately, he/she is disqualified, unless circumstances warrant waiving the penalty as provided in Rule 5-7b.
  • Resumption of play is indicated by two short notes of siren, repeated.

Penalty for breach of local rule – general penalty.

HEAD REFEREE: Lembit Sammel, +37256460381

REFEREE: Tõnis Nõmmik, +3725169761

Menu 2024

Wednesday, July 03

  • SALAD: Caesar Salad with Tomatoes and roosted Chicken
  • MAIN COURSE: Meatloaf with roasted potatoes and creamy till sauce
  • bread/butter and coffee/tea/water

Thursday, July 04

  • SALAD: Fresh Salad with salted Cucumber and smoked Salmon
  • MAIN COURSE: Chicken Skewers with roasted Vegetables and marinated Cucumber Salad
  • bread/butter and coffee/tea/water

Friday, July 05

  • SALAD: Tomato and Mozzarella Salad with Basil pesto
  • MAIN COURSE: Oven-roasted cod with pea cream, dill-bechamel sauce and arugula salad
  • DESSERT: Rhubarb- Cottage Cheesecake
  • bread/butter and coffee/tea/water
Accommodation 2024

Accommodation during XXXII Niitvälja Karikas 2024.

LASPA HOTEL (is located 10 km from Niitvälja Golf).

Nestled between the long, sandy beach and the pine trees, LaSpa is a place for enjoying, relaxing and feeling and being well – both in body and soul. The LaSpa hotel consists of two separate buildings: LaSpa main house and LaSpa beach house.

Accommodation at LaSpa main house.

Accommodation for 3 nights in a twin room costs 330 € (110€/night). The room can be shared between two people.

Room price includes:

  • Buffet breakfast
  • Unlimited use of LaSpa water and sauna centre during opening hours
  • Use of LaSpa modern gym
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

For bookings, please contact our caddiemaster, info@niitvaljagolf.ee, ph. +372 678 0454.

TALLINK HOTELS

All three Tallink hotels are located in the heart of the city and next to the old town. Choose the one you like best and make a booking through Tallink Hotels online booking system. 

  • Tallink City Hotel**** – this hotel has an exclusive location in the heart of Tallinn. In their recently renovated modern rooms, you will find everything you need to relax. The exquisite tastes of the grill restaurant and lobby bar equally loved by both locals and foreign guests await you. You will also find a relaxation area where time stands still, and a children’s area where little guests can have fun and the joy of discovery.

  • Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel**** – the versatile spa hotel is located next to the old town of fairytale appearance. In addition to flexible accommodation options, a restaurant that takes you on a journey around the world of flavours, a relaxing water centre, a beauty and wellness centre designed for pampering and a conference centre with state-of-the-art technology await you there.
  • Tallink Express Hotel*** – the hotel with friendly rates and cheerfully coloured rooms is located between the passenger port and the Old Town. It combines affordability with an excellent location, appreciated by leisure and business travellers alike. Best of all, the Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel is located next door, with a water centre and a beauty and wellness centre that add even more value to the hotel.
Previous winners / Tournament record
Year Men Ladies PRO
Tournament record: -11 / 205 / Kevin Christopher Jegers (Niitvälja Golf), July 05-July 07, 2023
2023 Kevin Christopher Jegers (-11/205) Hannah Õunap (+7/223) Andrew Scott Richardson (-5/211)
2022 Mattias Varjun (-6/210) Anete Liis Adul (+11/227) Ilari Saulo (-6/210)
2021 Carl Enn Hellat (-3/213) Anete Liis Adul (+13/229) Mark Suursalu (Par/216)
2020 Tyko Tuohimaa (+1/217) Annika Koitmaa (+15/231) Sander Aadusaar (+9/225)
2019 Ilari Saulo (-2/214) Anete Liis Adul (+21/237) Mark Suursalu (+4/220)
2018 Eetu Isometsa (+1/217) Marija Luize Jucmane (+10/226) Henri Satama (-5/211)
2017 Carl Enn Hellat (-3/213) Linda Dobele (+9/225) Peter Gustafsson (-5/211)
2016 Rymer Smith (+3/219) Linda Dobele (+2/218) Peter Gustafsson (-9/207)
2015 Egeti Liiv (+8/224) Annika Meos (+7/223) Niclas Dahlgren (+1/217)
2014 Casper Simberg (+10/226) Merilin Palm (+28/244) Toni Karjalainen (+12/228)
2013 Karlis Broders
2012 Egeti Liiv
2011 Jonathan Nylen
2010 Egert Põldma
2009 Egert Põldma
2008 Paul Põhi
2007 Paul Põhi
2006 Robert Pärna
2005 Mark Suursalu
2004 Arturs Krukovs
2003 Marko Palm
2002 Marko Palm
2001 Mait Schmidt
2000 Marko Palm
1999 Jaan Martinson
1998 Tiit Kask
1997 Jaan Martinson
1996 Yrjö Vanhanen
1995 Charles K. Park
1994 A-M. Kivimägi, R. Luomäki
1993 J. Rohumaa, A. Hiis * mängiti üheksal rajal
The main sponsor of the competition - AS Infortar

AS Infortar is one of the largest investment companies in Estonia and its three main areas of activity include shipping, energy, and real estate.

As a responsible company, Infortar actively contributes to society. Its sponsorship strategy is focused on long-term partnerships in the fields of education, culture, the environment, and sports in equal parts.

In 2011–2015, Infortar organised the charity tournament Smile Charity Golf, which was attended by about fifty athletes from Estonia, Latvia, Finland, and Sweden. As a result, more than 60,000 euros were raised to support various projects related to children and young people.

Infortar supports the oldest golf centre in the Baltics – Niitvälja Golf, with whom it shares many common values, especially in terms of new generations and the development of the entire discipline in general. Niitvälja Karikas by Infortar is a competition where professionalism, commitment, and quality meet.