Niitvälja Karikas

The first and the oldest competition in the Baltic States — Niitvälja Karikas will take place for the 29th time on July 02-04.

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XXIX NIITVÄLJA KARIKAS 2021

The first and the oldest competition in the Baltic States — Niitvälja Karikas will take place for the 29th time on July 02-04. It is held in “the home of Estonian golf” Niitvälja Golf, enjoying its 29th golf season as well. Competition is organised solely by Niitvälja Golf and it offers R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking points.

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. Maximum number of participants is 144.

Form of play – 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).

The prizes will be given our to the best players and runner-ups of each class. In addition, the best amateur men and the best mid-amateur men (at least 25 years old on the first day of the competition) will be awarded. The prize money for professional golfers is 4000 € (Winner 2500 €, 2nd 1000 € and 3rd 500 €). The name of the best professional player, amateur men and women will be engraved on the oldest golf cup in Estonia.

Entry fee: 170 euros (Player of Niitvälja Golf 100 euros). Practice round green fee 45 euros.

Entry fee includes:

  • unlimited amount of driving range balls (on July 2-4, 2021)
  • competition rounds from Friday to Sunday
  • lunches, fruits, snacks and drinking water during competition
  • trolleys.
  • locker-rooms and saunas

INFORMATION

Conditions of competition 2021

Date and place: Niitvälja Golf, Park-course, 02-04 july.

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: 170 euros

Player of Niitvälja Golf 100 euros

Entry fee with accommodation 260/330 euros (three nights in TWIN (sharing with other player) or SGL room)

Practice round green fee 45 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 (on July 2-4, 2021)
  • competition rounds from Friday to Sunday
  • lunches, fruits, snacks and drinking water during competition
  • trolleys.
  • locker-rooms and saunas

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 June 28th at 12:00. 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 June 30, 2021.

Maximum number of participants is 144. Minimum size of the classes is 8 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:
July 02, Friday

  • 8:00 Starts for the first competition round.
  • 7:00 Opening of the tournament Office and practice facilities. Registration,
  • 11:00 Lunch for all participants at the club house (after finishing your round).
  • 21:00 Tee times for the next round will be available on the website.

July 03, Saturday

  • 7:00 Opening of practice facilities.
  • 8:00 Starts for the second competition round
  • 11:00 Lunch for all participants at the club house (after finishing your round)
  • 21:00 Cut procedure (3/5 of the field gets through),tee times for the final round will be available on the website.

July 04, Sunday

  • 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. All players qualify for the second round and the players tee off in the opposite order in the competition groups.

Cut: On the third day 3/5 of the top players in each competition group (+ tied results) will tee off, starting from the highest total scratch score. On the final day, the groups of three will be assembled using the player`s 36 holes aggregate scores where the low scores start later.

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

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 best mid-amateur men (at least 25 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.

The prize money for professional golfers is 4000 € (Winner 2500 €, 2nd 1000 € and 3rd 500 €).

Cancellation of participation after the competition registration deadline (28.june 2021 at 12:00) entry fee is not refunded.

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

Niitvälja Karikas local rules

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.

Playing Ball From Outside Relief Area When Taking Back-On-the-Line Relief (Local Rule E-12) – When taking Back-On-the-Line relief, there is no additional penalty if a player plays a ball that was dropped in the relief area (Rules 16.1c(2), 17.1d(2), 19.2b or 19.3b) but came to rest outside the relief area within one club-length of where it first touched the ground when dropped. This exemption from additional penalty applies even if the ball came to rest nearer the hole than the reference point. However, this exemption from additional penalty doesn’t apply, if the ball came to rest nearer the hole than the spot of the original ball or the estimated point where the ball last crossed the edge of the penalty area.

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 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 +372 5646 0381

REFEREE: Tõnis Nõmmik +372 516 9761

Menu

Friday, July 2nd

  • SALAD BUFFET: Bulgur salad with vegetables and vinaigrette; Salad with Bulldog Beef – marinated Beef, Potato, Salty Pickle, Capers & Beetroot – Onion chop
  • MAIN COURSE: Chicken with fresh Pesto, warm Pearl Couscous & Cauliflower

Saturday, July 3rd

  • SALAD BUFFET: Fish Salad & Early Potatoes; Spicy Korean Noodle Salad
  • MAIN COURSE: Low cooked Pork Steak – Oven Potatoes, Pepper Sauce & Coleslaw

Sunday, July 4th

  • SALAD BUFFET: Tomato – Mozzarella Salad; Smoked Chicken & Caesar
  • MAIN COURSE: Salmon & Risotto
  • DESSERT: Raspberry – White Chocolate Cake
Accommodation, transfer

Accommodation during XXIX Niitvälja Karikas is offered at LaSpa hotel (located on a sandy beach, only 7 minutes drive from the course).

  • Entry fee package with accommodation for 3 nights (in a twin room) costs 260 €.
  • Entry fee package with accommodation for 3 nights (in a single room) costs 330 €.

Transfer service from the airport/port to the hotel and back is available upon request for an additional cost (35 € /one-way drive). Transfer service between Niitvälja Golf and Hestia Hotel Laulasmaa Spa is offered upon request (10 € /one-way drive).

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

Previous winners
Year Men Ladies PRO 
2021 Carl Enn Hellat Anete Liis Adul Mark Suursalu
2020 Tyko Tuohimaa Annika Koitmaa Sander Aadusaar
2019 Ilari Saulo Anete Liis Adul Mark Suursalu
2018 Eetu Isometsa Marija Luize Jucmane Henri Satama
2017 Carl Enn Hellat Linda Dobele Peter Gustafsson
2016 Rymer Smith Linda Dobele Peter Gustafsson
2015 Egeti Liiv Annika Meos Niclas Dahlgren (FIN)
2014 Casper Simberg Mari Hütsi Toni Karjalainen (FIN)
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