J B Carr  

2019 J B Carr Draw

J B Carr Competition Rules

JB Carr Tournament Rules 2019

Rule Changes in 2019

Home & Away Matches:- One Courtesy Shot to all away pairings.

Single Leg Matches:- One Courtesy Shot in pairings 1,2, 4 & 5 with Two Courtesy Shots in pairing 3 to away team.

The reason is that there have been more wins at home than away and the additional shots may equalise the results.

Format

The competition format will be SCOTCH FOURSOMES MATCHPLAY for male competitors who have reached their 60th birthday on or before 1st January 2019. A team with an underage player will be disqualified.

Pairings

Teams will consist of 5 pairings. Players on the team may be changed throughout the tournament. A player may only represent one Club.

Combined Handicaps

Please note that the combined handicap limit is 30The handicaps (on 01/01/2019) of each pairing shall be combined. Pairings with a combined handicap in excess of 30 are allowed, but they are limited to a maximum combined handicap of 30. An incorrect upper handicap means automatic disqualification of that pairing.

Stroke Allowance

Is based on half the difference of the COMBINED HANDICAPS (maximum 30 see above). Stroke allowances are rounded up to the nearest whole number.

Courtesy Shot

All club matches are to be played at the venue of the top club in the draw.

Home & Away matches:- To compensate for the home advantage, the away team will receive one courtesy shot per pairing .

Single Leg Matches:- To compensate for the home advantage one courtesy shot applies in pairings 1,2 , 4 and 5. Two courtesy shots apply in pairing 3 to the away team.

Firstly, calculate the normal shot differential between the Stroke Allowances of the two pairings and then credit the extra courtesy shot to the visiting pair.

County Finals and Provincial Rounds & Finals, Ulster, Munster & Connacht – All will play home and away matches. The away team will receive one courtesy shot per pairing.

Leinster County Finals and Provincial Final are home and away – with away team receiving one courtesy shot per pairing.

The county team on top of the draw shall have the choice of venue for the first of the two legs. The result will be based on the cumulative total of match wins from the two fixtures. If the overall result produces a draw, the result will be decided that day by a sudden death playoff, commencing on the 1st hole. Each team manager shall nominate anyone of his said pairings for the playoff. Stroke Allowance will apply. (see item 4 above).

Courtesy shot doesn’t apply for play-off pairings.

Postponements

All matches must be played by the date specified. Sorry, but no extensions can be permitted. Unplayed matches shall be scratched, unless one of the clubs has received a walkover. Unfortunately, we must strictly adhere to this in the interest of equity and competition efficiency.

Exchange of Pairings

Prior to the commencement of a team match, the respective team managers shall simultaneously interchange the names of their teams, their handicaps and the order of play.  It is the responsibility of each Team Manager to check with the opposing Team Manager to ensure ALL team players are over 60 years on or before 1st January 2019 before the match commences.

Tees

All matches are to be played off the weekly summer competition tees. All matches to be played to a finish until an overall result has been obtained. There are no halved matches.

Buggies

Buggies are allowed only with appropriate medical certificate.

Meals / Drinks

After match meals and drinks shall be shared equally between home and visiting Clubs.

Results

Results of the matches must be communicated by the winning team within three days.  Contact  WOODENBRIDGE GOLF CLUB TEL: 0402 35202 - (from Republic) .If calling from Northern Ireland, use 00353 402 35202. Email:  admin@woodenbridge.ie

Finals

The Provincial Champions shall play the All Ireland semi-finals and finals at Woodenbridge Golf Club on the Saturday and Sunday, 31st August & 1st September 2019.

Disputes

In all disputes, the decision of the Woodenbridge Golf Club shall be final. Woodenbridge Golf Club reserves the right to alter and revise the Competition Rules as it sees fit.

J B Carr TEAM SHEET

J B Carr TEAM SHEET

J B Carr Previous Winners

Year

National Champions Runner Up 3rd Place 4th Place
2018 The K Club - Leinster Portumna - Connacht Templemore - Munster Ballybofey & Stranorlar- Ulster
2017 Portumna   - Connaught The K Club - Leinster Strabane   - Ulster Fermoy   - Munster
2016 Nenagh   - Munster Athy   - Leinster Castle Hume   - Ulster Enniscrone   - Connaught
2015 Ballybofey & Stranorlar  - Ulster Tuam   - Connacht Thurles   - Munster Tullamore   - Leinster
2014 Adare Manor   - South Region Strabane   - North Region Castlewarden   - Eastern Region Ballybofey & Stranorlar - West Region
2013 Enniscrone   - Western Region Limerick   - South Region Carlow   - East Region Castle Hume   - North Region
2012 Ballinrobe    - Connacht Ennis   - Munster Castlehume   - Ulster The Island   - Leinster
2011 Thurles   - Munster The Heath   - Leinster Clandeboye   - Ulster Strandhill   - Connachtt
2010 Ennis   - Munster Galway   - Connacht The Island   - Leinster Ballybofey & Stranorlar  - Ulster
2009 Galway   - Connacht Tullamore   - Leinster Tralee   - Munster Ballymena   - Ulster
2008 Tralee   - Munster Tullamore   - Leinster Co Sligo   - Connacht Strabane   - Leinster
2007 Tuam   - Connacht Tralee   - Munster Stackstown   - Leinster Strabane   - Leinster
2006 Newlands   - Leinster Carrick on Suir - Munster Athenry   - Connacht Bundoran   - Ulster
2005 Stackstown   - Leinster Galway   - Connacht Nenagh   - Munster Cavan   - Ulster
2004 Charleville   - Munster Tuam   - Connacht Cavan   - Ulster Dundalk   - Leinster
2003 Charleville   - Munster Galway   - Connacht Portsalon   - Ulster Co. Louth   - Leinster
2002 Charleville   - Munster Clontarf   - Leinster Co Sligo   - Connacht Castlerock   - Ulster
2001 Galway   - Connacht Rosslare   - Leinster Charleville   - Munster Rossmore   - Ulster
2000 The Heath   - Leinster Tralee   - Munster Strandhill   - Connacht Cliftonville   - Ulster
1999 Galway   - Connacht Charleville   - Munster Carlow   - Leinster Bangor   - Ulster
1998 Fermoy   - Munster Galway   - Connacht Mullingar   - Leinster Balmoral   - Ulster
1997 Galway   - Connacht Waterford   - Munster Royal Tara   - Leinster Moyola Park   - Ulster
1996 Courtown   - Leinster Waterford   - Munster Rossmore   - Ulster Oughterard   - Connacht

About J B Carr

2019 Draw

The J.B. Carr Diamond Trophy was inaugurated by Woodenbridge Golf Club in 1996. This popular event has effectively become the Senior Club Championship of Ireland (Over 60's) with some 200 or so clubs from every corner of Ireland participating. The semi-finals and finals are held each year in Woodenbridge Golf Club, usually over the second weekend of September.

The competition was the brainchild of a distinguished Woodenbridge member and past Captain, the Late Fr. Gerry O’Brien. His vision was a tournament for mature golfers from all corners of Ireland. 

jb carrA great friend of Woodenbridge G.C., the legendary Dr. Joe Carr, expressed keen interest in lending his name to the tournament and kindly offered to present a perpetual trophy (a beautiful Silver Salver which Dr. Carr himself won in the Irish Close Championship of 1951). Given that the inaugural event was being staged at relatively short notice, it came as some surprise that 70 teams from around the country entered the competition that year. The event has flourished into one of the largest inter-club competitions on this island.

The format for the tournament is Scotch Foursomes Matchplay with each participating club selecting 10 gentlemen members over the age of 60 (playing off full GUI handicap + courtesy shot to the away team). The teams initially compete at county level and then for their provincial title. The four winning provincial teams then travel to Woodenbridge in September for the All-Ireland finals.

One of the great features of this competition is that it brings together clubs that might not ordinarily meet. The weekend programme begins on the Friday evening with a reception in the clubhouse for the finalists and a draw for the semi-finals which are played on the Saturday.

The Final takes place on the Sunday and the presentation ceremony that evening follows what has always been a great sporting and social occasion.

Previous Finals

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Click Here for 2018 J B Carr Final  Match Results

Click Here for 2017 J B Carr Gallery of Photographs

Click Here for 2017 J B Carr Final  Match Results