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Major #4 – First Class Waste Inc. Fraser Valley Open

June 22, 2019 - June 23, 2019

2019 FIRST CLASS WASTE SERVICES INC.
FRASER VALLEY OPEN

Saturday, June 22 & Sunday, June 23, 2019

Tournament Details

Sandpiper Golf Course & Chilliwack Golf Club are excited to announce the 6th Annual FIRST CLASS WASTE SERVICES FRASER VALLEY OPEN. This two day, 36-Hole tournament will host 40 of British Columbia’s leading golf professionals and 80 amateur golfers on June 22-23, 2019.

“The Fraser Valley Open will be one of the largest Pro and Amateur prize purses on the Vancouver Golf Tour schedule, and we are excited to partner with such a Professional Organizing Committee and Sponsorship Group” stated VGT Commissioner Fraser Mulholland.

The Fraser Valley Open’s Organizing Committee is collaborating with  the Vancouver Golf Tour, Tourism Chilliwack and Tourism Harrison Hot Springs as they prepare to welcome BC’s top Amateurs and Golfing Professionals to the Chilliwack/Harrison region.

$43,500 in CASH & PRIZES!

  • PRO PURSE INCREASE - FROM $17,500 TO $23,500!
    • FIRST PLACE PRO CHEQUE: $7,500!!
  • Full Field Size: 120 players
  • Professional Purse: $17,500* $23,500
    First Place: $5,000* $7,500 (*based on full field)
  • Amateur Purse Payout: $20,000*
  • All Amateurs receive over $250 in welcome package:
    • $150 in welcome gifts
    • One green-fee pass for Sandpiper Golf Course
    • One green fee pass for Chilliwack Golf Club
    • Two Competition Rounds (One at each course)
    • One meal per day of Competition
    • Hole-in-One Contests both days
    • Amazing Amateur Prize Table (3 Amateur flights - Gross & Net)
    • Golf Canada Officiating & Live Leaderboards on course!

*Based on full sponsorship & full field of 120 players (40 pros; 80 amateurs)

Eligibility

This is an Open even for Professionals* & Amateurs.  Priority will be given to the first 80 paid Amateur entries. All amateur participants must have a valid Golf Canada HDCP not to exceed 18.0. 

*All Professionals must be a 2019 VGT Member in good standing.

Priority Entry into the 2019 Fraser Valley Open will be given as follows:

  • The top 10 VGT Professionals on the 2018 Cleveland/Srixon Order of Merit (members only)
  • The top 10 VGT Professionals on the 2019 Cleveland/Srixon Order of Merit as of Thursday, June 5th, 2019 (not already exempt from 2018 standings)
  • The remaining field will consist of 4 Fraser Valley Open Committee Exemptions + the first 16 VGT Professionals entered with payment who are not already exempt.

Exempt Players will have until Monday, June 17th at 6pm to register with payment to guarantee their entry in the field. 

After that time, if any spots are remaining in the field, those VGT Professionals who are on the waitlist after registering on golf genius and with payment will be admitted based on their position on the 2019 Order of Merit.

ALL PLAYERS are recommended to register for the event with payment by June 17th in case the event is not full with exempt players.

Entry Fees

  • Professional: $230+GST
  • Amateur: $230+GST
  • Chilliwack Member: $180+GST
  • Sandpiper member: $180+GST

Tournament Payment

E-Transferring Payment: 
Entries can be confirmed by filling out the payment form online and e-transferring the after-tax amounts below to payments@vancouvergolftour.com.  Please make the password ‘golf’.

Online Credit Card Payment: (online handling fee apply)


https://vancouvergolftour.com/payment

Registration Deadline

MONDAY, JUNE 17 at 6:00pm PST or when the event is full (whichever comes first).
Players are reminded to review the Policies and Procedures of VGT outlining all cancellation and no show fees HERE.

Enrty Fee Includes

  • 36-hole stroke play tournament (One Round at Sandpiper; One Round at Chilliwack GC)
  • One Meal per day included for all golfers following golf; both days 
  • $150 Amateur Tee-Gift Value, PLUS
  • One return round to play Sandpiper and one return round to play Chilliwack GC (over $100 value)
  • Amateur Tee-gifts and Prize Table valued over $20,000!
  • Hole-in-One Prizes both days!!
  • Driving Range Warm-up @ Chilliwack Golf Club
  • Closest to the Pin Contests both days
  • Live Leaderboard Scoring thru 9 holes and 15 holes both days!
  • Optional Gross and Net Skins games and Hole-in-one Progressive Jackpots! ($5,000 and $2,000 as of May 8th)
  • Amateurs earn points for the 2019 SRIXON/CLEVELAND Order of Merit Race featuring $7,500 in year-end prizes!
  • Pros collect points for both 2019 SRIXON/CLEVELAND Regular Season OOM race and MAJOR SERIES OOM race featuring $10,000 in awards!

Practice Rounds

  • $40 + GST Practice Round Rate – Sandpiper Golf Course
    • must be booked through the Pro Shop vs Web / 877-796-1001 (Press 1 for the Pro Shop)
    • only valid for FVO tournament participant
    • available W/D’s starting June 3 through June 20 / Weekends starting June 1-16 after 3pm
    • 12-day advance booking
  • $40+GST practice round rate – Chilliwack Golf Club
    • must be booked only. Max 7 days out.
    • only valid for FVO tournament participant
    • available Jun 17 to 21, 2019
    • must use promo code: FVO2019

VGT & PGA Carded Professionals – Please contact the Golf Shop and speak with David Corke (Sandpiper) and Colin Macintosh (Chilliwack GC) for them to consider one complimentary green fee at the golf course’s discretion. All other practice rounds will be at the rates prescribed above.

Tee Times

  • Friday, June 21: (Sponsors ProAm - Sandpiper)
    2:00pm Shotgun Start. 18 Pros will be invited by the FVO Committee to play in the First Class Waste SPONSORS Pro-Am with no entry fee a purse (TBA) that will be paid out by a “Birdie and Skins Game”.
  • Saturday, June 22: (Round One – Sandpiper)
    8am Start Time.
    With final group at approximately 2pm.
    Special requests for round one times must be received no later than 4 days out by email to operations@vancouvergolftour.com or by messaging the manager on the golf genius app. Requests received after this time will not be accommodated.
  • Sunday, June 23: (Round Two – Chilliwack GC)
    8am Start Time.
    With final group at approximately 2pm.
    Leaders in each flight will be sent off in the last 2 hours of tee-times with Overall Gross leaders off last at approximately 2pm.

    7:00pm: Prize Ceremonies, Awards & Cheque Presentation

Course Details & Location

PRO-AM (Friday) & Round 1 (Saturday) – Sandpiper Golf Course, recent winner of the PGA of BC’s “Hidden Gem” awards, is located 75 minutes East of Vancouver and is open to the public 364 days a year. This par 72 course runs 6,500 yards from the back tees, and is gently sloped, featuring four sets of tees for all playing abilities.  Canadian course designer, Russ Olsen, has done an amazing job of taking advantage of the spectacular water and mountain vistas when designing this masterpiece. Sandpiper Golf Course has played host to several Vancouver Golf Tour events, most notably the 2013 Canada Bread BC Match Play & the VGT’s Inaugural 36-Hole Major Series Event the ‘2013 VGT Sandpiper Open’.

For more information, contact:

Ted Swaine, General Manager
E: ted@sandpiperresort.ca
T: 604-798-9338

Round 2 (Sunday) – Chilliwack Golf Club, established in 1958, is a semi-private facility located between Chilliwack and Abbotsford-- only 45 minutes from Vancouver. It features magnificent tree-lined fairways, a creek that meanders through the back nine and breathtaking mountain vistas in every direction.  The club has 500+ members who are passionate about both golf and their club.  Seeing more than 50,000 rounds played last year, the Chilliwack Golf Club is a popular destination for many golfers in the area and plays host to one of the longest running and most successful “Opens” in the province each July.

For more information, contact:

Bryan Ewart, General Manager
E: bryan@chilliwackgolf.com
T: 604-823-4544

Srixon/Cleveland Order of Merit

cleveland-srixon-oom

Order of Merit (OOM) points will be awarded in each category of membership.  Both the Professional OOM and Amateur OOMs will be based on the following point system for the year-long Order of Merit Race:

VGT Majors Series: 36-Hole OOM Point Structure

Order of Merit (OOM) points from this event will count towards the Majors Series Order of Merit as follows:

Professional Order Of Merit

Based on all Regular Season results:

  • $2,500 JM MEDIA GROUP – PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD!
    • One (1) x $2,500 Award sponsored by JM MEDIA GROUP
    • This award must be used for Q-School Entry Fees and/or fees associated with Q-School (hotel, flights, etc)
    • The award will be determined by points accumulated through the year on VGT (and other global tours). 
  • SRIXON / CLEVELAND ORDER OF MERIT AWARD – At this time is TBC
    The top Professional for the entire VGT season earns a bonus (amount TBC) at the end of the 2020 Tour Championship.  The previously posted $2,500 Q-School award is currently on hold due to Covid-19 possibly affecting Srixon's ability to support this bonus. As soon as we know either way, we will post what is going to be guaranteed for our Player of the Year.

  • TOP SRIXON / CLEVELAND STAFF PLAYER:  BONUS TBC
    At this time the $1,000 SRIXON/CLEVELAND STAFF PLAYER BONUS is on hold until further notice.  Players are still required to play a minimum of 8 SRIXON / CLEVELAND clubs and the SRIXON Z-Star or SRIXON Z-Star XV ball in order to qualify for any SRIXON CASH BONUS made available at end of the year!

  • ROOKIE OF THE YEAR - CASH AWARD TBC 

  • IGA MOST IMPROVED PLAYER OF THE YEAR - CASH AWARD TBC!

Amateur Order of Merit

  • Based on a player’s best 10 results from 2020 Spring/Summer season
  • Five Amateur Flights:
    • Championship Flight (5.0 & less)
    • Flight A (5.1 to 10.0)
    • Flight B (10.1 to 18.0)
    • Senior (55+ years of age)
    • Women’s Division
  • Top players win prizes
    • Order of Merit Prize Values this year are TBC.  They will ultimately be a function of sponsorship support that VGT receives in the coming weeks and months.  We thank-you for your patience in posting these bonuses.
    • All Order of Merit Flight Winners will be guaranteed to receive at special award recognizing their achievement and a Prize valued no less than $500/person.

Details

Start:
June 22, 2019
End:
June 23, 2019
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Website:
http://www.fraservalleyopen.com/

Organizer

Vancouver Golf Tour
Phone:
604-980-4653
Email:
info@vancouvergolftour.com
Website:
https://vancouvergolftour.com

Venue

Sandpiper Golf Course
14282 Morris Valley Road
Harrison Mills, BC Canada
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Phone:
(604)796-1000
Website:
www.sandpipergolfclub.com