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R&A Junior Open at St. Andrews - 2022


11 - 13 July 2022



Closing Date - Monday 9 May 2022




  1. By submitting an entry for this Championship you are entering into an agreement with R&A Championships Limited (Company number SC247047), having its registered office at Beach House, Golf Place, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9JA (The R&A') and you agree to be bound by these Terms of Competition. It is the responsibility of each competitor to ensure that she/ he has read and complies with these Terms of Competition.

  2. The Championship shall be open to girls and boys who are under 16 years of age on 1 January 2022 but over 12 years of age by 11 July 2022 who:
    1. have been nominated by national governing bodies affiliated to The R&A or bodies recognised by The R&A;
    2. have Amateur Status in accordance with the current Rules of Amateur Status as published by R&A Rules Limited and the USGA, and who also hold a current World Handicap System (WHS) Handicap Index of not more than 4 at date of entry, as issued by an Authorised Handicapping Body. In the absence of a WHS Handicap Index, a current equivalent exact handicap, as issued by a recognised Handicap Authority, of not more than 15.4 at date of entry will be accepted.
    Entrants holding both a WHS Handicap Index and a handicap issued by a recognised Handicap Authority, must enter the Championship using their WHS Handicap Index. The penalty for failure to enter the Championship in compliance with this section 1(b) is disqualification.

  3. Any Affiliate may send a maximum of two players but, in such cases, one girl and one No Affiliate may send two girls or two boys. Any Affiliate may send one girl or one boy.

  4. R&A Affiliates must submit their entrant(s) electronically via the weblink provided by the R&A and by close of entries on Monday 9 May 2022. It is the responsibility of the R&A Affiliate to ensure that their online entry(s) is/are completed successfully, and that all contact details are One entry per entrant is required to be submitted. A list of accepted entries may be viewed at entries will not be accepted.

  5. If an entrant is withdrawn before or after close of entries, their withdrawal is final and re-entry will not be Affiliates may not replace a withdrawn player except in exceptional circumstances. Any replacement is solely at the discretion of the Championship Committee. The R&A will not be liable to compensate an entrant or R&A Affiliate for any cost or expense incurred prior to the starting field being confirmed.

  6. All entries are subject to the approval of the Committee which reserves the right to disqualify any competitor following a false statement on his/her online entry and to accept or refuse or, having accepted, subsequently reject any entry without giving reason for its decision.

  7. Entrants must bring to the Championship proof of their current

  8. All competitors must participate in the Championship in its entirety. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action being

  9. All competitors are subject to the provisions of the International Golf Federation's Anti-Doping Policy. Details of the Policy, and the current List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, are available from the IGF website ( Entrants who are taking medication and in doubt as to their clinical status should seek advice from The R&A or IGF knowing that, should a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) be required this must be submitted to the IGF not later than 30 days before the start of the Championship.


  1. The starting field will be limited to In the event of entries exceeding this number, Affiliates will be prioritised by National then Regional. Affiliates not allocated a starting place(s) will be placed on a reserve list administered by The R&A. The R&A will allocate places in the starting field, and from the reserve list, so that the field reflects a balance of gender and geographical representation. Thereafter places will be allocated at the Committee's discretion. R&A Affiliates may, given the maximum field size of 120, be limited to one nominated player in the field.

  2. The Committee reserves the right to exempt a player.

  3. The Championship shall consist of 54 holes stroke play played over three rounds and in accordance with the Rules of Golf as approved by R&A Rules Limited and the Local Rules as approved by the One round of 18 holes shall be played on each of the first two days, for which one draw will be made. The competitors returning the 80 lowest gross scores, plus any tying for 80th place, over the first 36 holes shall qualify for the final 18 holes on the third day. For the final 18 holes, the pairings and starting times will be determined by the qualifying scores.

  4. In the event of a tie for the Championship there will be a hole-by-hole play-off immediately after the final card has been returned to determine the Other ties, except in determining the winner of the Championship, will be decided by card count back using the 18 hole third round score (followed by last 9, 6, 3 or 1of that round). If still a tie, the 18 hole second round score (followed by last 9, 6, 3 or 1 of that round) will be used, and, if a tie still arises, the 18 hole first round score (followed by last 9, 6, 3 or 1 of that round) will be used.

  5. A secondary competition will be played over the first two rounds. Competitors achieving the best nett score in their geographical region will receive a In the event of a tie after two rounds for a regional trophy, the winner will be decided on the lowest nett score for the last 18 holes (or 9 or 6 or 3 or I hole with handicaps reduced accordingly). If a tie still arises, the 1st round will be treated in the same way until a decision is reached.

  6. The Modified Rules for Players with Disabilities are in To allow The R&A time to consider an application, a golfer who wishes to play under the Modified Rules should contact at the time of player entry, and no later than 7 days prior to Monday 11 July, to advise of their wish to use the Modified Rules.

  7. The Model Local Rules in the Official Guide to the Rules of Golf are in effect regarding Conforming Golf

  8. Model Local Rule G-6 is in A player must not ride on any form of motorised transportation except as authorised or later approved by the Committee. The R&A will only consider requests for use of motorised transportation where (i) the player making the request has a disability and (ii) the player can demonstrate that there is a medical need for transportation that results from that disability. Any requests by a player to use any form of transportation must be made not less than 60 days in advance of the Championship. All requests must be made in accordance with the procedures outlined in The R&A's Transportation Policy, available on request from The R&A.

  9. A player is prohibited from having a caddie during a round.

  10. A copy of the Pace of Play Policy will be posted at the Championship venue and will be available on request.
  1. The winner will become the R&AJunior Open Champion and receive the Championship Trophy. The runner up and the third placed competitor will receive trophies.

  2. Secondary regional nett competitions played over the first two rounds, and how their winners are determined, are described in 2d) above.

  3. It is a term of the Championship that a competitor may not be awarded more than one In such a case, the regional trophy will be awarded to the competitor returning the next best score.


  1.  The R&A will not be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense suffered by an Affiliate which was not reasonably foreseeable when participation was confirmed after the closing date, and/or was not directly caused by The R&A.
    The R&A will not be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense suffered by an Affiliate as a result of a decision taken at any time by the Committee to amend, curtail or cancel the Championship.

  2. Competitors are subject to all safety protocols applicable at the Championship in relation to Health & Safety as issued and updated by The R&A and/or its safety advisers from time to time.

  3. The Committee reserves the right to request proof of vaccination against Covid-19 and/or that a negative test result has been received within a prescribed timescale in advance of the first day of Championship (and as frequently as may be required thereafter). Failure to supply such proof after such request may result in the competitor being withdrawn from the Championship at any stage.

  4. All competitors are advised to have in place appropriate medical insurance and/or funding to cover routine medical and performance related healthcare such as musculoskeletal injuries, including outpatient investigation. Insurance should include COVID-19 care. This will include any competitors who may have travelled internationally and/or accompanying adults for the duration of their stay in the UK, in order that all such medical care is provided outside the NHS.

  5. Competitors must comply with any instructions or further guidance issued by The R&A in relation to the event.

  6. The R&A requires players and their team to conduct themselves in a manner that is respectful of the Championship and the sport of Players and their team shall at all times act in the best interests of the sport and the Championship, and shall not conduct themselves in an unlawful or improper manner so as to bring the Championship, The R&A. the sport of golf or its governing bodies into disrepute and shall not use any one of or a combination of, violent conduct, threatening, abusive, indecent or insulting words or behaviour. Players and their team shall comply with any Code of Conduct set by the Committee from time to time. For the purposes of this condition, a player's team includes any agents, coaches or other support team including family members present at the Championship or in the environs of the Championship venue or otherwise acting in relation to the Championship. If a competitor acts contrary to the spirit of the game, the Committee will take appropriate action which may include reporting the facts to the competitor's Federation/National Association. If the competitor is considered to have committed serious misconduct the competitor may be disqualified.

  7. All competitors are subject to the provisions of The R&A's Anti-Corruption and Betting Policy in force at the date of the Championship.

  8. All competitors are subject to the provisions of The R&A's Logos and Marks Policy in force at the date of the Championship.

  9. The R&A seeks media coverage and publicity for the R&A Junior Open around and during the Championship in the press and by live and recorded radio and television broadcasting and filming and on the Each competitor by entering the Championship and thereby agreeing to these Terms of Competition assigns to The R&A and its assignees and licensees the right in perpetuity throughout the world to make, use, edit, exhibit and reproduce in any way now known or hereafter devised for commercial and/or other purposes from time to time and at their discretion, motion pictures, still pictures, live taped or filmed television, sound recordings and any other reproductions of any description of the competitor made during or in connection with the Championship (including, without limitation, during practice and play) without compensation for the competitor or the heirs, successors, executors, administrators or assignees of the competitor. The competitor also assigns to The R&A the right to use and reproduce the competitor's name, voice, likeness and biographical material in any way now known or hereafter devised, without compensation for the competitor or the heirs, successors, executors, administrators or assignees of the competitor including in circumstances where it may include the logo of a third party or of a sponsor or patron of the Championship or any subsequent Championship or any other activities undertaken by The R&A. Competitors shall be responsible for ensuring that they hold all the necessary rights to grant the above assignations. Notwithstanding the foregoing grant of rights, The R&A and its assignees and licensees agree that. other than as permitted above, they will not authorise any company contractually associated with The R&A to use the competitor's name, voice, likeness and biographical material in a way which constitutes the endorsement of a product or service, without first requiring such associated company to obtain the competitor's authorisation. The R&A may also use any image of the competitor taken at the Championship to populate the relevant pages of the WORLD AMATEUR GOLF RANKINGĀ® website at

  10. The Committee's objective is to complete the Championship as per the format outlined in these Terms of The Committee reserves the right to amend these Terms of Competition at any time, including the right to arrange and/or alter starting times. The decision of the Committee is final in all matters.

  11. These Terms of Competition will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the law of Scotland.