JOHNSTON MEIER INSURANCE AGENCIES

2019 VANCOUVER OPEN

presented by

JM MEDIA GROUP
ICBA BENEFITS

$90,000 IN CASH & PRIZES

Amateur Eligibility

  • 54-Hole Championship: Open to all Amateurs with current GOLF CANADA or USGA Handicap Factor of 18.0 or less.
  • Charity Pro-Am:  Open to all Amateurs with Golf Canada handicap factor of 28.0 or less.

Professional Eligibility

  • 54-Hole Championship: Open to all VGT, PGA of Canada, Mackenzie Tour Canada Professionals and “Mini-Tour” Professionals.  Non-carded Professionals may be required to provide prior Amateur or Mini Tour playing records to verify their playing ability.  Please email operations@vancouvergolftour.com with this information at the time of submitting your entry.
  • Charity Pro-Am: VGT will send invites out to Professionals through golf genius for this event. There is a guaranteed $5,000 purse up for grabs.  Professionals who bring a fully paid team to the Pro-Am will have their entry fee waived for the Pro-Am.

Amateurs:

A minimum of 70% of Amateur Golfers & ties in each Handicap Flight (Champ, A or B) & Division will make the 36-hole cut to play the final round based on alternating Gross & Net Results. 

For example, if there are 40 players in a particular flight, a minimum of 28 players & ties will make the cut as follows: The top 14 Gross scores + ties & top 14 net scores + ties will make the cut to play on Sunday.

Senior Division:

We will crown an Overall Senior Gross Champion in this event.  The top 5 Gross Senior scores not making the cut in their own flight will make the cut to play on Sunday. All other seniors (55+) that make the cut in their own flight will be eligible to win the Overall Senior Championship Trophy & available prizing.

Professionals:

Top 60% + ties in the pro field will make the 36-hole cut (48+ties if a full field of 80 pros with the top 32+ties being paid).

Women’s Open:

The Top 60% + ties in the Women’s Open Division will make the 36-Hole Cut to play Sunday.  In a case where no Female Amateurs are inside the top 60% of the Women’s Division thru 36 holes, the top 3 Female Amateurs will be invited to play for Low Female Amateur honors on Sunday!

The Top 40% of the Women’s Open Division (Pros + Amateurs combined) will make the Prize Table. A Bonus $250 first place cheque will be offered to the top Female Professional thanks to MAUI JIM Canada and a $250 Maui Jim Gift Card will be offered to the top Female Amateur in the field (based on minimum of 5 Pros + 5 Amateurs in field)

Entry Deadline: 

Friday, August 23, 2019 @ 6 pm or when the event is full

Full Field:

224 golfers (144 amateurs; 80 Pros)

54-Hole Championship includes:

  • Over $25,000 in Premier Amateur Prizing & Tee-gifts
  • $100/player in Premier welcome gifts for All Amateur Competitors
  • All Professionals receive a commemorative welcome gift
  • Bagged Lunch is provided each day you compete in the tournament (sandwich, drink, apple, cookie or snackbar)
  • Guaranteed 36-holes of Championship Golf at Vancouver Park Board’s Premier City Courses:
    • One (1) round at McCleery Golf Course
    • One (1) round at Langara Golf Couse
    • A minimum of the top 70% of the Amateur Field will be guaranteed to play 54-Holes of Competition including the final round at Fraserview Golf Course.  If less than 80 Pros register, a higher % of amateurs will be included in the cut-line to play on Sunday.  In 2018, there were 56 Pros registered and 85% of all amateurs made the cut.
  • Live Leaderboard screens on the golf course & on VGT and Van Open Websites
  • ONE FREE ENTRY to MAJOR SERIES OF PUTTING at Fraserview Golf Course (Sept.1st – 11am to 7pm) with a direct qualifier to LAS VEGAS FINALS!! Players who miss the cut still qualify. (www.msop.com
  • Practice Round Rate: See VGT & Van Open websites for Van Open Practice Round Rate on the week of the Event.
  • Driving range warm-up is available to all competitors in the tournament field.
  • Premier Trophies for the following winners:
    • Overall Champion
    • Low Overall Gross & Net Amateur
    • Women’s Open Champion
    • Low Women’s Overall Gross & Net Champion
    • Overall Men’s & Women’s Senior Gross Champion
  • Premier Prizing for the top 5 Gross & Net Scores in each flight

Pro Purses Totaling $45,000*

*$40,000 Open Purse + $5,000 Pro-Am Purse (Based on Full Field of 80 Pros & 144 Amateurs) 

(The Open Purse will be split between Men’s & Women’s Pro Divisions based on field size). For example, if 60 Male Pros & 20 Female Pros in each respective division, the Male Pro Purse = $30,000 & Women’s Pro Purse = $10,000 and vice versa.

Amateur Prizing: $45,000**

**Based on $25,000 in tee-gifts & $20,000 in prize tables for a full field of amateurs in the Charity Pro-am and in the 54-Hole Championship

Amateur Prizing:

  • Men’s Overall Gross & Net Champion
  • Women’s Overall Gross & Net Champion
  • Men’s & Women’s Senior Gross Champion
  • Top 25% of each Amateur Flight will make it to the prize table based on alternating Gross & Net Scores.
  • With 40 players in each Flight, the Top 5 Gross & Top 5 Net Scores in each flight will prize out
  • Amateur flights will be determined as close to 33% of the total field size of these 3 flights.

54-Hole Championship Entry Fees

EVENT ITINERARY

General Practice Rounds for Competitors

INFORMATION TO BE CONFIRMED

Wednesday ProAm

MAUI JIM CHARITY PRO-AM

presented by
TRAVIS MATHEW APPAREL

Benefitting the First Tee of Greater Vancouver YMCA

10:30am: Pro-Am registration & practice tee opens

11:00am: $100 TRAVIS MATHEW SHOPPING EXPERIENCE OPENS! Watch the Video!! 

11:30am: Bagged lunches available for all Pro-Am players

1:00pm: ProAm Shotgun Start – All Players

6:00pm: Cocktails & Refreshments & JOHNSTON MEIER $1 MILLION SHOOT-OUT!!

7:00pm – Buffet Dinner, Silent Auction & Prize Presentations 

Friday Round 1

McCleery Golf Course

Pros, Champ Flight, Women’s Division

  • Morning Wave: 7:20am – 9:10am (1st and 10th tees)
  • Afternoon Wave: 12:10pm – 2:00pm start (1st & 10th tees)

Langara Golf Course

Flight A, B and Senior Division

  • Tee Times: 7:30am – 12:00pm (1st tee only)

Saturday Round 2

Langara Golf Course

Pros, Champ Flight, Women’s Division

  • Morning Wave: 7:20am – 9:10am (1st and 10th tees)
  • Afternoon Wave: 12:10pm – 2:00pm start (1st & 10th tees)

McCleery Golf Course

Flight A, B and Senior Division

  • Tee Times: 7:30am – 12:00pm (1st tee only)

Sunday Final Round

Fraserview Golf Course

All Players Making Cut

  • Morning Wave: 7:20am-9:10am (1st and 10th tees). Final round tee-times based on 36-Hole gross score

  • Afternoon Wave: 12:10pm-2:00pm start (1st & 10th tees). Leaders will tee-off last off the 1st tee.

Tee-times for Championship Amateurs and Professionals will be determined by true gross scores (not within flight) so Amateurs may play in the final groups if they are in position to win the tournament.  The top 4 Gross & top 4 Net in each flight will be offered a PM tee time on day 3 to allow them to be a part of the prize presentations.

PROFESSIONAL EXEMPTIONS

There will be a minimum of 32 non-exempt Professional player spots available for the 2019 Vancouver Open.  The first 32 non-exempt players to confirm their registration with payment will be entered in the 2019 Vancouver Open field. 

The following list of 48 players are exempt into the field and have their entries secured in the field until August 1st, 2019. All exempt players must confirm entry fee payment by 6pm PST on Aug.1st for their entries to be confirmed. After such a time, the field will be open to all players who have registered with payment on a first come, first paid basis.

Category 1: Past Champions (10 players)

2007: Philip Jonas

2008: Luke Bogdan

2009: Bryn Parry

2010: Adam Hadwin

2011: Adam Hadwin

2012: Eugene Wong

2013: Chris Epperson

2014: Adam Cornelson

2015: Brad Clapp 

2016: Adam Hadwin

2017: James Allenby

2018: Nick Sherwood

Category 2: Top 10 VGT Pros on 2018 OOM (9 players)

Kevin Stinson

James Allenby

Michael Belle

Kevin Spooner

Oliver Tubb

John Shin

Evan Holmes

Brendan Dillon

Bryn Parry

Scott Secord

Category 3: Top 20 VGT Pros on 2019 OOM (12 players)

Kevin Stinson

James Allenby

Jamie Hall

Michael Belle

John Shin

Evan Holmes

Li Wang

Ian Kim

Oliver Tubb

Andrew Rasmussen

Bryn Parry

Kevin Vigna

Kaleb Gorbahn

Riley Wheeldon

Eugene Wong

John Mlikotic

Riley Lamb

Lauren Rowe

Karishma Thiagaraj

Brett Webster

Category 4: Current 2019 VGT Majors Members (14 players)

The First 14 VGT Majors Members registered with payment will have their registrations guaranteed for the 2019 Vancouver Open.

Category 5: Committee Exemptions (3 exemption spots)

Please email your request for an invitation to info@vancouvergolftour.com.  If you have not played on the VGT prior to this year, please provide your playing resume in the email, attention 2019 Vancouver Open Committee.

NOTE: Players from Categories 1-5 have until August 1st, 2019 to confirm their entry on thru the member portal in golf genius and finalize their payment to guarantee their entry in the field.

Any non-exempt player who pays for their entry and does not gain entry into the field will have their entry refunded in full. 

Any player who registers for the Vancouver Open and gains entry into a PGA TOUR LATINO AMERICA or KORN FERRY TOUR event on the same week as the Vancouver Open will have their entry fee refunded in full.

If the field is full with 80 Pros, but not full with 144 Amateurs by the deadline of Aug.23rd (and if we have additional Professionals on the wait list beyond 80), we will fill the event with all remaining Pros on the wait list. The same applies if we are not full with 80 Pros by Aug.23rd and we have a wait list of amateurs above the 144 in the field.

AMATEUR EXEMPTIONS

There are 48 Amateur spots available to the first 48 players registered with payment for the 2019 Vancouver Open. The 96 amateurs who made the cut in the 2018 Vancouver Open will have priority entry to the Vancouver Open until August 1st, 2019. After such a time, the field will be filled with those players who have registered on a first come, first paid basis.

NOTE: If a player who enters with payment does not gain entry they will have their entries refunded in full.

TOURNAMENT WITHDRAWAL POLICY

All Players must provide at least 5 days notice at 6pm PST to qualify for a full refund of their entry. 

  • All non-members must confirm their withdrawal by email to info@vancouvergolftour.com and ALL members must withdraw through Golf Genius Member’s section or with an email to info@vancouvergolftour.com by the deadline.
  • Players who provide less than 5 days’ notice for their withdrawal but more than 72 hours’ notice will qualify for a refund less $100 + GST admin fee.
  • Players who do not provide 72 hours’ notice of their withdrawal will forfeit their full entry fee.
  • Players who register for the Vancouver Open and subsequently qualify for a Web.com Tour or PGA Tour or PGA TOUR Latino American event (that conflicts with the Vancouver Open) will have their entry fees fully refunded as long as VGT is notified in writing to info@vancouvergolftour.com more than 72 hours in advance and a player receives confirmation of this email. Failure to notify VGT more than 72 hours in advance will result in the normal withdrawal policy applying above.

NOTE: All penalties must be paid in full before their registration is accepted for any future VGT events.

PRACTICE ROUNDS

Information on Vancouver Open practice rounds (and particular times/rates) will be posted on the Vancouver Open website at https://vancouveropen.ca.

Week of event opportunity: Wednesday, Aug.28 – 8am Morning Shotgun @ Fraserview Golf Course.  $40+tx.

VOLUNTEERING

To be a part of this year’s Vancouver Open and get an inside perspective on the next wave of PGA TOUR hopefuls, please email volunteers@vancouvergolftour.com

All volunteers are provided with a premier VGT Hat + 1 meal /day. Volunteers will have the opportunity to purchase a commemorative Van Open golf shirt for $40 (tax incl.)

SPECTATOR TICKETS

Come out and watch some of the Pacific North West’s top Pros and Amateurs working their way towards the KORN FERRY TOUR  and PGA TOUR!!!

ADMISSION IS BY DONATION AT OUR REGISTRATION ALL 3 DAYS!  Proceeds will go to the FIRST TEE Program of Greater Vancouver.

PREVIOUS RESULTS

PAST VANCOUVER OPEN RESULTS:

  • 2018 Vancouver Open Champion: Nick Sherwood (206) -8
  • 2018 Amateur Champion: Chris Crisologo (207) -7
  • 2018 Low Net Champion: Shane Danielson (211) -3
  • 2018 Women’s Champion: Karishma Thiagaraj (223) +9
  • 2018 Women’s Amateur Champion: Sarah Lawrence (223) +9
  • 2018 Senior Champion: Jasper Bains (244)
  • 2017 Vancouver Open Champion: James Allenby (205) -11
  • 2017 Amateur Champion: Kevin Hogg (217)
  • 2017 Low Net Champion: Major Lidder (203)
  • 2016 Vancouver Open Champion: Adam Hadwin (207) -7
  • 2016 Amateur Champion: Brady Stead (214)
  • 2016 Low Net Champion: Darcy Nichol (209)
  • 2015 Vancouver Open Champion: Brad Clapp (201) -11
  • 2015 Amateur Champion: Scott Landreth (212)
  • 2015 Low Net Champion: Jessie Castillo (210)

PAST VANCOUVER OPEN CHAMPIONS:

  • 2014 – Adam Cornelson (204) -12
  • 2014 – Low Amateur: Emmet Oh (217) +1
  • 2013 – Chris Epperson (200)* -14
  • 2013 – Low Amateur: Adam Svensson (205) -9
  • 2012 – Eugene Wong (201) -13
  • 2012 – Low Amateur: Adam Svensson (213) -1
  • 2011 – Adam Hadwin (203)* -11
  • 2011 – Low Amateur: Adam Svensson (208) -6
  • 2010 – Adam Hadwin (204) -10
  • 2010 – Low Amateur: Kris Yardley (216) +2
  • 2009 – Bryn Parry
  • 2008 – Luke Bogdan
  • 2007 – Phil Jonas