Golf Care Matchplay Championship extends entry date

With entries flooding in for UK’s largest amateur event and the Sky Sports grand final due to air on 2nd July, tournament organisers move back entry date to 7th July

The Golf Care Matchplay Championship, the UK’s largest amateur golf event, has extended the closing date for the 2013 / 2014 event to midnight on July 7th 2013, as golfers across the UK & Ireland look to revel in the bright lights of Dubai in the luxurious Grand Final at The Els Club. Highlights of the 2013 Championship will be shown on Sky Sports from The Els Club, Dubai on the 2nd and 3rd July. This will showcase some of the most memorable moments of one of Europe’s largest amateur golf tournaments and will give entrants a great introduction into what they can expect from the event.

The new champions in the Men’s Pairs, Mixed Pairs and inaugural Men’s Singles Champion will be crowned in front of a National TV audience with a preview of the show available to watch now by visiting www.matchplaychampionship.co.uk. For the 2013/2014 event, finalists will once again experience a week’s hospitality at the new 5-star JW Marriott Marquis Dubai – the world’s tallest dedicated hotel.

Participation in this marquee amateur event is open to men and women with handicaps less than 28 and 36 respectively, where knockout stages are followed by a better-ball stableford format in the Regional Final at the Marriot Forest of Arden and Grand Finals. To take part in this truly unique opportunity to compete in Dubai and to see more details of the event, simply visit www.matchplaychampionship.co.uk. Entry costs just £30 per person.

Managing Director of the Matchplay Championship, John Woosey, noted: “We have had an overwhelming amount of interest in the event again this year, which proves that it keeps going from strength-to-strength. The opportunity to play at a world class venue at The Els Club and stay at one of the most iconic hotels in the world is something that shouldn’t be missed. We look forward to another fantastic event and welcoming all our finalists in Dubai next May.”

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Matchplay Championship: Launched in 2003, Matchplay Championship is firmly established in the golfing calendar, and will comprise of 3 separate events in the 2012/13 season; Mixed Pairs, Men’s Pairs and Men’s Singles. Entries are open to all golfers who are members of a golf club in the UK & Ireland with handicaps below 28 (Men) and 36 (Women) and the Regional Finals and Grand Final are covered by Sky Sports.