The International Meeting
General rules for the competitions
1. To decide the winner in stroke play competitions between players with equal result, the best net result of the last 9, 6, 3, 1, 12 or 15 holes in that order should be decisive. If the result is still equal, a drawing shall decide.
2. To decide the winner in stableford competitions between players with equal result, the best back-nine shall be decisive. If the result is still equal, the best front-nine result shall be decisive. If again the result is equal, lowest handicap shall be decisive. If still equal, a draw shall decide.
3. A competition "mixed up" means that two men, two ladies or a man and a lady play together in a team.
4. The sole referee of the competitions is the captain of the host country. The captain may consult with any experts before making his decision.
5. Handicap is the official handicap at the player's home club. If a player has no official handicap, the captain of the player's society or association shall fix and be responsible for a fair handicap for the player. Handicaps may be changed during the course of the meeting from one competition to another, and during a long competition by the tournament committee.
6. Exact handicap and applicable slope grading will determine how many strokes a player receives in stroke play and stableford competitions.
In match play, the higher hcp player receives a number of strokes which consitutes the difference in exact hcp rounded off to the nearest mathematical full number.
Players from clubs or countries that do not have the slope system will have their hcps reduced by two strokes before calculating how many sloped strokes he/she gets.
7. Responsible for all competitions is the Tournament Committee, which consists of the President, the Captain and the Secretary of the Host Country's Society/Association.
8. Players with official handicaps higher than indicated in the Rules for play for a competition may participate in the competition at the maximum handicap indicated.