DCL Structure

The Inter Cities Cup Rules

History: In 2006 a meeting took place between representatives from the “Donald Cameron League”, and the “Brand Putter League” from Glasgow, and the
              Edinburgh Summer League. It was agreed at this meeting that the winners of the Boundary Bell (Winners of the DCL v BPL match) should play the
              winners of the Edinburgh Summer League.
              Those present were:-
              John Archibald Secretary Edinburgh Summer League
              Brian Davidson Secretary Donald Cameron League
              Stewart McFarlane Secretary Brand Putter League
              Graham Ewart Tournament Administrator.

Rule 1 The event is called ‘THE INTER CITIES CUP’.

Rule 2 The Inter Cities Cup is a match play event played on an annual basis between the winners of the Edinburgh Golf League and the winners of the Boundary Bell (The winners of the Donald Cameron League v Brand Putter League match).

Rule 3 The event is run by a Committee consisting of the Tournament Administrator and the three League Secretaries.
           The current incumbents are as follows:-
           Tournament Administrator until 2009                              Graham Ewart
           Tournament Administrator 2010                                      Ian Printy
           Tournament Administrator from 2011                              Ian McDonald

           Secretary, Donald Cameron League                                 Brian Davidson

           Secretary, Brand Putter League until 2010                       Stewart McFarlane
           Secretary, Brand Putter League until 2011                       Peter Boyd
           Secretary, Brand Putter League from 2011                       Ron Fairholm

           Secretary, Edinburgh Golf League until 2008                   John Archibold
           Secretary, Edinburgh Golf League from 2009 to 2010      Graeme Wallace
           Secretary, Edinburgh Golf League from 2011 to 2014      Ian Printy
           Secretary, Edinburgh Golf League from 2015                  Graeme Wallace

Rule 4 Changes to the format of the event will be made by the Committee.

Rule 5 The winners of the Inter Cities Cup will hold the trophy for one year and will see that it is suitably engraved.

Rule 6 The Final is to be played alternatively at a neutral venue in either Glasgow or Edinburgh on the first Sunday in October. Glasgow will host the Final
  in years ending in ODD numbers and Edinburgh will host the Final in years ending in EVEN numbers.
            In the event of the Final not being played due to inclement weather on the first Sunday in October, the match will be rescheduled for the  second Sunday in October and if this date is also unsuitable then the match will be rescheduled for the last Sunday in April of the following year.

Rule 7 The Host Club will be selected by the Committee and each League will nominate potential host venues at the start of each year. The Host Club or an  alternative Host Club is to also be placed on standby in the event of the Final not being played on the first or the second Sunday in October.

Rule 8 The Host Club is to provide coffee/tea and a hot roll before the game and a two course meal and coffee/tea after the game to the four neutral officials from the Inter Cities Cup Committee and the players and up to four officials from each of the participating Clubs as well.
  The Sponsor is to pay for all the catering up to a maximum value of £600 however if a Sponsor is not in place the Clubs participating in the Final will  each have to pay the Host Club up to a maximum value of £300.00.

Rule 9 Teams consist of nine players and the names of each team member are to be lodged with the Tournament Administrator in the anticipated playing order  twenty-four hours in advance of the final. Changes to the team members and order of play however can be made if they have been registered with the  Tournament Administrator one hour before play is scheduled to begin. No changes will be permitted after that time.

Rule 10 Teams may not select a player that has already played for another team in the Edinburgh Golf League, the Donald Cameron League, or the Brand  Putter League during the same playing season. If the match is rescheduled for the following year, teams may not select a player that was not  member of the participating club in the preceding year.

Rule 11 Teams will be awarded 1 point for their player winning their game and 1/2 point will be awarded to each team if the game is tied. If the points are equal after the final game has been played, each club should nominate a player to play in a hole-by-hole sudden death play-off to decide the winning club. Those of the Committee present on the day will decide which holes are to be played.

Rule 12 In the event of the Final not being finished because the course is unplayable only games that have been completed will count towards the final
             score, however if no more than five games are finished, the Final will be replayed on an agreed date. Those of the Committee present on the day will
             decide when a course is unplayable.

Rule 13 Any Club unable to fulfil the fixture will forfeit the match and the Inter Cities Cup will be awarded to the other participating club.

Rule 14 Players may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If a player uses a distance-measuring device that is
designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g., gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3 of the Rules of Golf, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional function is actually used. This rule allows the use of distance-measuring devices which include GPS such as Sky-caddies.

             April 2018.