2017 Canada Summer Games – Team Nova Scotia 

Age classification and Team Nova Scotia eligibility under the 2017 Canada Summer Games technical package is defined as:

  • Under the age of 19 as August 1, 2017
  • Date of Birth: Born on August 2, 1998 or later.
  • Players must be permanent residents of Nova Scotia (e.g. Main domicile is in Nova Scotia)
  • Players must be members in good standing with the Nova Scotia Golf Association
  • Players must be amateur golfers (refer to Golf Canada Rules of Amateur Status)

 Each provincial team will consist of: 

  • Competitors:      3 Male and 3 Female athletes
  • Staff:                 1 PGA coach and 1 manager (one of the two staff must be a female)

PLAYER SELECTION                      

Selection

A.    Eligible players will earn points at five (5) identified championships over the course of the

2016 and 2017 golf seasons.  The three (3) players with the most total points at the end of the five (5) events will become members of Team Nova Scotia for the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

The five (5) events where players may earn points are as follows:

2016 MJT – June 11 & 12 – Ken-Wo G. C.

2016 NS Junior Championship – July 18 - 21 - Chester G.C.

2016 CJGA – August 15 & 16 – Oakfield G & C.C.

2017 MJT – Spring – Date and Location to be determined

2017 CJGA – Spring - Date and Location to be determined 

B.    Points allocated for each of the five qualifying events will be as follows:

Event              

1st place

2nd place

3rd place

4th place

5th place

6th place

7th place

8th place

9th place

10th place

2016 MJT – Ken-Wo Golf Club

30

27

24

21

18

15

12

9

6

3

2016 NSGA Junior – Chester G.C.

50

45

40

35

30

25

20

15

10

5

2016 CJGA Oakfield G & CC

30

27

24

21

18

15

12

9

6

3

2017 MJT

50

45

40

35

30

25

20

15

10

5

2017 CJGA

50

45

40

35

30

25

20

15

10

5

 

NOTES:           

a.   Cumulative totals for the Canada Games qualifying events will be maintained on the NSGA website at www.nsga.ns.ca following the 2016 MJT event.

b.   Eligible players are encouraged but not required to participate in all qualifying events.

c.   In the case of ties for positions other than the champion in qualifying events, points will be split equally among tied participants (eg. 2 players tied for 5th at the 2016 NS Junior, each player will receive 27.5 points – 30 + 25/2 = 27.5).

d.   Points will be awarded to the top 10 finishers among Canada Games eligible participating Nova Scotians for each qualifying event. Ineligible players will not be given any points.

e.   In the case of ties in the final standings, a playoff at the final 2017 qualifying event will be used to break the tie.

Inability to compete in a Qualifying event

The NSGA Junior Committee reserves the right to consider the inclusion of a player on the NS Canada Games team due to an inability to compete in one of the two qualifying events during the 2017 season.  The inability to compete will only be given consideration for the following two reasons:

1.     Documented illness or injury with appropriate physician’s report

2.     Valid family emergency as approved by the Junior Committee

 Appeals

A.    Players have a right to appeal a selection decision if the criteria were not implemented properly, or were biased in some way.  An appeal shall be heard ONLY on the grounds that the selection process and final decision was flawed. The grounds are as follows:

 The NSGA Junior Committee intervened with a decision for which it lacked authority

  1. The NSGA Junior Committee failed to follow approved NSGA Canada Games team selection procedures
  2. The NSGA Junior Committee exercised its discretion for an improper purpose
  3. The NSGA Junior Committee acted in a biased manner

B.    Players will be given 48 hours following the official announcement of the 2017 Canada Games golf team.  The athlete must present his/her appeal in writing to the Chair of the Appeals Committee.  The Appeals Committee shall review the presented documentation and decide whether or not the request has grounds for a hearing.  If there are no legitimate grounds for an appeal, the Chair of the Appeals Committee shall telephone or speak in person to the athlete advising him/her of the decision.  This will be followed up with a formal letter to the athlete.

C.    If the appeals committee feels there are grounds for an appeal hearing, the following procedures will take place:

  1. The Chair of the Appeals Committee shall select a designated place, date and time to hear the appeal, no later than 48 hours from receipt of the appeal.
  2. The Appeals Committee shall hear the player’s complaint.  He/she may be accompanied by one advocate (Parent, guardian, legal advisor, etc…)
  3. The Appeals Committee shall hear from the NSGA Junior Committee Representative
  4. The Appeals Committee shall rule on the matter and advise all parties of the decision

D.    The Appeals Committee shall be made up of the following individuals:

Chair:         NSGA Rules Chair

Members:  NSGA 1st Vice President

                  NSGA Acting Junior Director

                  NSGA Player Development Director

                  NSGA Executive Director

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