LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR QUALIFYING SCHOOL FOR THE 2006 SEASON

Entries closed 17:00hrs (UK time) Monday 17 October 2005

Entry forms and information packs are available for download:

  • Application Form – click here (file size 67K)
  • Information Pack – click here (file size 57K)
  • Information about La Cala Resort – click here (file size 97K)
  • Map showing the location of La Cala Resort – click here (file size 40K)
  • Directions to La Cala Resort click here (file size 135K)

Note that these files are in ‘Adobe PDF’ format, and you will need to have Adobe Reader software installed on your computer in order to be able to view these files. If you do not have Adobe Reader software installed on your computer, it can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website – http://www.adobe.com.

If you have any difficulties downloading these files, please contact Tour HQ (contact details below).

Entry forms and further information can also be obtained from:

Ladies European Tour The Old Hall Dorchester Way Macclesfield Cheshire SK10 2LQ England

Telephone: +44 (0)1625 611444 Fax: +44 (0)1625 610406 E-Mail: mail@ladieseuropeantour.com

SUMMARY INFORMATION

The Tour Qualifying School for the 2006 Season will be held at La Cala Resort, Apdo. De Correos 106, La Cala de Mijas, 29649 MIJAS COSTA, Málaga, Spain (http://www.lacala.com). A pre-qualifying competition (Stage I) will be held prior to the Final Stage of the Qualifying School, to allow as many players as possible the opportunity of attempting to qualify for the Tour for the 2006 season. The following will be exempt from Stage I providing they meet one of the criteria shown below:

  1. Current Tour Members who held exemption category 7 or above for the 2005 Season
  2. Current Tour Members who feature on the Final Moneylist following the Catalonia Ladies Masters
  3. Players who finish in position 3 – 10 on the Telia Tour Final Order of Merit

The number of qualifying places will be determined following the closing date for entries and players who are successful at Stage I will join those already exempt to make a field of 90 players (and ties) at the Final Stage.

All competitors at the Final Stage will play three rounds, following which a cut will be made to the leading 50 players (and those tied for 50th place).

The format for the Tour Qualifying School for the 2006 season is summarised as follows:

  • Monday 14 November Official Practice Day
  • Tuesday 15 November Official Practice Day
  • Wednesday 16 November – Round 1 of Pre-Qualifying/Stage I at La Cala Resort, North Course
  • Thursday 17 November – Final Round of Pre-Qualifying/Stage I at La Cala Resort, North Course
  • Friday 18 November – Official Practice Day
  • Saturday 19 November – Round 1 of Final Stage at La Cala Resort, North Course
  • Sunday 20 November – Round 2 of Final Stage at La Cala Resort, North Course
  • Monday 21 November – Round 3 of Final Stage at La Cala Resort, North Course
  • Tuesday 22 November – Final Round of Final Stage at La Cala Resort, North Course – play may continue on Wednesday 23 November if so required
  • Wednesday 23 November – All Ladies Pro-Am at La Cala Resort, Campo Europa Course for the top 30 players from the Final Stage of Qualifying School – please note that no exemptions will be allowed and players are advised not to book their return travel until after this date

The Final Stage Qualifying School shall be played over 72 holes (4 rounds) Stroke Play. There will be a cut after 54 holes to the leading 50 players and those tied for 50th place. At the conclusion of 72 holes, all players will be ranked according to score. Other than those playing off for 30th position (players tied for 30th place will be subject to a play-off), all tied scores will be ranked by card play-off as follows: the best last 54, 36, 18, 9, 6, 3 and last hole, then Match Play from the first hole, if required.

Applicants must:

  • Must be female and
    • have been female at birth or
    • have undergone sex reassignment (male to female) – specific conditions apply; please contact Tour Headquarters for further details
  • Be at least 18 years of age as at 30 November 2005
  • Submit the fully completed entry form for the Qualifying School, together with the appropriate payment
  • If already a Professional, be a member of a recognised Professional Golf Association or Tour The entry form must be supported by a reference from the Professional Golf Association or Tour
  • If an amateur, hold a handicap of 1 (UK) or less, or the overseas equivalent The entry form must be supported by a copy of the handicap certificate

Entries closed 17:00hrs (UK time) Monday 17 October 2005

Unfortunately live scoring will not be available for Stage I of the Qualifying School. At this time we are not able to confirm if live scoring will be operational for Stage II.

We are still trying to finalise arrangements for live scoring, but we will endeavour to post scores as frequently as possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience.