In 2019, we have two Q-School events, Q-School A and Q-School B. Both Q-School events will take place at Ayla Golf Club, Aqaba, Jordan.
About the MENA Tour Qualifying School
The MENA Tour Qualifying School was introduced in 2016 to establish how players, not otherwise exempt, will be ranked on tournament entry lists through out the season. Player entry will be by ranking based on MENA Tour Qualifying School results. To enter either of the Qualifying Schools, players are required to complete the entry with payment which will be available on the MENA Tour website: www.menatour.golf. Please note that participation in the Qualifying School will only be confirmed when the full payment has been received, subject to available spots. Total amount of spots available at the MENA Tour Qualifying School, together with the number of playing cards available, will be confirmed and posted on the MENA Tour website after the close of entries, but will be a minimum of 60 (Sixty). The Qualifying School is open to Amateur players who meet the MENA Tour handicap requirements, pursuant to the Rules of Amateur Status as approved by R&A Rules Ltd. Amateur golfer may compete in any qualifying competition for a Professional Tour without breaching the Amateur status rules, provided in advance of play and in writing, the player waives their right to any prize money in the competition. This form will be available at player registration. An Amateur playing the Qualifying School is playing for a Professional ranking on the MENA Tour. Following completion of the Q-Schools, the player will be allocated a Professional ranking, he may however opt to remain as an Amateur.
Q-School A (Minimum 30 playing cards available)
Tuesday 29th January 2019- - - - - - Official Practice
Wednesday 30th January 2019- - - - - - Qualifying Round 1
Thursday 31st January 2019- - - - - - -Qualifying Round 2
Friday 1st February 2019- - - - - - -Final Qualifying Round
Venue: Ayla Golf Club, Aqaba, Jordan.
Q-School B (Minimum 30 playing cards available)
Saturday 2nd February 2019- - - - - - Official Practice
Sunday 3rd February 2019- - - - - - Qualifying Round 1
Monday 4th February 2019- - - - - - -Qualifying Round 2
Tuesday 5th February 2019- - - - - - -Final Qualifying Round
Venue: Ayla Golf Club, Aqaba, Jordan.
The 2019 MENA Tour Qualifying Schools, will be played over 54 holes stroke play with a maximum field per Q-School of 72 players. All competitors will play 36 holes over the first two Qualifying rounds. The top 48 and ties from each school will proceed to the final qualifying round. Following the final Qualifying round the successful 30 graduates from each school shall be eligible for Category 7 membership of the MENA Tour for the 2019 season. Players that do not gain a graduate place, will be eligible for Category 11 membership of the MENA Tour for the 2019 season, providing they have made the 36 hole Q-School cut. *Category 11 – Players in this category will be ranked in accordance with their finishing position at Q-School A and Q-School B. Players that do not make the Q-School 36 hole cut, will be eligible for Category 12 membership of the MENA Tour for th 2019 season. *Category 12 - Players in this category will be ranked in accordance with their finishing position at Q-School.
The first 144 confirmed entries, will receive a place in Qualifying School A or Qualifying School B and be notified which Q-School they are playing in. After these entries have been received, additional entries will be placed on a waitlist and may be subject to a Pre-Qualifier for remaining places. The Tournament Committee however, reserves the right to adjust the number of places available if deemed necessary.
The top 3 players in Q-School A and Q-School B will share a prize fund of US $6,000 per Q-School with the winner of each Q-School receiving US$3000.
The MENA Tour Qualifying School is open to: (i) All Professional golfers . (ii) All International Amateur golfers with a Maximum handicap of 1.4 . (iii) All MENA National Amateurs with a Maximum handicap of 4.4
Entry Fees: The entry fee for Qualifying School is US$800 which also includes 2019 MENA Tour Membership. (Payment options are listed on the electronic form.) Entry deadline is 15th January 2019, 5PM UAE Time. . In case of cancelation of Q school entry only 50% will be refunded and cancelation must be requested before 15th January 5pm UAE Time.