13.3.20 – IMPORTANT NOTE: Following the postponement of The Masters, the intention is to still run this year’s Majors Competition with the remaining 3 Majors, plus the rearranged Masters Tournament should it be successfully added to the schedule later in the 2019/20 season. In the event of further amendments to the schedule, we’ll confirm details on this page at that time. To that end, any entries should still include The Masters until further notice.
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2020 Golf Majors Competition – A total of £250 in prizes up for grabs!
Following on from the success of the last 8 annual GBS Majors competitions, bet365 have kindly offered to sponsor the 2020 edition with a massive £250 CASH prize fund! Our 2020 winner will receive £150 (or currency equivalent) in cash with additional £75 and £25 prizes for 2nd and 3rd place finishers.
Basically we want you to pick a single player for each of the 4 Majors any time before the start of the 2020 Masters and get those 4 names entered into the competition by one of the methods detailed below. As per the 2019 competition, following extensive feedback on our facebook group, once again this year you can only pick a player once – so each of your four entries must be different for each Major Championship.
In order to make this ‘one and done’ format work better from a scoring perspective, your selections accrue points based on the $ earnings achieved from the Major Championship for which they are selected by you. So, put simply, nominate a different player for each Major and you score whatever they earn in prize money. The overall winner will be the person who achieves the highest $ prize money from their 4 selections in total.
Entries are open from Monday 30th December 2019 through to the first tee time at Augusta on Thursday April 9th 2020. Any entries after the first tee time won’t be counted. Entries are being accepted through the following methods:
- Facebook. Entries on the Majors Competition thread here: GBS facebook group
- Twitter. Entries on the #gbscomp hashtag and tweeted to @golfbetting
- Email. Entries sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘Majors Competition’
A typical entry might be as follows:
- Masters: Jordan Spieth
- US PGA: Jon Rahm
- US Open: Dustin Johnson
- Open Championship: Rory McIlroy
Twitter: @golfbetting Masters: Jordan Spieth; US PGA: Jon Rahm; US Open: Dustin Johnson; Open Championship: Rory McIlroy #gbscomp
Please ensure that you list the Major next to the player you’re selecting otherwise we’ll assume that the entries are in chronological order, ie Masters – US PGA Championship – US Open – Open Championship. PLEASE NOTE: the order of Majors changed from last year!!!
1. Entrants must be 18 or over.
2. The winner will be the entrant with the highest cumulative score over the 4 events. In the event of a tie then the prize will be split equally between the winners.
3. First prize will be £150 (or currency equivalent) in cash, payable by Paypal/BACS or similar. No alternative prize will be offered.
4. The second placed finisher will win £75; the 3rd place finisher will win £25. No alternative prize will be offered.
5. If a winner cannot claim the prize for any reason or chooses not to claim the prize, then the winner will be the next highest scorer in the final standings.
6. Entries can be amended any time prior to the start of the 2020 Masters. No amendments can be made after the start of the Masters and any non-runners in all events will score zero points. No substitutes can be nominated either before or after the deadline for entries.
7. Any ambiguous entries (ie ‘Johnson’ or ‘Molinari’ or ‘Lawrie’) where it’s unclear which player has been selected, the player with the shortest odds on the start of that event will be counted. For instance, if someone selects ‘Johnson’ for the Masters: if Dustin Johnson is 20/1 & Zach Johnson is 25/1 then we’ll assume that the entrant meant Dustin and score accordingly.
8. Any entries where the tournament to which the player is being selected isn’t clear, the selections will be allocated in chronological order, ie Masters – US PGA Championship – US Open – Open Championship.
9. Entries must contain 4 different players to count towards scoring. In the event that an entry contains duplicate players, only the first instance of that player will count towards scoring and subsequent duplicates will automatically score zero.
10. One entry per person only. Multiple entries won’t be counted.
11. The competition will close when the first tee shot is struck at the 2020 Masters on the 9th April 2020.
12. The winner will be announced shortly after the conclusion of the Open Championship on 19th July 2020.