8 June 2021

Club Knockout – FAQ

During the National Final the amateur finalists will compete against each other in an attempt to secure the title of Belgian Club Knockout Winner 2021.

On June 28, 2021, the Belgian Club Knockout will start for the second time. Belgian golf clubs will be able to have an unlimited number of participants compete for the title of Club Winner. These winners will then be allowed to participate in the National Final. The three best players remaining after the morning’s duels will advance to the grand final in the afternoon where they will face each other and Thomas Pieters. 

We would like to answer some questions for you. If there is still something you didn’t get an answer to, don’t hesitate to contact us at info@wearematchplay.com. We are here to help you and make this tournament a huge success.

 

Why do I have to pay 10 euros participation fee?

In order to keep the WAMP technology up to date, a constant development is necessary which requires intensive code writing by our programmers. Furthermore technical support is also necessary to make it all run smoothly for you. This participation fee therefore ensures a fun summer competition without (too much) technical inconveniences.

 

How do I know when to play?

To participate, first of all you need to download the WAMP app on your smartphone. 

  • If you already have the WAMP app: Open the application, here you will be able to see by which date your match must be played. For example, the first match of the preliminary rounds must be played before Sunday, July 11, 2021 (6 pm).
  • If you don’t have a WAMP app yet: Go to the App Store or Google Play Store and search ‘we are match play’. Follow the instructions and create an account. When you then enter your federation number, the WAMP app will automatically link you to the correct Club Knockout. Always make sure you have the latest version of the application, so check back regularly for updates.
  • To update the application, go to the App Store or Google Play Store, search ‘we are match play’. When an update is required, you will see a button that says ‘update/update’. Then click on ‘Update’.

When will I know who my opponent is?

On Monday, June 28, 2021, your opponent will be seen at the top of the app, with his/her contact information. From the moment this opponent is known, the idea is that you contact each other to find a date that suits both of you best. Please make sure you play and enter the score before the deadline.

 

Where do I play?

Play will be at your home club, but if you both decide and agree to play somewhere else, this is no problem at all. Keep in mind to pass on the score in time through the app.

How many strokes do I get?

The World Handicapping System (WHS) recommends for individual match play 100% of the difference between the Playing Handicaps. So, in a match between two players of Playing Handicap 12 and 20, the 12-handicapper gives the 20-handicapper eight strokes. These are given on holes with stroke index (read: difficulty) 1 through 8, based on an 18-hole course.

See example:

Since the match is only played over 9 holes, Player A (Playing Handicap 12) and Player B (Playing Handicap 20) can decide whether to play on the Front 9 or on the Back 9. Player B will thus only receive extra strokes on holes with a stroke index lower than or equal to 8. In the example below, this works out nicely to 4 strokes on the Front 9 and 4 strokes on the Back 9 (but this can vary in certain areas to e.g. 3 strokes on the Front 9 and 5 strokes on the Back 9).

The winner is the player who net (*) wins the most number of holes over 9 holes. The match can also be won earlier because, for example, Player B wins the first 5 holes net, then the score is 5&4, and Player A cannot possibly win the match on the remaining 4 holes.

(*) Net strokes = total number of strokes played (including penalties) minus number of strokes received

Suppose we have played the first round. Who should then report the score and where?

Only one player must report the score via the app:

  1. Click on the ‘Go’ button behind your opponent’s name.
  2. Pass on the winner.
  3. If a tie occurs, the winner will be based on the best net score from the last hole. (cfr. Match Play)
  4. Click the “Post” button. From the moment your opponent has approved this match via his/her app, the winner will automatically advance to the next round.

 

Can I see the result of other matches?

Yes you can! You can follow all the scores, including those of other clubs, in real time on the BCKO website!

 

Can we post pictures of our match?

Yes, you can. Be sure to use the #BCKO2021 and #WeAreMatchPlay hashtags. You can also tag us in photos with @wearematchplay. 

 

If i win, when should I play the next round?

This procedure is the same for each round. The WAMP app will show the next opponent at the top of the app and that’s how you reconnect for the next match.

 

How much time do we have?

  • Pre-round 1: June 28 – July 11, 2021 (23h59)
  • Pre-round 2: July 12 – July 25, 2021 (23h59)
  • Pre-round 3: July 26 – August 8, 2021 (23h59)
  • Round of 16: August 9 – August 22, 2021 (23h59)
  • Round of 8 (Quarter Finals): August 23 – September 5, 2021 (23h59)
  • Round of 4 (Semi Finals): September 6 – September 12, 2021 (23h59)
  • Round of 2 (Club Final): September 13 – September 19, 2021 (23h59)

What if I’m ready for the next round and my next opponent isn’t?

When you finish your round and the next opponent is not yet, you will be able to see this in the app. Your time slot will only start from the moment you are both ready for the next round.

 

What if I’m the winner at my club?

If you win the club final, you will compete in the national final on Sunday, September 26, 2021. After a pre-final, the top 3 will advance and compete against each other and Thomas Pieters to determine the winner of the BCKO 2021.