This Contest is sponsored by World Golf Tour, Inc., 180 Sansome Street, 5th Floor, and San Francisco, CA 94104
Participation is open to individuals who are 18 years of age or older. Note, however, that only individuals who are legal residents of and physically located in the fifty United States and the District of Columbia, Canada (excluding Quebec), the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Australia, the Netherlands, Norway, and South Korea who are 18 years of age or older or the age of majority in the entrant's state or province/territory ("province") of residence, whichever is greater are eligible to win prizes. Employees, officers, and directors of World Golf Tour, Inc. ("Sponsor"), the R&A Championships, Ltd. (“R&A”), and its affiliated entities, parent, subsidiaries, advertising, promotional agencies, legal advisors, their immediate family members and persons living in their same household, are not eligible to enter or win prizes. Void where restricted, taxed or prohibited by law.
- How To Enter.
To enter the Virtual Championship Closest-to-the-Hole Tournament log on to the website at www.wgt.com or www.opengolf.com or www.espn.com register to enter the Virtual Championship Closest-to-the-Hole Tournament and then play and complete the designated Nine Shot Closest-to-the-Hole game (the "Game") at wgt.com, where you take nine golf shots in attempt to get the ball closest to the hole. You must play and complete the Game between 1:00 am Pacific Time (in other words, California Time) ("PT") on the first day of each applicable contest period (the "Contest Period") and 11:59 pm PT on the last day of the applicable Contest Period (defined below) and you will automatically be entered into the Contest (each an "entry"). No Credits will be deducted from your World Golf Tour account to enter this Contest. You may play the Game as many times as you wish during each Contest Period, but only the lowest final score received by you in a Game during each Contest Period will be recorded as your entry for the applicable Contest Period. Limit one prize per person, per email address, and per WGT user account. If you are a winner in an earlier Contest Period, you may not win a prize in any later Contest Period. Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ENTRANTS: ENTRANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD TIMES IN THEIR RESPECTIVE TIME ZONES.
There will be two Contest Periods as follows: April 12, 2010 – May 31, 2010 and June 1, 2010 – July 25, 2010) (each a "Contest Period"). The last Contest Period will end on July 25, 2010 at 11:59 pm PT. No other methods of entry will be accepted. Electronic entries must be initiated during the Contest Period. Completed electronic entries must be transmitted and received by 11:59 pm PT on the last day of the applicable Contest Period. No other methods of entry will be accepted. Limit one entry per person, per email address, and per WGT user account per Contest Period.
Use of multiple email addresses or multiple WGT user accounts to enter is prohibited. To enter, the registered user of designated WGT user account must personally play the Game or the entry will be disqualified. Use of a false email address or a false WGT user account, or an incorrect mail address will disqualify an entry. You may not allow any third party to play the Game in this Contest using your WGT user account.
BY ENTERING THIS CONTEST, YOU AGREE THAT ALL SUSPECTED FRAUDULENT OR IMPROPER ENTRIES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED BY SPONSOR AT ITS SOLE DISCRETION. Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware or software malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, lost, late, misdirected, illegible, mutilated, postage-due, garbled or delayed entries or other communications or other technical problems related to entries. Sponsor and its agents and subcontractors accept no responsibility for entries lost or delayed in submission. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person who tampers with the entry process or the operation of the website or the game, or who otherwise violates these rules. In the event of a dispute over who submitted an entry, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account designated in the entrant's World Golf Tour user account will be deemed to be the entrant. Contest is void in Quebec, and where prohibited, restricted or taxed by law. All federal, state, provincial, and local laws and regulations apply.
The Virtual Championship Closest-to-the-Hole Tournament is a nine shot closest-to-the-hole contest. The entrants will be given nine shots throughout the golf course, and are challenged to get the ball as close as possible to each of the nine holes, each in a single shot. To determine the score for each hole, Sponsor will combine the number of feet between where the ball lands and the location of the hole, plus any penalties. When entrant completes all nine designated shots, the combined score for all shots will comprise the entrant's final score. Entrants may play the Game as many times as they wish during the Contest Period, but only the entrant’s lowest final score received during the Contest Period will be recorded as Entrant’s entry in the Contest. The lowest scoring entrant in will be a potential winner (subject to the provision below in the event of a tie between two or more entrants, and subject to meeting eligibility and all other requirements in these Official Rules). If a winner is eligible to participate in the Virtual Championship Closest-to-the-Hole Tournament, but is not eligible to win a prize, the prize will be awarded to the Entrant eligible to win prizes with the next best score.
In the event of a tie , the better scoring entrant between or among the tied entrants will be the entrant with the lowest combined score for the final nine (9) holes of the Game. If any ties remain, the better scoring entrant between or among the remaining tied entrants will be the entrant with the lowest combined score for the final six (6) holes for such Game. If any ties remain, the better scoring entrant between or among the remaining tied entrants will be the entrant with the lowest combined score for the final three (3) holes for such Game. If any ties remain, the better scoring entrant between or among the remaining tied entrants will be the entrant with the lowest score for the 18th hole (9th for nine hole games) in such Game, and any remaining ties will be determined by identifying the lowest scoring entrant for each individual game hole, in sequence from 17th (8th for nine hole games) through to 1st, as is necessary to determine a winner, and if any ties remain at that point, the earlier-submitted entry between or among the tied entries will be deemed the better scoring entry.
There is one prize per Contest Period, to be awarded to a winner eligible to win a prize as follows (applicable for winner of each Contest Period):
An Open Limited Edition Print (approximate value USD $325).
Odds of winning depend on the total number of entrants, the number of entrants who are eligible to win prizes and their relative skill in the Contest.
Prize is not transferable. No substitution of prize for cash or for other goods and services is permitted, except Sponsor reserves the right to provide a substitute prize of approximately equal or greater value if the advertised prize becomes unavailable. Prize details including color, style, and size, are at Sponsor's sole discretion. All taxes, including, without limitation, all federal, state, provincial and local taxes, and international tariffs, are the sole responsibility of the winner.
Prize claimed in accordance with the Official Rules will be awarded. Winner may be required to provide a U.S., Canadian, United Kingdom, Ireland, German, Australian, Netherlands, Norwegian, or South Korean shipping address to claim prize. Prize will be mailed only following Sponsor's receipt of the completed Affidavit of Eligibility and, except where and as prohibited, a Liability Release and Publicity Release, as well as verification of winner's eligibility. Allow until June 30, 2011 for delivery of prize.
- Winner Selection and Notification.
Each Contest Period’s winner will be determined and announced on or about fifteen (15) days following each Contest Period from all eligible entries received for the applicable Contest. The judging will be conducted by Sponsor or its designee, the judge of the Contest, whose decisions are final and binding. Potential winners will be notified on or about fifteen (15) days following the applicable Contest Period by an email sent to the email address specified in the entry and posted on the World Golf Tour website. If potential winner cannot be contacted at this email, is contacted and does not respond as directed within seven (7) days of attempted notification, refuses the prize is ineligible to accept the prize or does not otherwise comply with these Official Rules, the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Potential winner may be required to complete and sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and, except where and as prohibited, a Liability Release and a Publicity Release in the form provided by Sponsor, within seven (7) days of attempted notification in order to claim the prize. Potential winners may be required to show proof of identification within seven (7) days of attempted notification, or the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.
- General Terms and Conditions.
By entering the Contest, entrant accepts and agrees to abide by and be bound by the terms of these Official Rules, and assumes sole liability and accepts all risk of loss for injuries, including personal injuries and/or damage to property, caused or claimed to be caused by participating in this Contest or the acceptance, possession, shipping and handling, loss, use or misuse of, or travel to or from or in connection with the Contest or any prize awarded. Sponsor has the right to cancel, terminate or modify this Contest for any reason, including if it cannot be completed as planned due to computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures and to select winner from eligible entries received on or before the termination date. Sponsor is not responsible for any failure to contact entrants, whether due to technical or human error.
By entering this Contest, entrants grant to Sponsor a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, right and royalty-free license to use the entry, and, except where prohibited by law, entrant's first and/or last name, city and state/province of residence, photo(s), voice and/or likeness; in any and all media but solely in connection with this Contest. By entering this Contest, entrants agree (a) that Sponsor has the right to exploit and utilize entrant's first and/or last name, city and state/province of residence, photo(s), voice and/or likeness in any and all media but solely in connection with this Contest without any further attribution, notification or compensation to Entrant, except where prohibited; (b) to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges; and (c) to be contacted by Sponsor or its agents by telephone, mail or email regarding this Contest.
By entering the Contest, entrant releases and holds harmless Sponsor and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and the directors, officers, employees or agents of each from any and all liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light) arising out of or in connection with the Contest, the acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize, or arising out of or in connection with any travel to or from any Contest or prize related activity.
Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest but in no event attorneys' fees; and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
In the event that any provision of these Official Rules shall be unenforceable or invalid under any applicable law or be so held by applicable court decision, such unenforceability or invalidity shall not render these Official Rules unenforceable or invalid as a whole, and, in such event, such provision shall be changed and interpreted so as to best accomplish the objectives of such unenforceable or invalid provision within the limits of applicable law or applicable court decisions.
- Applicable Law.
The Contest is governed by the laws of the state of California applicable to contracts entered into by California residents and to be performed within such State without regard to its conflict of law provisions, with venue in San Francisco County, California.
- Winners list.
A list of Contest winners is available by sending a stamped, and self-addressed envelope marked to "Virtual Championship Closest-to-the-Hole Tournament” 180 Sansome Street 5th floor, San Francisco, CA 94104. Requests must be received within 30 days following the end of the Contest Period for which the Contest winner's list is requested.
This Contest is sponsored by World Golf Tour, Inc., 180 Sansome Street, 5th floor, San Francisco, CA 94104.
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