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2019 VIRTUAL U.S. AMATEUR TOURNAMENT

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The 2019 VIRTUAL U.S. AMATEUR TOURNAMENT event consists of a two-phase (qualifying round and four-round bracket tournament) skill-based contest. In the skill-based contest, entrants compete for the best scores in a qualifying stroke play tournament round between August 1st, 2019 and August 18th, 2019, and the 64 top scoring eligible entrants in the qualifying round will be automatically entered into one of four 16-player bracket tournaments between August 22nd (Round 1) through August 25th (Round 4). Players that qualified for the Bracket portion of the event must win their match to compete in the subsequent round. The combined 2019 VIRTUAL U.S. AMATEUR TOURNAMENT event is referred to herein as the "Promotion."

 

1. Sponsor/Promoter.

This Contest is sponsored by World Golf Tour, Inc., 100 California St., Suite 650, San Francisco, CA 94111

For the avoidance of doubt, Apple Inc., Google Inc., and Amazon Inc., are not sponsors of, or in any way involved in, any Competitions.

2. Eligibility.

Participation in the Contest 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, Germany, Australia, Norway, Ireland, The Netherlands, 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. Only players who reside in countries eligible to win prizes will be entered into the bracket tournament.

Employees, officers, and directors of World Golf Tour, Inc. ("Sponsor"), and each of their affiliated entities, parent, subsidiaries, advertising, promotional agencies, legal advisors, their immediate family members and persons living in their same household with each, are not eligible to enter or win prizes in the Promotion. Void where restricted, taxed or prohibited by law.

3. How To Enter.

To enter the 2019 VIRTUAL U.S. AMATEUR TOURNAMENT ("Promotion") you must do the following:

  1. Step One.  Have a valid registered World Golf Tour account (free); and
  2. Step Two.  Contest Qualifying Round Entry: Log in to the website at www.WGT.com between 12:00am Pacific Time (in other words, California Time) ("PT") August 1st, 2019 and 11:00 pm PT August 18th, 2019, agree to the terms and condition of these Official Rules, and play and complete the designated 18-hole stroke play game (the "Qualifier") between 12:00am PT August 1st, 2019 and 12:00 am PT August 18th, 2019 (the "Qualification Period") and you will automatically be entered into the Qualifier. No Credits will be deducted from your World Golf Tour account to enter the Qualifier. You may play the game as many times as you wish during the Qualification Period, however, only the lowest final score received by you during the Qualification Period will be recorded as your entry for the Qualifier round of the Contest.
  3. Step Three.  Championship Bracket Entry: The top scoring 64 players in the Qualifier round (the "Championship Players") will be eligible to compete in the Bracket rounds of the Championship (the "Championships") to determine the winner of the Contest. If you receive one of the best 64 scores in the Qualifier round to qualify for the Championship Bracket and are eligible to win prizes based on your country of residence, you may play Round 1 of the Championship Bracket by logging in to the website at www.WGT.com or between 12:00 am PT August 22nd, 2019 and 11:00 pm PT August 22nd, 2019("Round 1"), and playing and completing the 18-hole stroke play game between 12:00 am PT August 22nd, 2019 and 11:59 pm PT August 22nd, 2019. If you win your Round 1 match, you may play Round 2 of the Championship Bracket by logging in to the website at www.WGT.com or between 12:00 am PT August 23rd, 2019 and 11:59 pm PT August 23rd, 2019 ("Round 2"), and playing and completing the 18-hole stroke play game between 1:00 am PT August 23rd, 2019 and 11:59 pm PT August 23rd, 2019. If you win your Round 2 match, you may play Round 3 of the Championship Bracket by logging in to the website at www.WGT.com between 12:00 am PT August 24th 2019 and 11:59 pm PT August 24th, 2019 ("Round 3"), and playing and completing the 18-hole stroke play game between 12:00 am PT August 24th, 2019 and 11:59 pm PT August 24th, 2019. If your win your Round 3 match, you may play Round 4 of the Championship Bracket by logging in to the website at www.WGT.com between 12:00 am PT August 25th, 2019 and 11:59 pm PT August 25th, 2019 ("Round 4"), and playing and completing the 18-hole stroke play game between 12:00 am PT August 25th, 2019 and 11:59 pm PT August 25th, 2019.

No Credits will be deducted from your World Golf Tour account to enter the Championships. You may play each of the Championship rounds only once, and the score received by you will be recorded as your entry for the Championship round of the Contest. You must be available to play a Championship Game during the Championship Period. If you are unable to do so and/or do not play and enter a score during the Championship Period, your bracket match will be forfeited and you will be disqualified from the Contest and ineligible to win the Contest prize. Players who do not play all Championship bracket matches will be disqualified.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ENTRANTS: ENTRANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING THE ENTRY PERIOD TIMES IN THEIR RESPECTIVE TIME ZONES.

 

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.

4. Game Description.

The 2019 VIRTUAL U.S. AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP Contest is a 90-hole stroke play contest.

 

Qualifier.  The entrants will be given eighteen holes throughout the golf course, and are challenged to get the ball into the cup for each hole in the fewest strokes. The number of stokes taken to get the ball into each cup, plus any penalties, will be recorded for each entrant. When entrant completes all eighteen designated holes in the Qualifier round, the number of strokes plus penalties are totaled and comprise the entrant's score in that Game. The lowest final score received by you for a Game during the Qualification Period will be recorded as your entry for the Qualifier. The lowest scoring 64 eligible entrants (the "Qualifying Entrants") will advance to the Championship Bracket rounds provided the entrant is eligible to win prizes based on the country of residence. If any Qualifying Entrant(s) are not eligible to win a prize, the prize(s) for such entrants will be awarded to the entrant(s) eligible to win a prize with the next lowest score(s).

Championships.  The Qualifying Entrants will advance to the Championship Brackets rounds where they will play eighteen holes throughout the golf course in each of four rounds, and are challenged to get the ball into the cup for each hole in the fewest strokes. There will be four 16-player brackets setup. Each player will be matched up against another player based and the player who posts the lower round score will be the winner of the match, and will continue on to the next round. The loser of the match will not be able to continue the bracket portion of the Championship. The number of strokes taken to get the ball into each cup, plus any penalties, will be recorded for each entrant. When entrant completes all 18 holes in the round, the number of strokes plus penalties are totaled and comprise the entrant's final score (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).

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.

Live Event.  The eventual winner of each 16-player bracket will be considered the bracket champion. The four bracket champions will then be seeded to play two semi-final match play games, with the winners continuing on to a championship 18-hole Match Play game. The semi-finals and championship will be played live and in-person at the Topgolf Las Vegas venue on September 21st, 2019, using the Web version of WGT on Sponsor-provided computers. If any player is unable or unwilling to attend the live event then their prize will be forfeited and the next highest player from that bracket will be invited instead.

5. Prize.

QUALIFIER PRIZE:  The best 64 scores in the Qualifier tournament will each be awarded 2,000 WGT Credits at the conclusion of the Virtual U.S. Amateur Qualifier, and will be entered into the Virtual U.S. Amateur Bracket Championships as long as they are eligible to win prizes based on their country of residence. Only players who reside in countries eligible to win prizes will be awarded WGT Credits and entered into the bracket tournament.

BRACKET PRIZES:  The final two players in each bracket will both be awarded WGT credits at the conclusion of the Bracket tournament. The winner of each bracket will win 3,000 credits and the runner-up will win 2,000 credits. Bracket winners must accept and participate in the live championship in order to claim the credit prize.

The winner of each bracket will win an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas, Nevada to play in the Virtual U.S. Amateur Championship live event at Topgolf Las Vegas.

There are four Bracket Winner prizes. Each winner will receive one Virtual U.S. Amateur 2019 Bracket Winner Prize comprised of round trip economy/coach airfare for one person from a major commercial airport near winner's residence to Las Vegas, NV at Sponsor's discretion (maximum value USD $1,500) on an airline to be chosen by Sponsor at its sole discretion, 3 days/2 nights accommodations for winner (one double occupancy room, at Sponsor's discretion, from September 20-22, 2019), at the MGM Signature Las Vegas (maximum value USD $200 per night), ground transportation between destination airport, hotel and Topgolf Las Vegas (maximum value USD $300).   Total approximate retail value ("ARV") USD $2,200). Actual value of prize trip may vary depending on winner's residence and seasonal rates. Odds of winning the Contest depends on the relative skill of all players in the contest.

CHAMPIONSHIP PRIZES:  The winner of the Virtual U.S. Amateur Championship match to be played live at the Topgolf Las Vegas venue will win a custom Virtual U.S. Amateur trophy, a one-thousand dollar (USD$1000) Ralph Lauren gift card, a five-hundred dollar (USD$500) Maui Jim gift card, a choice between two tickets for the 2020 U.S. Open or 2020 U.S. Amateur golf tournaments, and a Phigolf WGT Edition. The winner will also receive automatic entry into the Virtual U.S. Open Championship rounds in the 2020 Virtual U.S. Open played on WGT.

The player coming in 2nd place in the Virtual U.S. Amateur Championship will win a $500 American Express gift card. and a Phigolf WGT Edition.

The players coming in 3rd and 4th place in the Virtual U.S. Amateur Championship will each win a Phigolf WGT Edition.

Travel, accommodations, conditions and limitations may apply and may include, without limitation, seasonal restrictions, scheduling restrictions or changes, and time-based restrictions (e.g., expiration dates). Travel arrangements are subject to availability. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotels, golf courses or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations necessitated by same. Sponsor shall not be liable for any loss or damage to baggage.

Except as otherwise explicitly stated above, Contest winner is responsible for transportation to and from any prize related events or destinations, any incidentals, including, without limitation: meals, telephone calls, facsimile charges, Internet charges, spa/beauty salon services, laundry, tours/excursions, gift shop purchases, hotel processing fees, and any other expenses not mentioned in these Official Rules, which are the sole responsibility of the winner and guest. Any extra nights' stay and any additional costs associated with an extended stay are the sole responsibility of winner and guest. Additional restrictions may apply. Winner must hold valid documentation including any necessary passport for travel, and each is responsible for his or her own insurance arrangements.

Flight and accommodations will be chosen at the sole discretion of the Topgolf and booked by Sponsor. If winner is unable to travel September 20-22, 2019, prize will be forfeited in its entirety. Airline tickets and accommodations may not be used separately and are subject to availability and certain restrictions, so Sponsor cannot guarantee prize will be available on the exact dates specified. If for any reason any portion of the prize is delayed, cancelled or postponed, or becomes unavailable, Sponsor reserves the right, but is not obligated, to cancel or modify the Contest in its discretion and award a substitute prize of approximately equal or greater value.

6. Winner Selection and Notification.

CONTEST WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION.  Winner of the Contest will be determined on or about August 26th, 2019. The judging will be conducted by Sponsor or its designee, the judge of the Contest, whose decisions are final and binding. Potential Contest winner will be notified on or about September 1st, 2018 by an email sent to the email address specified in the Contest entry and posted on the World Golf Tour website. If potential Contest winner cannot be contacted at this email, is contacted and does not respond as directed within three (3) 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. 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 three (3) 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 three (3) days of attempted notification in order to claim the prize. Potential winners may be required to show proof of identification within three (3) days of attempted notification, or the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.

Potential Contest 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 three (3) days of attempted notification in order to claim the prize. Potential Contest winner may be required to show proof of identification within three (3) days of attempted notification, or the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.

7. General Terms.

By entering the Promotion, 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 Promotion or the acceptance, possession, shipping and handling, loss, use or misuse of, or travel to or from or in connection with the Promotion or any prize awarded. Sponsor has the right to cancel, terminate or modify this Promotion 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 Promotion, 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 Promotion. By entering this Promotion, entrants agree (a) that Sponsor have 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 Promotion 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 Promotion.

By entering the Promotion, entrant releases and holds harmless the Sponsor, and the 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 Promotion, the acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize, or arising out of or in connection with any travel to or from any Promotion 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 Promotion 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.

Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsor's security and privacy policy available at www.WGT.com.

8. 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.

9. Winners list.

A list of Promotion winners is available by sending a stamped and self-addressed envelope marked to "2019 Virtual U.S. Amateur," 100 California St., Suite 650, San Francisco, CA, 94111. Requests must be received by September 30, 2019.

 

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