tournament rules

 

Introduction

Welcome to Golfstream Tournaments. These are the rules and regulations for Golfstream Tournaments. You can also find this information on site at each Golfstream Tournament. To review the onsite copy, please ask the Tournament Operator.

 

Location

Golfstream is hosting pay-to-play Golfstream Tournaments in Las Vegas, NV. Golfstream is registered with the Nevada Gaming Control Board as a tournament operator.  Golfstream will be hosting Golfstream Tournaments at its first location in the MGM Grand, within the Level Up Lounge, located between Hakkasan and the Race & Sports Book.

 

Acceptance of Rules

Please review the below Tournament Rules. If you choose to enter the Golfstream Tournaments, you will be agreeing by contract to the terms & conditions and rules set below. Please speak to a Tournament Operator if you have any questions/comments/concerns or email tournaments@playgolfstream.com

 

Dates and Times

Golfstream Tournaments will be held on a recurring basis over a period of 2 to 5 hours, depending on the size of the tournament and game being played. For specifics on the Tournament dates and times, please refer to the website: www.PlayGolfstream.com/Tournaments

 

Age Verification

You must be at least 21 years old with a verifiable form of government issued, photo identification in order to participate in a Golfstream Tournament. By participating in a Golfstream Tournament, you agree to provide, if requested, proof of age, such a valid driver’s license. If you do not have such identification available, or it is deemed to be expired or unacceptable by the venue or the Tournament Operator, you will be disqualified from the tournament.

 

Player Registration

Players are able to register for Golfstream Tournaments on site, at the Golfstream Suite at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV. Registration starts on the day of the tournament, beginning at least 1 hour before the tournament starts. Players are required to bring proof-of-age and payment (credit card or cash).

 

Player Availability

Players must remain in the general area of the tournament for the duration of the tournament in order to be called for their turn to play. Players must inform the Tournament Operators on site, before leaving, if they must leave for any reason, but it is the sole discretion of the Tournament Operator to allow or not allow for a delayed gameplay should the player not return prior to his or her name being called.  Subject to the foregoing, if a player’s name is called, and he or she does not answer within 2 minutes, the player will forfeit his or her turn and entry fee(s) and be disqualified from the tournament.

 

Media Release

In consideration of being allowed to participate, each player in a Golfstream Tournament hereby (a) grants to Golfstream Inc. and MGM Grand Hotel, LLC, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates, and their respective advertising and marketing agencies and representatives; the perpetual, non-exclusive, and irrevocable license and permission, without payment of any royalty or any other consideration, to use, copy, distribute, publicly display, exhibit, edit, alter, create derivative works based on, publish, and use in any lawful commercial or non-commercial manner; his or her name, voice and likeness including, but not limited to, in or through photographs, video recordings and/or electronic images and including, but not limited to, in any and all of their publications, including website entries (collectively, the “Materials”), (b) understands and agrees that such Materials will become the property of such organization(s) using them and will not be returned, (c) waives the right to inspect or approve any such Materials, and (d) holds harmless and forever releases and discharges all such organizations from all claims, demands, and causes of action which such player, and/or his or her heirs, representatives, executors, administrators, beneficiaries, or any other persons acting on his or her behalf or on behalf of his or her estate, has or may at any time have by reason of this authorization.

 

Terms & Conditions

Players agree to the following terms and conditions as stipulations for gameplay. If a player is found to be in violation of any of the below items, then he or she is immediately disqualified from the game and forfeits his or her entry fee:

  1. All payments of entry fees are non-refundable.
  2. The Tournament Operator is the authority for the outcome of the actions, games and tournaments, and subject to this paragraph, its decisions are final and binding.  Any unresolved dispute arising as a result of the decision of the Tournament Operator will, as applicable, be resolved pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes 463.361 - 463.366 and Nevada Gaming Commission Regulation 7A.
  3. Employees and/or relatives of Golfstream or MGM Resorts International®, their subsidiaries, affiliates, or advertising agencies or representatives, are ineligible to participate in the Golfstream Tournaments.
  4. Tournament Operator reserves the right to cancel or change a Golfstream Tournament at its sole discretion and without prior notice.
  5. Failure to adhere to these Golfstream Tournament rules or any Golfstream Tournament procedures or policies may result in disqualification.
  6. Players agree to avoid collusion or the appearance of collusion with other players.
  7. Players agree not to conduct or appear to conduct illegal activities, including, but not limited to, fraud.
  8. No side-bets (whether for cash or anything else of value) are allowed to be made in connection with a Golfstream Tournament (whether by, or between, players, spectators and/or others), and the discovery of any such side-bets will result in the immediate ejection of the person(s) involved (and, with regard to any player(s) involved, disqualification and the forfeiture of entry fees as provided for above).
  9. Players agree to conduct themselves in a proper manner, treating the Tournament Operators, Caddies, fans and other players with respect and avoiding real or implied threats, bullying or perceived negative behavior.
  10. The Tournament operator will maintain records of the tournaments, including type, date, number of entries, amount and/or value of entry fees, total prize pool and the amount and/or value of each winning category.  These records will be available for review by registered players after the event and upon request. 

 

Rules for Tournament Type: Putting Challenge

  • All players pay an entry fee to start.
  • All players pay an additional tournament management fee to the Tournament Operator, which is a fixed fee.
  • Each player fills in the Player Signup and Payout Form with his or her contact information.
  • The Tournament Operator closes the tournament entries after all available slots are filled or the tournament start time has been reached.
  • The Tournament Operator announces the number of players in the tournament and the fixed prize payouts for each prized finishing position.
  • The Tournament Operator calls out each player, who has 2 minutes to report to the Golfstream Suite for their turn.
  • Round 1: Each player plays the “Around the World” game at Golfstream, which is a 30 second putting challenge. Each player’s score is kept, including the time their last putt reached the hole or stopped rolling.
  • Advancing to Round 2: The top 4 scores from Round 1 advance to Round 2. In the case of ties, the player with the most time left on the clock in the previous round advances. In the case of a tie on timing, there is a coin-flip.
  • Round 2 / Semi-Finals: The 4 remaining players are paired into two brackets, with the highest scoring player playing the lowest scoring player. The same tie-breaking procedure as listed above is applicable.
  • Semi-Final #1: The top finisher plays “Around the World”, then the 4th place finisher in Round 1 players “Around the World”. The higher score advances to the finals. The same tie-breaking procedure as listed above is applicable.
  • Semi-Final #2: The 2nd place finisher plays “Around the World”, then the 3rd place finisher in Round 1 plays “Around the World”. The higher score advances to the finals. The same tie-breaking procedure as listed above is applicable.
  • Finals: The top finisher from the Semi-Finals plays “Around the World”, then the other finalist plays “Around the World”. The higher score is declared the winner. If there is a tie, the contest between the two finalists is run again, with the starting position switched to the second place finisher in the semi-finals. If there is another tie, the same tie-breaking procedure as listed above is applicable.
  • Once the order of finishing is decided, the Tournament Operator announces the winner and payouts.
  • The Tournament Operator pays the winners their prize.
  • Winners fill out the Player Signup and Payout Form, acknowledging receipt of their winnings.

 

Rules for Tournament Type: Closest to the Pin

  • All players pay an entry fee to start.
  • All players pay an additional tournament management fee to the Tournament Operator, which is a fixed fee.
  • Each player fills in the Player Signup and Payout Form with his or her contact information.
  • The Tournament Operator closes the tournament entries after all available slots are filled or the tournament start time has been reached.
  • The Tournament Operator announces the number of players in the tournament and the fixed prize payouts for each prized finishing position.
  • The Tournament Operator calls out each player, who has 2 minutes to report to the Golfstream Suite for their turn.
  • Round 1: Each player plays the “Closest to the Pine” game at Golfstream, which allows for 3 shots on a specific hole on the VR golf simulator (the same hole for all players). The lowest distance from the hole of the ball is the score for the player, as long as the ball is on the green surface (fringe and surrounding does not count).
  • Advancing to Round 2: The top 4 scores from Round 1 advance to Round 2. In the case of ties, each player is allowed one shot, and the closer result advances. If there is another tie, there is a coin-flip to determine who advances.
  • Round 2 / Semi-Finals: The 4 remaining players are paired into two brackets, with the best scoring player playing the worst scoring player. The same tie-breaking procedure as listed above is applicable.
  • Semi-Final #1: The top finisher plays “Closest to the Pin”, then the 4th place finisher in Round 1 players “Closest to the Pin”. The best score advances to the finals. The same tie-breaking procedure as listed above is applicable.
  • Semi-Final #2: The 2nd place finisher plays “Closest to the Pine”, then the 3rd place finisher in Round 1 plays “Closest to the Pin”. The best score advances to the finals. The same tie-breaking procedure as listed above is applicable.
  • Finals: The top finisher from the Semi-Finals plays “Closest to the Pin”, then other finalist plays “Around the World”. The best score is declared the winner. If there is a tie, the contest between the two finalists is run again, with the starting position switched to the second place finisher in the semi-finals. If there is another tie, the same tie-breaking procedure as listed above is applicable.
  • Once the order of finishing is decided, the Tournament Operator announces the winner and payouts.
  • The Tournament Operator pays the winners their prize.
  • Winners fill out the Player Signup and Payout Form, acknowledging receipt of their winnings.

 

Rules for Tournament Type: Longest Drive

  • All players pay an entry fee to start.
  • All players pay an additional tournament management fee to the tournament operator, which is a fixed fee.
  • Each player fills in the Player Signup and Payout Form with his or her contact information.
  • The Tournament Operator closes the tournament entries after all available slots are filled or the tournament start time has been reached.
  • The Tournament Operator announces the number of players in the tournament and the fixed prize payouts for each prized finishing position.
  • The Tournament Operator calls out each player, who has 2 minutes to report to the Golfstream Suite for their turn.
  • Round 1: Each player plays the “Longest Drive” game at Golfstream, which allows for 3 drives on the generic driving range on the VR golf simulator (the same driving range for all players). The longest distance from the hole of the ball is the score for the player, as long as the ball is on the expansive fairway (not the rough or different colored surface).
  • Advancing to Round 2: The top 4 scores from Round 1 advance to Round 2.  In the case of ties, each player is allowed one shot, and the longer drive advances. If there is another tie, there is a coin-flip to determine who advances.
  • Round 2 / Semi-Finals: The 4 remaining players are paired into two brackets, with the highest scoring player playing the lowest scoring player. The same tie-breaking procedure as listed above is applicable.
  • Semi-Final #1: The top finisher plays “Longest Drive”, then the 4th place finisher in Round 1 players “Longest Drive”. The higher score advances to the finals. The same tie-breaking procedure as listed above is applicable.
  • Semi-Final #2: The 2nd place finisher plays “Around the World”, then the 3rd place finisher in Round 1 plays “Longest Drive”. The higher score advances to the finals. The same tie-breaking procedure as listed above is applicable.
  • Finals: The top finisher from the Semi-Finals plays “Longest Drive”, then other finalist plays “Longest Drive”. The higher score is declared the winner. If there is a tie, the contest between the two finalists is run again, with the starting position switched to the second place finisher in the semi-finals. If there is another tie, the same tie-breaking procedure as listed above is applicable.
  • Once the order of finishing is decided, the Tournament Operator announces the winner and payouts.
  • The Tournament Operator pays the winners their prize.
  • Winners fill out the Player Signup and Payout Form, acknowledging receipt of their winnings.