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Ice-GolfProfessional players, hardy amateurs and golf enthusiasts from around the world of golf are welcome to take part in the Baikal Prize Open-2014 Tournament on Ice Golf next spring - on the weekend of 22-23 March, 2014

Siberias only ice golf tournament - Baikal Prize Open-2014- is played in accordance with "All-Russia Rules on Golf Competitions (http://www.rusgolf.ru/ruls text.pdf/ ) , the Rules of Golf as approved by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and the local Baikal Ice Golf Tournament Rules approved by the Baikal Prize -2014 Ice Golf Tournament Organizing Committee.

The Baikal Prize Open-2014 Organizing Committee includes Golf Association of Irkutsk Golf on iceRegion, Irkutsk Regional Committee for Physical Culture, Sports & Tourism, and Absolute Siberia Events & Expeditions Bureau.



Admitted to participate are golfers from any part of the world who possess professional or amateur status according to the Rules of Golf approved by St.Andrew Club, have valid registration card or having no any alike. No age restrictions; the Player must be moderately fit and healthy enough for ice golfing.

Notes from Absolute Siberia Events & Expeditions Bureau
Ice golfing thanks to personal enthusiasm and efforts of Mr.Yury N. Milvit , the President of Irkutsk Regional Golf Association and head of the Chanchur Outfitter Company, has been already 5 years catching on in the ice-covered area of Lake Baikal (Russia) the worlds deepest, largest and oldest lake.
Baikal. Winter.Baikal Prize Open. Playing golf on the Lake Baikal.The Baikal Prize Open Ice Golf Tournament is far from being extreme one. Cause winter on Lake Baikal is not at all severe as most foreigners perceive: from the middle of March and on theres plenty of sunshine and nearly no wind allowing people to enjoy the end of winter even getting sunburn especially, when you are on the ice of Lake Baikal which effectively reflects the sun rays Spring is already in the air, on some days the temperature is above zero Centigrade, but the transparent 1.5 meter thick ice on Lake Baikal melts away only in May thus extending the opportunities for great ice golfing amidst some of the best weather and landscape conditions in the world and on-of-a-kind natural environment of the Great BAIKAL... Moreover, at the place of golf course and at least 100 miles away theres no any threat of attack from any bears or wolvesJ
Well, give your best shot in winter/spring on the golf course of ice-frozen Great Lake Baikal!

Format of the Baikal Prize Open-2014 ( click)

The Baikal Prize Open-2014 Ice Golf Tournament is played over 9-18 holes stroke play over 2 days to determine absolute winner, the winners and prize winners (female and male).

Dates and place of holding

The Baikal Ice Golf Cup Tournament is held in the town of Listvyanka, Lake Baikal, on 22-23th of March, 2014.


The Organizing Committee of the Baikal Ice Golf Cup selects the Referee team supervised by the Head Referee who is in charge of taking final decisions onBailkal disputes and arguments in the course of the tournament. Claims and/or complaints are accepted by the Referee Team in written form not later than 30 minutes after completion of a round.




Terms of Play on Ice Course
The Organizing Committee of the Baikal Ice Golf Tournament Baikal Golfrequires that players comply with an anti-doping policy. Before the play and during it Player is allowed to take only that medicine which is prescribed by the doctor and it is evidently seen from the prescriptions that such a medicine is vital for that player in order to continue required medical treatment.
The players on the ice golf course are allowed to wear winter footwear with spikes.



Golf &IcePlayers are not allowed to leave the course during the play unless such a need to leave the course is caused by the players sudden health problems or due to other unforeseen, force-major reasons. In appearance of the need to leave the course the player is requested to immediately inform the referee about such a necessity; once the player fails to inform the referee about it in proper way, such player will not be allowed to continue the play.
During a stipulated round, the use of a mobile phone is regarded as a serious breach of etiquette for which the penalty may be disqualification.

The Ball

The players are allowed to use only those balls of red, orange or yellow color included in the list of approved balls by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews.

Pace of the Play  
Tournament Golf
The player must play in accordance with Rules of Golf (see Note 2 to Rule 6-7) and the Local Pace of Play Guidelines established by the Organizing Committee and controlled by the Referees Team of the Baikal Prize Open Ice Golf Tournament. Maximum periods of time allowed to complete a round is determined by the Referees Committee of the Baikal Ice Golf Tournament which duly informs about that all the tournaments participants upon registration.
To prevent slow play and for the breach of the Pace of the Play Rules the penalties are applied as follows:  
First offence the player is given a notice; 
Second offence- One stroke;
Third offence Disqualification.


Red tee Ladies. Yellow tee Men.
Length of Baikal Prize Open Tournaments Ice Course shall be up to 3777 meters. The course shall meet the standards for holding official amateur or professional level ice golf tournaments.

Time of Starting

The player must start at the time established by the Committee in the Time of Starting Protocol which determines ones starting point and time. The Player must arrive at his starting tee-hole not later than 5 minutes before the starting time, and declare his readiness to play. Penalty for lateness beyond five minutes is disqualification irrespective of the reasons of such a late arrival.

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In the event of a tie for the Absolute Winner of the Tournament a sudden-death play-off will be conducted immediately to determine the winner. The play off holes will be decided by the Tournament Head Referee.   All other ties will be decided by a count-back. The winner will be the player having the lowest gross score over the last 9 holes and etc. If a tie still arises, the scores of the immediate previous round will be applied. If a winner is still not determined after the score of the first round is applied, the result will be decided by the open draw. The draw results shall be final, and no claims or complaints shall be accepted.

Absolute winner of the 9-th Baikal Prize Open Tournament on Ice Golf is awarded with the Title of the Absolute Baikal Ice Golf Prize Winner-2013 and the Baikal Prize-2013 Cup and Absolute Winner Medal.
PrizeThe female and male winners and 2-nd and 3-rd place prize winners shall be awarded special diplomas of the Tournament Winners and the Winner Medals.
A number of other testimonial awards such as the Cup and medals of Winteriada Baikal International Nordic Games Festival and special Cup from Absolute Siberia for notable performances during the plays of the Tournament shall be awarded to the Tournaments participants on suggestion of the Referees Team and by the decision of the Organizing Committee of the Tournament.

The Award Ceremony will take place on the ice of Lake Baikal and be followed by Reception Dinner on behalf of the Baikal Open Prize-2013 Ice Golf Tournament Organizing Committee.
The Tournament Committee reserves the right to amend the above Tournaments conditions.


The group of ice-golf players on the lake Baikal.


Schedule of Activities of the Baikal Prize Open-2014 Ice Golf Tournament







Copiright MilvitO 2009