Roster Spots – Invitation Date — Invitations
All invitations for the following year’s Greenspan Cup shall be sent out on November 1. Captains shall invite players subject to the following order of priority:
1. Returning Greenspanners. For purposes of this rule, a “Returning Greenspanner” shall be anyone who either (a) paid the full amount for a spot the previous year, or (b) paid their $500 deposit in full prior to January 1 and received no refund. In both cases, it is irrelevant whether said person played the event.
2. Paying but Non-Returning Greenspanners. For purposes of this rule, a “Paying but Non-Returning Greenspanner” is someone who paid at least $250 of the initial deposit to play the previous year but, for whatever reason, did not play.
3. Half-Returning Greenspanners. For purposes of this rule, a “Half-Returning Greenspanner” is someone who played in the previous year’s event but, for whatever reason, did not pay the full amount.
4. Former Greenspanners. For purposes of this rule, a “Former Greenspanner” is someone who either (1) has played in at least one of the previous three years’ events and paid in total for their spot at least one of those years, or (2) has played in at least fifty percent of the total Cups played.
5. Wait-Listed Players. The wait list shall operate as follows:
a. Any person who had paid the full amount to play in a Greenspan Cup within the previous three years shall be listed at the top of his respective team wait list. In the event said player does not get invited to play for three years, he shall keep his spot at the top of the list. More recently-added players of this status, however, are entitled to jump to the top of the list. E.g., Player A paid for his spot in full in 2005. He did not play or pay in 2006; thus, he went to the top of the wait list. Player B pays in full for his spot in 2007 but decides not to play in 2008. in 2009, Player B is entitled to an invitation before Player A.
b. Any person who has played in a previous Greenspan Cup, regardless of how much he paid. For purposes of this rule, more recent players get higher priority. E.g., Player C plays in 2010 but does not pay for his spot. Player D plays in 2008 and pays the full amount. In 2014, player C is entitled to an invitation before Player D.
Beginning with the 2012 Cup, persons must have at least ten (10) scores posted on their GHIN cards in the previous twelve (12) calendar months to be eligible for an invitation.
For purposes of this section, a “Tenured Greenspanner” shall be someone who has either (1) played in at least seventy-five percent (75%) of all Greenspan Cups, or (2) played in four of the last five Greenspans. In either case, a person shall be deemed to have “played” so long as he played, regardless of whether he paid to play in those events. A tournament paid for, but not played in, shall not constitute a tournament “played” for purposes of this definition. A “Non-Tenured Greenspanner” shall be someone who has played in fewer than seventy-five percent of all Greenspan Cups.
1. In the event a Tenured Greenspanner opts out of event prior to the tournament, he shall have the right to recruit his replacement. Said Tenured Greenspanner and his replacement may work out payment amongst themselves. If the Tenured Greenspanner pays the full amount, he shall be entitled to Returning Greenspanner status. In the event said Tenured Greenspanner is not able to find a replacement within a reasonable time, the team captain shall find a replacement.
2. In the event a Non-Tenured Greenspanner opts out of the event prior to the tournament, he does not have the right to recruit his replacement. Instead, the team captain shall find a replacement.
Deposits and payments made for Greenspan Cups are non-refundable. In the event, however, that an invitee notifies his captain at least three months before the first day of the event that he will not be able to play, said player is entitled to a refunded provided his replacement is willing to pay the difference.
Last updated and approved by Executive Committee: December 6, 2010.