The Canadian Quadrangular
Sunday 27th September –
Friday 2nd October 2020
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
The Quadrangular Match will involve teams from the Ontario Bar, the Paris Bar, the Scottish Solicitors and the LSGC and take place at Cabot Links Resort, Nova Scotia from Tuesday 29 September to Thursday 1 October, with a practice day on Monday 28 September.
Competitors are very welcome to bring non-playing family members and other guests.
Cabot Links Resort has two extremely well regarded courses, with Cabot Cliffs at no.9 in the Golf Digest list of the world’s 100 best courses and Cabot Links at no. 43. The resort lies on the north shore of the Cape Breton peninsula and is a three hour drive from Halifax International Airport.
If you are interested in taking part, please read the information sheet and complete the questionnaire which accompanies this notice and return it without delay to Philip Heyes, the match manager, at email@example.com. Philip can also answer any questions you may have.
Although the match is almost a year away and you will not be committing yourself financially by expressing your interest, Cabot Links is an extremely popular resort and the accommodation has to be reserved well in advance. So please do not delay in expressing your interest.
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TIMETABLE OF EVENTS
Sunday 27 September
Teams arrive at the Cabot Links Resort
18.00 Welcoming cocktails and canapes courtesy of the Ontario Bar
Dinner at the resort.
Monday 28 September
Practice round on one or both courses, as you wish
Local sightseeing for non-participants
Tuesday 29 September – Thursday 1 October
After each day’s competition there will be a dinner locally and on the Thursday night
a closing dinner in the resort itself.
There will be the opportunity daily for excursions or casual golf for non-participants
Friday 2 October
You are free to depart
ACCOMMODATION IN RESORT
There is accommodation available both in the main lodge building and in villas/cottages in the grounds of the resort. The villas are suitable for groups of 4 or 8 people. If people are interested in sharing a villa, please indicate this on the questionnaire.
Cabot Double – two double beds, shower
Cabot King – one king size bed, shower
Deluxe Double – two double beds, shower and separate bathtub
Deluxe King – one king size bed, shower and separate bathtub
Deluxe King with balcony
The villas have a living room, kitchen and either two or four bedrooms, each with its own bathroom (although some are not ensuite). Each bedroom has a king size bed.
COSTS (Canadian dollars) per night per room
Cabot Double $230
Cabot King $235
Deluxe Double $240
Deluxe King $255
Deluxe King, Balcony $280
2-bedroom villa $600
4-bedroom villa $1200
The rates are exclusive of sales tax at 15% and a provincial marketing levy at 2%. Accordingly, the total cost of a Cabot Double for 5 nights would be $1345.50, which at current exchange rates equates to £826.
$120 for first round and $60 for second round on same day, plus sales tax at 15%.
NB. Golf buggies are only available to those “who are physically unable to walk the entire course”. A so-called medical cart costs $70 per person, plus 15% tax, against production of a medical note.
For those who do not want to use a golf trolley or would like a caddy, caddies are available at rates between $50 to $70 per round, excluding tip.
FOOD AND DRINK
Apart from the welcome drinks on the Sunday, all food and drink costs will be for each team to pay and divide between themselves.
There are direct flights from the UK to Halifax, Nova Scotia, from where it is a three hour journey by car to the resort. It is also possible to fly to Sydney, Nova Scotia, but not directly, from where it is a two hour journey.
You have the choice of renting your own vehicle on arrival or, if arriving at Halifax, being driven by one of the Ontario Bar team who have offered to rent a large vehicle and split the cost with the passengers.
The resort does offer a shuttle service, based on 11 people sharing the bus.
Without a full bus, this would be a very expensive option.