Golden Tee World Championship 2016 at Amusement Expo
Due to demand from both players and street operators, the Golden Tee World Championship tournament will return March 16-17, 2016. The live final event will take place in Las Vegas during the Amusement Expo.
The last championship spectacular was held in 2008 and since then, Incredible Technologies has redirected its focus on supporting tournaments run by national amusement operators and promoters. Now, with such vocal demand for a global competition, IT is once again organising a World Championship!
Beginning in October, virtual golfers can qualify for next year's big event by participating in IT's Daily Contest on Golden Tee 2016 machines. The qualifying period runs for three months, and players will be ranked using a point system based on their final standings in the Daily Contests.
The top 30 finishers, along with champions crowned by operator groups Power Events and Club Lucky, will go on to compete in head-to-head matches at the Amusement Expo finale. The prize pool is expected to total more than $60,000, with $10,000 of that going to first-place golfer.
"The popularity of the new Daily Contest format, introduced in Golden Tee LIVE 2015 last October, has afforded the perfect opportunity for the return of a high-profile event," said IT marketing vice-president Scott Morrison. "Qualifying in a format where players can keep playing to improve their scores is reminiscent of past events, as is holding the live event in conjunction with the industry trade show."
Full rules and prizes, qualifying leaderboards and more details of the final event will be available on the Golden Tee website.
"We encourage operators to alert their player bases of this exciting event," Morrison said. "We also hope that operators visit the IT booth during March's Amusement Expo and watch some amazing golf matches from some of Golden Tee's best."