PING Canadian Junior MatchPlay Championship

July 2 - 5, 2019
(Kings Forest Golf Club - Hamilton, ON)

The PING Canadian Junior Match-Play Championship is one of the Canadian Junior Golf Associations "Major" Junior Championships and is the only Nationally run match-play championship for junior & bantam aged players.

For over 18 seasons the PING Canadian Junior Match-Play Championship has provided an opportunity for both Boys & Girls age 12-18 years of age to gain valuable experience in competitive match-play, a format that many of the worlds top amateur championships utilize.

Match-Play is the truest test of ones skills & mental capabilities on the golf course, as players not only need to compete against the golf course but go head-to-head against another competitor in a one-on-one competition that will put their course management skills to the ultimate test.

This Event is Ranked By:

  • WAGR
  • Junior Golf Scoreboard
  • GOLFTEC National Order of Merit
  • AJGA PBE (U19 Boys Division)

Tournament Format

Four-day event consisting of two days of stroke play and two days of match play.

  • Stroke play – Day 1 & 2
  • Match play – Day 3 & 4

Junior Boys (U19) - Top 16 advance to match-play
Bantam Boys (U15) - Top 16 advance to match-play
Junior Girls (U19) - Top 8 advance to match-play
Bantam Girls (U15) - Top 8 advance to Match-play

Number of players qualifying for match play may decrease based on tournament entries per division. Final number of match play seeds will be announced 14 days prior to the tournament.

Qualification Process

Juniors can earn exemptions into the PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship by the following methods:

  1. Winner or finalist of 2017 & 2018 PING Canadian Match Play Championship
  1. Placed 1st or 2nd (including ties) in any CJGA Junior Tour event during the 2019 season. (Prior to June 18, 2019)
  1. The top golfers from the previous Seasons Mizuno National Championship:
    1. Girls Division - Top 5 and ties
    2. Boys 14 & Under Division - Top 5 and ties
    3. Boys 15-19 division - Top 10 and ties
  1. Successful Championship Application players who have submitted an application will be placed on the waiting list and reviewed by the CJGA committee to be accepted.

Please note that in order to participate in CJGA Championship events, you must be a member and in good standing with the Canadian Junior Golf Association.


"I do like match play.  I like trying to match an opponent shot for shot.  It's a challenge.  And it's something different." (Retief Goosen)


"Chips get holed, shots get holed, and putts get holed, because there's that intense focus on trying to hole that shot. As opposed to stroke play which is so much more conservative." (Graeme McDowell on the difference between match play & stroke play!)


"Match play really exposes your character and how much of a will to win you have in your heart." (Johnny Miller)


About CJGA

No matter what your skill, there is a level for you in the CJGA’s 6-stage development program. The CJGA is an RCAAA (Registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Association) not-for-profit as designated by Revenue Canada (Registration Number 88873 8176 RR0001).

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