The International King’s Cup is a Team Match Play
competition currently played every year between an
Irish National team and an American National team.
Additional international teams will compete in the
Teams must advance from Local Qualifying and then
a final National Qualifier.
Each National Team is made up of 2 person teams in
two age Divisions with four Flights per Division. The
Senior Division is for players 55 years of age and
older. The Open Division is for players under 55. A
player 55 or older may play in the Open Division.
Each Division is made up of four flights based on
Team Index. Each flight is as follows. Championship
flight = 4.9 and under, A-flight = 5.0 to 9.9, B-flight
= 10.0 to 14.9, C-flight = 15.0 and above.
The format is a modified team match-play. Each
flight of each team plays every hole in that day’s
format. Day 1 is a best-ball format, Day 2 is modified
alternate shot, Day 3 is singles matches. Each hole is
worth 2 points. Winning a hole is worth 2-points, a
half is worth 1-point and a loss of a hole is worth 0-
At the end of each match each flight totals their
points. When all the flights have finished their
matches the total points from each flight are added
together to form an overall total for the team that
day. The team with the most overall total points after
the 3 days of competition wins the International
King’s Cup. In the event of a tie, the team currently
holding the Cup retains the Cup.