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40th Anniversary Celebration!

The Rileys Best Ball Ladies Classic is the kickoff to the Calgary Ladies Golf Association season and is the longest running best ball tournament in North America.  It’s a great way to play different courses and meet new friends, all in the name of fun and fellowship. 


Here are some exciting changes to this year's event! 

Qualification and Ranking Procedure 

The lowest 48 teams qualify to play in the tournament with teams defined in 3 flights. In the past, to determine team rankings, all of the lower and half of the higher team index was taken to determine a combined handicap for each team.  This year, team rankings will be based only on the lower index of the two players as updated by Golf Canada on the day after the entry deadline.   



There will be a  random draw within each flight to determine home course advantage and opponents. This will be revealed at the opening cocktail party and will surely shake things up a bit adding excitement and fun! 



Because the draw reveal is not until May, match deadlines are pushed back (which will also give everyone a chance to get their games tuned up after the winter) as well as Championship Sunday now scheduled in July.  You will not want to miss the Finals where we will bring back past winners and have some special celebrations!  EVERYONE who qualifies for the tournament is invited, regardless of whether you play in to the Finals.  Championship matches will be  later in the afternoon so that everyone can play a golf game  in the morning then come out to watch your favourite groups compete for trophies. 

Celebration Schedule

March 22  Entry opening

April 22     Entry deadline 5:00pm

May 6       Opening Cocktail Reception Calgary Golf &CC 6:00pm   

June 9      Round 1 Deadline

July 1        Round 2 Deadline

July 14      Round 3 Deadline

July 21      Championship Sunday Canyon Meadows Golf &CC approx. start 1:30pm



Please direct questions to the Riley's co-chairs:

Jennifer Baerg and Cindy Beaudet

Participant Guidelines

Entry is open to all CLGA members and female club pros. Both players that register as a team must be from the same club and one must be an amateur. 

Handicap indexes submitted are updated at the entry deadline


Format Rules

Rileys is a four-ball match play competition. 48 teams using the formula described in the 40th anniversary memo will be separated into a championship, first and second flight. No strokes are given in the flighted match play. All teams are guaranteed two games in a double knock out series. A and B side finals in each flight are played and celebrated on Championship Sunday in July hosted at Canyon Meadows

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2023 Rileys Best Ball Champions

Championship Flight Runner Up - Danielle Sundquist & Lana Wong (sub for Niege Dunn)

First Flight Runner Up - Monika Jansen & Gaylene Donald

Second Flight Runner Up - Joanne Goulet & Diane Jones

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