JAWS World Cup 2023

WORLD CUP 2023

Its that time of the year and the beginning of a new JAWS World cup.

First of all a big thank you to Willi G the winning captain for 2022 for the ROW team and Pras S the captain for the Asia Team for managing the world cup in 2022

As we begin 2023 , returning to the fold as Asia Captain is Gaurav Shirke for Asia team and Tom Grace as ROW captain for 2023 , Simon Reynolds will be assisting Tom as the VC for ROW whilst Bobby C will be assisting Gaurav as the VC for ASIA

As in the year 2021 , there will be 4 rounds to the JAWS World Cup with 20 participants (male/ female at the discretion of the Captains ) for each side and played RYDER CUP STYLE

FOUR-BALL (ROUND 1- 20 players each side-10 matches) total points = 20, 2 points per win , 1 for draw , 0 for loss

In four-ball, each member of a two-man team plays his own ball, so four balls are in play on every hole.

Each team counts the lowest of its two scores on each hole, and the team whose player has the lowest score wins the hole.

If the low scores are tied, the hole is halved.

FOURSOMES (ROUND 2- 20 players each side-10 matches) total points = 20, 2 points per win , 1 for draw , 0 for loss )

In foursomes, each two-man team plays one ball per hole with the players taking turns until each hole is complete.

Players alternate hitting tee shots, with one leading off on odd-numbered holes, and the other hitting first on even-numbered holes.

The team with the low score on each hole wins that hole. If their scores are tied, the hole is halved.

FOUR-BALL (ROUND 3- 20 players each side-10 matches) total points = 20, 2 points per win , 1 for draw , 0 for loss

In four-ball, each member of a two-man team plays his own ball, so four balls are in play on every hole. Each team counts the lowest of its two scores on each hole, and the team whose player has the lowest score wins the hole. If the low scores are tied, the hole is halved.

SINGLES (ROUND 4 – 20 players each side-20 matches) total points = 40, 2 points per win , 1 for draw , 0 for loss

In singles, each match features one player from each team. The player with the lower score on each hole wins that hole. If their scores are tied, the hole is halved.

Total Points in 4 rounds available – 100 points , the first team to cross 50 points wins

Tentatively the dates and Venue for the JAWS World Cup 2023 are as below , final dates and venue to be advised by Captains by Feb 1st 2023.

To be a part of the 2023 team of ROW or ASIA please connect with the captains

Rest of the World

Captain Tom Grace + 6281310006602 / V.Captain Simon Reynolds +6287882094706

ASIA

Captain Gaurav Shirke + 919999659844 / V Captain Bobby C +6281213190190

LETS GO SHARKS

WORLD CUP 2022

Final Round – ‘Singles’: Cengkareng Golf Club, Friday 25th November

After two rounds of the Etihad JAWS World Cup 2022, Fourball in Round 1 and Foursomes in Round 2, Team ROW Captained by Willi G stood in a great position holding a strong lead of 20 pts – 4 pts.

It was now or never for the defending champions Team Asia captained by Pras, as he called in re-inforcements bringing in some very strong players to boast the team for the final round: Low handicappers like Fitrat Ameer, Imran Harun, Hitoshi Maryuyama and crafty MP player Taufik Boenardi, and the in form JAWS Interleague players like Bobby Cangkrama, Han Peng Cheng and Randy Albert.

Team ROW Captain wisely kept with his spine of strong players who have been so consistent and dependable throughout the year: David Moore, Fernando, Greg White and welcomed back Teaching Pro Jamie Whenman who would battle Team Asia’s lowest handicap player Gaurav Shirke. The match turned out to be a very close encounter as they matched each other blow for blow right the way to the 18th hole finishing AS, a real Dog Fight!

In the end the win was secured comfortably with the ROW spine and 2022 MVP’s: Willi G, Fernando, Greg White and David Moore all winning their singles matches along with Roger Finnie who impressively beat TEESET 2022 Matchplay Champion Hitoshi Matsuyama, well played Roger. The draw from Jamie and Jens bringing home the 12 points, on the day; 5 wins and 2 draws.

Hats off to the 2022 MVP’S from TEAM ROW: Willi G, Fernando Gaggino, David Moore and Greg White all of whom won all three of their matches in fourball, foursomes and singles bringing home maximum points for TEAM ROW in this years event.

A commendable final round and singles performance in round 3, and Captain Pras and Team Asia can hold there heads up high after their final round battling performance sharing equal points with TEAM ROW in Round 3.

Full Results of ALL SINGLES matches on the day:

Jamie vs Gaurav A/S

Nick vs Fitrat (W)

Roger (W) vs Hitoshi

Fernando (W) vs Imran 

Greg (W) vs Divya

David (W) vs Bobby

Neil vs Han Peng (W)

Jens vs Randy A/S

Willi (W) vs Jeremy

Max vs Pras (W)

Douglas vs Vijay (W)

Andrew vs Taufik B (W)

Round 3 – Singles

Team Asia – 12 points

Team ROW – 12 points

Overall Etihad JAWS World Cup 2022 Score:

Team Asia – 16 points

Team ROW – 32 points

Congratulations to Team Captain Willi Goldschimdt and TEAM ROW the ETIHAD JAWS WORLD CUP 2022 Winners!

In the end was great to see ROW and ASIA players staying for drinks and having fun! No blood was shed and any scares quickly healed, golf, friendship and sportsmanship clearly the winners!

WORLD CUP 2021

11 Months after the opening World Cup encounter at Sentul Highlands for the opening Singles Round, the 2021 Singgasana World Cup was concluded at Cengkareng Golf Club on Friday 28th January with 20 players from Team Asia up against 20 Rest of the World players in singles match-play.

Incredibly after the opening three rounds of Singles, Foursomes and Four-ball, the scores were locked at 40 points a piece with a total of 40 points up for grab over 20 singles games in the Final Round, with the first team over 61 points declared the winners. Here is a recap of the first three rounds as a refresher:

Round 1: Singles, Friday, February 5th at Sentul Highlands 

TEAM ASIA 20 PTS – 20 PTS TEAM REST OF THE WORLD

Round 2: Foursomes, Friday 9TH April at Emeralda Golf Club

TEAM ASIA 7 PTS – 13 PTS TEAM REST OF THE WORLD

Total Match Score after 2 Rounds: ASIA 27 – 33 ROW

Round 3: Fourball, Friday 6th August at Emeralda Golf Club

TEAM ASIA 13 PTS – 7 PTS TEAM REST OF THE WORLD

Total Match Score after 3 Rounds: ASIA 40 – 40 ROW

Round 4: Singles, Friday, January 28th at Cengkareng Golf Club

The original date for the Fourth Round and singles was back in November but due to the second wave and Delta Variant of Covid and numerous lockdowns, restricting Golf Courses to host large groups of players, both Teams agreed on a date late January, after the Asian Team Captain had returned from a home visit abroad and completed his quarantine.

The Final round also saw another change with a location move to: Cengkareng Golf Club a very popular Golf Course amongst Jakarta’s golfers providing an ideal layout and great course conditions for the final round battle.

A big shout out to both teams Captains and VC’s for gathering their troops in time for the match. Never easy with people commitments on and off the course these days and the looming pandemic.

A big shout out to our events main sponsor Singgasana Hotel’s & Resorts whose Jakarta, central property the Sultan has been used by many JAWS players during re-entry and quarantine stays after returning form abroad, keep It up!

As predicted the Final Round and singles games produced another tight encounter with TEAM ASIA getting over the line for 62 points to win, with 22 points over ROW’s 18 points, nonetheless it went down to the wire. With Asia winning 9/20 matches and drawing 4 matches to ROW’s 7 wins from 20.

In the end Team Asia were crowned the winners on cue with a beautiful sunset that was enjoyed by Team Asia on the Top Deck overlooking the 18th Green. Bragging rights obtained for 2021 bring on the this years edition!

Congratulations to the Winners!!!!:

  • TEAM ASIA with a TOTAL SCORE OF 62 pts – 58 pts over TEAM REST OF THE WORLD

Under the Guidance and Captain of Gaurav Shirke and VC Pras Sutowo. Well played Gents! Unlucky ROW Captain Willie Goldschimdt and VC Chris Lever its fair to say you are disadvantaged in some respects as TEAM ASIA are playing on home soil.

Stay tuned and get ready for selection by your chosen captains in 2022, rumour has it, the event will be restricted to 16 players per side for each round, and in order to complete the series quicker, the event will be competed over 3 rounds: Singles, Foursomes and Fourball. Can Team Asia retain the Cup that TEAM ROW will be so eager to win back!

Happy Golfing Sharks!

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