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January 12, 2023

CHOCOWINITY, NC — The #1 amateur golf tournament in the United States, Carl Spackler Open, began Phase 1 of its new Roster Acceptance process back on January 1. The Captains Club added registered golfers listed in Phase 1 of the Roster Worksheet. Rosters are built using familiar contribution until it reaches maximum tee time availability or the registration deadline.

"We are slowly building our roster for Chocowinity," said Chairman of the Captains Club Greg Long. "Unpaid registered golfers listed as 'pending' on the website have until the 21st of January to pay their $150 deposit. Golfers without a paid deposit will be 'unregistered' at the end of January."

There were 51 registrants granted a pending roster spot on January 1. Approximately half of registrants were already paid, in which automatically became official participants. Unpaid participants on January 31 will be unregistered.

"The Carl Spackler Open requires $150 deposits," says Captains Club Chief Financial Officer Rick Dosky. "Deposits for accepted participants are non-refundable and non-transferrable starting 5 months prior to each event."

Phase 1 includes Captain’s Club, Volunteers, Special Exemptions, Award Winners, Favorite Playing Partners and Roommates, Past Champions, Highest Contribution Grades, and Highest Attendance Grades.

A Roster Worksheet, which is a list of past participants, is provided during the registration process and the order in which we build each event roster. It will also published in the website notebook.

"Unregistered participants who missed the Phase 1 deadline are accepted at the beginning of Phase 2 if registered by January 31," says Captains Club member Matt Pritchard. "The same is true if registered before Phase 3."

The first phase occurs throughout January 2023. Each of the three phases has three administrative actions. (1) Start each month (or phase) by adding a group of registrants as pending participants with or without payment. (2) Process received payments. (3) Unregister unpaid participants at the end of each month (or phase).

"Pending participants with unpaid deposit are identified on the participants’ webpage," says Captains Club Dave Osborne. "The vast majority of registrants paid upon registration eliminating the need to manage the calendar."

The 2023 Carl Spackler Open is scheduled to be played in approximately 5 months in North Carolina. There are 76 to 84 golfers expected to participate in the 22nd annual event. The first set of participant options will begin during Phase 2 in February.