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R&A confirms revised 2021 championship schedule

The R&A has announced a revised schedule for its amateur championships and international matches in 2021.

The R&A Men’s Home Internationals, being staged by the St Andrews-based governing body for the first time, will be played from 14-16 April at Royal Dornoch to assist with Great Britain and Ireland’s preparations for the Walker Cup match against the U.S. in May.

A consolidated series of home international matches for boys and girls, women, senior men and women will take place at one venue for the first time with Woodhall Spa hosting the matches from 4-6 August.

The senior amateur championships for men and women will now take place at Ganton from 6-9 July and Ashridge from 7-9 July, respectively.

The rearranged Curtis Cup match between Great Britain & Ireland and the U.S. is scheduled to take place at Conwy in Wales from 26-28 August.

The Women’s Amateur Latin America presented by the R&A and the ANNIKA Foundation will be played for the first time in November when the top women’s amateur golfers in the region compete at Pilar Golf in Argentina.

Phil Anderton, Chief Development Officer at the R&A, said, “We have considered a range of factors in revising our schedule of amateur championships and international matches and are grateful to all of the venues for their support and understanding to allow us to make these changes.

“We are hopeful that we will be able to stage these events as planned but we recognize that the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic still remains uncertain and will adapt our plans in line with the guidance provided by governments and our medical advisers.”

2021 R&A Amateur Championships and International Matches:




R&A Men’s Home Internationals

Royal Dornoch

14-16 April

R&A Girls’ U16 Amateur Championship


23-25 April

The Walker Cup

Seminole, USA

8 and 9 May

The Women’s Amateur Championship

Kilmarnock (Barassie)

7-12 June

The Amateur Championship

Nairn and Nairn Dunbar

14-19 June

The Vagliano Trophy and Junior Vagliano Trophy

Lausanne, Switzerland

25 and 26 June

R&A Senior Amateur Championship


6-9 July

R&A Women’s Senior Amateur Championship


7-9 July

R&A Home Internationals
(Boys and Girls, Women, Senior Men and Women) 

Woodhall Spa

4-6 August

R&A Girls’ Amateur Championship


10-14 August

R&A Boys’ Amateur Championship

Royal Cinque Ports and Prince’s

10-15 August

The Curtis Cup


26-28 August

The Jacques Leglise Trophy

Falsterbo, Sweden

27 and 28 August

Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific Championship

Pattaya, Thailand

7-10 October

Women’s Amateur Latin America Championship

Pilar Golf, Argentina

18-21 November

The Walker Cup and Curtis Cup are administered by the R&A and the USGA and held separately every two years.

The Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific Championship is staged by the R&A with the Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation, while the Women’s Amateur Latin America Championship is organized by the R&A and the ANNIKA Foundation.

About the R&A

The R&A group of companies was formed in 2004 to take on The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews’ responsibilities for governing the Rules of Golf, staging The Open, golf’s original championship, and developing the sport. The British Golf Museum in St Andrews is part of the R&A group.
Together, the R&A and the USGA govern the sport of golf worldwide, operating in separate jurisdictions with a commitment to a single code for the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status and Equipment Standards. The R&A, through R&A Rules Ltd, governs the sport worldwide, outside of the United States and Mexico, on behalf of over 36 million golfers in 143 countries and with the consent of 158 organizations from amateur and professional golf.

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