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Quinta da Ria Golf Course News & Notices

Sat, 1st Aug 2009
On 20th & 21st of June the Solverde company that owns several casinos throughout Portugal staged the third of its 7th annual series of 36-hole tournaments at the Quinta da Ria golf resort near Tavira. After the first round over the Quinta da Ria course, the players and guests were treated to a dinner and live show at the nearby Monte Gordo Casino, before the Sunday round at the more testing Quinta de Cima. Several players had previously qualified from each of the five tournaments held on northern courses, from Chaves in the far north of the country down to the Algarve in the south.
Sat, 1st Aug 2009
Several more players earned their places at Quinta da Ria for the season-ending final which will be on 19th-20th September at the Oporto Golf Club in Espinho. There are separate divisions for ladies, men (12 handicap and under, and 12.1 to 24), as well as a gross division. A special prize was given to Domingos Melo Cardoso who had an ace at the 11th hole at Quinta de Cima, and course owner Jose Lisboa provided a few bottles of celebratory champagne for those at the Sunday prize-giving party.
Tue, 1st Jan 2008
The Quinta da Ria and the Quinta de Cima was the scene for the battle to chose the pair of golfers to travel to India for the final in February of the Final of the 'Golf & Communications Trophy'. The winners were AbĂ­lio Silva and Artur Ferreira.
Thu, 1st Mar 2007
The 77th 'Portuguese Open Amateur Championships' for both men and ladies were held at the Quinta de Cima and the Quinta da Ria courses near Tavira. There were 96 contestants in the men's event and 36 in the ladies', and after two qualifying stroke-play rounds those with the leading scores played match-play for the Championships. Inigo Urquizo, a 24-year-old law graduate from San Sebastian in Spain, became the 2007 champion by defeating Frenchman Anthony Pailler 3&2 in the 36-hole final. The English golfer Holly Aitchison (who is 19), became the lady Amateur Champion after beating Nicola Roessler from Germany by the same margin. Joao Carlota, a 16-year-old Vilamoura junior, lost to Urquizo in the semi-final, the same stage at which Ana Melo, aged only 15, from Terceira GC in the Azores lost 1 down to the eventual winner.
Wed, 1st Feb 2006
The last qualifying event for the finals of the 15th 'Golfe & Comunicacao Tour' took place on the sister courses near Tavira, the Quinta da Ria and Quinta de Cima. Two well-known Portuguese personalities were in the field, Joao de Deus Pinheiro (former Foreign Minister and European Commissioner), and General Vasco Rocha Vieira, an ex-Governor of Macau. Both claimed prizes for their efforts, Joao Pinheiro taking 2nd place in the 2nd Handicap section, and General Vieira who gained the best net score for the Seniors. The winners in each section qualified for the finals which will be held in China later in this year.
Mon, 1st Sep 2003
The 'Vila Gale Hotel Group Tournament' was held with one round at Quinta da Ria and the other at the sister course Quinta de Cima, both located close to the town of Tavira. The format was aggregate Stableford points in three divisions, Men 0-12 and 13 handicaps, and Ladies. There were also prizes awarded by Mundo Golfe magazine: the winners being Carlos Marta (0-12 hcap), Guilherme Correia (13 ) and Fatima Pires (Ladies). Carlos Marta also won the 36-hole aggregate gross prize with 66 points, and the net aggregate winners were Miguel de Sousa (0-12 hcap) 80 pts. Jose F. Guerreiro (13 ) 71 pts. and Sally McMiken 67 pts. in the Ladies division.

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