The tournament is again being organised by City of Derry Past Captain, Andy Meenagh and the 72 holes tournament gets underway next Monday, May 14th.
Of those taking part this year, 19 are from City of Derry; seven from North-West; three from Greencastle with the remaining 11 players drawn from clubs in Newtownstewart, Portsalon, Gweedore, Highgate (London), Cork, Ballynahinch, Portadown and two from the Joondalup Club in Australia.
Mr Willie Barrett, a long-standing tour party member, will again travel as the non-playing official.
A total of eight past winners of this coveted tournament are travelling this year. Three time winners Colm McCarroll (North-West) and Maurice Brennan (Greencastle) will be hoping to be the second ever player to win it at least four times, the most successful winner ever was City of Derry’s Liam McCaul who won the tournament on five occasions between 1979 and 1984.
As is traditional on this tour, the 10 teams of four will play together on the first day before breaking up into the open format of the tournament over the following three days.
The post-tour dinner and presentation of prizes will take place on Saturday, June 2nd, at City of Derry Golf Club.
Prizes will again be for the top 10 individuals over the four days; the top three individuals each day and for the top three teams over the four days.
The draw for teams, which was made last week, resulted - City of Derry members unless stated - Cahir McGeady, North-West (10), Michael McCullough (13), Barney McDaid (17) and Colm Duffy, North West (16); Brian Long (6), Eamon McCourt (11), John Hasson (16) and Kevin Barrett (14); Peter Harkin Cork (8), John Chambers (11), Karl Doherty (16) and Danny McCloskey North West (23); Frank McCarroll, North-West (5), Pat Mackey, North-West (13), Maurice Quigg (19) and Jack Johnstone (24); Colm McCarroll, North-West, (9), Hugh Casey, Greencastle (11), Peter Doherty, Australia (18) and Sean McKane (20); Brian McClure, Ballynahinch (8), Peter Villa (12), Pat Swaine, Portsalon (14) and David Jones (20); Tommy McBride (4), Brendan Coyle, North-West (11), Trevor Finlay, Newtownstewart (18) and Leo Hickey, Australia (22); Maurice Brennan, Greencastle (7), Eugene Dunbar, Highgate (14), Patrick Doherty, Gweedore (18) and George Pearson (24); Joe Doherty, Gweedore (9), Gary Leckey (11), John McClafferty (17) and Robert Smyth (28); Stephen Wray, Portadown (10), Andy Meenagh (13), Sean Doyle, Cork (14) and John Morton (20).