MCB Tour Championship

The MCB Tour Championship is a men's senior (over 50) professional golf tournament on the European Senior Tour. It has been held every year, in December, since 2009.

MCB Tour Championship
Tournament information
LocationMadagascar/Seychelles/Mauritius
Established2009 (2010 season)
Course(s)Du Rova
Constance Lemuria
Constance Belle Mare Plage
Tour(s)European Senior Tour
Current champion
Sweden Jarmo Sandelin
Constance Belle Mare Plage is located in Mauritius
Constance Belle Mare Plage
Constance Belle Mare Plage
Location in Mauritius
Praslin is located in Seychelles
Praslin
Praslin
Location in Seychelles
Andakana is located in Madagascar
Andakana
Andakana
Location in Madagascar

In 2009 and 2010 it was called the Mauritius Commercial Bank Open and was played at the start of the season, while from 2011 to 2017 it was the final event of the season. It was played at the Constance Belle Mare Plage in Mauritius. In 2017, the prize fund was €450,000.

In 2018 the Tour Championship consisted of two tournaments. The MCB Tour Championship Mauritius was played at Constance Belle Mare Plage followed by MCB Tour Championship Seychelles the following week, played at Constance Lemuria, Praslin Island, Seychelles. The 2019 Tour Championship was extended to three tournaments with an extra tournament at International Golf Club Du Rova near Antananarivo, Madagascar. The event in Madagascar followed by events in Seychelles and Mauritius.

The MCB Tour Championship was a continuation of the Seniors Tour Championship, which started in 2000 and was held in a number of countries (Abu Dhabi, Spain, Portugal, Bahrain and England) before moving to Mauritius in 2011.

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius
2019 Jarmo Sandelin   Sweden 204 −12 3 strokes   James Kingston
MCB Tour Championship – Seychelles
2019 Peter Fowler   Australia 206 −4 1 stroke   James Kingston
MCB Tour Championship – Madagascar
2019 Barry Lane   England 210 −3 1 stroke   Juan Quirós
  Jean-François Remésy
MCB Tour Championship – Seychelles
2018 Roger Chapman   England 175 −6 Playoff   Phillip Price
MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius
2018 Clark Dennis   United States 193 −23 8 strokes   Magnus Persson Atlevi
MCB Tour Championship
2017 Thaworn Wiratchant   Thailand 193 −23 8 strokes   Mark McNulty
2016 Barry Lane   England 202 −14 1 stroke   Paul Broadhurst
2015 Colin Montgomerie   Scotland 201 −15 3 strokes   David Frost
2014 Paul Wesselingh (2)   England 207 −9 Playoff   Barry Lane
2013 Paul Wesselingh   England 202 −14 5 strokes   David Frost
  Miguel Ángel Martín
2012 David Frost (2)   South Africa 205 −11 1 stroke   Peter Fowler
  Barry Lane
2011 Tom Lehman   United States 204 −12 1 stroke   David Frost
Mauritius Commercial Bank Open
2010 David Frost   South Africa 203 −13 Playoff   Roger Chapman
2009 Kevin Spurgeon   England 210 −6 1 stroke   Gordon J. Brand

Bad weather meant that only 12 holes were played in the first round of the 2018 MCB Tour Championship–Seychelles, reducing the event to 48 holes.

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