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Stars and Diamonds in Butovice

Czech Republic 03 Feb 2011 at 22:02 | Published by: Hans | Views: 6842 | News search

Stars and Diamonds in Butovice In the beginning of March (the 6th) the Minigolfworld will see a tournament with both stars and diamonds that will be held outside the Czech capital of Prague at an indoor eternit facility in Butovice.

This is an invitational tournament where the arrangers have been able to sign up international stars such as:

* Carl-Johan Ryner, Sweden
* Anders Olsson, Sweden
* Rudy Giroldini, Italy
* Francesco Leuci, Italy
* Manfred Lindmayer, Austria
* Kosti Salonen, Finland
* Csaba Pálinkás, Hungary
* Martin Ječný, Czech Republic
* Karel Molnár, Czech Republic

The tournament is called Diamond Minigolf Masters and is held for the first time. 12 players are expected to be playing so another 3 places are still to be filled. The arrangers have undergoing negotiations with Mike Mann, Switzerland and Alexander Geist of Germany.

The tournament will be played in an attractive KO system (match play). The first two rounds will be played as preliminary ones in order to determine the seeding into the match play.

The event will be presented in the massive media coverage in the Czech media (Czech TVs, radio etc.).

It is also one of the major tournaments during the indoor season when it comes to prize money. The winner gets 3,000 Euro plus 1,000 Euro worth of diamonds. Second price is EUR 2,000 Euro and third prize is 1,000 Euro.

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Austria bfree4life (Günter Inmann)

03 Mar 2011 at 11:52
now i looked on the homepage of the diamond masters. i have to say it looks very professional! you find everything very fast on the first page. there are also not too much informations, its just built simple and easy. so, good luck to the participants and also to the organizers! well done at now... i am curious about results and winners!

Sweden C-J (Carl-Johan Ryner)

08 Feb 2011 at 13:25
The hotel cost is also taken care of by the organisers.

Finland JJM (John Mittler)

04 Feb 2011 at 15:59
Anyone care to tell what they pay to the participants? Or is the prize money fund enough to motivate them to travel threre?

Netherlands Tiek (Erik Tiekstra)

04 Feb 2011 at 14:22
@ bfree4life
Just a note that they asked me, but due to work I am not able to go there. Otherwise it would defenitely be a tournament I would like to play!

Sweden Hans (Hans Bergström)

04 Feb 2011 at 12:34
Maybe one thing to consider is that the news item is only stating who has accepted to participate, not who has been asked to join, so we dont really know if there are other that for any reason could not come to Czech Republic at this time.

Portugal AS (André Silva)

04 Feb 2011 at 12:28
I second Markus' words. Good event! Hope more will follow!

Austria bfree4life (Günter Inmann)

04 Feb 2011 at 12:23
@ Bub: i think you are right... let us look and wait what will happen with this event in future. i think also its a good way for medial attention anyway.

but btw, you know me well, and i am not the silent guy, who is sitting in the corner and wont say anything if i have some comments on my lips... :-)

i wish the organizers just the best and a real attractive, close, intersting competition, which will have attention as we never had before in minigolf! good luck

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04 Feb 2011 at 11:55
Each attempt to bring minigolf to public and mass-media is really remarkable and welcome. This Czech event is really a good thing for minigolf...only one thing let me doubtful. Aren't 16 players too few for a major event like that? Will it give a good picture of minigolf sport? I play club tournaments with more players :)
Maybe 32 players would have been a better number. Or also 20-25 with then a cut to best 16 for the matchplay. Good thing anyway.

Austria bub74 (Markus Berger)

04 Feb 2011 at 11:24
nice thing - good story - but why I have to read about complaints?
It is an invitational tournament and as it is written - invitational means that the organiser feels free to invite who ever he wants or at least who ever he thinks make to most out of it ....
So sit back, relax and be happy that some people are not only talking, but also doing something to bring our sport forward ...

Finland JJM (John Mittler)

04 Feb 2011 at 10:55
Looks quite big, someone is throwing a lot of money into this. The prize money is not awe-inspiring, but getting hours of television coverage (will they, and on a national channel?) would be exceptional.

Some minor details can still go wrong, such as:
- If the players use 60+ seconds meditating behind the ball, will the TV audience change the channel?
- If 16 shots out of 18 go to the hole, will the TV audience get a monotonous feeling and change the channel?
- If the minigolf balls have same colour as the lanes, and are poorly seen in tv picture, will the TV audience change the channel?

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WMF follows EMF regarding double individual title

World 03 Feb 2011 at 15:52 | views: 7228 | Comments: 20

During last meeting of WMF Technical Committee, which has been held in Stockholm (Sweden) past 28th/30th January, some very important decisions have been taken by the TC members. The most important one is that also World Championships 2011 in Stockholm (Sweden) ...
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New poll: Photo of the year 2010

New poll: Photo of the year 2010

Minigolfnews 02 Feb 2011 at 18:33 | views: 7528 | Comments: 4

Now you can vote for the best photo from 2010. Minigolfnews staff have selected 20 photos from last year to choose from. Please note that you have to be a registred member of Minigolfnews to be able to vote. Last year, a photo taken by Miroslav Čibik won ...
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Kosti Salonen is the new head coach of Finland

Finland 01 Feb 2011 at 18:44 | views: 7238 | Comments: 6

Kosti Salonen is the new head coach of team Finland, probably combining the tasks of a player and head coach in one person as the team prepares for Stockholm World Championships 2011. The previous head coach of team Finland was Pasi Aho, who held the position ...
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Switzerland 01 Feb 2011 at 18:29 | views: 5950 | Comments: 1

Last weekend was the third and last international tournament of this winterseason in Kloten. After 30-hours-tournament and IHM this time the 14th Teamgolf-Tournament was played. In the eight rounds every player of a team plays 9 lanes per round and totally ...
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