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Nominations for British Minigolf Sport Squad for 2011


United Kingdom 08 Mar 2011 at 13:22 | Published by: Hans | Views: 6670 | News search

Nominations for British Minigolf Sport Squad for 2011 BMGA News Release
Supplied by Richard Gottfried

British Minigolf Association announces the Great Britain Minigolf Sport Squad for 2011

The British Minigolf Association is delighted to announce the Great Britain Minigolf Squad for World Minigolf Sport Federation International events in 2011. All teams have been announced for the World Adventure Golf Masters host in the UK this May, the Nations Cup in Stockholm this June, and the World Minigolf Championships also in Stockholm in August.

The BMGA Great Britain Minigolf Squad for 2011 is as follows:
• Michael Smith
• Marc Chapman
• Sean Homer
• Chris Harding
• John ‘Ted’ McIver
• Brad Shepherd
• Tony Kelly
• Richard Gottfried
• Scott Lancley
• Marion Homer
• Emily Gottfried
• Freddie Blackburn-Shaw
• Seth Thomas

This year's squad of International players is led by National Team Manager Marc Chapman; he said "I'm thrilled to be able to announce the squad and teams for 2011. This is the strongest line-up the Great Britain National Minigolf Team has had for many years, with not only the top four ranked players in the country involved, but also a really good depth of emerging talent that we'll be looking to develop over the next few years. I’m really pleased that Great Britain will have a full showing of Men and Mixed Teams at all of the World Minigolf Federation's International events this year.”

The Great Britain kit for the competition will be supplied by UrbanCrazy, Jon Angel of Great Britain Minigolf Team sponsor UrbanCrazy said “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Great Britain Minigolf Team in 2011. We wish the best of luck to all our players taking part in this year’s international minigolf events.”

Sean Homer, BMGA chairman, said “Following the success of Great Britain players in 2010 at the European Championships in Italy and in the Asian Open in China, it’s a great boost to the BMGA to have such a strong line up of UK talent representing Great Britain this year. The experience of playing internationally will not only benefit all of the players involved in further developing their minigolf skills and techniques but also helps to raise the profile of our players and the Association at home as well as outside of the UK, all of which is very positive and encouraging for us as an organisation. I am sure that all those taking part will thoroughly enjoy the events in Stockholm and Hastings and in the process develop some great links with the foreign players taking part. This is a great step forward in the development of our national teams and I am sure we will produce some excellent results for Great Britain across the 2011 international season.”

In 2011 the British Minigolf Association (BMGA) will be sending teams to the WMF World Adventure Golf Masters in Hastings, England; and the WMF Nations Cup and WMF World Minigolf Championships in Stockholm, Sweden.

In the latest World Minigolf Sport Federation (WMF) Rankings Great Britain has moved up from 24th position (of 30 Nations), to be ranked 20th of 31 Countries in the WMF World Rankings. The top three places are taken by Sweden, Germany and Switzerland.

To date 31 BMGA Tour Players have made a total of 62 appearances representing Great Britain in World and European Championships (both Youth and Adult), Nations Cup competitions, the Asia Open and the Czech Open since 1999. Peter Parr was the first GB International and made his debut in a WMF Minigolf Tournament at the 1999 World Minigolf Championships, in Papendal, The Netherlands.

The BMGA Tour consists of Minigolf ranking events that take place at Minigolf, Crazy Golf and Adventure Golf courses across the UK. Last year there were 22 BMGA Tour competitions and a total of 15 players lifted BMGA Tour titles.

Team Breakdown for each of the three WMF International Minigolf Tournaments

WMF World Adventure Golf Masters Hastings, England 10th - 14th May 2011

• Michael Smith
• Marc Chapman
• Sean Homer
• Chris Harding

• John McIver
• Brad Shepherd
• Tony Kelly
• Freddie Blackburn-Shaw

WMF Nations Cup, Stockholm, Sweden 8th - 12th June 2011

• Michael Smith
• Marc Chapman
• Sean Homer
• Marion Homer

• Tony Kelly
• Richard Gottfried
• Scott Lancley
• Emily Gottfried

WMF World Championships, Stockholm, Sweden 19th - 28th August 2011

• Michael Smith
• Marc Chapman
• Sean Homer
• Chris Harding
• John McIver
• Brad Shepherd
• Tony Kelly

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United Kingdom MrX (Andy Exall)

14 Mar 2011 at 07:03
I know there will be more spaces John, but that's not quite my point.

Finland JJM (John Mittler)

13 Mar 2011 at 22:12
Never mind the team Andy, just make sure that you (and the other top Brits) get on the waiting list. It looks quite certain that British individual players will be taken in, to fill the 72 players quota.

United Kingdom MrX (Andy Exall)

13 Mar 2011 at 19:56
I'd be very interested to see what other countries criteria are for team selection for the WAGM event. We have a ranking system in the UK which obviously counts for nothing. I myself have been in the top 10 for over 4 years, including two long periods as UK No1, I have only dropped out of the top 5 in the last year due to family commitments. Yet I was not asked to be a member of the GB team, (indeed all of the 2nd team are lower in the UK rankings) whereas someone currently ranked 58th was picked. There are other very highly ranked UK players not invited either - very strange indeed.

Czech Republic ShortNap (Martin Tomanek)

09 Mar 2011 at 09:23
Way to go, good luck BMGA!

Austria bfree4life (Gόnter Inmann)

09 Mar 2011 at 09:20
really great to see this ambitious plan of the BMGA! its the right way to become better. just keep your endurance to continue and you will see, the success is the next thing you will earn for this! welcome to all events GB!

Finland Jouni (Jouni Valkjarvi)

08 Mar 2011 at 14:56
I believe we will be seeing many great rounds by these players also in Sweden. Looking a lot forward to see Michael Smith in the World Champs. I hope he can find the touch for these surfaces!

Netherlands Tiek (Erik Tiekstra)

08 Mar 2011 at 14:30
Really nice to see the British coming over to Sweden this year with this many players! Looking forward seeing you here :)

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Bischofshofen takes the lead in Austrian Bundesliga

Austria 08 Mar 2011 at 13:10 | views: 5289 | Comments: 0

MGC Bischofshofen was the favourite team before this weekend's second round played at the indoor eternit in Sport Oase, Salzburg. It was to become a very tight round with lots of points decided on single shoots. The first round was not so good by any team ...
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Minigolfnews 07 Mar 2011 at 19:05 | views: 6528 | Comments: 0

We asked our website visitors to vote their favourite female player of the year 2010. In addition to this public vote, we also asked some minigolf experts from different countries to nominate the best female minigolf players of year 2010. European matchplay ...
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Czech Republic 06 Mar 2011 at 17:18 | views: 7615 | Comments: 13

Swedish Carl-Johan Ryner won the final in the Diamond Minigolf Masters against his fellow Swede and club-mate in Uppsala Anders Olsson. The Diamond Minigolf Masters was an invitational only tournament for 12 players and had managed to get a pretty strong ...
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New vote: "Man Player of the Year"

New vote: "Man Player of the Year"

Minigolfnews 02 Mar 2011 at 21:29 | views: 12980 | Comments: 13

There is a new poll started, to crown the best man Minigolfer from 2010. This year we have selected 20 male players based on their merits from last year. After that we will do the same for juniors girls and boys. In parallel we have also asked an "expert ...
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