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Youth German Federal States Cup (JLP) in Mainz

Germany 29 Apr 2014 at 10:32 | Published by: mindthegap | Views: 6562 | News search

Youth German Federal States Cup (JLP) in Mainz
Sebastian Piekorz from Mainz  (Photo by MGC Mainz)

The Youth German Federal States Cup (Jugendländerpokal, abbreviated JLP in German) was held on the Concrete and Eternit courses in Mainz on the 25th and 26th of April. It is a junior team competition of the federal states of Germany. The minigolf associations of any German federal state (Bundesland) can form a team of 5 or 6 juniors (male or female). If at least one female junior plays for the team and the team consists of 6 players, the worst score of each team round is cut off. So only the best 5 scores per round count for the team. There were 5 combination rounds to go on Concrete and Eternit in turns.

Compared to last year's JLP the weather conditions were nearly ideal this year. It was quite mild and dry. The courses in Mainz are challenging, but on the other hand well known by the top players (and coaches) in Germany as Mainz has a men and a women team in the Bundesliga.

The vice champion team of the last two years, Northrhine-Westfalia, started badly and found theirself on the 5th place after the first round. But this was their worst round, and they caught up to the others round by round. Hessen started best with very good rounds on concrete and eternit and was in lead after the 1st combination round. Bremen/Lower-Saxony, the defending champion of the last two years, followed on the 2nd place. Northrhine-Westfalia caught up on eternit and was on the 3rd place after the 1st combination round. Only Rhineland-Palatinate could keep up with the leading trio, so it was a fight between these four teams for the rest of the competition. With excellent team scores in the 2nd and 3rd round on concrete Northrhine-Westfalia overtook Hessen, and with changing leads in the next rounds they were equal after 8 rounds. At the end Northrhine-Westfalia won with 133126.6), only 4 shots ahead of Hessen. Bremen/Lower-Saxony came 3rd with 134927.0). Two teams (Baden and Saarland) started with only 5 players, so all 5 scores counted every round. This is marked as a "Team Streicher" in the team results list.

Michaela Zwirlein from Murnau (Bavaria), on the 4th place last year, won the female kids category with 26726.7), followed by Patricia Gras from Lorsch (Hessen) only 3 shots behind. Sarah Schumacher from Inzlingen (Baden), last year's vice champion, came 3rd with 28128.1).

It was quite a narrow decision in the male kids category. Lukas Lindemann from Homburg (Hessen) won with 28028.0), only 3 shots ahead of Steven Weiß from Mannheim (Rhineland-Palatinate). Julian Möhler from Niederstetten (Württemberg), on the 2nd place last year, came 3rd only 2 further shots behind this year.

Last year's winner in the female kids category, Maike Haupt from Herten (Northrhine-Westfalia), started in the female juniors category this year - and won again - with 27327.3), 6 shots ahead of Isabell Raschke from Diepholz (Lower Saxony), who was on the 3rd place last year. Laura Heckel from Arheilgen (Hessen) reached the 3rd place with 28828.8).

The male juniors category provided a fight between two local players from Mainz (Rhineland-Palatinate), Manuel Szablikowski and Sebastian Piekorz. Manuel won with 24824.8), 5 shots ahead of Sebastian. Ingmar Heipel from Arheilgen (Hessen) ended up on the 3rd place only further two shots behind. Last year's winner Marc Pape from Homburg (Saarland) reached the 4th place this year.

The best score on concrete was a 24, played by 4 players, but there was only one blue round on eternit, a 19 by Christian Zielaff from Wesel (Northrhine-Westfalia).

Links to results, reports, photos and and videos, all in German language:

»Online reports by Joachim Eichhorn
»News from the JLP (Interviews, photos, etc.)
»Reports, photos and short videos on DMJ facebook website
»Online reporting on AUWI minigolf forum
»Video course notes (very interesting for those who aren't so familiar with concrete and eternit!)
»Film by Allgemeine Zeitung Mainz
»Report from practice by Christian Somnitz
»Report 1st competition day by Christian Somnitz
»Short reports by different authors from Federal State Baden
»Photo galleries by MGC Mainz




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Swedish nominations for the WAGM

Sweden 22 Apr 2014 at 20:42 | views: 7459 | Comments: 0

Yesterday the Swedish head coach on MOS Pauli Kuikka announced the following teams for the WAGM in Gullbergsbro. Team one: 1.Filip Svensson Skoghall 2.Lars Brown Uppsala 3.Peter Eisenschmidt Askim 4.Pierre Zetterlund Askim Team two: 1.Carl ...
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New WMF Promotion Video online

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Today a new WMF produced video intended to be used as promotion of our sport was released publicly on YouTube at the WMF SportsHub Channel. The video is 4:20 minutes long and was filmed with HD Video Cameras at last year’s World Championships in Bad Münder ...
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Reine Niord best overall in the WAGM rehearsal competition

Sweden 20 Apr 2014 at 19:50 | views: 6241 | Comments: 0

The home player Reine Niord was the overall best at the Gullbergsbro MOS International competition. Since this was the rehearsal competition for the WAGM in May on the same course, the starting field was better than ever on a Swedish MOS competition. In the ...
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MGC Oirschot wins tough battle in Geldrop

Netherlands 18 Apr 2014 at 21:46 | views: 6361 | Comments: 0

On the second matchday, Sunday April 12th 2014, of the Landelijke Hoofdklasse (LHK), the highest minigolfcompetition in the Netherlands, MGC Oirschot took a important victory on the renovated concrete course in Geldrop. At the end of the day MGC De Vrije Slag ...
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