Robert Kullick and Alice Kobisch win Senior German Championship
08 Jul 2014 at 11:37 | Published by: mindthegap | Views: 8055 | News search
Susi Bremicker from Dormagen-Brechten wins bronze medal (Photo by SG Arheilgen)
The Senior's German Championship took place in Darmstadt-Arheilgen, located in the federal state Hessen in the middle of Germany, from the 2nd to 5th of July. It's a well-known combination course in Germany. The Bundesliga team of Arheilgen is the German Vice Team Champion, with Achim Braungart-Zink, Dennis Kapke and Oleg Klassen in the team, to just list the winner trio of the Men's German Championship.
4 combination rounds were played on the concrete and eternit courses by the teams on the first two days. All individual players started with another combination round on the 3rd day to qualify for the final rounds. The final combination round for the best players of each category then decided the strokeplay champions. The matchplay competition was planned for the last day.
In the male senior's category (men older than 45) the number one of the Senior's World Ranking List Markus Janßen from Mainz was leading for a long time. He was 3 shots ahead of Robert Kullick from Berlin-Tempelhof before the final combination round. Robert played an excellent last comination round of 46 and won 4 shots on Markus, so Robert Kullick is the new champion with 288 (ø concrete 27.0, ø eternit 21.0). Markus Janßen again only reached the 2nd place (as in 2011) with 289 (ø concrete 26.0, ø eternit 22.2). His club mate Patrick Beringhausen came 3rd with 292 (ø concrete 27.2, ø eternit 21.5). Last year's champion Udo Rathje from Hamburg-Niendorf ended up on the 11th place.
The old star of the male senior's II category (that of the elderly seniors aged above 58), Karl-Heinz Gerwert from Waldshut, had a relatively comfortable lead of 5 shots before the final combination round. Udo Sternemann from Castrop wanted to make the fight for the championship more thrilling at the end and nearly caught up to Karl-Heinz but couldn't reached him. But the lead melted away on the last lanes on eternit to a rest of only 2 shots. So Karl-Heinz Gerwert won with298 (ø concrete 27.3, ø eternit 22.3) in front of Udo Sternemann with 300 (ø concrete 27.2, ø eternit 22.8). Günter Plötz from VfM Berlin reached the 3rd place with 306 (ø concrete 28.2, ø eternit 22.8).
Alice Kobisch from Mainz won the female senior's category with 294 (ø concrete 27.0, ø eternit 22.0). She was leading from the 2nd combination round on and never lost the lead. Andrea Reinicke from Cuxhaven reached the 2nd place with 300 (ø concrete 28.8, ø eternit 21.2). Susi Bremicker from Dormagen-Brechten came 3rd with 304 (ø concrete 28.7, ø eternit 22.0). Last year's champion Gaby Rahmlow from Hamburg-Lurup didn't play.
Monika Erlbruch from Olching won the female senior's II category in an absolutely convincing manner with 318 (ø concrete 29.2, ø eternit 23.8) in front of Maria Spieleder from Neutraubling with 348 followed by Sigrid Michna from Cuxhaven with 356.
Compared to last year, things were more clear this year in the team competition. 5 teams were close together after the 1st combination round, but in the 2nd combination round the 1st team of Mainz took the lead and never gave it away. So Mainz I defended their championship from last year with 587 (ø 24.5). Their club mates of the team Mainz II came 2nd, as last year, with 605 (ø 25.2). Waldshut followed on the 3rd place with 610 (ø 25.4).
The last competition day was a bad one. The matchplay play-offs could be played until the rain started at around 2 pm. After then it was not possible to finish the matchplay, so it was cancelled. Therefore there are no matchplay champions this year.
Links to results, reports and photos, all in German language:
»Photos by SG Arheilgen
»Photos by Peter L. Droste on facebook site of Minigolf Bahnengolf Forum (AUWI)