Asian Open Championships cancelled
10 Sep 2014 at 10:27 | Published by: Hans | Views: 8437 | News search
Overview of the courses in Kish Island, Iran (Photo by Kish Island Facebook site 2014)
The AMF President today Arash Pooyanmehr announced that the 2014 Asian Open Championships have been cancelled du to poor interest. I a mail to international minigolf officials Arash explained;
"Today, we have 75 days to start the AOC 2014 in Kish Island but by any reasons and more than 2 month of registration deadline, we have only 2 full teams registered (Iran & Taiwan), 1 full team is ready but not registered (China), 1 player from Austria and 1 player not decided (Japan). You can see this is not a good situation to holding a tournament. because we are trying for more popularization and improvement of Minigolf and this condition is fully against of our goal. Sso, after consulting with AMF board members, UNFORTUNATELY, I decided to cancel this tournament in Kish Island. a very difficult decision for me. because I started my activities from 2 years ago and it was a great target for me. unattainable target...please accept my apology as the president of both AMF & IMS (Iran Minigolf Society). We are all in IMS are unhappy because we expected to show a true face of Iran and our hospitality."
The AMF Delegate Conference will be held in Bangkok, Thailand instead.