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WMF Youth Interview with Verners Kiršs


Latvia 06 Aug 2019 at 13:56 | Published by: PatPenguin | Views: 162 | News search

WMF Youth Interview with Verners Kiršs
Verners Kiršs  (Photo by World Minigolf Sport Federation - Youth)

WMF Youth got the opportunity to talk Verners Kiršs, Head of the organizing committee for this year's Youth European Championships (YEC) in Liepaja (starting tomorrow). We asked him some questions about how his feelings are for hosting the first Minigolf Youth European Championships in Latvia, but also how the preparations have been with the course as well as how he thinks the competition will play out.

WMF: How does it feel to finally be hosting an Youth European Championship in Latvia?

Verners: We are very proud Liepāja and Latvia can host YEC 2019. These are unbelievable feelings!

WMF: How has the preparation been? Liepaja Open in March was played in one location and now the YEC is played somewhere else. Is the lanes still in same shape after the temporary move?

Verners: The preparations of Championships were running in a very good style - slowly, step by step - the hotels were prebooked nearly 1 year year ago because Liepaja hosted a big Pop&Rock music festival in the weekend August 2-3. Now we can see that was really very smart decision - all teams & referees can live at the 2 main hotels. About the course, It was a great challenge to move it from it's everyday position to the bigger area (as it's placed now). But we manged to do it pretty well - most of the lanes stood the same regulation, only a few lanes changed a bit.

WMF: Talking about Liepaja Open, how fun was it to see so many Youth players there so early to try the course for this edition of YEC?

Verners: Yes, Liepāja Open 2019 hosted quite many junior players. I think it was very valuable for them to get acquainted with our lanes, hotels and all other infrastructure.

WMF: Now when most of the teams have arrived, how is the atmosphere? Do they enjoy the the course in the new location within the Olympic Centre?

Verners: I would like to tell I feel that the atmosphere is very good and all teams are satisfied with the lanes, the place were they are installed, with the hotels, with Liepāja restaurants., etc. I hope they will return home only with the best memories from Liepaja!

WMF: Last question, do you think the scores will be as low as it was back in March? Will it be open for more teams/players to fight for the medals this YEC?

Verners: I hope the results will be really low. We would like to have a situation that more teams / countries will be fighting for the medals.

WMF Youth thanks Verners Kiršs for the interview and wish him the best of luck for the future of this championships.

Interview and photo originally posted on the WMF Youth Facebook page.

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Red Putter Pro Champion Matthew Kraus

United States of America 05 Aug 2019 at 14:39 | views: 303 | Comments: 0

The 18th annual Red Putter Pro Tournament was held Saturday, August 3rd at The Red Putter Mini Golf in North Ephraim, WI. 58 players competed for the first place trophy, $2000 cash prize and the Red Jacket! Matthew Kraus left wearing the jacket and carrying two ...
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Holey Moley - Our Editor on TV!

Holey Moley - Our Editor on TV!

Minigolfnews 25 Jul 2019 at 12:57 | views: 279 | Comments: 2

In case you missed Pat's blog, we're happy to announce that tonight, July 25th, at 8pm Eastern Time in the US, our editor Pat Sheridan will make his debut on ABC's Holey Moley. This show is a fun competition that pits physical and mental challenges together with ...
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Press Conference: 16th WMF Minigolf World Championships in China

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The first official press conference of the 16th WMF Minigolf World Championships took place on Saturday, July 13th in Kunshan, China. The championships will be held near Kunshan in the ancient water town Zhouzhuang on October 18th– 27th. WMF President Dr. ...
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Sweden Again Has the Keys to the Adventure Golf Kingdom

Sweden Again Has the Keys to the Adventure Golf Kingdom

Sweden 19 Jun 2019 at 14:29 | views: 771 | Comments: 0

Kungälv, Sweden – In the first ever three-day World Adventure Golf Masters (WAGM), the home team of Sweden battled through very close matches throughout the weekend to prove their adventure golf glory. The 2019 WAGM was held at GolfOasen from June 14th – ...
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