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Mainz and Hardenberg win 3rd Bundesliga match in Wittlich


Germany 15 Apr 2013 at 00:46 | Published by: mindthegap | Views: 6591 | News search

Mainz and Hardenberg win 3rd Bundesliga match in Wittlich
Patrick Bothmann from Dormagen-Brechten  (Photo by DMV)

The German Bundesliga has been awakened from minigolf hibernation for the 3rd match on the Concrete course in Wittlich on the 14th of April. After quite a long winter period in Germany this weekend was the first one this year you could really call a Spring weekend. So the competition could take place with mild and dry weather.

Nevertheless the men's teams competition had to be cut to 3 rounds because the match lasted too long and should be finished around 6 pm.

Whereabouts in Germany is Wittlich? Even many Germans may ask these question. Wittlich is a town in the South-West of Germany in a very beautiful scenery, the so called Moseleifel - famous for its cultivated wine. The nearest bigger city is Trier. Famous touristic highlights in the neighborhood are Bernkastel-Kues, Zell an der Mosel, Bitburg and Gerolstein (famous for its mineral water). So this area is worth a holiday trip. By the way - the oldest concrete course in Germany is close-by in Traben-Trarbach.

The concrete course in Wittlich has recently been renovated, but many players were not happy with the state of the course. But the event was organized very well by the leaseholder of the course, supported by the small local minigolf club MC Wittlich, with an excellent catering.

It was an exciting day for the men's teams. Dormagen-Brechten was in lead after the first round and kept the lead in the second round. They were 2 shots ahead of Hardenberg and further 2 shots ahead of Mainz before the final round (the competition was cut to 3 rounds for the men's teams). After the first two players in the last round Mainz caught up to Hardenberg and kept the tie until the end. With 56031.1) Mainz and Hardenberg were the shared winner teams. The red average (above 30) shows that apparently it was a difficult and challenging concrete course. Such an average for the winning men's team is quite unusual in the Bundesliga although the weather conditions were quite good.

Because of a very bad round (41) of Dormagen's Alexander Junkermann which could not be compensated by his team mates, his team ended up on an unlucky last place with 57331.8). Arheilgen reached the 3rd place with 56931.6), 2 shots ahead of Niendorf.

Dennis Kapke from Arheilgen was the best player with 8729.0). The best round (26) was played by Mainz's Sascha Spreier.

There is no change in the rankings of the men's teams after the 3rd match. Hardenberg is still leading with 7 points ahead of Arheilgen. Niendorf is on the 3rd place, followed by Mainz and Dormagen-Brechten.

The women's teams started first and were less players, so they could finish 4 rounds. The winner was Göttingen with 37731.4), followed by Mainz with 39432.8) and Olching with 40333.6). Cuxhaven reached the 4th place with 41234.3) in front of Bensheim-Auerbach with 41934.9). The best woman was Bianca Zodrow with 11829.5).

After 3 matches Göttingen is the leader ahead of Mainz and Olching.

The next Bundesliga match will take place on the felt course in Bad Münder (host of next the World Championships) on the 5th of May.

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

»Results
»Online reports on DMV facebook website
»Report by Birgit Stiebeling (MC Cuxhaven)
»Report by MGC Mainz
»Report by Uwe Ludwig (BGS Hardenberg)
»Report by Heiner Sprengkamp (DMV)
»Article by Trierischer Volksfreund
»Article by Allgemeine Zeitung Rhein-Main
»Photos on DMV facebook website
»Photos by Roger and Elmar Graf (MC Wittlich)
»Photos by the hosting club MC Wittlich
»Photos by BGS Hardenberg



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Youth German Federal States Cup (JLP) in Bliessen and Oberthal

Germany 09 Apr 2013 at 08:53 | views: 7627 | Comments: 0

The Youth German Federal States Cup (JLP in German) was held on the Eternit course in Oberthal and the Concrete course in Bliessen, both located in the German Federal State Saarland, on the 5th and 6th of April. It is a junior team competition of the federal ...
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Youth German Federal States Cup (JLP) in Bliessen and Oberthal

New Vote: "Junior Boy Player of the Year"

New Vote: "Junior Boy Player of the Year"

Minigolfnews 08 Apr 2013 at 07:58 | views: 6106 | Comments: 1

There is a new poll started, to crown the best Junior Boy Minigolfer from 2012. This year we have selected 20 male junior boys based on their merits from last year. In parallel we have also asked an "expert jury" to give their votes. The results will be ...
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Man Player of the Year 2012: Interview with Achim Braungart Zink

Germany 07 Apr 2013 at 19:49 | views: 7986 | Comments: 0

Interview with Achim Braungart-Zink (ABZ), Germany and SG Arheilgen This interview was done the 7th of April 2013. Interviewer is Hans Bergström (HB). HB: First of all congratulations to a great season of 2012 which lead to the vote for “Man player of ...
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Man Player of the Year 2012: Interview with Achim Braungart Zink

Swedish Federation updates their graphical style

Swedish Federation updates their graphical style

Sweden 05 Apr 2013 at 13:08 | views: 5394 | Comments: 0

This weekend its the annual delegates conference for the Swedish Minigolf Federation hosted in Uppsala. One issue that the federation has been working on for a while is an update of its brand and layout. The results will be shown for the first time in Uppsala ...
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