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Austria: “You have too many minigolf championships.”


Austria 11 Dec 2008 at 13:54 | Published by: JJM | Views: 5956 | News search

Austria: “You have too many minigolf championships.”
The trophies of European Championships 2008.  (Photo by Arto Borg 2008)

Austrian Minigolf Federation (ÖBGV) has decided to arrange two national champion­ships separately in 2009:

  • a traditional competition with total points count (to be played 24-25 July 2009)
  • a cup competition for 32 best men and 16 best women in the traditional competition (to be played 26 July 2009)

This plan was accepted with a majority vote in ÖBGV General Assembly in November 2008, as a compromise between supporters of the traditional playing system and supporters of the new trend of cup competitions.

But soon after this decision was made, Austrian Minigolf Federation got some trouble with the national sports authorities, BSO (Bundessportorganisation). BSO has announced that minigolf players cannot have more than one official National Champion (Staatsmeister). Two different minigolf champions will not be officially recognized by the state of Austria (as was planned by ÖBGV, when it decided to arrange two championships separately, with total points system and with a cup system).

Many sports have championships with different competition systems, different running distances etc. (For example: running 100 m, 200 m and 400 m, or timed skiing and chase sprint skiing.) But Austrian sports authorities ruled that minigolf players cannot have an officially recognized National Champion (Staatsmeister) separately with a cup system and with total points system (or separately on felt, beton and eternite).

BSO explains that the state of Austria officially recognizes such championships, which are played in the same way also in other countries of the world. A cup system and a total points system are not recognized as separate official championships, because they are not typically played separately in international championships. But in the future they can be officially recognized, if EMF or WMF starts playing minigolf championships separately with a cup system and with total points system.

Now Austrian Minigolf Federation is back in square one: it must decide which competition will be regarded as the official National Championships 2009: the total points competition on 24-25 July, or the cup competition on 26 July.

» news article at Bahnengolf-Info website (in German language)

Playing system of official championships in different countries (2008):

Austria
Czech Republic
Denmark
Germany
Great Britain
Finland
France
Italy
Latvia
Netherlands
Norway
Portugal
Russia
Slovakia
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
USA
WMF
EMF
1 total points, eternite
1 cup, combi (beton + eternite)
2 separately, total points: eternite, beton
4 separately: cup combi (E + F), total points B, E, Cobigolf
2 separately: cup MOS, total points MOS (*)
3 separately, total points: beton, eternite, felt
1 total points, felt
1 total points, beton
1 total points, eternite
3 separately, total points: eternite, felt, combi (beton + eternite)
2 separately, total points: beton, eternite
1 total points, combi (beton + eternite + felt)
1 total points, eternite
1 total points, combi (eternite + felt)
1 total points, combi (eternite + felt)
1 total points, 80% beton
1 total points, MOS
1 total points, MOS
1 cup, combi (typically eternite + felt or beton)
1 cup, combi (typically eternite + felt or beton)

* = Minigolf championships in Great Britain are not officially recognized by the state, because British sports authorities regard minigolf as a form of golf, not as a separate sport.



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Top-10 Round 2 prey for Anders Görlin

Sweden 08 Dec 2008 at 16:16 | views: 4765 | Comments: 0

Fröslunda BGK's Anders Görlin has won the second round of the Top-10 tournaments in the Munktell Arenan (Eskilstuna, Sweden) last weekend. He did that with a complete blue score (28-28=56). There was just one more person playing a total score under 60, Senior ...
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Stafano Piccini takes Tigullio International Trophy

Italy 07 Dec 2008 at 17:57 | views: 4452 | Comments: 0

The last outdoor tournament of the 2008 season in Italy was played in Rapallo, a seaside resort just outside Genoa. The competition was played system 1 course (concrete). This year about 80 players took part on this edition of "Tigullio International ...
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Junior tournament Germany vs. Switzerland

Switzerland 05 Dec 2008 at 12:12 | views: 5309 | Comments: 0

The traditional winter competition between German and Swiss junior teams had a traditional result, as Germany took the three first places with its three teams, and the Swiss junior teams were left to 4th and 5th places in the competition. The tournament was ...
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Junior tournament Germany vs. Switzerland

Jana and John are #1 in juniors world ranking 2 / 2008

Jana and John are #1 in juniors world ranking 2 / 2008

World 28 Nov 2008 at 13:38 | views: 4623 | Comments: 0

Jana Nakládalová of Czech Republic rises from 2nd place to 1st place in the latest WMF junior ranking, dated 1st November 2008. Simona Handlová of Czech Republic falls from 1st place to 2nd place, and Bettina Bürki of ...
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