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Bangolf Arena to get monopoly for WMF championships?

World 05 May 2009 at 17:14 | Published by: JJM | Views: 6505 | News search

Bangolf Arena to get monopoly for WMF championships? In the near future, Bangolf Arena may become the obligatory scorekeeping software for all international championships of WMF. The board of WMF is planning to add scorekeeping system details into the agreement between WMF and future organizers of major tournaments.

Bangolf Arena is currently the most widely used online results program in minigolf world (using traditional paper scorekeeping, and publishing the round scores after each player group finishes playing a round). The system is currently tested with mobile devices, to publish live results hole after hole.

WMF board wants to ensure the quality of results service in major tournaments. Also money is a factor in this issue: by giving monopoly position to one scorekeeping software, it would be easier for WMF to get income from advertising integrated into the scorekeeping system.

Live results on Internet (after each group finishes playing a round) were first used at 2001 Nations Cup and World Championships in Vaasa, Finland. The system was programmed by Mikael Fred, a member of Botnia Minigolf Club in Vaasa. Italian tournament organizers asked for a right to use the program after the 2001 championships, but the program was never released or sold to Italians. The software of Vaasa 2001 championships was never used for any purpose after World Championships 2001.

Electronic scorekeeping and live results hole by hole were first used at Finnish minigolf competitions during the winter season 2007 – 2008, and then at Nations Cup and European Championships 2008 in Tampere, Finland. The system was programmed by Esa Borg, member of Manse Ratagolf minigolf club in Tampere. This system is nowadays updated by Tommi Lantta of Finnish Minigolf Federation, who fine-tuned the program for Nordic Championships 2009. The Finnish system will be used at Odense World Championships 2009, and also at Lamego Seniors’ Nations Cup & European Championships 2009.

» memorandum of WMF board meeting 27-29 March 2009



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Italy Stefano (Stefano Morello)

09 May 2009 at 15:46
Monopoly always hide a dark side...

Sweden C-J (Carl-Johan Ryner)

06 May 2009 at 16:02
@Tiek. What about BA is not easy to use? I'm not saying every part of it is easy and the UI could probably be designed in a better way as you say, but I would still like to know what parts you're having troubles with. I have used it for several years and pestered Lars Isberg with bug reports and requests of improvements and so far I have never had any troubles (for exception of the occasional crash) using it. But you are quite right that one person handling the programming on his own (in his spare time!!) is not enough.

Netherlands Tiek (Erik Tiekstra)

05 May 2009 at 20:19
I think its a good thing. I just think that they should have a look at the back end also. It is not an easy software to use and it can cause quite much troubles while using it.

Just someone who could look at the User Interface would be great. Just to make it better. For such a software, one person is just to little.....

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National tournament in Spay - Royal felt course

France 05 May 2009 at 11:40 | views: 4699 | Comments: 0

After 2 bad week-ends under rain in april, the nice weather was came back for the national tournament of Spay (near Le mans, Sarthe) last weekend. The royal felt course of Spay, built 2 years ago by Wolfgang Maier to receive the French championships 2008 is ...
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National tournament in Spay - Royal felt course

Olympisky Dagomis conquers Russian Team Cup

Olympisky Dagomis conquers Russian Team Cup

Russian Federation 05 May 2009 at 07:29 | views: 5264 | Comments: 3

Olympisky Dagomis won the final of Russian Team Cup 2009, at the non-standard beton course of Sochi. The team of Olympisky Dagomis included Pasi Aho, Tatiana Chesnova, Sergei Fokin and Sergei Kovilyaev. (WMF Youth Officer Pasi Aho was inspecting the course for ...
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Pauli Kuikka wins again in Askim

Sweden 04 May 2009 at 10:38 | views: 5265 | Comments: 8

When Pauli won last years competition on the newly build artificial grass MOS course in Askim, Slottskogen, it was a surprise winner. Pauli is normally a C-class player on the other surfaces so a tournament victory was not on the map, but he did anyway. So this ...
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Pauli Kuikka wins again in Askim

Zoetermeer wins second round LHK

Zoetermeer wins second round LHK

Netherlands 04 May 2009 at 07:35 | views: 5432 | Comments: 1

Yesterday, the second round of the Dutch premier league (LHK) was played at the felt course of Appelscha. If you have a look at last years results, it was no big surprise that Zoetermeer won this round today. The first round was a narrow escape for Zoetermeer ...
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