Women Player of the Year 2009: Interview with Sandra Weaver
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Sandra Weaver playing at the Elitserie final in Jönköping 2009. (Photo by Göran Widlert 2009)
Interview with Sandra Weaver (SW), Sweden and Jönköping BGK
This interview was done the 23rd of February 2010. Interviewer is Hans Bergström (HB).
HB: First of all congratulations to a great season of 2009 which lead to the vote for “Woman player of the Year” on Minigolfnews. Did you expect to win the vote?
SW: Thank you very much! Well, I don’t want to say that I expected to win, but I knew that I had a good chance.
HB: You won both the public vote and the expert jury vote. Which of them do you value the most?
SW: I think they’re equally important.
HB: So how do you feel about the upcoming season? Will it be possible to find the motivation after a year of total success such as last year?
SW: That’s actually a tough question. At the moment I am not sure how much I will play this season.
HB: How does your season planning look like for 2010?
SW: I will at least play Elitserien, and then I’ll have to see what other tournaments I will play.
HB: There is currently an ongoing poll for “Men player of the Year”. Who will get the high points in this vote from you?
SW: It’s a very close race, because I believe that there is nobody that is a clear winner of the title. If I have to choose one, I have to choose the greatest achievement, the World Champion, my team mate, Jonas Gustafsson.
HB: WMF TC recently announced that the plan of having both a stroke champion and a match play champion could find enough support to go through. So it will still be only one champion after match play. What do you think about that decision?
SW: First of all I think there should only be one champion. Then, like I think I have mentioned before, I don’t like the match play, I think the stroke play is a much more fair system. But, however, I believe it’s better to play match play alone than to have two champions.
HB: Can you foresee any players making big breakthroughs in the international arena coming during 2010.
SW: Nobody comes to mind at this point.
HB: What happens next for you in Minigolf?
SW: At the moment I don’t have many tournaments planned. I might play a final at Munktell in the beginning of April.
HB: Again a big congratulation to the title “Women player of the year” and good luck in the future.
SW: Thank you!