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25% of players exceeded playing time limit at YNC


World 07 Jul 2009 at 13:50 | Published by: JJM | Views: 4658 | News search

25% of players exceeded playing time limit at YNC At Youth Nations Cup 2009 in Waldshut, Germany, WMF officials measured the time used by all players for arriving to a minigolf lane and preparing for the shot. The measurement was done twice for each player, at the most difficult lane of the two minigolf courses. The results have been published anonymously, without mentioning the names of the players.

In 25% of the cases, the player exceeded the time limit of 60 seconds (or 70 seconds for the first player of the group) preparing for the shot. Yet the referees seldom gave any warnings or other sanctions to the players in the competition.

In the report discussing the findings, WMF Youth Committee recommends that players should be "encouraged" to arrive more quickly to the lane, to save time in the long competition days. The report of WMF Youth Committee does not emphasize any need to give warnings or sanctions to players who break the time limits specified in WMF rulebook. Many minigolf leaders from other parts of the world than Central Europe would recommend doing exactly that, however.

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Portugal AS (André Silva)

07 Jul 2009 at 16:52
Hans, for my understanding there is no time to exceed before reaching the lane as the rule book says the pairing must move to the next lane as soon as possible (no specific time imposed). The 70 seconds rule starts when the pairing reaches the lane. I think this is the rule 25% of the players went against.

Finland JJM (John Mittler)

07 Jul 2009 at 16:51
One thing that I missed in the report was a more precise signature than "WMF".

I still have the webcams of Tampere 2008, anyone interested can take a clock in hand and watch them. I am not interested to do so, because:
- We know that majority of top players commonly break the 60 sec time limit. This is a fact, not an opinion.
- For any audience (on site or on television), and for the minigolf players too, 60 sec is a boring time to wait anyway, even 45 sec is a long time to wait while nothing happens, 30 sec thrill and suspense starts to feel a bit more entertaining. You don't often see 60 sec long meditation sessions on TV, do you? But this is what WMF is trying to offer to television stations: 60+ sec long meditation sessions.

Sweden Haazeman (Hans  Olofsson)

07 Jul 2009 at 16:34
question to clarify:
arriving at the lane? did 25% exceed the time limit already before standing at the lane or do I get it wrong?

Finland HansIII (Pasi Aho)

07 Jul 2009 at 14:48
JJM, maybe you try doing your journalistic work in reverse order next time. That is, reading the source(s), taking a deep breath and then writing. Because the current way seems to have lead to mistakes again.

The referees didn't carry out this time measurement test. On the contrary, the report says that the measurements were no basis for single decisions of the referees.

Further you could have searched for more information, for example by reading the article of YNC about 10 cm below this article on www.minigolfsportnews.com. The article quite clearly says that the participants of the WMF referee education carried out the time testing.

It is up to you to write your subjective opinions about emphasizing or not, but facts should remain facts.

Better luck next time,
BR
Pasi
WMF Youth Officer

Sweden Hans (Hans Bergström)

07 Jul 2009 at 14:46
Would be interesting to see if the figures where the same for general class. My guess is that it will be higher than 25 % there.

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Youth domination at "20 hours" marathon in Novi Ligure

Italy 06 Jul 2009 at 21:36 | views: 4613 | Comments: 0

The 1st edition of the "20 hours" pair marathon has been played on Novi Ligure miniaturegolf course last weekend. The tournament started at 6 p.m. on Saturday 4th July and ended at 2 p.m. on Sunday 5th. The game went on very fast, so that 21 rounds were ...
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