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AUGUST NEWSLETTER - The British Minigolf Lions in Europe, British Open update & more PDF Print E-mail
As the BMGA tour prepares for the final 2 majors of the season, here is the latest news from the British Minigolf Association. 

GREAT BRITAIN AT THE WMF YOUTH AND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS  

August saw 2 major international events take place in mainland Europe with members of the Great Britain squad taking part in both. The Youth European Championships took place in Portel, Portugal (from 7 - 10 August) and saw our Youth team comprise of Will Donnelly and Freddie Blackburn-Shaw and supported by team coach, Michael Smith. Full details of the event including results can be found at http://www.minigolf.org.uk/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=517:youth-european-championship-results-and-reaction-as-our-juniors-return-to-the-uk&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=60

At the tail end of August, the WMF World Championships took place in Bad Münder, Germany (21-24 August) with a full strength mens team taking part - James Rutherford. Michael Smith, Adam Kelly, Sean Homer, Tony Kelly, Seth Thomas and Scott Lancley with Head Coach, the former British Champion Keith Kellard. Full details of this record breaking competition for the Great Britain team, including full results and an extensive photo gallery can be found at http://www.minigolf.org.uk/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=524:the-great-britain-minigolf-team-return-home-following-a-successful-world-championships-in-germany&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=60

Congratulations to all who took part and a big thank you to UrbanCrazy, the official Sponsor of the Great Britain team (www.urbancrazy.com) and to all who sent the players good luck messages throughout the competitions.

NEXT EVENTS 

Following the summer break, the tour will move onto the 2nd Major of the season - the BRITISH OPEN at Strokes Adventure Golf Course in Margate.

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The weekend of September 21st and 22nd sees the flagship event of the BMGA tour, the BRITISH OPEN return once again to Strokes Adventure Golf. This will be the 5th time the course has hosted the event and is regarded as one of the best courses in the UK, a fitting venue for our premier event of the year. There are a couple of changes to the format for 2013. All players will play a minimum of 4 rounds on Saturday and there will not be a cut for day (all players will qualify for Sundays play). Sunday will see all players play another 2 rounds minimum with the top 18 then progressing to the Super Final round to decide the winner.

Entry to the event is £35 for BMGA members and £20 for juniors (under 18's) and £40 for non-members.
Full details of the event along with the latest list of entrants can be found at http://www.minigolf.org.uk/joomla/index.php?option=com_eventlist&view=details&id=100&Itemid=56 If you wish to enter into the event then please contact the tournament organisers via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to secure your place in the event. A players pack including all the details of the event will becirculated to all players the weekend before the tournament.

Friday 20th will see the PLAYERS and INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIPS take place, the traditional curtain raiser to the British Open weekend. This is open to all players and entry costs £5 per person (payable on the day) and the competition will tee-off at 2pm. All players compete in the 1st round with the lowest scores across 1 round of strokeplay moving into the semi finals (all Matchplay ties) with the winners taking on each other at one final round of strokeplay to decide the title. The winner gets to nominate a charity of their choosing to donate 50% of the entry fees to, along with all of the the Hole In One Charity Challenge funds for the season (there will be a challenge as well at the Players Championship, the Saturday of the Open along with the a final one for the season at the World Crazy Golf Championship). There is no need to pre-register for the Players Championships, just make sure you are at the course and registered on the day by 1.45pm.

Full details of the final events on the 2013 tour can be found at http://www.minigolf.org.uk/joomla/index.php?view=categoryevents&id=6%3Abmga-2013&option=com_eventlist&Itemid=56.

WORLD CRAZY GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 

Entries are currently open to all for the final major of the year, the 2013 World Crazy Golf Championship, taking place across the weekend of October 26 and 27 at the Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf Course in Hastings.

Entry costs £35 with a reduced entry fee of £30 for 2013 BMGA Tour Pros. Following ongoing unprecedented demand the field has been opened up to 90 places. There are currently 11 places left (as of 30/08/13), available on a first come first served basis (payment secures entry). This is the final extension to places - once the 90 slots are taken entries will close.
 
Details of the event including an entry form and the latest list of confirmed entrants can be found at http://www.minigolf.org.uk/joomla/index.php?view=details&id=101%3Aworld-crazy-golf-championship-2013&option=com_eventlist&Itemid=56  

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If you have any questions regarding any of the information in this newsletter then please do not hesitate to contact me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . I look forward to seeing you at a course in 2013. 

Kind regards, 

Sean.  

Sean Homer - BMGA Chairman.
Official website: www.minigolf.org.uk

 

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