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Hastings to host three major events in 2014 as the BMGA season restarts after the summer break PDF Print E-mail
  

Hastings to host the final two majors of the year along with the BMGA season finale, the British Club Championships.

Players from across the UK along with international minigolfers from Germany, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Kosovo and Spain will be making their way to the Pirate Adventure Golf Course at Hastings seafront minigolf complex for the 2014 British Open, taking place over the weekend of the 20 & 21 September.

                                                              The players from the 2013 British Open before the 1st round at last years event.

This is the first time that the course has hosted the event. The competition will again take place across 9 rounds with 5 rounds being played on Saturday and 4 rounds on Sunday. Following the success of 2013's event, this year will again see all players qualifying for Sunday (there will be no cut as per the past few years). As is traditional, the final round on Sunday will be contested amongst the top 18 players with the winner taking home the top cash prize and the trophy.

Entries are now open and a list of the latest confirmed entrants can be found at http://www.bmga.co.uk/2014BO/result.htm

There will also be prizes on offer for the best players in Category 2 (players currently ranked between 17 & 32 in the order of merit), Category 3 competitors (all players outside of the top 32 UK ranked players and not an international) and Category 4 (players in their first season on the BMGA tour who are not already classed as Cagtegory 1 or Category 2 players) as well as for the Aces champions within each of the four player categories.

Friday 19th will also see the Players Championship 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 at the latest.

The following month sees the final Major of the year, the The World Crazy Golf Championship taking place on the Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course across the weekend of the 25 and 26 October.

The players from the 2013 event pictured on the 18th lane at the start of the 2 day competition

The competition will again take place across 7 rounds with 4 rounds being played on Saturday and 2 rounds on Sunday for all players. The final round on Sunday will be contested amongst the top 18 players using the unique Crazy Crazy rules with the winner taking home the top cash prize of £1000 and the trophy. There will be prizes for the top category 4 player as part of a total prize fund of £3000. All players will use the official ball of the 2014 World Crazy Golf Championship which will be available at the course from Friday 24th October.

Entries to this competition are strictly limited to 54 players on a first come first served basis (payment secures entry) and entries are now open. A list of the latest confirmed entrants can be found at http://www.bmga.co.uk/2014WCGC/result.htm

November sees the 2014 season finale, the British Club Championships, being contested on the Pirate course on Sunday 23rd. With the course hosting the Championships for the first time it promises to provide a fitting climax to a terrific year of British minigolf. The Kent Minigolf Club will be aiming to win the title for a record breaking fifth year in a row and can expect a strong challenge from all the other clubs in the final event of the year.

The Kent Minigolf Club squad following their historic fourth title win in Basingstoke in 2013

The next event on the tour is the double header of the Midlands Open and British Doubles Championship taking place across the weekend of 6th and 7th September at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge.

Further details of all the 2014 events can be found in the Upcoming Events section of the BMGA website and entry forms can be found at
http://www.minigolf.org.uk/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=59:forms&catid=36:tournamentsforms&Itemid=56
Last Updated ( Monday, 01 September 2014 15:22 )
 

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