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2015 British Matchplay Championship round one draw confirmed PDF Print E-mail

Thirty two players to face off across sixteen top class matches

The draw for the 2015 British Matchplay Championship took place on Sunday 29th March and produced some exciting match ups for the first round.

Some notable ties from the draw include the reigning Matchplay Champion Sean Homer playing Seth Thomas, Kent Minigolf Club's Vice Captain Scott Lancley taking on Midlands Captain Michael Smith, and Chris Harding against his fellow Midlands team mate Tiger Pragnell.

The draw was broadcast live from midday and the full version of the video (18 minutes) can be found at

The complete draw is as follows:

·         Freddie Blackburn Shaw (PHCGC) v Mark Wood (CEMGC)

·         Derek Bentall (SWMGC) lost to Chris Smith (MMGC) 2&1 at Hastings 15/05/15

·         Scott Lancley (KMGC) lost to Michael Smith (MMGC) 4&3 at Hastings 16/05/15

·         Will Donnelly (MMGC) lost to James Rutherford (CEMGC) 2&1 at Worthing 12/04/15

·         Chris Harding (MMGC) beat Tiger Pragnell (MMGC) 2&1 at Hastings 15/05/15

·         Sean Homer (KMGC) beat Seth Thomas (MMGC) 3&1 at Sidcup 01/05/15

·         Marc Chapman (KMGC) lost to John McIver (PHCGC) by 1 at Hastings 07/04/15

·         Steve Lovell (SWMGC) beat Paul Johnson (MMGC) 2&1 at Hastings 25/04/15

·         Adrian Amey (CEMGC) beat Matt Dodd (KMGC) 3&2 at Hastings 15/05/15

·         Dave Gomm (PHCGC) beat Alastair Shaw (PHCGC) by 2 games at Hastings 09/05/15

·         Owen Johnson (MMGC) beat Helen Dodd (KMGC) 3&2 at New Malden 04/04/15

·         Adam Kelly (KMGC) beat Dave Donnelly (KMGC) 6&5 at Worthing 12/04/15

·         Tony Kelly (KMGC) beat Marion Homer (KMGC) 2&1 at Bluewater 05/04/15

·         Andy Wilde (SWMGC) beat Max Plaice (MMGC) 5&4 at Hastings 16/05/15

·         Nuno Cunha (VMGC) beat Chris Wood (CEMGC) 4&3 at Hastings 16/05/15

·         Martin Greenhead (KMGC) beat Paul Preston (SWMGC) 4&3 at Hastings 16/05/15

The players will be able to decide between them where and when the tie is to be played (this can be at any 18 hole course) and players are encouraged to take photos and video footage where possible to highlight their own matches (along with announcing the date and venue of the tie in advance to give spectators the chance to attend!).

There are cut off dates for matches in each round to be played (see below) and if players have not played the match by the deadline then the tie will go to a 'pools panel' who will look at how many official BMGA events each player has attended in the timeframe. If one player has attended more then they will be awarded the tie. If however this is not decisive then both players will be disqualified from the championship and one of the losers from a completed match will progress to the next round in their place!

The primary reason for this rule is quite simply to ensure that the matches are played out to a conclusion and players are to bear this in mind before putting their names into the first round draw.

The deadlines for matches are as follows:

* Round 1 - by end of day 17th May.
* Round 2 - by end of day 25th July
* Quarter finals - by end of day 20th September
* Semi Finals - by end of day 22nd October

As stated, the final and third place play off will be contested over the weekend of the World Crazy Golf Championship.

Each match will be contested over 18 holes (or more if the match is tied at this point). Players will toss a coin to decide who goes first at the first hole. Players will then alternate teeing off (one player will always tee off first on odd numbers, the other on evens). Each player plays out the hole to completion before the second player tees off (one ball in play). If a match is tied after 18 holes then the match reverts to sudden death from hole 1 (players again toss a coin to decide who plays first at the first sudden death hole). Players continue to alternate tee off until the match is decided.

After the match has been completed, the result (and any photos, etc) need to be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Results from each match will then be published on the BMGA website.

Each subsequent round will see a live blogged draw to confirm the next wave of fixtures.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 16 May 2015 22:21 )

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