British Minigolf Association

2016 Preview - Tour Calendar, International events and membership information PDF Print E-mail
  

With the 2015 season now complete its time to look forward to next year and what promises to be another great year for the British Minigolf Association tour both domestically and on the international scene.


The season launches on Sunday 28th February with the return of the English Open, taking place at the indoor Lost City Adventure Golf course in Nottingham. Saturday afternoon will see the BMGA AGM take place – full details of this will be communicated in January.
 

Sunday 6th March will see the first Club Open of the season taking place as the popular Planet Hastings Open returns to the tour, being played out across the three seafront courses in Hastings.
 

Taking place across the same weekend as the Augusta Masters, The British Masters will see Splash Point Minigolf Course host the competition for the fifth year in a row on Sunday 10th April.
 

Sunday 24th April sees the British Club Championships contested for the first time at Strokes Adventure Golf Course in Margate – the Championship also being hosted in Kent for the first time.


The first Major of the season, the British Championships will see the tour make a welcome return to Wroxham Barns across the weekend of Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th May with a pro-am event on the Friday evening to tee off a great weekend of minigolf.


As previously announced, Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th June sees the second Major of the season take place with the World Crazy Golf Championship moving to its new summer slot in the tour, with the Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf Course in Hastings once again hosting this terrific event.


The weekend of Saturday 16th July and Sunday 17th July sees the tour back in Essex at Dunton Hills for a double header. Saturday will see the Cambridgeshire & Essex Open contested and then on the Sunday we will see the eagerly anticipated return of the British Doubles Championship.


Following the summer break the tour continues with the third Major of the year – The British Open - across Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th September, at the Pirate Course in Hastings. The weekend will tee off on the Friday with the traditional curtain raiser, the Players Championships.


Sunday 16th October sees the tour move back indoors as the Welsh Open is once again contested at the Treetop Adventure Golf Course in Cardiff.


The final club Open of the season, the Kent Open, will take place at the Lost Island Encounter Adventure Golf course in Sidcup on Sunday 13th November.


The tour culminates on Sunday 4th December with the Star City Open on the Lost Trail course in Birmingham.
 

And finally, running all season long, the British Matchplay Championship will mirror the format of 2015 with 32 players taking part in the BMGA’s FA Cup style knock out competition.


Further details on all the events, including entry forms, will appear on the website in the new year.

 

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS

As well as the terrific domestic events taking place, 2016 will once again see the Great Britain Minigolf squad competing at the highest level against the best players and teams in the world at the following competitions:

 

May 14th/15th - Nations Cup (Portugal)

June 25th/26th – World Adventure Golf Masters (Kosovo)

August 10th/13th – Youth World Championships (Austria)

August 10th/13th – Seniors European Championships (Finland)

August 24th/27th – General Class European Championships (Portugal)

 

To ensure that we get a clear picture of who would like to represent Great Britain at these events, a Survey has been set up to collate all the relevant information. The survey, along with details of the events and an overview of the selection criteria can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VVYJZDN


The survey will close on Thursday 7th January. Any player wishing to be considered for the Great Britain squad for the 2016 season must ensure they complete the survey by this date.


The Executive Committee will review all the survey results in January and will be selecting the teams for 2016 at the end of January. The information will then be communicated to the players accordingly. The survey will close on Thursday 7th January - Players wishing to be considered for the 2016 season must ensure they complete the survey by this date.


The Executive Committee will review all the survey results in January and will be selecting the teams for 2016 at the end of January. The information will then be communicated to the players accordingly.

 

 

 

The survey will close on Thursday 7th January - Players wishing to be considered for the 2016 season must ensure they complete the survey by this date.


The Executive Committee will review all the survey results in January and will be selecting the teams for 2016 at the end of January. The information will then be communicated to the players accordingly.

 

 

 The survey will close on Thursday 7th January - Players wishing to be considered for the 2016 season must ensure they complete the survey by this date.


The Executive Committee will review all the survey results in January and will be selecting the teams for 2016 at the end of January. The information will then be communicated to the players accordingly.

The survey will close on Thursday 7th January - Players wishing to be considered for the 2016 season must ensure they complete the survey by this date.


The Executive Committee will review all the survey results in January and will be selecting the teams for 2016 at the end of January. The information will then be communicated to the players accordingly.

The survey will close on Thursday 7th January - Players wishing to be considered for the 2016 season must ensure they complete the survey by this date.


The Executive Committee will review all the survey results in January and will be selecting the teams for 2016 at the end of January. The information will then be communicated to the players accordingly.

 

 

2016 MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

For 2016 we have two tiers of membership. Tour Pro Membership for the 2016 season is £30 and entitles players to discounted pre-event practice rates at tournament venues on the calendar (some venues will offer these rates all season). The 2016 season will also see discounted entry for the key events on the calendar for Tour Pros (such as the British Championships, British Open and British Masters). Alternatively, you can register for free membership via the website.


Following the success of the last few years we are again offering an ‘Early Bird’ Tour Pro membership of just £20 for players who take out 2016 Tour Pro Membership up to and including Friday 26th February 2016. Details and a membership form can be found at http://www.minigolf.org.uk/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=68&Itemid=64

 

I’m sure you will agree that we have a superb calendar of events lined up and with one of two Club Open events still to be confirmed it looks like a brilliant year of minigolf lies ahead. Which just leaves me to say, on behalf of myself and all of the BMGA Executive Committee, we wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

 

Sean.

Sean Homer – BMGA Chairman.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 26 December 2015 19:48 )
 

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