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                                                                                     20th Anniversary British Championships







It is now just under 2 weeks to the British Championships take place on the Pirate Course in Hastings. This article should provide you with all the information you need to know ahead of the Championship. If you have any questions regarding this event (or about the information below) please do not hesitate to contact me, via  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or members of the Executive Committee who will be at the course from Friday 11th in the run up to the competition and will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.




As a thank to all our members/players past and present who have supported the Tour, the entry fee has been reduced to £19.98

For those players who are unable to attend both days, we are hoping to run a Saturday only event, with an entry fee of £12.00.


Payment can be made by Paypal using the email address  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   (please use the Friends and Family option) or by paying cash on the day (please send an email to   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   to confirm your place if you would like to pay by cash).  Entry for the Tournament will close on Wednesday 9th May to allow for preparation of the players pack.


The course are also offering a practice day rate on Friday 11th of £12 for all players.

A link to the tournament entry form can be found here.



Play will commence on Saturday 12th May at 10.00am (a rolling start with groups of two or three players, all starting at hole 1, going out at 4 minute intervals, with all players playing 4 rounds on Saturday. Once the tournament has started, there will be no practice permitted on the Pirate Course until the final group have finished their 4th round. Each player will have one practice shot at the start of each round.

The estimated finish time for the final group of the 4th round on Saturday is 4.00pm Sunday will consist of 4 further rounds for all players, with play starting at 9.00am.

If any play offs required across the weekend will be sudden death from Hole 1.

·        As usual there will be four Championship categories to play for , Men, Women, Seniors and Youths with the overall winner being crowned the 2018 British Champion.


Please note, that players can compete in one category only, and will be entered into their age appropriate category unless specified otherwise ( i.e. a youth player could choose to compete in the Men’s or Women’s category, making them ineligible for the youth category)

The tournament is being run with a rolling start enabling players to watch other players throughout the day (there will always be people out on the course!) and offers a unique insight into the challenges that the course provides. 

Players will remain in their groups throughout the 4 rounds on Saturday (alternating the playing order).


Results from the British Championships, will be live on the World Wide Web from Saturday morning at

Players must ensure that they report to the Officials Hut at the course no later than 15 minutes before their scheduled tee-off time. 

Each subsequent round will tee off approximately 30 minutes after the end of your previous round (please note these timings are approximate). The plan is that you will tee-off your next round 75-90 minutes after your previous round tee off time i.e.

Group 1 will tee-off round 1 at 10.00am, Round 2 at 11.15am, Round 3 at 1.00pm, Round 4 at 2.15pm (giving a slightly longer break between rounds 2 & 3 for lunch) 

We are expecting the final group to finish their final round on Saturday around 4.00pm.

The groups will be reordered on Sunday to reflect leaderboard order, with the leaders going out in the final group for round 6 onwards.


Only WMF approved minigolf balls are allowed for this tournament - therefore the only golf ball allowed will be WMF branded balls, No course balls are allowed.


The Tee off areas for the competition will be in place on Friday morning (official practice day) and will be the usual tee off areas from previous tournaments on the Pirate course (see below). The chalk lines are approx. 6 inches from the edge of the rubber mat, players can tee off anywhere within the chalked area:

Members of the BMGA Executive Committee will be the referees for the competition - details will be confirmed on tournament day.




The course will be open on Friday 11th until 10pm weather permitting, and the same again on the Saturday 12th after the first days play.

The tournament office will be adjacent to the main course kiosk, the same location as last year, and all player questions, feedback and scorecards, etc will be managed from here.


All British Championship entrants will be offered a 35% discount at the Fish and Chips shop, and a 50% discount at our other catering outlets from Friday 11th through to both tournament days. We do ask players to make the staff aware that they are playing in the tournament prior to ordering. All BMGA tour pros will need to show their valid tour badge before ordering. All other players will be presented with a specially marked BMGA business card from the tournament organisers to ensure they also receive the relevant discount. The Beach Retreat Cafe offers panini's, hot dogs, toasted sandwiches, cold snacks (even Salads for the athletes out there) as well as the usual hot and cold drinks. The Kiosk behind the golf will offer Hot and Cold drinks and will be stock piling Hot Doughnuts for those that enjoy a stable diet.

Toilets, there are two options. The public toilets are situated at the far end of the crazy golf course or we have our own toilets in The Beach Retreat Cafe which can be located at the far end of the Adventure course.


That's it from us and we are looking forward to another successful championship.


Best of Luck to All!


All the team at Hastings Adventure Golf





·        Friday 11th – 9.00am till late

·        Saturday 12th – 8.00am open (practice allowed up to 9.40am)

·        Saturday 12th - 10.00am onwards – British Championships day 1

·        Sunday 13th - 8.00am open (practice allowed up to 8.40am)

·        Sunday 13th – 9.00am onwards – British Championships day 2


Scott Lancley

BMGA Chairman

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