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United States of America  PatPenguin

27 May 2016 at 02:10

That would be excellent. I've been leveraging the BMGA site for information about individual tournament but would love a season long wrap-up!

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United States of America  PatPenguin

24 Apr 2017 at 13:05

Welcome to the blogging club! Will be great to get a perspective on the Swedish leagues to go along with our BMGA experience. I hope to throw in...

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Will any team that won a major international team competition this year repeat as champs in 2017?


- Yes - Sweden (Nations Cup)

- Yes - Germany (U23 Nations Cup)

- Yes - Other Team Tournaments

- Yes - All of them!

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I am working as IT-Consultant at CGI in Gothenburg, where I also live with wife and 2 children. I started my Minigolf career in 1982 and was most active in the late 80thies and the 90 ties. Was never a real star as player, but was at best ranked nr 20 in Sweden, was 10th in SM 1996 and 13th in 1999. I have also won over 20 titles in the West Swedish Regional championships, the latest in concrete 2002. In later years I have been working more with the administrative side of Minigolf as Chairman on the Swedish Federation 2003-2007 and President of EMF 2004-2008. Is also the man behind the term "MOS" and behind the HCP-online system in Sweden.

What will happen in Bad Munder
25 Jul 2013 at 18:25 | Posted in: Competition | Views: 4294 | Comments: 2
Time again for some speculations on the Bad Münder results based on the nominations we seen in the last weeks.

Starting with the ladies:

Germany will in my eyes take the gold. Even though the team that was nominated contained a bit surprisingly two girls in last year’s junior team, still Bianca and Anne will be the solid base these you girls will need.

Sweden is lacking both Sara Karlsson and Lina Liljegren in the team and will have a hard time fighting for silver together with Austria and the Czech Republic. Austria will miss Lisa Gruber and Manuela Zojer and will have a tough time in Bad Munder. Switzerland will not be there at all and Italy is not enough sharp on felt. Jana and Karolina might lead the Czech team to a great result. Actually it can lead all the way to silver.

My guess for the medal podium looks like follows:

Teams ladies:
1. Germany
2. Czech Republic
3. Sweden

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Ole, dole, doff..
04 Jul 2010 at 21:51 | Posted in: Competition | Views: 3267 | Comments: 2
Ole, dole, doff..
After two of three qualifying tournaments being played, the last one is SM in Tantogården in two weeks some speculations on the Swedish Teams for Predazzo could be made. It seems already clear now that Sweden will face a struggling year both on the ladies and the men’s side with lots of players from the national teams the past year not playing.

On the ladies side the top three ladies from last year Sandra Weaver, Karin Wiklund and Jessica Rengbrandt has not been playing any qualifiers and will not play the Swedish Championships according to the starting list in HCP-online.

This opens for a team speculation like follows:

• Sandra Bengtsson
• Maria Olsson
• Junior Frida Elmdahl (to double with Sochi)
• Senior lady Linda Lundberg (to double with Cheb)

In the speculations we could also find Jenny Erlandsson and possibly also junior Sara Karlsson.

One the men’s side we like also have a lot....

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Speculations
18 Jul 2009 at 22:22 | Posted in: Competition | Views: 1815 | Comments: 5
Speculations
Time for some personal speculations about how the teams from Sweden will look like when they are published on Wednesday the 22nd.

Mens:

Anders Olsson, Uppsala: World number one in ranking and a great 2009 season so far. Have positions 1, 1 and 3 in the qualifying competitions.

Carl-Johan Ryner, Uppsala: One of the best ever felt players. Has competed sparsely this season due to becoming a father, but is ready to go to Odense if he gets the call.

Pierre Zetterlund, Tantogården: Closer in the Swedish team last two years in the absence of C-J Ryner. Will take a place even if he has not competed that much this year. The silver medal in SM is more than enough for qualifying.

Jonas Gustavsson, Jönköping: Has consistent been one of the top players in Sweden for many years now. Has competition positions 1, 1, 5, 4, 3 and now 10 in SM this outdoor season.

Fredrik Persson, Granhyddan: Has played well this....

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It's hard to be a Minigolf Journalist
06 May 2009 at 09:33 | Posted in: Website | Views: 1489 | Comments: 2
It
Before this site was opened no "journalist" where ever much interested in what happened in the World of Minigolf. Some local journalist have been writing about the career of their local Minigolf Star, but the work of WMF and other national federations have never gotten much coverage in media.

Now, we who run this site are all the time searching for interesting news in the world of Minigolf. Sorry to say the world of Minigolf is not really prepared to assist us. I don’t think many out there even think of us working with Minigolfnews as journalists or media at all. We are just a site by some Minigolf nerds and assisting us is not really important. But if interest had been shown by Eurosport or BBC I guess most officials would be on their toes. I know that any media have to build their reputation on their own, but already now it's easy to state that we are the largest Minigolf Media site in the world, since we are actually the only one trying to cover the entire World.....

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The fifth element
20 Jan 2009 at 11:51 | Posted in: General | Views: 2183 | Comments: 19
The fifth element
MOS is the one of the trickiest thing to define in today's Minigolf. It was invented to make it possible to both cover the new trends of artificial grass and cover the existing systems types around Europe and in USA which could not be classified as Felt, Miniature or Concrete. Everyone was at that time happy to have found a "wastebasket" to put all "strange" stuff in to make it possible for more countries to arrange official tournaments.

But soon problems with this strategy became really clear to me and others. The first strange thing that happened was that, in late 2006 in Sweden 14 (out of approximately 100) club owned Swedish Felt Courses was classified as MOS. The reason for this was that one or more lanes on that course where not among the 32 official lane types in the WMF rule-book. But since the Swedish Federation had approved them for playing on and quality assured them WMF chose to classify them as MOS instead of disapprove them totally. The wastebasket....

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Welcome to Minigolfnews.com
02 Jan 2009 at 15:37 | Posted in: General | Views: 1165 | Comments: 1
Welcome to a NEW era of Minigolf on the Internet!

For many years you have needed to be almost a detective to find interesting news, results and opinions about our great sport. You needed to search different forums and news sites and you needed to be able to understand many different languages to be able to follow what is happening in the world of Minigolf. Also many of the most interesting sources was controlled by different international or national federations and hence the information was telling what this federations wanted to be published.

We who are behind this site (myself, Martin Lundell, Erik Tiekstra and John Mittler) have been involved in different ways with national and international websites about Minigolf before. But in late October 2008 we decided by mail to do something new. We wanted to create the site where people interested in Minigolf around the world could find lots of interesting things to read about.

The main things....

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