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Michael Smith wins the Weymouth Open


United Kingdom 12 Oct 2010 at 22:57 | Published by: Hans | Views: 5650 | News search

Michael Smith wins the Weymouth Open BMGA News Release
Provided by Richard Gottfried

The third annual Weymouth Open minigolf competition was won by Oxford’s Michael Smith, with a ten shot margin over Kent Minigolf Club team mate Sean Homer. Smith scored rounds of 38 and 37 to record two new course records, breaking the old record of 41, to lift the title with a 36-hole total of 75(+3). Michael’s win was his first BMGA Tour victory, having debuted in January 2010.

The 2009 Weymouth Open Champion Kevin Moseley finished in tied third-place, with Top Junior Player Matthew Harding, after both scored 44 and 43 for a total of 87. Chris Smith and Chris Harding were in tied fifth-place, also scoring 87, but with a slightly worse round difference than Moseley or Harding Jnr.

The competition took place at the 18-hole Pirate Adventure Golf course at the Sea Life Centre in Lodmoor Country Park in Weymouth, Dorset on Sunday 10th October, and saw 18-players competing in three prize categories (overall winner, best local and best junior).

Weymouth Sea Life Centre Staff, fans and players alike were happy to see that a play-off was required again to decide the winner of one category – the 2009 title was also decided by play-off. This time a play-off was needed to see who would become the 2009 Top Local Player after Gary Wall and Allun Wakefield had both scored 99. Gary Wall eventually won on the third extra hole, after Allun had hit one of the shots of the tournament to keep the match alive on the first hole.

Video footage of the 2010 Weymouth Open sudden-death play-off for the ‘Top Local Player Prize between Gary Wall and Allun Wakefield:

Play-off Coin Toss & Hole 1 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN4PyARbi3U
Play-off Hole 2 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X065umevto
Play-off Hole 3 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K92dR_-WUHA

Full results list:
Position Player Round 1 Round 2 Total
1 Michael Smith 38 37 75
2 Sean Homer 44 41 85
3= Kevin Moseley 44 43 87
3= Matthew Harding 44 43 87
5= Chris Smith 45 42 87
5= Chris Harding 42 45 87
7 Richard Gottfried 44 44 88
8 Paul Johnson 51 40 91
9 Katie Wall 49 49 98
10 Peter Jones 50 48 98
11= Marc Bazeley 48 51 99
11= Gary Wall 51 48 99
13 Allun Wakefield 53 46 99
14 Alison Wall 52 56 108
15 Chris Hough 52 59 111
16 James Burleigh 56 57 113
17 Owen Johnson 61 59 120
18 Matt Burleigh 63 71 134

The tournament was organised by Pirate Adventure Golf Course Manager Ian Clayton and the staff at the Weymouth Sea Life Centre, and supported by the British Minigolf Association.

In an interesting minigolf fact, only four holes-in-one were scored at the tournament, with Michael Smith bagging two, and Richard Gottfried and Owen Johnson achieving the others.

The next tournaments on the BMGA Tour calendar are the London Invitational Tournament in East Finchley, the Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings at the end of October, the Kent Open in Sidcup in mid November, and the season closing Green Open and BMGA British Club Championships at Hither Green in December.



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United Kingdom Sealand (Anthony Pope)

13 Oct 2010 at 21:19
Well played Michael - the first of many more to come!

United Kingdom MrX (Andy Exall)

13 Oct 2010 at 17:07
Well done Michael! VTK!

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Persson to play for Uppsala

Sweden 12 Oct 2010 at 08:53 | views: 5538 | Comments: 0

The Swedish silly season is between 1st of October and 31st of December. So far this year no big moves have been made, but yesterday Uppsala presented that Fredrik Persson returns from his two years session in Granhyddan to play for Uppsala next year. Fredrik ...
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Hardenberg and Mainz wins on Spieltag 2 in Schriesheim

Hardenberg and Mainz wins on Spieltag 2 in Schriesheim

Germany 11 Oct 2010 at 10:38 | views: 6290 | Comments: 5

Hardenberg and Mainz was the winners on the second day of the German Bundesliga played on felt in Schriesheim. The Hardenberg team was the only team playing a blue average (29,5) and won before Bochumer with a great margin of 25 strokes. In third place ...
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Hahsler and Chesnova winners in Sochi Open

Russian Federation 10 Oct 2010 at 19:14 | views: 5769 | Comments: 2

The Austrian player Hannes Hahsler, Knittelfeld, won the men’s class in the 2010 Sochi Open. Hahsler had the same end result as another Austrian player Patrick Riener but won after sudden death. In fact there were four Austrian players in the top of the men’s ...
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Hans Verkooijen & Roel Groenhuijsen dominating Dutch Championships

Hans Verkooijen & Roel Groenhuijsen dominating Dutch Championships

Netherlands 10 Oct 2010 at 16:53 | views: 5619 | Comments: 0

Due to the late date and other big tournaments played in this and previous weekends this years Dutch Beton Championships was not the most visited tournament in the year. Only 29 players came to Geldrop and Spoordonk to compete for the medals. The differences on ...
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