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Interview: Woman Player of the Year 2010: Rebecca Weber

Switzerland 10 Mar 2011 at 20:19 | Published by: Hans | Views: 6769 | News search

Interview: Woman Player of the Year 2010: Rebecca Weber
Rebecca Weber with the Golden Shot in Predazzo  (Photo by Hans Bergström 2010)

Interview with Rebecca Weber (RW), Switzerland and MC Effretikon

This interview was done the 10th of Mars 2011. Interviewer is Hans Bergström (HB).

HB: First of all congratulations to a great season of 2010 which lead to the vote for “Woman player of the Year” on Minigolfnews. Did you expect to win the vote?

RW: First of all, thank you for the congratulations for the season of 2010. I wasn’t really expecting to win the vote, but after some days it looked pretty good and I’m very happy about being Woman player of the year! Thanks to everybody who has voted for me!

HB: You won both the public vote and the expert jury vote. Which of them do you value the most?

RW: Difficult question… and I do not even have an answer on it. It’s just a great honor to be vote from both “juries”.

HB: In Predazzo you won both individually and in the Team. Can you compare the two victories with each other? Which do you value most?

RW: The team title was one of my best experiences in my minigolf career. The team competition is the most important thing for me and it was an incredible time with my girls in Predazzo! (Thank you sooo much!)
The single title was for sure a big surprise for me and as well a great moment in my life. It was the culmination of the European Championships in Predazzo.

HB: Your final shot in Predazzo was a spectacular one. What happened?

RW: During the training and the competition I’ve had some problems on this lane. It wasn’t as easy for me as it seemed to be for the most of the other competitors. I was pretty nervous and my final shot wasn’t as good as it should have been. The ball touched the obstacle at the left side and found somehow its way into the hole. :) I was really lucky!

HB: How has your success been noticed by media and people around you?

RW: There have been published several newspaper articles. I’ve been honored by my club MC Effretikon. My boss has organized an event in the company I’m working. It has been published as well on the swiss minigolf page. Of course my friends and my family were very happy about my successful year and they were very proud. :)

HB: So how do you feel about the upcoming season? Will it be possible to find the motivation after a year of total success such as last year?

RW: Of course. I’m looking forward very much to the upcoming season. The national team championships have already started with a great success in Sirnach with my ladies of MC Effretikon. I’m looking forward to the WC in Stockholm too and hopefully as well to the EC in Vergiate.

HB: How does your season planning look like for 2011?

RW: So, I’ll participate in several national and international tournaments:
- National team competition
- National single competition in July
- WC in Stockholm in August
- Hopefully EC in Vergiate in September / October
Of Course I’ll participate as well in a lot of local tournaments during the season, as usual.

HB: There is currently an ongoing poll for “Men player of the Year”. Who will get the high points in this vote from you?

RW: That’s my little secret. The best shall win! :)

HB: WMF TC recently announced that the 2011 Championships will include both a stroke champion and a match play champion. What do you think about that decision?

RW: Honestly, I’m not happy about this decision at all. The team competition will be shorter and for me it is one of the most important reasons why I’m playing Minigolf internationally. On my opinion having two single champions in one year won’t be the same anymore. The medals are losing a bit of their value for me. It would be the best for our sport to go back to the original mode.

HB: Can you foresee any players making big breakthroughs in the international arena coming during 2011.

RW: Hm… I’ve really no idea. Probably young players I don’t know yet?

HB: What happens next for you in Minigolf?

RW: The next big event will be the second competition day of the national team championships in Grenchen (beginning of May).

HB: Again a big congratulation to the title “Women player of the year” and good luck in the future.

RW: Thank you very much. It’s was a pleasure to be interviewed! A big gratitude to all of the people who made these great successes possible!
Have a good time!



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Switzerland Selda (Rebecca Weber)

11 Mar 2011 at 07:09
That's what I ment. Back to strokeplay! Go for it! :-)

Sweden Nimalu (Martin Lundell)

10 Mar 2011 at 22:19

Just curious, exactly what do you mean with "It would be the best for our sport to go back to the original mode." ?

Matchplay or strokeplay? because for me, strokeplay is the original mode....even if I think this new mode is better than having only matchplay mode.

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Nominations for British Minigolf Sport Squad for 2011

United Kingdom 08 Mar 2011 at 13:22 | views: 6776 | Comments: 7

BMGA News Release Supplied by Richard Gottfried British Minigolf Association announces the Great Britain Minigolf Sport Squad for 2011 The British Minigolf Association is delighted to announce the Great Britain Minigolf Squad for World Minigolf Sport ...
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Nominations for British Minigolf Sport Squad for 2011

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Bischofshofen takes the lead in Austrian Bundesliga

Austria 08 Mar 2011 at 13:10 | views: 5356 | Comments: 0

MGC Bischofshofen was the favourite team before this weekend's second round played at the indoor eternit in Sport Oase, Salzburg. It was to become a very tight round with lots of points decided on single shoots. The first round was not so good by any team ...
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Minigolf Dream Team 2010, women

Minigolfnews 07 Mar 2011 at 19:05 | views: 6583 | Comments: 0

We asked our website visitors to vote their favourite female player of the year 2010. In addition to this public vote, we also asked some minigolf experts from different countries to nominate the best female minigolf players of year 2010. European matchplay ...
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Ryner wins Diamond Minigolf Masters

Czech Republic 06 Mar 2011 at 17:18 | views: 7737 | Comments: 13

Swedish Carl-Johan Ryner won the final in the Diamond Minigolf Masters against his fellow Swede and club-mate in Uppsala Anders Olsson. The Diamond Minigolf Masters was an invitational only tournament for 12 players and had managed to get a pretty strong ...
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