German Minigolf (Concrete) Championship in Landshut
19 Sep 2011 at 07:43 | Published by: mindthegap | Views: 5020 | News search
Claudia Weinzierl probably making an ace. (Photo by BGC Landshut 2011)
Landshut hosted this years German Minigolf (Concrete) Championship from the 25th to 27th of August. The first two days were very hot, with temperatures up to 36°C, but the finals day was a nightmare. 6 out of the planned 10 rounds were played on the first two days, but due to continuous rain on the 3rd day the number of rounds were cut to 7. The temperature on the last day was not much more than half of what it was on the days before. In the afternoon the referee jury decided to even cut the number of rounds to 6 for the mens category, but there was a protest against that which was accepted, so the 7th round was finished with rainy weather. The Landshut concrete course seems to a very good one as there were some incredibly low total scores. The winner of the senior mens category, for example, had an average of 24.9.
Kirsten Isselmann from Künzel won the womens category with an average of 27 followed by Jennifer Buchholz from Trappenkamp 3 shots behind and Sabrina Heinrich from Traben-Trarbach with the same total score. The 2nd place was decided in a play-off which Jennifer Buchholz won.
The local Christoph Grüb was the mens categorys champion with an average of 25.6, 4 shots ahead of Daniel Wittwer from Bad Kreuznach followed by Oliver Pieper from Traben-Trarbach further 3 shots behind.
The best senior woman was Ursula Becker from Mannheim with an average of 27.3, followed by Sabine Hammerschmidt from Schwaikheim 2 shots behind and Barbara Schmid from Singen further 7 shots behind.
Dirk Czerwek from Künzell was the best player of all. With an average of 24.9 he won the senior men’s category in a convincing manner. Thomas Jansen from Ingolstadt came 2nd, 13 shots behind, followed by Thomas Beckmann from Felderbachtal further 4 shots behind.
The senior womens category II saw Brigitte Trillges from Cologne as the winner with an average of 28.6, followed by Barbara Wagner from Brücken and Barbara Pörrer from Ingolstadt being equal at the end. Barbara Wagner won the play-off and came 2nd.
The senior men’s category II saw a very close finish. With an average of 27.1 the two leaders were equal after 7 rounds and Franz Wagner from Brücken was only one shot behind them, ending up on the 3rd place. So it needed a play-off of Johann Michels from Cologne-Porz and Egon Schacke from Berlin to decide the winner. Johann Michels won the play-off and was the champion.
The senior teams champion was Singen, 5 shots ahead of Mannheim followed by Felderbachtal only one shot behind.
Links to results, reports and photos, all in German language:
photos finals day
photos 1st day
photos 2nd day
website landshut club for dm
report 1st day
report 2nd day
report finals day