E-mail
Password
Lost password »
Register »
      

LATEST FORUM POST

Argentina  INESfun

22 Feb 2020 at 13:37

There are about 300 recesses on one golf ball, and thanks to them, the ball flies three times farther than a smooth one. ... Balls of the same size...

Go to latest post »


LATEST COMMENT  More »

United States of America  Smitty

20 Oct 2020 at 14:46

Congrats to Rainey and Olivia. Great representation of Texas!

Go to latest comment »




LATEST BLOG POSTS

United Kingdom  Squire | 161 views | 0 comments

08 Jul 2021 at 11:38

Back in action at Aces....


United Kingdom  Squire | 278 views | 0 comments

07 Jul 2021 at 08:49

Filwood Fantastic Mini Golf....


United States of America  PatPenguin | 145 views | 0 comments

03 Jul 2021 at 12:17

Could I Beat Biggy?


All blogs »



POLL

How do you think COVID-19 will impact international minigolf tournaments in 2021?


- No Impact - All Happen as Scheduled

- Minor Impact - A Couple Change Dates

- Major Impact - Several Get Canceled


To vote, you need to log in.


You have to vote to see the results.


Total 3 votes, since 19 Jun 2020.

Recent polls »

Leaving the international stage: Interview with Carl-Johan Ryner


Sweden 28 Nov 2011 at 19:37 | Published by: Hans | Views: 8771 | News search

Leaving the international stage: Interview with Carl-Johan Ryner
Carl-Johan Ryner celebrating the Swedish Team Gold  (Photo by Patric Fransson 2011)


Interview with Carl-Johan Ryner (CJR), Sweden and Uppsala BGK

This interview was done the 28th of November 2011. Interviewer is Hans Bergström (HB).

HB: First of all congratulations to a great Stockholm Championship of 2011 resulting in the team gold medals? How do you rank this Championship experience compared with your previous merits?

CJR: Thanks. The team competition was totally awesome. It was definitely the greatest team days ever in the national team for me.

HB: What were your goals before the Championship?

CJR: To win three gold medals. A success rate of 33% is not really satisfying, but at least it was the most important goal that was achieved.

HB: How did the preparations and training rounds go in Stockholm? Were the Swedish team and you as sharp there as you where in the competition?

CJR: Both the rounds and preparations went fine, but we didn’t achieve the results we did in the competition. I always believed we all would step up our game when the competition started, but I didn’t think that everyone would be so much better.

HB: Can you describe the final lap in the men’s team final?

CJR: Having been in final team rounds before, I told my self to enjoy the round and really try to feel the audience. It was like a long victory lap. The only thing that could have made it better would have been if only the six best teams could have played together, now it was very few Swedes still playing.

HB: When did you understand that is was going to be gold for the men’s team.

CJR: On the first eternite round the second day. We had lost 10 or so shots on the first three players, but before I went out the lead were back to over 20. Then I knew we wouldn’t lose the advantage.

HB: Can you tell us about the celebrations in the men’s team after the gold was secured?

CJR: A nice dinner and then back to the hotel to try and focus for the individual play.

HB: Are you satisfied with your results individually in the stroke play (5th)?

CJR: No, not at all. I’m especially disappointed in the way I played during the individual finals. I had the chance to get the gold, but played at a level that is not acceptable in a competition like this.

HB: And on Saturday morning you lost the first game in the match play finals against Omar Maggi. Can you tell us about this match?

CJR: I knew it would be tough as Omar is really good on concrete, and he only missed one lane. A couple of shots were a bit lucky, but that’s concrete. I was two down going in to the eternite and knew I should be able to get that back. But I missed the salto when I had the chance to win the hole, lost the bridge and then Omar made a putt from the 2nd pin on the illusion but I couldn’t win that one either. We both missed the straight lane, before I got my first win on the flat loop. He had a lucky ace, or calculated wrong-ace rather, on the double hill and then I knew it was over as I had to win all three remaining holes. Even though he played good concrete, I should’ve beaten him with normal play on the eternite.

HB: Now tree months later which memories are the strongest from Stockholm?

CJR: Sadly the failures in the both individual parts.

HB: What is your opinion about the way the Stockholm championships were played with 2 days team, one day stroke play and one day match play?

CJR: There should be only one individual champion. Team play two days and match play two days over 24 holes, but with the best 50% skipping the first round.

HB: A month later it was time for another team victory when your team Uppsala won the European Cup. Can you tell us about this competition and how important this was for Uppsala?

CJR: It was an amazing competition. Even though I struggled really badly on the first half I was picked up by my teammates and we could get the victory in a tight competition. It was very important to show that we could beat Hardenberg on concrete after the collapse in Portugal 2006 and the horrible play in Lichtenstein 2009. Now we can put those two competitions behind us and go on forward knowing that we can beat them.

HB: Is it fair to say that Uppsala now can finally claim to be the best men club team in the world?

CJR: At the moment, yes.

HB: What are the chances for Uppsala to be as successful as in 2011 also next year?

CJR: The chances are good as we are all good players. No one is leaving the team and even though we don’t play that much apart from the league, we still know how to prepare to achieve the best possible results.

HB: If you could recruit any player in the world, as long as it’s not a Swede, to play for your club Uppsala, who would you pick?

CJR: We like Swedes in our team. But to answer your question it would be very interesting to have Walter in the team and to understand how he thinks when he chooses the balls and lines. I’m not sure if we would be a better team as the chemistry needs to work in order to be successful.

HB: What are your plans of appearing again in the Swedish national Team? In Porto 2012 or Bad Munder 2013?

CJR: I would be very surprised if I played for Sweden again.

HB: What happens next for you in Minigolf?

CJR: I hope I will get an invitation to the Diamond Masters in Prague in February/March. Maybe I’ll visit the eternite in Eskilstuna just to have some fun.

HB: Again a big congratulation to the team gold medal in Stockholm and the EC title and good luck in the future.

CJR: Thank you.



SHARE

Share


Comments

No comments yet.

Add comment
To add comments, you need to log in.


Exciting teamgolf tournament in Holland

Netherlands 28 Nov 2011 at 17:53 | views: 6424 | Comments: 0

Last Saturday the Dutch minigolf federation organised a new form of tournament 2vs2. Hereby are two players one couple and they play like one person. Player A starts on lane one en scores an ace, player B doesn't have to play that lane. Then player B starts on ...
Read more »

Exciting teamgolf tournament in Holland

Back from Stockholm: Interview with Omar Maggi

Back from Stockholm: Interview with Omar Maggi

Switzerland 28 Nov 2011 at 14:30 | views: 7255 | Comments: 0

Interview with Omar Maggi (OM), Switzerland and MC Olten This interview was done the 23th of October 2011. Interviewer is Hans Bergström (HB). HB: First of all congratulations to the team bronze medal in Stockholm Championship? Are you satisfied with ...
Read more »

Back from Stockholm: Interview with Bianca Utzig

Austria 27 Nov 2011 at 15:28 | views: 7589 | Comments: 0

Interview with Bianca Utzig (BU), Austria and Gaenserndorf This interview was done the 25th of November 2011. Interviewer is Hans Bergström (HB). HB: First of all congratulations to a great season of 2011 and especially the World Championship in ...
Read more »

Back from Stockholm: Interview with Bianca Utzig

Still in Stockholm: Interview with Jan Strandberg

Still in Stockholm: Interview with Jan Strandberg

Sweden 24 Nov 2011 at 10:35 | views: 7562 | Comments: 0

Interview with Jan Strandberg (JS), Swedens Head Coach This interview was done the 30th of October 2011. Interviewer is Hans Bergström (HB). HB: First of all congratulations to a great Stockholm Championship of 2011? How do you rank this Championship ...
Read more »

UPCOMING EVENTS   More »

 07 Aug 2021 (1 day)

Red Putter Pro Tournament


 07 Aug 2021 (1 day)

Cambridgeshire and Essex Open


 08 Aug 2021 (1 day)

BMGA Matchplay Doubles


 10 Aug 2021 (5 days)

Youth World Championships


 11 Aug 2021 (4 days)

Senior World Championships


 15 Aug 2021 (1 day)

O-Street Mini Golf $1,000 Tournament


 25 Aug 2021 (4 days)

Open European Championships General Class





LATEST RESULTS   More »

 16 Jul 2021

World Deaf Minigolf Championships

 10 Jul 2021

Worthing Open

 26 Jun 2021

Cardiff Open

 05 Jun 2021

PPA Invitational

 29 May 2021

Midlands Open

 22 May 2021

Senior Nations Cup

 22 May 2021

U23 Nationals Cup




LATEST NEWS

Italy 29 Jun 2021 at 13:06 | PatPenguin
Italian Federation Celebrates Peace and Sport

Minigolfnews 14 Jun 2021 at 14:15 | PatPenguin
Minigolf and Bettering the Community – Part 9

Iran 01 Jun 2021 at 12:54 | PatPenguin
5th round of Iran Minigolf Competition

United States of America 03 May 2021 at 13:39 | PatPenguin
Kyle Labrecque Wins Tabers' Spring Fling

United States of America 11 Apr 2021 at 13:16 | PatPenguin
Matt Male Wins 2021 U.S. Open in Florida

Sweden 18 Mar 2021 at 12:01 | PatPenguin
Swedish Minigolf Tour Gains Title Sponsor

Iran 16 Mar 2021 at 12:31 | PatPenguin
Minigolf Cup in Hamedan Province of Iran

WMF 15 Mar 2021 at 12:14 | PatPenguin
WMF signs historic Memorandum of Understanding with UTS

World 08 Mar 2021 at 15:14 | PatPenguin
WMF wishes all women a happy World Women

Italy 07 Feb 2021 at 13:52 | PatPenguin
2nd WMF International Minigolf Speed Championships - Save the Date!

United States of America 05 Jan 2021 at 13:46 | PatPenguin
Pelletier Wins Tabers Holiday Classic