German Bundesliga: Mainz is ladies champions
23 Jun 2014 at 23:12 | Published by: mindthegap | Views: 11035 | News search
Alice Kobisch, best lady from the team champion Mainz (Photo by Achim Braungart-Zink (DMV))
The last match of the German Bundesliga took place on the course of the Nations Cup and the coming European Championship, the concrete course in Neutraubling (Bavaria) on the 21th of June. The last match is traditionally run on the Saturday, to be able to repeat the match on the next day, the Sunday, in the case of bad weather. But this wasn't necessary this time.
For the men's teams the championship was decided anyway as Hardenberg was in lead with more than 10 points and couldn't be overtaken by any other team. Künzell was so far behind the others that they will definitely end up on the last place and perhaps go down to the 2nd Bundesliga. The only interesting thing was the fight between Arheilgen and Niendorf for the 2nd place.
Arheilgen started well and was in lead after the 2nd round. But with a blue team round of 149 (ø 24.8) Hardenberg overtook in the 3rd round. Niendorf could keep up on the 3rd place. Three teams finished the day with a team round of 159, but Hardenberg got a 167 in the last round. So Arheilgen could reconquer the lead by just 1 shot and won the match with 647 (ø 27.0) in front of Hardenberg with 648 (ø 27.0) and Niendorf with 655 (ø 27.3). Dormagen-Brechten reached the 4th place in front of Mainz. Künzell again got no points.
The outcome of the match was nearly exactly the same as the current league table, only Arheilgen was in front of Hardenberg who are the champions anyway. So there is no change in the table. Arheilgen defended the 2nd place with their match victory, and Niendorf ended up on the 3rd place with another excellent performance at the last match. The final league table of the men's teams in detail:
|5.||1. MGC Mainz||20|
|6.||MGC putter Künzell||4|
The best player of the day was Marco Templin from Dormagen-Brechten with 102 (ø 25.5).
The women's team competition was much more interesting. Göttingen took the lead from Mainz at the last match, so another victory or even equality at this match would crown them to the champions. But this time Mainz provided an excellent performance, was in lead from the beginning and won the match in an absolutely convincing manner with 329 (ø 27.4), followed by Göttingen with 343 (ø 28.6) and Schwaikheim/Ludwigshafen with 359 (ø 29.9). Bensheim-Auerbach reached the 4th place in front of Cuxhaven. Olching ended up on the last place.
With their match victory Mainz equalized with Göttingen in the league table by points, but they have less shots all over the season, so Mainz is the women's team champion very narrowly. The same situation at the end of the table: With the 5th place at the final match Cuxhaven won 2 points on Olching and overtook them in the league table. The final league table of the women's teams in detail:
|1.||1. MGC Mainz||52||1679 shots|
|2.||1. MGC 1970 Göttingen||52||1693 shots|
|3.||SpG Schwaikheim / Ludwigshafen||25|
|5.||MC "Möve" Cuxhaven-Sahlenburg||15|
The best female player of the day was Alice Kobisch from Mainz with 107 (ø 26.8).
There were several blue rounds, 2 x 23 and 11 x 24. This shows what results are possible on the course of the coming European Championship and shows foreign players the standard to meet if they want to beat the Germans.
The German Minigolf Federation (DMV) has decided dramatic changes of the league system. There will be no league matches in Autumn this year. From next year on the season starts at the beginning of the year. The 1st Bundesliga will be devided into two leagues in the North and South of Germany with only 5 teams each, and there will be only 4 league matches to play. The team champions will then be decided at the German Minigolf Championship. I will describe the new system in an extra article soon.
Links to results, reports and photos, all in German language:
»Report and photos by Achim Braungart-Zink
»Online reporting and photos on the DMV facebook website
»facebook website of the vice champion from Arheilgen ...
»... and that of the team who wanted to be the vice champion: Hamburg-Niendorf, a proud bronze medal winner.
»Short reports by MGC Mainz