E-mail
Password
Lost password »
Register »
      

LATEST FORUM POST

United States of America  Danielpott

05 Nov 2019 at 19:22

Hi there! Don't know where to get [...] plan writing help? If you think that you are the only student who does not catch up with the class material...

Go to latest post »


LATEST COMMENT  More »

United States of America  Smitty

05 Nov 2019 at 13:59

Really enjoyed reading this... Way too kind to Brad Lebo:)

Go to latest comment »




LATEST BLOG POSTS

United States of America  PatPenguin | 216 views | 1 comments

05 Nov 2019 at 13:31

An Aussie's First Look at the....


United Kingdom  Squire | 63 views | 0 comments

29 Oct 2019 at 12:56

Christmas-themed Mini Golf....


United States of America  PatPenguin | 289 views | 0 comments

28 Oct 2019 at 12:39

Sometimes the Best Shot is....


All blogs »



POLL

If miniature golf was to be in the Olympics, which style of course would you like to see played?


- Miniaturegolf

- Concrete

- Swedish Felt

- MOS (Adventure Golf)

- Combination of 2 Styles

- Combination of 3 Styles

- Why not all 4?


To vote, you need to log in.


You have to vote to see the results.


Total 19 votes, since 31 Jan 2018.

Recent polls »

Minigolf World Championships 2019 in Zhouzhuang, China


China 04 Mar 2018 at 15:02 | Published by: PatPenguin | Views: 4064 | News search

Minigolf World Championships 2019 in Zhouzhuang, China
Signing the WC Contract  (Photo by WMF)

From the WMF:

Dear WMF Active Members, dear Athletes,

In Zaton we promised you the venue of the WC 2019 by the end of year 2017. We couldn't quite keep this promise, but we are now delighted and excited to be able to inform you that we have signed the contract for WC 2019 with the local organizer and China Minigolf Sport Federation (CMF). This means that the Minigolf World Championships will take place for the first time ever outside Europe in 2019. This is a consequent step in the development of WMF to make the game more global.

The negotiation process lasted about six months from the day when CMF President Xiaolong He (also known to us as William) announced that they have found an investor/organizer, who wants to bring the championships to China. The investor / organizer (in similar style as Touristhotel / Zaton Holiday Resort were giving us the location) is a real estate company who is building a new hotel and recreational area in Zhouzhuang, the ancient water town of China. This real estate company is a subsidiary of high tech public company Invengo Information Technology Co. Ltd. Who plan to bring more intelligent technologies to the minigolf course. They are also the Intelligent Campus Solution provider of Shanghai Disney Park.

The negotiations were very smooth and we could reach a result with which all sides are satisfied. Also the regional government is supporting the championships, which is essential in China for the success of such an event. This contract gives WMF also a financial kick with which we can realize many plans and improve processes which make us more modern and effective. It also will allow us to support development projects of our members better than before.

Zhouzhuang is located approx. 100 km from Shanghai, so it will be your natural flight destination. More info about the town will follow in due time, but you can start Googling Zhouzhuang.

WMF will again organize the tournament with its own staff like in 2017, since the experiences were very positive. Due to local conditions the championship will take place at the end of October, so adaptations to the international calendar 2019 will be necessary. We have been consulting with EMF about this already. WC 2019 will also see the introduction of a new championship format – mixed stroke play competition of pairs. This will require one more tournament day.

As the championship contract was necessary for various permissions, the construction of the courses hasn't started yet. The courses will be provided by CMF in cooperation with WMF Gold Sponsor company Miniature Golf World Chongqing, There will be all four systems available in the minigolf center, but the primary goal is to play the WC 2019 on concrete and feltgolf, also for the first time ever. The final decision on the systems will be taken in December 2018 when the construction has been finished. Miniaturegolf is the reserve system. MOS course will not be used at this championship.

We at WMF are fully aware of big challenges this project will bring us and also of some critical political issues regarding China, but after having spoken with other sport federations and external consultants, among others Christian Wassmer who was present in Zaton, we are convinced that the benefits are far greater than the challenges. We see that this is the chance and the step forward we must take.

We understand that this championship will be a bigger financial burden for some, mainly Central European teams who are used to reach almost every championship by car. For some nations the travel costs will be however even lower than usual. Anyway, we can announce that the contract includes a clause which guarantees every registered participant of the championship 14 nights of free accommodation in some nearby hotels, in single or double rooms (due to availability), in a distance of not more than 2 km from the courses. This should take off some financial pressure and hopefully enable the participation of as many teams and athletes as possible. The primary plan is to accommodate participants in the new hotel / apartments right next to the courses, but at the moment this plan can’t be guaranteed yet. Therefore the 2 km clause is included in the contract.

Please note that WAGM 2019 will not be a part of this package and it will be organized as separate championship. After the WMF ExCo meeting at the end of March 2018 we’ll be able to give you further info on WAGM 2019.

Having said all this I want to point out that after the big challenge of WC 2017 I am personally really looking forward to the next challenge and we all are prepared to make the WC 2019 bigger and better than ever!

We move forward!

On behalf of the WMF Executive Committee

Pasi Aho

Sport Director

» Original WMF Article

SHARE

Share



Comments (2)


Poland Mike_Misza (Michał Moszoro)

04 Mar 2018 at 23:54
Yes, it's a big relief for European teams, the plane ticket will be expensive enough;)

New Zealand camcouper (Cameron Couper)

04 Mar 2018 at 23:39
this will be awesome for us down these ways making the travel a lot cheaper, hopefully the offer of 14 nights free accommodation will help the Main teams from Europe as it will be a little different not being able to drive etc to the event

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


Rory Averett Braves the Dark in Second Winter Tour Leg

United States of America 27 Feb 2018 at 14:37 | views: 2611 | Comments: 0

The Towson, Maryland Monster Mini Golf was the site of the second leg of the Greater Baltimore Mini Golf Winter Tour on February 10, 2018. You can read about the first leg of the tour in our article here. This event saw a slight uptick in players as 11 ...
Read more »

Rory Averett Braves the Dark in Second Winter Tour Leg

Interview with Irish Minigolf Champion - Sean Kelly

Interview with Irish Minigolf Champion - Sean Kelly

Ireland 24 Feb 2018 at 15:12 | views: 2880 | Comments: 0

The 2nd Irish Minigolf Open was held on February 10 and 11, 2018 and our reporter Steve Lovell was one of the participants. You can read his blog about the experience and check out the results and pictures at the links below. After the tournament he had a chance ...
Read more »

Education Through Miniature Golf - Part 5

World 18 Feb 2018 at 13:50 | views: 3212 | Comments: 0

The topic of the educational miniature golf has been hot in the social media world. In our last installment (Part 4) we covered 3D courses, art and education and one class that combined a ton of disciplines into one learning objective. The articles we've select ...
Read more »

Education Through Miniature Golf - Part 5

Join the Minigolf Family!

Join the Minigolf Family!

Minigolfnews 09 Feb 2018 at 13:40 | views: 2958 | Comments: 0

With most of 2018 sitting before us like a freshly swept lane, we wanted everyone to know about the variety of opportunities there are to get involved with Minigolfnews.com and the world of miniature golf. We hope that some of you take us up on these so we can ...
Read more »

UPCOMING EVENTS   More »

 17 Nov 2019 (1 day)

Trofeo del Tigullio


 23 Nov 2019 (1 day)

International tournament MGC De Houtduif


 23 Nov 2019 (2 days)

5. Euregio-Trophy


 24 Nov 2019 (1 day)

International tournament MGC De Houtduif (pairs)


 30 Nov 2019 (2 days)

Swedish Indoor Championships


 07 Dec 2019 (2 days)

IHM


 08 Dec 2019 (1 day)

Trofeo CittĂ  di Santa





LATEST RESULTS   More »

 09 Nov 2019

International Minigolf Tournament Denia

 02 Nov 2019

Trofeo San Martino

 02 Nov 2019

30 Stunden-Marathon

 02 Nov 2019

Grand Prix 2019

 27 Oct 2019

MPTO Efterårsstævne

 25 Oct 2019

Raiffeisen Trophae

 24 Oct 2019

Progolf Filz Challenge




LATEST NEWS

United Kingdom 29 Oct 2019 at 12:58 | PatPenguin
Michael Smith Takes Fourth British Championship

United States of America 23 Oct 2019 at 13:35 | PatPenguin
Major Series of Putting Championship 2019 Wraps Up

China 22 Oct 2019 at 14:11 | PatPenguin
Report of WMF Delegates' Conference 2019 Zhouzhuang (CHN)

China 21 Oct 2019 at 13:00 | PatPenguin
Minigolf World Championships Taking Place in China

United States of America 17 Oct 2019 at 13:30 | PatPenguin
Graybeal Wins 2nd USPMGA Major Title with Masters Victory

United States of America 25 Sep 2019 at 13:56 | PatPenguin
Seymour Goes Back-to-Back at the Matterhorn

United Kingdom 23 Sep 2019 at 04:49 | PatPenguin
Michael Smith Retains Title to Claim Sixth British Open

United States of America 18 Sep 2019 at 16:01 | PatPenguin
Mini Golf Continues for ABC Holey Moley Competitors

United States of America 12 Sep 2019 at 14:32 | PatPenguin
Hurricane Dorian No Match for The Dolphin

Czech Republic 27 Aug 2019 at 13:05 | PatPenguin
Olivia Prokopová Nets Another Victory in the Czech Republic

New Zealand 26 Aug 2019 at 14:19 | PatPenguin
Round 8 of New Zealand Putting Tour Complete