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Coca-Cola African MiniGolf Championship Held in July


Ghana 02 Aug 2018 at 03:24 | Published by: PatPenguin | Views: 5243 | News search

Coca-Cola African MiniGolf Championship Held in July
 (Photo by Talal Fattal)

Accra, Ghana Ė The first Coca-Cola Open Africa Minigolf Championship was held from July 25th to July 29th, with players from across many nations battling for the top shot and a chance to appear in the Major Series of Putting (MSOP) event in October in Las Vegas, USA. The tournament featured three events over the weekend: individual stroke play (both menís and womenís divisions), mixed pairs and a knockout event. Over the various events, 90 competitors took their putters to the greens, representing 15 African nations and 3 guest European nations. The guests were not eligible to win the title of menís, womenís or mixed pairs African champions but were eligible to win the knockout event.

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Kelvin Boateng from Ghana was the overall winner and the winner of the menís division, being one of only 4 players to card a score below 36 for the weekend. He opened his tournament with a 35 and closed the stroke play tournament with a 36. He would total 202 over the 5 rounds of stroke play. Aboubacar Kourouma from Guinea recorded an overall 214 for second place overall. Both men secured spots in the MSOP with their scores. Kelvin believes his win in this event positions him well to be a spoiler in that major tournament, featuring some of the best minigolfers and putters from around the world. In the womenís division, Gladys Kpatchi of Togo took the top spot with an overall score of 224.

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The low score in the menís division belonged to guest Christian Pannek of Germany, carding a 195 and guest Alice Kobisch of Germany would shoot a 192, earning her the low score of both the womenís division and the stroke play tournament overall.

In the mixed doubles tournament, the first four rounds of stroke play were used in the mixed doubles tournament and added to a final round where the players in the team play one ball and alternate the player after every shot on each lane. Kpatchi and her partner Arthur Somasse would take the top spot, posting a combined 415. They would triumph over Yvonne Yirenkyi and Maurice Offei of Ghana, who shot a 429.

The final tournament of the weekend was a Knockout Cup where the winners of various groups moved onto another round to play other winners. The final group then played a knock out format during the final round where the best 5 players continue after lane 6, best 4 continue after lane 9 and the best 3 players continue after lane 12 and will finish the round to determine the Coca-Cola Knockout Champion 2018. Guests Pannek and Kobisch were eligible to win this tournament and showed their strength, tying at the end of the final knockout round. An ace on the difficult hole 18 in the playoff won Kobisch the tournament.

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The final results of the stroke play tournament can be found here (rounds 1-5 for the players listed), along with the preliminary rounds of the mixed pairs and the knockout round progression. The final results of the mixed pairs tournament can be found here.

Special awards were also handed out to Maruf Ahmed of Ghana (Most Consistent), Lina Fattal (Youngest Player) and Forbes Club (Most Progressive Club). Pannek, Karl Lakos of Austria and Mokolla Byldie of Gabon were also named the Most Valuable Players of the competition.

Participants had great things to say about the tournament as seen in many social media posts, including the wonderful levels of participation both during the tournament and at the opening ceremony.

Mr. Talal Fattal, Secretary General of the African Minigolf Federation, commended the players for their competitive spirit and enthusiasm of all the participants, with special mention of gratitude to Mr. Ibrahim Kaba, President of Francophone associations in Ghana, for his joint efforts with the organizers to register more African countries for the Championship. The maiden Open African MiniGolf championship is made possible by the Ghana Mini Golf Federation (GMF), Coca Cola, with support from MTN, Telefonika and the Major Series of Putting (MSOP) U.S.A. The GMF is a part of the World Minigolf Sport Federation (WMF).

The World Minigolf Sport Federation (WMF) is the umbrella organization of 63 Minigolf sports associations worldwide with Continental Associations in Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania. Over 1,000 championships courses are approved for official competitions and over 1,500 international minigolf tournaments are held each year. Millions of players all around the world like to play minigolf as a private leisure activity and in public competitions.

Thank you to Talal Fattal for providing information for this article.
TheGolferOnline also has several articles and many pictures from the tournament and we encourage you to also view their coverage.



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Miniature Golf and Bettering the Community - Part 7

United States of America 29 Jul 2018 at 04:17 | views: 4345 | Comments: 0

It's been a while since we've summarized some of the amazing ways miniature golf is having a positive impact on our communities and in that time there has been an abundance of articles about events big and small around the world. We're highlight some of the ones ...
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Justin Seymour Wins Essex County Open

Justin Seymour Wins Essex County Open

United States of America 11 Jul 2018 at 14:39 | views: 4302 | Comments: 0

The Essex County Open was held on June 30th at the Essex Golf Center in Roseland, NJ. It was the first running of this tournament and twelve competitors played three rounds in 90 (F) degree (32 C) heat to crown the first winner. The course was not an easy one as ...
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The Women of Team USA

United States of America 04 Jul 2018 at 07:05 | views: 5986 | Comments: 0

Although many miniature golf tournaments have separate womenís prize divisions, one of the best parts of the sport is that the players play mixed for the overall top prizes. Despite this level of fairness, we continue to see that in minigolf tournaments, including ...
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Interscolar Tournament Saucache Arica School Tournament Held June 29

Interscolar Tournament Saucache Arica School Tournament Held June 29

Chile 01 Jul 2018 at 13:20 | views: 5154 | Comments: 0

On June 29th, the Interscolar Tournament Saucache Arica School was held in Arica, Chile at Saucache and Colegio Arica College. More than 60 players in different categories. children, youth and parents and teachers, participated in the 9-hole circuit. The ...
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