Harald and Warnecke are German champions 2008
12 Jul 2008 at 18:29 | Published by: JJM | Views: 2160 | News search
Nicole Warnecke of BGC Uerdingen surprised the German minigolf world, by winning
women’s cup competition at German championships 2008.
Warnecke proved her skills already during the preliminary rounds, playing the third best score
of female players, average 23.00 on eternite and
32.40 on the relatively easy felt course.
Quite sovereignly the best female player of preliminary rounds was Nicole Piechotta, with a very fine game
29.80 on felt and
22.60 on eternite.
Piechotta lost to Warnecke in the final match of the cup competition, receiving the silver medal.
Bronze went to Nicole Gundert-Greiffendorf, who defeated Gabriele Rahmlow in the bronze match.
In preliminary rounds Rahmlow was the second best female player, with average
32.80 on felt and
22.20 on eternite.
World-class players Bianca Oberweg, Corina Reinisch and Tanja Pscherer were absent
from the competition, because of work, studies or other personal reasons.
archive photo by Walter Teupe / DMV 2008
Men’s competition was dominated by Harald Erlbruch, who played the best total score
in preliminary rounds,
27.20 on felt and
20.80 on eternite.
He survived five thriller matches in the cup finals, with minimal win margins of 1 or 2 points only,
to take another German champion title to his already massive trophy collection.
The second and third best players of the preliminary rounds,
(28.40 on felt,
21.20 on eternite)
and Walter Erlbruch
(29.80 on felt,
21.00 on eternite),
fell in the first round of the cup competition.
Silver medal went to Marco Balzer, who was 7th best in the preliminary rounds.
Bronze was taken by Lars Greiffendorf, who was 4th best in the preliminary rounds.
World champion Marco Templin landed fourth, losing to Greiffendorf in the bronze match.
» results of the cup finals
» results of preliminary rounds
» photo gallery by Walter Teupe, DMV
» photo galleries at the tournament website
» felt and eternite courses of 1. MGC Bamberg