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Minigolf Dream Team 2008, women

World 21 Jan 2009 at 08:09 | Published by: JJM | Views: 5169 | News search

Minigolf Dream Team 2008, women We asked our website visitors to vote their favourite Player of the Year 2008. In addition to this public vote, we also asked some well-known minigolf experts from different countries to nominate their favourite All Stars team 2008: 7 men and 4 women.

The expert vote included these persons: Pasi Aho (FIN), Markus Berger (AUT), Tim Davies (GBR), Ernst-Jan Meijer (NED), Astra Miglane-Stanwyck (USA), Michael Neuland (GER), Paolo Porta (ITA), Olivia Prokopová (CZE), Carl-Johan Ryner (SWE), Petra Szablikowski (GER), Jason Weaver (CAN), Florian Wietz (GER).

Sandra Bengtson of Sweden was the top name of the year, both in the public vote and in the expert vote. What else can we say about a player who broke all world records at the European Cup, and was 4th best in the preliminary rounds of European Championships 2008.

Sandra Wicki of Switzerland was ranked 2nd best player of the year, both in the public vote and in the expert vote. Her merits of the year include European Champion 2008 title and a bronze medal at Swiss championships 2008.

Our expert jury ranked Nicole Gundert-Greiffendorf and Nicole Piechotta to the All Stars team of 4 best players of the season. Piechotta took silver at European Championships, and also at German Championships. Gundert-Greiffendorf was near the top simply everywhere, including bronze at European Championships, bronze at German Championships, and 2nd best player of European Cup.

The public voters saw the Dream Team of 2008 season a bit differently. Sandra Weaver and Elisabeth Berger-Rella were voted 3th and 4th best players of the season. Berger-Rella won Austrian Championships 2008, and was 2nd best in the preliminary rounds of European Championships. Weaver took silver at Swedish Championships and 4th place at European Championships.

Certainly worth mentioning is also the 2008 season of Alice Kobisch, who was voted 5th best in the expert vote. Kobisch was the best player in the preliminary rounds of European Championships, and played a better game on beton than any other player in the competition, including men and women.



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Finland HansIII (Pasi Aho)

21 Jan 2009 at 18:51

Of course not! Just the extremity. My deepest respect! :-)

Austria bub74 (Markus Berger)

21 Jan 2009 at 17:07
btw. don´t take it too serious - as votes like this should not be too serious!
Even in politics. Relecting the US President Bush - no comment!

Austria bub74 (Markus Berger)

21 Jan 2009 at 16:58
Yippiee - 6 comments in 4 hours! It was worth to provoke a little bit ...
@ Pasi
Yes I am really a nerd - but that is new to you?

Netherlands Knikjanus (Ernst-Jan Meijer)

21 Jan 2009 at 15:54
I think everybody who has voted, is coloured by his personal favours and opinion about players or status of the international tournaments like European Championships, Nation Cups, EC for clubteams etc.. And there is nothing worng with that.

I agree it took some time to make a choice of players in both lists, but I gave my votes according my own standards, looking at most of the results of the past year, especially the international results. Those are the prizes everybody wants to win or not?

for example: Sandra Wicki wins the individual European title in Tampere. That was quite a suprise (at least, for me it was..) if somebody wants to put her at number 1 in his of her vote then I can understand that.. Even if she maybe didn't play that good at national championships, NC or EC.

I don't know how it works in Austria but here in Holland it happens quite often that a suprising sportsman of sportswoman wins the title "sportsman / -woman of the year" when they won a big title that year, meanwhile somebody who wins titles at regular bases also made a very good result (again) that year.

Personally I didn't vote for any MOS players.. For me it's to difficult to give a good worth to those results, because I don't have any experience with that part of the game..

And if somebody wants to call me an expert, than I'm honoured but don't overact it please :)

Maybe it's an idea to let the national coaches of each country make their personal "all-star" team of the year and combine those results to such a list? Isn't that how it works with soccer/football player of the year elections, organized by the Fifa an UEFA?

Czech Republic Olivia (Olivia Prokopova)

21 Jan 2009 at 14:59
I also had a very long time, and compared the results sheet.
Maybe players should be divided into standard and MOS surfaces.
I only voted for players on standard surfaces.

Sweden Hans (Hans Bergström)

21 Jan 2009 at 14:03
I though everyone in this sites were Minigolf Nerds :)

Finland HansIII (Pasi Aho)

21 Jan 2009 at 13:31
Now let's not compare apples with pears... In the public voting you had only one vote, in the expert vote we got to place 4 resp. 7 players in the order of merit. So basically a player may have 5 second places on the experts' list, yet he/she wouldn't have a single vote from the public, if the experts have acted consequently like me ;-) and set the same players on place 1 in both votings.

Markus, 2 hours? You really are more minigolf nerd than me!

Finland JJM (John Mittler)

21 Jan 2009 at 13:07
The public vote maybe has some "Eurovision effect" in favour of Swedish players. And 3 Germans in the expert jury may have given some "Eurovision effect" to German players. Also the cup competition shuffles the pack a bit: Wicki won the cup, but Kobisch and Rella were best in preliminary rounds. Some voters have probably given more weight to the cup results, and some voters to the preliminary results. In the ongoing men’s vote we will see also a dramatic difference between the playing systems respected by each voter. Many Europeans cannot understand how an American MOS player can possibly be mentioned in the top 10 list, and get votes there...

Sweden Hans (Hans Bergström)

21 Jan 2009 at 11:48
An expert vote can be biased depending on what persons are in the jury. The public vote can also be biased if a country is visiting the site more than others. But all and all the public and the experts pick out the same top two girls in a season where this was not really obvious, at least to me.

Austria bub74 (Markus Berger)

21 Jan 2009 at 11:32
Expert vote? Joking, right?
Jo Williamson ahead of Wiklund and Oberweg?
Berger-Rella half of the points of Alice Kobisch?

The Public vote seems to be more an expert one. Except Nicole Piechotta, who had a really strong season. Also funny that the European Cup was rated more important then Europ. Champ.
My so called expert vote took me almost 2 hours to check result lists and compare nat. championships and all that stuff. Silly boy I am. Should have just pick names that came into my mind - like obviously others did ...

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Sweden 19 Jan 2009 at 23:08 | views: 4764 | Comments: 8

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