E-mail
Password
Lost password »
Register »
      

LATEST FORUM POST

Argentina  INESfun

22 Feb 2020 at 13:37

There are about 300 recesses on one golf ball, and thanks to them, the ball flies three times farther than a smooth one. ... Balls of the same size...

Go to latest post »


LATEST COMMENT  More »

Hungary  Magician

31 Dec 2021 at 16:55

Thank you, more posts are coming next year! :)

Go to latest comment »




LATEST BLOG POSTS

United States of America  PatPenguin | 231 views | 0 comments

03 Jun 2022 at 05:46

2022 Tees Off in June!


Hungary  Magician | 251 views | 0 comments

19 May 2022 at 17:58

Gloucester Aces Open


Hungary  Magician | 463 views | 0 comments

30 Apr 2022 at 22:59

The Bad, The Good, and The....


All blogs »



POLL

From which country will the overall WAGM 2022 (June 17-19) Champion come from?


- Sweden

- Finland

- United States

- Czech Republic

- Switzerland

- Austria

- India

- Great Britain


To vote, you need to log in.


You have to vote to see the results.


Total 0 votes, since 23 May 2022.

Recent polls »

Visa problems keep Nigeria etc. away from Odense


World 18 Aug 2009 at 21:59 | Published by: JJM | Views: 7213 | News search

Visa problems keep Nigeria etc. away from Odense
Visa stamps from various Asian countries.  (Photo by Mattes / Wikipedia 2005 PD)

Nigerian minigolfers have today announced that their visa application was delayed too much, and they cannot travel to World Championships in Odense, Denmark. Also some other players from outside of Europe have experienced delays getting a visa, causing them to lose some of the 5 training days before the tournament.

European visa policies are extremely tight nowadays, especially towards citizens of countries from which illegal immigrants typically arrive to Europe. Sport and student visas are commonly used as a camouflage for illegal immigration to Europe. Players who have little or no earlier history playing a sport that they want to play in Europe (as is the case with the Nigerian minigolf players) can make the European visa authorities suspicious and unwilling to cooperate. The visa situation will probably be easier for players who have a history of several years playing the sport in their own country, before they apply for a visa to competitions in Europe.

Last year in Tampere, team Ukraine received from EMF assistance for more than 10 visas, but only 6 persons were ever seen at the minigolf course. Where the other persons went (if they ever arrived to Europe), this is a question that the visa authorities try to answer before the travel ever begins.

» information about the visa policies of European Union

SHARE

Share


Comments

No comments yet.

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


21 countries in Odense: back to square 1999

World 18 Aug 2009 at 20:21 | views: 5209 | Comments: 3

Odense will host players from 21 countries, which is 50% of the 42 member nations of WMF. 18 European nations, two Asian countries, and one player from North America will show their skills at the felt and eternite courses of Fyn Arena. The number of member ...
Read more »

21 countries in Odense: back to square 1999

Team nominations for WC

Team nominations for WC

World 18 Aug 2009 at 13:26 | views: 5254 | Comments: 2

Yesterday the Team nominations was due for the national Head Coaches. Minigolfnews has noticed some interesting details: Men * CJ Ryner is back as closer in the Swedish Team. * Filiph Svensson takes place as starter in the same team. * Marcus Larsson ...
Read more »

German system-championships 2009

Germany 18 Aug 2009 at 09:47 | views: 6529 | Comments: 0

German championships of Cobigolf system and Miniaturgolf system were played last weekend in Magdeburg and Rauschenberg. (According to official WMF terms, both of these were MOS tournaments, as the eternite course of Magdeburg includes one non-standard lane, the ...
Read more »

German system-championships 2009

WMF Board re-elected, China and Iran new members

WMF Board re-elected, China and Iran new members

World 17 Aug 2009 at 15:21 | views: 5586 | Comments: 0

At Sundays Delegates Conference the WMF Board was re-elected at all positions. In a brief statement on the WMF-news site it also says that all motions from the Board where approved, some with minor changes. The motion of Czech Republic was passed to the ...
Read more »

UPCOMING EVENTS   More »

 30 Jun 2022 (4 days)

Swedish Championships


 09 Aug 2022 (5 days)

Youth World Championships


 10 Aug 2022 (4 days)

Seniors Wold Championships


 14 Aug 2022 (1 day)

4th $1000 Tournament


 24 Aug 2022 (4 days)

Open European Championships


 10 Sep 2022 (2 days)

29th Lee Stoddard Dolphin Open


 17 Sep 2022 (1 day)

6th Matterhorn International Pro-Am





LATEST RESULTS   More »

 30 Jun 2022

Swedish Championships

 29 Jun 2022

APT Cog Hill Qualifier

 26 Jun 2022

Wendelstein-Pokalturnier /Anton-Obermüller-Gedächtnisturni

 26 Jun 2022

Arkansas Putters 2022 Match Play Classic

 25 Jun 2022

MC Mini Masters

 25 Jun 2022

Summer Swing Team Tournament

 25 Jun 2022

Tournament Players Mini Golf Tour: Asheboro (III)




LATEST NEWS

Finland 20 Jun 2022 at 13:49 | PatPenguin
Fins Reign Supreme at the World Adventure Golf Masters

Germany 27 May 2022 at 12:32 | PatPenguin
Under 23 Nations Cup Tees Off in June

Finland 23 May 2022 at 13:02 | PatPenguin
World's Leading Minigolf Players Competing at WAGM 2022

Finland 20 May 2022 at 13:53 | PatPenguin
Sillman Prevails in Finland

United States of America 17 May 2022 at 13:09 | PatPenguin
Patrie Works Overtime to Secure First Major Win

WMF 16 May 2022 at 12:44 | PatPenguin
INTERACT Project Pilots Sport for All Capacity-building framework

Germany 09 Apr 2022 at 14:02 | PatPenguin
WMF 2021 Project Support - Germany

Germany 02 Apr 2022 at 14:49 | PatPenguin
World Deaf Championships Invitation

Australia 05 Mar 2022 at 13:24 | PatPenguin
Australian Mini Golf Open 2022

Ukraine 02 Mar 2022 at 13:40 | PatPenguin
WMF and EMF Statement on Ukraine

Minigolfnews 23 Feb 2022 at 13:18 | PatPenguin
What Are The Mental Health Benefits Of Playing Mini Golf?