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Visa problems keep Nigeria etc. away from Odense


World 18 Aug 2009 at 21:59 | Published by: JJM | Views: 5951 | 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.

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21 countries in Odense: back to square 1999

World 18 Aug 2009 at 20:21 | views: 4160 | 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 ...
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Team nominations for WC

World 18 Aug 2009 at 13:26 | views: 4200 | 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 ...
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Germany 18 Aug 2009 at 09:47 | views: 4715 | 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 ...
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WMF Board re-elected, China and Iran new members

World 17 Aug 2009 at 15:21 | views: 4385 | 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 ...
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