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Anders Olsson won the Car in Slottskogen


Sweden 19 Sep 2009 at 20:57 | Published by: Hans | Views: 8315 | News search

Anders Olsson won the Car in Slottskogen
Anders Olsson, happy winner of a brand new car worth 15.200 €.  (Photo by Hans Bergström 2009)

Anders Olsson, the world ranked nr 1, won the biggest price so far in the history of Swedish Minigolf (and maybe in the world) today. First price in the Slottskogen MOS final was a car with the value of 160.000 SEK (approximately 15.200 Euro). Anders can choose whatever car he like in the Peugeot Store for that value and also chose a more expensive one if he adds the remaining sum. Unfortunately he would though need to pay Swedish tax for the winning value (Vinstskatt 30%).

But what happened during the wonderful late summer day in Göteborg. After the qualifying rounds (won by home player Anders Petterson on 39) the 31 participants was spread on a cup-three. Strangely the upper half was containing almost all star players. On the lower half the only star names where Sandra Weaver and Rickard Lockner who nowadays is almost a MOS-specialist.

The first real surprise was on the lower half where Sandra Weaver was beaten by a local amateur player Suljo Barlow. Suljo continued his surprises all the way to the semifinal where Rickard Lockner was to strong.

On the upper half Anders Olsson had a really though journey beating Roger Niord, Hans Olofsson and Jesper Andersson in the semifinal. The match against Jesper was a real struggle where Jesper only needed a shared lane on the last lane, but a bad first shot opened for Anders to win the lane and getting a sudden death. In the sudden death Jesper Andersson was making a slow shot on lane two ending up in the water. A 4 on the lane made it possible for Anders to play a "safe" 3 for a place in the finals.

The final were brilliant and fast. The two players had one ace each and two missed put each before lane 17. On lane 16 Rickard Lockner had a great opportunity to take the lead, but an unlucky hit in the stone made the lane equal. On the 17th lane Anders made a long put for a two and one lane up. The last shot by Anders was probably one of the best on lane 18 ending up within 10 cm from the hole. This forced Rickard Lockner to ace the lane for to stay in the game for the car but this lane is not something you just ace. So the winner was Anders Olsson, who said he now could cancel his train ticket back to Stockholm.

Below are some videoshots of the defing moments of the tournament.









» Photo Gallery (also includes photo of the resultlist)

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Finland JJM (John Mittler)

22 Sep 2009 at 16:13
Yep this minigolf course looks very nice, it has very attractive esthetic style. Looks more interesting and "a serious game for adults" (from golf / sport perspective) than the geometrically shaped WMF standard courses. But some details in this Slottskogen course design have received negative feedback from competition players. Minigolfers want to have a chance for hole-in-one at every hole of the course.

United Kingdom MrX (Andy Exall)

21 Sep 2009 at 18:26
Well done Anders - a great prize to win.
I really like the look of that course too!

Sweden Hans (Hans Bergström)

20 Sep 2009 at 20:12
Added som video clips, more to come when my broadband is working better again.

Finland JJM (John Mittler)

20 Sep 2009 at 11:56
This could be the most valuable prize ever in European minigolf. Should be quite near the top 10 of most valuable prizes in minigolf world, after all those 50,000 USD first prizes in PPA National Championships of early 2000's and late 1970's.

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Slovak league: Prievidza win on home ground

Slovakia 17 Sep 2009 at 22:06 | views: 4836 | Comments: 0

Just one week after the tournament in Vysne Ruzbachy 46 slovak minigolf players gathered in Prievidza, location with large minigolf community and great conditions, to compete at new semi-difficult eternite course in 3rd and 4th round of national league. Victory ...
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Slovak league: Prievidza win on home ground

Juniors steal the show at Polish championships

Juniors steal the show at Polish championships

Poland 17 Sep 2009 at 14:10 | views: 5274 | Comments: 0

The medalists in juniors category were also the three best players of all categories at Polish Championships 2009, at the beton course of Sopot and a self-made concrete-based "eternite" course of Gniewino. Szymon Miloch won the juniors category, and everyone ...
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Olivia 3rd at PPA 50th Anniversary Tournament

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Olivia Prokopová of Czech Republic had a breakthrough day on Wednesday of the PPA National Championships 2009 week, as she reached third place in PPA 50th Anniversary Reunion Tournament, a competition celebrating 50 years of PPA National Championship ...
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Olivia 3rd at PPA 50th Anniversary Tournament

Start into Austrian Bundesliga

Start into Austrian Bundesliga

Austria 16 Sep 2009 at 11:33 | views: 5672 | Comments: 1

Fine late summer weather welcomed the participants of the Austrian Bundesliga in Vienna last weekend. Not many surprises could be found in the final result list. Nevertheless the game day followed his own rules and therefore it was interesting to watch. At least ...
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