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Hardenberg and Effretikon win European Cup

Liechtenstein 03 Oct 2009 at 18:38 | Published by: JJM | Views: 8842 | News search

Hardenberg and Effretikon win European Cup
Hardenberg veteran Uwe Ludwig putting at lane number 2.  (Photo by Sandro Cocchi 2009)

European Cup club team competition, for the national champions of European countries, returned in 2009 to its roots in Vaduz, Liechtenstein, where the tournament was played nearly every year from 1962 to 1983. This newer beton course of Vaduz proved very difficult and tricky for many players, yet generous for those who learned to master its secrets.

Victory in men’s competition returned to the hands of BGS Hardenberg-Pötter (Germany), which has won half of all European Cups since 1992, in total 9 times (1992, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009). The ball preparation wizards of Hardenberg were sovereign at the tricky beton course of Vaduz, with team average 27.95, which gave them a sizeable win margin 1.14 points per player and round ahead of the silver medalist BGK Jönköping (Sweden).

Defending champion of the two previous years, Uppsala BGK (Sweden), was left third in men’s competition, 5 points behind Jönköping and 10 points ahead of MC Olten (Switzerland). The thrilling final round of the tournament was crowned by GSP Vergiate (Italy) in 5th place, only 4 points behind MC Olten.

More clearly behind the leading teams, MGC Bischofshofen (Austria) was 6th, Manse RG (Finland) 7th, SK Tempo Praha (Czech Republic) 8th, MGC Appelscha (Netherlands) 9th, SK Adara Trnava (Slovakia) 10th, CM Porto (Portugal) 11th, Aalborg MC (Denmark) 12th, and the local team MC Vaduz (Liechtenstein) 13th.

Women’s competition saw some new blood on the medal podium, as MC Effretikon (Switzerland) took the first European Cup title in their history, with average score 29.95. MGC Mainz was second, 13 points behind Effretikon, after a tight race for silver against Uppsala BGK of Sweden (3rd, 7 points behind Mainz), MGC Leeuwarden of Netherlands (4th, 2 points behind Uppsala) and Gullbergsbro BGK of Sweden (5th, 6 points behind Leeuwarden). BGC Union Rot-Gold (Austria) was 6th in women’s competition, MC Monza (Italy) 7th, DGC Bystřice (Czech Republic) 8th, and Manse RG (Finland) 9th.

The best players of the tournament were Hardenberg players Timo Greiffendorf (average 27.29), Uwe Ludwig (27.57), Michael Koziol and Alexander Geist (both 27.71).

The best female players were Rebecca Weber (Effretikon) with average 28.14, Esther Wicki (Effretikon) 29.57, Kathrin Neumann (Mainz) and Charlotte Ryner (Uppsala) both 30.00.

» results
» website of the tournament
» a video report by Volksblatt newspaper



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Finland JJM (John Mittler)

16 Oct 2009 at 07:35
European Cup photo gallery by Arto Borg, Manse RG:


Sweden Nimalu (Martin Lundell)

06 Oct 2009 at 22:24
Some pictures available in our gallery section.

Sweden brumbrum (Björn Dinau)

06 Oct 2009 at 16:05
Who did what at the players tent?
You can´t say A without saying B. ;-)

Portugal AS (André Silva)

06 Oct 2009 at 12:47
Congratulations to all the winners. Nice competition, fine weather the whole week. Tough course with lots of lanes difficult to ace. Balls passing and stopping just a few millimeters from the hole and not falling. Few circles with good returns. Referees very active, specially focused on the Italian chain calls. Luckily there were no referees at the players tent, otherwise at least a heavy penalty on behavior would be given...and not to an Italian player.

Finland HansIII (Pasi Aho)

04 Oct 2009 at 20:21
Congratulations Heidi, Maja, Esthi and especially Reby for a sensational performance. Hopp Effi!

The Company showed finally, why there is only one The Company. If someone had told me that two such rounds (as from Company on Saturday) are possible in Vaduz, I wouldn't have believed! Congratulations!

And I hope you all had a nice closing ceremony!

Sweden Ante74 (Anders Öhman)

03 Oct 2009 at 19:27
I dont understand the language of the videoreport but it was fun to see a nice production. Good job!!!

Netherlands Tiek (Erik Tiekstra)

03 Oct 2009 at 19:07
Congratulations everyone!

Finland JJM (John Mittler)

03 Oct 2009 at 19:02
Medal podium photos of European Cup 2009, by Arto Borg / Manse RG:


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Alexandr and Oksana Budyanu win Ukrainian Cup

Ukraine 01 Oct 2009 at 09:57 | views: 4676 | Comments: 0

The third and last competition of Ukrainian Cup 2009 season was played at the felt course of Chernomorskii ("Black Sea") golf club in Odessa. Details of the round scores have not been published yet, but the league points from Odessa felt competition are the ...
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Alexandr and Oksana Budyanu win Ukrainian Cup

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The re-birth of the Middle Swedish Cup increased participations

Sweden 29 Sep 2009 at 09:13 | views: 5191 | Comments: 0

This year the Middle Swedish Cup was re-born after being resting for some years. The motivation was to increase the competition participation throughout the clubs in the Middle Swedish Region with cities like Örebro, Eskilstuna and Västerås. The driving men's ...
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World records now on Minigolfnews.com

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Minigolfnews have taken over the administration of the world records from C-G Andersson, so from now on you can find all records here on our site. In the future, we hope also to be able to present lists of national records, but for that we need also help from ...
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Mertens and Janssens are Belgian champions

Mertens and Janssens are Belgian champions

Belgium 23 Sep 2009 at 20:32 | views: 6920 | Comments: 1

Carsten Mertens and Greta Janssens won Belgian championships 2009, which were arranged on three weekends in September, at three minigolf courses: Rozemaai (eternite), Namur (beton) and Gembloux (felt). Carsten Mertens won men’s competition with total ...
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