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WMF wishes that Brits rename World Crazy Golf Championships

United Kingdom 07 Feb 2009 at 20:24 | Published by: JJM | Views: 5289 | News search

WMF wishes that Brits rename World Crazy Golf Championships WMF board has offered a grant of 2,000 euros to British Minigolf Federation, for the purpose of arranging a training camp in Austria during this winter, and a training visit of Austrian coaches to Great Britain. The purpose of this grant is to help British minigolfers to learn also other playing systems than MOS, which is the only playing system in British competition calendar.

However, it seems likely that British Minigolf Federation will refuse this offer, if WMF board will require all the conditions that it set for this grant:

  • Removing the word “world” from the name of World Crazy Golf Championships, which is played annually in Hastings, Great Britain.
  • WMF approval of minigolf courses used in official competitions.
  • Full WADA compliance.
  • At least 8 British players must participate in WMF World Championships 2009.

Most notably the renaming of World Crazy Golf Championships is a sensitive issue to many British minigolfers. The rulebook of WMF states that arranging competitions with a “world champion” status is allowed only with the permission of WMF.

In the earlier years WMF has overlooked this British tournament, because the competition has quite unusual rules, and it could theoretically be regarded as a different game than standard minigolf, which could have its own championships. But now the WMF board has decided to open discussions with BMGA about the naming of this annual competition.

Great Britain has been a member of WMF since 1999, and competition activities are thriving in the country. But BMGA plays all national competitions on MOS minigolf courses, which WMF never uses in international major tournaments. This situation is evidently the prime motivating factor for WMF board to offer a special grant for training British minigolfers to play also other playing systems than MOS.

World Crazy Golf Championships is an annual British competition with sizeable money prizes, tongue-in-cheek carnival atmosphere, and special rules in the last round of the tournament: all players of the playing group hit their ball once, and leave the ball where it stops on the lane, before anyone plays his second shot on the lane.

» memorandum of WMF board meeting 29-30 Nov 2008
» News article of World Crazy Golf Championships 2008



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United States of America Blondie (Astra Miglane Stanwyck)

08 Feb 2009 at 06:32
Cheese in the mice trap looks great but what will be consequences of touching it? We should leave a fun part in sport, that's what crazy implies in the case of WCGC. May be Brits should start Funny Minigolf World Federation so WMF does not have to worry about minigolf sport part.

Sweden Viking (Pierre Geerhold)

08 Feb 2009 at 00:03
In my case its the money that stops me. I simply cant afford it. I am not a MOS player and never even tried it, I love concrete, Eternite and felt and cant imagine too leave it. But as i said its mainly the money that stops me from playing in the UK.

United Kingdom Sealand (Anthony Pope)

07 Feb 2009 at 22:05
It would be great to see more of the european players at the World Crazy Golf Champs. You give us a good kicking in the British Open each year so why not come over and have another go? Pasi & Olivia seem to enjoy it.....

Sweden Viking (Pierre Geerhold)

07 Feb 2009 at 21:42
LMFAO @ WMF!!!! Here it shows how narrow minded the not MOS playing part of the minigolf world really are or atleast the ppl who represents us are.

I relly hope that the brits say thanks but no thanks too this "offer". This kind of "offers" are often penalised with prison in the civilised world. "Offer" is not the right word, the right word for this is blackmail.

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180 players in Göttingen

Germany 06 Feb 2009 at 21:37 | views: 5197 | Comments: 0

Recently, the 48th Göttinger Hallenmeisterschaften was played, and not less than an impressing number of 180 player appeared at the start. Best among the female players was not winner of Damen A, Sandra v.d.Knesebeck (MGC Göttingen), but the winner of Damen B ...
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Odense 2009 invitation delayed by budget issues

Odense 2009 invitation delayed by budget issues

World 03 Feb 2009 at 21:02 | views: 4855 | Comments: 3

Publishing of the invitation to World Championships 2009 in Odense has been delayed, because the necessary government funding of the tournament has not received a final approval yet. WMF estimates that the situation will probably be clear, and the invitation ...
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WMF is silent about KO-system in Odense

World 03 Feb 2009 at 16:37 | views: 5131 | Comments: 5

At a direct question to WMF Technical Committee (TC) today about what was decided at the WMF TC meeting this weekend the answer from Gerhard Zimmermann was "Sorry, we have to wait until the minutes are distributed officially. You will be informed on the WMF ...
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WMF is silent about KO-system in Odense

Spescha and Vuilliomenet win Teamgolf again

Spescha and Vuilliomenet win Teamgolf again

Switzerland 02 Feb 2009 at 11:22 | views: 5821 | Comments: 3

Same procedure as last year. Vitus Spescha and Guy Vuilliomenet once again won the International Bassersdorf Teamgolf. The result was a fantastic average of 22.25 on an 80 % indoor beton course. No matter this fantastic achievement they actually played one stroke ...
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