25% of players exceeded playing time limit at YNC
07 Jul 2009 at 13:50 | Published by: JJM | Views: 4223 | News search
At Youth Nations Cup 2009 in Waldshut, Germany, WMF officials measured the time used by all players for arriving to a minigolf lane and preparing for the shot. The measurement was done twice for each player, at the most difficult lane of the two minigolf courses. The results have been published anonymously, without mentioning the names of the players.
In 25% of the cases, the player exceeded the time limit of 60 seconds (or 70 seconds for the first player of the group) preparing for the shot. Yet the referees seldom gave any warnings or other sanctions to the players in the competition.
In the report discussing the findings, WMF Youth Committee recommends that players should be "encouraged" to arrive more quickly to the lane, to save time in the long competition days. The report of WMF Youth Committee does not emphasize any need to give warnings or sanctions to players who break the time limits specified in WMF rulebook. Many minigolf leaders from other parts of the world than Central Europe would recommend doing exactly that, however.» news article at WMF news website