2010 International British Open Minigolf Tournament

Pic: Marion Homer published with the kind permission of the KMGC

Sweden’s Eirik Seljelid wins the BMGA British Open

The Planet Hastings Adventure Golf course at Clambers/White Rock Gardens in Hastings, East Sussex played host to the British Minigolf Association Tour on the 18th and 19th September as 56 players from the UK, Sweden, Germany, Finland and Switzerland competed in the 13th Annual BMGA British Open minigolf tournament.

At the top of the rankings Sweden’s Eirik Seljelid lifted the trophy with a seven round total of 229(-23), in second place was Finland’s Jouni Valkjärvi, with London’s Nick Chitty in third place. Michael Smith from Oxford finished in the fourth ‘money’ spot following a play-off victory over Germany’s Karsten Hein and Canterbury’s Marc Chapman, after all three had tied on 236(-16). Nick Chitty’s Bronze Medal spot also bagged him the trophy and prize as the tournament’s top UK player. Chitty has also now moved up to the number one spot of 91 players in the latest BMGA Order of Merit Rankings.

London’s Brad Shepherd won the aces prize for most holes in one during the tournament, with 20 over six rounds. Nick Sandqvist from London won the top novice prize with an excellent performance in his second BMGA Tour competition, beating the challenge of five other rookie players, and achieving 32nd place overall.

Cambridgeshire’s Adam Kelly took the BMGA British Open Junior trophy and became the 2010 BMGA British Junior Champion in the process. Runner-up in both tournaments was Brechin’s Freddie Blackburn-Shaw, with Dudley’s Owen Johnson in third place. The BMGA British Open 2010 trophy presentations were made by Kim Forward, Mayor of Hastings.

All players played four rounds on Saturday, before a ‘cut’ was made to decide the group of players who would play two more rounds on the Sunday. A total of 47 players scored under the 176 shots required over the first four rounds to progress to day two. The top 18 players then took part in the seventh and final ‘Super Round’ to decide the final rankings.

BMGA Chairman Sean Homer said “Thanks to Marion Homer and Emily Gottfried for running such a superb competition and to John McIver and all the team at Clambers Adventure Golf for their hospitality. The BMGA would also like to thank the Mayor of Hastings, Kim Forward, for attending and presenting all the winners with their prizes and medals at the end of the superb two day event.”

In the traditional warm-up to the BMGA British Open 29 players competed in the BMGA Players Championship charity competition on Friday 17th September, played in a Strokeplay, Matchplay, Strokeplay format over three rounds. Peter Emmerson from Brighton took the BMGA Players Championship title with a third round score of 33(-3). John McIver from Hastings was second, with Nick Chitty in third place and London’s Russ Dent in fourth. Peter’s win raised £112.50 for the Children’s Hospital in Brighton.

In the BMGA International Players Championship, also held on Friday, Finland’s Jouni Valkjärvi took the honours in the final round having scored a 32(-4) to clinch the title. Sweden’s Eirik Seljelid was runner-up, with Germany’s Karsten Hein third, and Sweden’s Johan Ahlander fourth. Sixteen international players competed in the event.

Words: Squire

Rank Start no Name R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Average Diff Tot Par
1 120 Eirik Seljelid 35 31 29 32 34 33 35 32.7 6 229 -23
2 164 Jouni Valkjärvi 35 33 32 33 32 31 34 32.9 4 230 -22
3 131 Nick Chitty 35 33 35 32 33 34 30 33.1 5 232 -20
4 146 Michael Smith 39 32 32 32 34 33 34 33.7 7 236 -16
5 158 Karsten Hein 32 34 37 34 37 30 32 33.7 7 236 -16
6 144 Marc Chapman 32 33 32 35 34 36 34 33.7 4 236 -16
7 145 Sean Homer 38 31 32 35 33 34 36 34.1 7 239 -13
8 155 Peter Emmerson 37 38 32 35 36 30 31 34.1 8 239 -13
9 122 Norbert Rehfeld 34 39 31 37 33 32 34 34.3 8 240 -12
10 105 Mattias Ståhl 34 33 34 36 35 33 36 34.4 3 241 -11
11 140 Johan Ahlander 32 39 37 35 36 34 32 35.0 7 245 -7
12 109 Andy Exall 38 40 33 32 35 35 32 35.0 8 245 -7
13 115 Torgny Kjellström 34 38 35 41 30 35 32 35.0 11 245 -7
14 159 Tim Davies 33 36 33 37 38 36 33 35.1 5 246 -6
15 119 Peter Parr 32 40 31 33 35 36 39 35.1 9 246 -6
16 114 Maths Svensson 38 35 31 37 36 39 33 35.6 8 249 -3
17 134 Ruth Bullin 34 38 35 36 35 37 37 36.0 4 252 ±0
18 163 John McIver 36 34 41 37 33 35 37 36.1 8 253 +1
Cut - 18 players continues after round 6
19 129 Scott Lancley 35 34 37 35 36 39   36.0 5 216 ±0
20 137 Marcus Wüthrich 38 38 38 34 35 34   36.2 4 217 +1
21 104 Leif Öhrling 36 35 37 37 32 43   36.7 11 220 +4
22 151 Marie Israelsson 36 40 41 38 33 33   36.8 8 221 +5
23 149 Anthony Pope 35 34 37 38 39 39   37.0 5 222 +6
24 162 Lutz Brune 35 39 38 41 36 36   37.5 6 225 +9
25 150 Tony Kelly 35 39 35 41 37 38   37.5 6 225 +9
26 152 Steve Gow 36 42 36 35 36 40   37.5 7 225 +9
27 135 Adam Kelly (junior) 40 35 38 36 39 38   37.7 5 226 +10
28 153 Richard Gottfried 38 43 40 35 33 40   38.2 10 229 +13
29 157 James Trubridge 35 42 37 39 34 43   38.3 9 230 +14
30 126 Gareth Holmes 41 40 38 41 36 35   38.5 6 231 +15
31 107 Lucia Schibli 36 39 35 43 42 36   38.5 8 231 +15
32 165 Nick Sandqvist (novice) 39 35 34 49 39 35   38.5 15 231 +15
33 128 Rob Dodd 40 39 44 37 40 37   39.5 7 237 +21
34 167 Brad Shepherd 41 42 41 39 37 38   39.7 5 238 +22
35 102 Terry Exall 40 48 38 40 39 33   39.7 15 238 +22
36 156 Kjell Henriksson 40 35 42 39 44 39   39.8 9 239 +23
37 117 Eduard Schibli 42 45 35 42 34 41   39.8 11 239 +23
38 111 Alan Norman 41 39 39 46 39 36   40.0 10 240 +24
39 116 Russ Dent 45 45 36 40 37 38   40.2 9 241 +25
40 121 Paul Moore 41 42 42 43 41 35   40.7 8 244 +28
41 141 Chris Jones 45 40 40 45 35 46   41.8 11 251 +35
42 132 Paul Johnson 41 44 40 42 45 40   42.0 5 252 +36
43 127 David Gomm 45 47 43 39 38 42   42.3 9 254 +38
44 139 Andy Matthews 43 50 40 42 37 45   42.8 13 257 +41
45 143 Oliver Florence 41 42 44 44 45 47   43.8 6 263 +47
46 108 Freddie Blackburn-Shaw (junior) 41 41 44 47 45 50   44.7 9 268 +52
47 161 Geoff Bowen 39 51 42 43 54 50   46.5 15 279 +63
Cut - 47 players + players with same result continues after round 4
48 113 Ian Sleight 43 41 43 50       44.3 9 177 +33
49 133 Alastair Shaw (novice) 39 44 53 44       45.0 14 180 +36
50 101 Curran Annetts (novice) 38 54 45 43       45.0 16 180 +36
51 125 Roy Harper 43 48 43 47       45.3 5 181 +37
52 123 Nigel Keal 52 47 39 44       45.5 13 182 +38
53 103 Simon Palmer (novice) 52 44 49 39       46.0 13 184 +40
54 147 Owen Johnson (junior) 47 46 46 47       46.5 1 186 +42
55 110 Stephen Smith (novice) 46 61 54 47       52.0 15 208 +64
56 138 Gareth Garner (novice) 60 51 51 49       52.8 11 211 +67

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