November 28, The Green, Hither Green
Kent Minigolf Club ‘A’ Team win the Ninth-Annual BMGA British Club Championships at Hither Green
The Kent Minigolf Club’s ‘A’ Team – The Spitfires – became the 2010 BMGA British Club Champions as they won five out of five matches at the event held at The Green Indoor Mini Golf course in Hither Green, Lewisham on Sunday 28th November.
Four of the Country’s minigolf clubs were represented in the eight team event, with the KMGC Spitfires finishing ahead of the Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Club ‘Z’ (H8) Team, and the Green Mini Golf Club ‘A’ Team. The defending champions – the London Minigolf Club – finished in fifth place.
This year the competition consisted of two phases – a league phase, followed by a knock-out cup phase. The tournament started with two leagues, each consisting of four teams.
The BMGA would like to thank Nick Sandqvist and the team at the Green Indoor Mini Golf course for their hospitality.
Photos from the event can be found at the KMGC Flickr Page.
The BMGA Order of Merit Ranking List has been updated following the event, and also includes details of the season’s Club Invitational Tournaments. 92 players are currently in the national rankings, and the top three ranked players are Chris Harding, Tim Davies and Marc Chapman. The full list can be viewed here.
1) Kent Spitfires - Michael Smith, Andy Exall, Marc Chapman, Sean Homer (C)
2) Planet Hastings Z (H8) - Terry Exall, Nick Chitty, Ted McIver, Tim Davies (C)
3) Green Hornets - Nick Sandqvist (C), Christopher Smith, Seth Thomas, James Rutherford
4) Kent Hurricanes - Tony Kelly, Scott Lancley (C), Marion Homer, Adam Kelly
5) London - Alan Norman, Steve Gow (C), David Corkett, Peter Parr
6) Green Wasps - Giuseppe Ruggiero (C), Julio Kent, William Donnelly, David Donnelly
7) Black Country Cockerknees - Owen Johnson (C), Paul Johnson, Ruth Bullin
8) Hastings A - Den Exall, Trevor Exall (C), James Exall
INDIVIDUAL MATCH RESULTS:
LEAGUE ROUND ROBIN RESULTS
GREEN WASPS lost to PLANET HASTINGS Z 4&3
LONDON lost to KENT SPITFIRES 5&4
GREEN WASPS lost to KENT SPITFIRES 4&2
LONDON lost to PLANET HASTINGS Z 5&4
LONDON drew with the GREEN WASPS
PLANET HASTINGS Z lost to KENT SPITFIRES 8&7
GREEN HORNETS beat PLANET HASTINGS A 8&7
BLACK COUNTRY COCKERNEES lost KENT HURRICANES 10&8
GREEN HORNETS beat BLACK COUNTRY COCKERNEES 8&7
KENT HURRICANES beat PLANET HASTINGS A 4&2
BLACK COUNTRY COCKERNEES lost to PLANET HASTINGS A 6&5
GREEN HORNETS beat KENT HURRICANES 3&2
SEMI FINALS for places 1-4
1. KENT SPITFIRES beat Kent Hurricanes 4&2
2. Green Hornets lost to PLANET HASTINGS Z by 1
SEMI FINALS for places 5-8
3. GREEN WASPS beat Black Country Cockerknees 5&4
4. Hastings A lost to LONDON by 2
FINAL for places 1-2
KENT SPITFIRES beat Hastings Z 6&5
FINAL for places 3-4
Kent Hurricanes lost to GREEN HORNETS 3&2
FINAL for places 5-6
Green Wasps lost to LONDON 3&2
FINAL for places 7-8
BLACK COUNTRY COCKERKNEES win (Hastings A withdraw)
A few photos from the day can be found at flickr (courtesy of the KMGC)
Thanks to Nick Sandqvist and the team at the Green for their hospitality.
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