British Minigolf Association Doubles Championships 2010

Pic: Richard Gottfried

Stratford upon Avon, April 25

Chris Harding and Marc Chapman continued their successful weekend as they teamed together and won the BMGA British Doubles Championship held on Sunday 25th April.
16 pairs competed in the tournament with each of the teams playing in a qualifying group stage comprised of 9-hole matches, before moving on to a knockout stage that was played over 12 and 18-hole matches to determine the final rankings.

Harding and Chapman won through the group stage and defeated the team of Richard Gottfried and Bathís Kevin Moseley in the semi-final, to set-up the final match against the Hastings team of Tim Davies and Ted McIver.In the third and fourth place play-off match it was Gottfried and Moseley who beat the team of Cwmbranís Cindy Kukielka and Lutonís Emily Gottfried. The Kukielka Gottfried pair were the first-ever all-female team to compete in the event since it began in 2006.

The top novice team at the event were Hertfordís Andrew Biggar and Penny Martindale, who made their BMGA Tour debut at the event and finished in a creditable 12th place.  Former World Crazy Golf Champion Chris Hardingís two wins over the weekend in Stratford mean he has now won four of the first five tournaments of the 2010 season.

1 - MAY THE FORCE BE WITH WHO (Chris Harding/Marc Chapman) (£100)
2 - NUTTERS WITH PUTTERS (Ted McIver/Tim Davies)(£75)
3 - SQUIRE TRELAWNEY (Richard Gottfried/Kevin Moseley) (£50)
4 - THE SCORPIONS (Emily Gottfried/Cindy Kukielka)(£25)
5 - CASUAL FORCE (Marion Homer/Sean Homer)
6 - EMINEM (Matthew Harding/Michael Smith)
7 - BOOZE BROTHERS (Brad Shepherd/Chris Jones)
8 - DONT OVERTAKE THE JACKPOT (Paul Johnson/Owen Johnson)
9 - WAGS (Adam Kelly/Tony Kelly)
10 - BUT N HAM (Steve Gow/Jas Kukielka)
11 - NORMAN CONQUEST (Alan Norman/Gareth Holmes)
12 - HERTFORD HOTSHOTS (Andrew Biggar/Penny Martindale)
13 - BIG N BEARDY (Scott Lancley/Nick Chitty)
14 - BROTHERS IN ARMS (Seve Kukielka/Leo Kukielka)
15 - TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRDS (Marc Bazeley/Richard Airey)
16 - HELLCATMUDWRESTLER MGA (Jamie Grundy/Annie Petherick)

Michael Smith picked up the Player Of the Tournament trophy (a bottle of wine) for showing the true spirit of the event by travelling over from Oxford on Sunday morning following a late night call on Saturday Night to partner Matthew Harding who was looking for a last minute partner to pair up with in the competition. 

GROUP 1 Played Won Drawn Lost S/Diff Points 1) WAGS lost FORCE 2&1
THE BOOZE BROTHERS 3 3 0 0 6 9 2) WAGS lost BOOZE 2&1
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH WHO 3 1 1 1 1 4 3) BOOZE beat FORCE by 1
HELLCATMUDWRESTLER MGA  3 0 2 1 -3 2 4) WAGS drew HELLCATS
THE WAGS 3 0 1 2 -4 1 5) BOOZE beat HELLCATS 3&2
6) FORCE drew with HELLCATS
GROUP 2 Played Won Drawn Lost S/Diff Points 1) SQUIRE drew with NORMAN
SQUIRE TRELAWNEY 3 2 1 0 5 7 2) CASUAL beat NORMAN by 1
CASUAL FORCE 3 2 0 1 2 6 3) SQUIRE beat CASUAL 2&1
THE NORMAN CONQUEST 3 0 2 1 -1 2 4) SQUIRE beat HOTSHOTS
THE HERTFORD HOTSHOTS 3 0 1 2 -6 1 5) CASUAL beat HOTSHOTS 3&2
6) NORMAN drew with HOTSHOTS
GROUP 3 Played Won Drawn Lost S/Diff Points 1) DONT beat BROTHERS 2&1
NUTTERS WITH PUTTERS 3 2 1 0 6 7 2) NUTTERS beat BROTHERS by 1
DONT OVERTAKE THE JACKPOT 3 2 1 0 5 7 3) NUTTERS drew with DONT
BROTHERS IN ARMS 3 1 0 2 -2 3 4) DONT beat TEQUILA 3 & 1
TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRDS 3 0 0 3 -9 0 5) NUTTERS beat TEQUILA 5 & 4
6) BROTHERS beat TEQUILA by 1
GROUP 4 Played Won Drawn Lost S/Diff Points 1) BIG drew with SCORPS
EMINEM 3 2 0 1 1 6 2) BUT beat SCORPS 2&1
SCORPIONS 3 1 1 1 1 4 3) BUT lost BIG 3&2
BIG N' BEARDY 3 1 1 1 1 4 4) BIG lost EMINEM by 2
BUT N' HAM 3 1 0 2 -3 3 5) BUT lost to EMINEM 2&1
6) SCORPIONS beat EMINEM by 3&1
POOL A SCORPIONS BEAT BIG N BEARDY IN PLAY OFF FOR 2nd place in the group
QTR FINALS (1-8)
A: BOOZE BROTHERS lost to SCORPIONS by 2
B: EMINEM lost to MAY THE FORCE BE WITH WHO by 1
C: SQUIRE TRELAWNEY beat  DONíT OVERTAKE THE JACKPOT 5&3
D: NUTTERS WITH PUTTERS beat  CASUAL FORCE by 1
SEMI FINALS (1-4) SEMI FINALS (5-8)
E: SCORPIONS lost to NUTTERS 3&2 G: BOOZE lost to CASUAL 3&1
F: FORCE WHO beat SQUIRE 3&2 H: EMINEM beat JACKPOT 3&2
FINAL (1-2) FINAL (3-4)
NUTTERS lost to FORCE WHO by 1 SCORPIONS lost to SQUIRE 5& 4
FINAL (5-6) FINAL (7-8)
CASUAL beat EMINEM by 1 BOOZE beat JACKPOT 4&3
POOL B
QTR FINALS (9-16)
AA: HELLCATMUDWRESTLER MGA lose to BUT N HAM 2& 1
BB: BIG N BEARDY lost to  WAGS 3&2
CC: NORMAN CONQUEST beat TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRDS 5&4
DD: BROTHERS IN ARMS lost to  HERTFORD HOTSHOTS by 1
SEMI FINALS (9-12) SEMI FINALS (13-16)
EE: BUT N HAM beat HOTSHOTS by 1 GG: HELLCATS lost to BROTHERS 3&1
FF: WAGS beat NORMAN 2&1 HH: BIG N BEARDY beat TEQUILA 4&2
FINAL (9-10) FINAL (11-12)
BUT N HAM lost to WAGS 3&2 HOTSHOTS lost to NORMAN at 1st sudden death hole
FINAL (13-14) FINAL (15-16)
BROTHERS lost to BIG N BEARDY 3&2 HELLCATMUDWRESTLER MGA

Pictures: From KMGC

Vids: Adam Kelly

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