Weymouth Open 2010

Michael Smith wins it!

Pic: The Homer Symposium

Oxford’s Michael Smith wins the Third Annual Weymouth Open at Lodmoor Country Park.

The third annual Weymouth Open minigolf competition was won by Oxford’s Michael Smith, with a ten shot margin over Kent Minigolf Club team mate Sean Homer. Smith scored rounds of 38 and 37 to record two new course records, breaking the old record of 41, to lift the title with a 36-hole total of 75(+3). Michael’s win was his first BMGA Tour victory, having debuted in January 2010.

The 2009 Weymouth Open Champion Kevin Moseley finished in tied third-place, with Top Junior Player Matthew Harding, after both scored 44 and 43 for a total of 87. Chris Smith and Chris Harding were in tied fifth-place, also scoring 87, but with a slightly worse round difference than Moseley or Harding Jnr. 

The competition took place at the 18-hole Pirate Adventure Golf course at the Sea Life Centre in Lodmoor Country Park in Weymouth, Dorset on Sunday 10th October, and saw 18-players competing in three prize categories (overall winner, best local and best junior).

Weymouth Sea Life Centre Staff, fans and players alike were happy to see that a play-off was required again to decide the winner of one category – the 2009 title was also decided by play-off. This time a play-off was needed to see who would become the 2010 Top Local Player after Gary Wall and Allun Wakefield had both scored 99. Gary Wall eventually won on the third extra hole, after Allun had hit one of the shots of the tournament to keep the match alive on the first hole.

Pos

Player

Rd 1

Rd 2

Total

1

Michael Smith

38

37

75

2

Sean Homer

44

41

85

3=

Kevin Moseley

44

43

87

3=

Matthew Harding

44

43

87

5=

Chris Smith

45

42

87

5=

Chris Harding

42

45

87

7

Richard Gottfried

44

44

88

8

Paul Johnson

51

40

91

9

Katie Wall

49

49

98

10

Peter Jones

50

48

98

11=

Marc Bazeley

48

51

99

11=

Gary Wall

51

48

99

13

Allun Wakefield

53

46

99

14

Alison Wall

52

56

108

15

Chris Hough

52

59

111

16

James Burleigh

56

57

113

17

Owen Johnson

61

59

120

18

Matt Burleigh

63

71

134

The tournament was organised by Pirate Adventure Golf Course Manager Ian Clayton and the staff at the Weymouth Sea Life Centre, and supported by the British Minigolf Association.

In an interesting minigolf fact, only four holes-in-one were scored at the tournament, with Michael Smith bagging two, and Richard Gottfried and Owen Johnson achieving the others.

Words: Richard Gottfried

Pic: The Homer Collective

 

Pics: Owen 'Jackpot' & Paul 'The Overtaker' Johnson

A sudden-death play-off featuring Gary Wall and Allun Wakefield for the top local player honours was captured on video by the Gottfried Corporation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN4PyARbi3U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X065umevto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K92dR_-WUHA

Pre event Press Release: Third Annual Weymouth Open at Lodmoor Country Park on 10/10/10

The third annual Weymouth Open minigolf competition will be taking place at the 18-hole Pirate Adventure Golf course at the Sea Life Centre in Lodmoor Country Park in Weymouth, Dorset on Sunday 10th October. Tee-off time is 11am.

Entry to the tournament is £5.50 for two rounds of competition play. There are three entry categories – best local player (resident of Weymouth or Portland), best overall player, and best under 14 player – with prizes for the lowest scoring player in each category.

An application form for the event can be found at http://bit.ly/dcjnrq Applications for entry close on Friday 8th October.

For more details on the event please visit http://www.sealife.co.uk/local/golf_tournament.php

The tournament is organised by Pirate Adventure Golf Course Manager Ian Clayton and the staff at the Weymouth Sea Life Centre, and supported by the British Minigolf Association.

Last year Bath’s Kevin Moseley won the Weymouth Open with a sudden death play-off victory against 2008 Weymouth Open champion Richard Gottfried. In 2009 Weymouth’s Oliver Green won the Junior Weymouth Open title for the second and last time, as he will be stepping up to the adult ranks in the 2010 tournament. The top local player in 2009 was David Picksley with a fourth place finish. The current course record is 41(+5) and is jointly held by Luton’s Richard Gottfried and Weymouth’s Ed Evans. 

Video footage of the 2009 Weymouth Open sudden-death play-off between Kevin Moseley and Richard Gottfried:
Play-off Coin Toss – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGvb2JfZ8hs 
Play-off Hole 1 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJG5opQHXv8 
Play-off Hole 2 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRMHhhq6Q3U
Play-off Hole 3 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo5SrN5i08g 
Play-off Hole 4 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GA8xJSXzlc

 

Previous results: 2009  2008

Pictures of the course