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PostSubject: 2010 Kent Open - Sunday 14th November   Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:56 pm

November 14th 2010 sees the 5th anniversary of the 2010 Kent Open and will be the final outdoor event of the 2010 BMGA season, taking place for the first time at the newly opened Lost Island Encounter Adventure Golf course at World of Golf, Sidcup.

The competition is open to all and will consist of 3 rounds in total. The event will tee...-off at 9am with one round on the MATELEYS course, followed by two further rounds on the EXPLORERS course.

The player with the lowest score after these 3 rounds will be crowned the 2010 Kent Open Champion.

Entry is £15 for adults and £10 for juniors (under 18's).

An Application form for the event can be downloaded at http://www.minigolf.org.uk/joomla/attachments/059_KENT%20OPEN%202010%20APPLICATION%20FORM.doc

The Kent Open will be the penultimate event for the Season Only Rankings and promises to be a great competition and great fun!!

As well as prizes for the top players, there will also be prizes for the top juniors, top novices (anyone playing in their 1st, 2nd or 3rd BMGA event) and the Aces Champion title.

The 2010 Kent Open will also have a Team event taking place within the main event with all players being eligible for the combined Team prize (teams wil be made up at random from seeded pools of players more details to follow).

The KENT OPEN HALL of fame:

2009 Winner - Nick Chitty (average 36.0)
2008 Winner - Andy Exall (average 35.0)
2007 Winner - Sean Homer (ave. 37.3)
2006 Winner - Steve Vallory (ave. 39.5)
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Kent Open - Sunday 14th November   Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:40 am

Are we going to be lucky with the weather? The KIT was always looking OK but the forecast for Sunday has changed overnight... don't get too excited but perhaps a less damp day than predicted lies ahead?

http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/tomorrow.asp?zipcode=sidcup

VTK!
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Kent Open - Sunday 14th November   Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:28 pm

The course will be opening from 8am tomorrow...

Tee off for round 1 at 9.

Minutes silence will be observed at 11am
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Kent Open - Sunday 14th November   Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:52 pm

Thanks to all for the kind words following my win at the 2010 Kent Open today (now a 2 time KO champion!), having beaten Tony Kelly in a play off with an ace at the first sudden death hole (Tony having equalled the EXPLORERS course record of 35 in the third round - Nick Chitty set the MATELEYS record on Saturday in the KIT with 33 and Marc Chapman had set the Explorers record also in the KIT). Ted McIver came 3rd having defeated Adam Kelly in a sudden death play off with an ace at the 4th hole.

Adam Kelly retained his Kent Open Junior crown, with Seth Thomas taking the runner up Junior slot along with the top novice prize.

In the team tournament, Michael Smith, Richard Gottfried and James Davies took the honours.

Thanks to Mark Davies, Glenn Martin, Joanne Pring and all of the team at World Of Golf for their superb hospitality and welcome - it was a pleasure to run the tournament at the Lost Island Encounter as a result. Thanks also to our official photographer (photos to follow) and score checker for the day (take a bow Emily Gottfried!).

Thanks to everyone who supported the event (several players travelled some distance to take part this weekend) - it is always greatly appreciated - and particular thanks for observing the minutes silence at 11am perfectly within the midst of the 2nd round (a very poignant moment that will linger in the memory for some time).

And last but by no means least a HUGE thanks to all of the KMGC for their support and for making this whole minigolf lark such a great experience!!!! VTK!!!

The full results can be found at http://www.bmga.co.uk/results/2010/ko10/result.htm

The KENT OPEN HALL of fame:

2010 Winner - Sean Homer (36.0)
2009 Winner - Nick Chitty (average 36.0)
2008 Winner - Andy Exall (average 35.0)
2007 Winner - Sean Homer (ave. 37.3)
2006 Winner - Steve Vallory (ave. 39.5)
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Kent Open - Sunday 14th November   Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:58 pm

Freebird wrote:
Thanks to all for the kind words following my win at the 2010 Kent Open today (now a 2 time KO champion!), having beaten Tony Kelly in a play off with an ace at the first sudden death hole (Tony having equalled the EXPLORERS course record of 35 in the third round - Nick Chitty set the MATELEYS record on Saturday in the KIT with 33 and Marc Chapman had set the Explorers record also in the KIT). Ted McIver came 3rd having defeated Adam Kelly in a sudden death play off with an ace at the 4th hole.

Adam Kelly retained his Kent Open Junior crown, with Seth Thomas taking the runner up Junior slot along with the top novice prize.

In the team tournament, Michael Smith, Richard Gottfried and James Davies took the honours.

Thanks to Mark Davies, Glenn Martin, Joanne Pring and all of the team at World Of Golf for their superb hospitality and welcome - it was a pleasure to run the tournament at the Lost Island Encounter as a result. Thanks also to our official photographer (photos to follow) and score checker for the day (take a bow Emily Gottfried!).

Thanks to everyone who supported the event (several players travelled some distance to take part this weekend) - it is always greatly appreciated - and particular thanks for observing the minutes silence at 11am perfectly within the midst of the 2nd round (a very poignant moment that will linger in the memory for some time).

And last but by no means least a HUGE thanks to all of the KMGC for their support and for making this whole minigolf lark such a great experience!!!! VTK!!!

The full results can be found at http://www.bmga.co.uk/results/2010/ko10/result.htm

The KENT OPEN HALL of fame:

2010 Winner - Sean Homer (36.0)
2009 Winner - Nick Chitty (average 36.0)
2008 Winner - Andy Exall (average 35.0)
2007 Winner - Sean Homer (ave. 37.3)
2006 Winner - Steve Vallory (ave. 39.5)
A vast improvement today FB - many Congratulations! cheers cheers cheers
And of course a new factoid for next year, I'm sure we'll be reminded who the only 2 time Champion is! Smile
Well done Tony too, great joint CR! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Kent Open - Sunday 14th November   Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:38 pm

Well done Sean. You played very well today. 2 wins is the minimum you deserve for a fantastic season. Great shot to win the play off. Many congratulations.

It was fantastic to see Tony and Adam do so well and score their best results of the season in a strokeplay event. Both have improved a lot this year. A brilliant effort by Tony to get his best ever result and making Sean's job even tougher for picking the CC teams.

And well played to Adam for showing maturity way beyond his years on 2 difficult and sometimes unfair courses. Without one piece of bad luck at the pipe hole in round 3 and he would have been in the play off for 1st. But really well played across the two days.

Also great effort by Marc just for coming to both events when he probably should have been in bed. It's that commitment and determination that has seen him achieve such good results in 2 years and will hopefully see us over the line in a fortnight.

As always, thanks to Sean and Marion for running a great tournament.

See you all soon. VTK
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Kent Open - Sunday 14th November   Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:52 pm

HIOK wrote:
Well done Sean. You played very well today. 2 wins is the minimum you deserve for a fantastic season. Great shot to win the play off. Many congratulations.

It was fantastic to see Tony and Adam do so well and score their best results of the season in a strokeplay event. Both have improved a lot this year. A brilliant effort by Tony to get his best ever result and making Sean's job even tougher for picking the CC teams.

And well played to Adam for showing maturity way beyond his years on 2 difficult and sometimes unfair courses. Without one piece of bad luck at the pipe hole in round 3 and he would have been in the play off for 1st. But really well played across the two days.

Also great effort by Marc just for coming to both events when he probably should have been in bed. It's that commitment and determination that has seen him achieve such good results in 2 years and will hopefully see us over the line in a fortnight.

As always, thanks to Sean and Marion for running a great tournament.

See you all soon. VTK

Given that Sean not only ran the tournament on the day but did all the pre-amble on his own as I was feeling well ropey after the KIT last night, his victory is even stronger. - I deserve no credit on this occasion!
As always I am not only amazed by the level of skill on display from Team Kent, but also the heart the game is played with. Every player from the club today played with a determination and pride for their team that is envied by other clubs.
We are always a force to be reckoned with and the Club Champs will see that Team Kent are winners as individuals and a collective - VTK
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Kent Open - Sunday 14th November   Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:24 pm

The official photostream from the Competition can be found at:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/13680867@N02/sets/72157625266168819/

Many thanks again to Emily for taking to the role of official photographer for the day so well and also special mention to Ollie for taking some of the prize presentation snaps - hugely appreciated by all at the KMGC!
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Kent Open - Sunday 14th November   Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:45 pm

A few stats from the KO (courtesy of Bangolf):

ACES:

Rank Player Aces
1 Sean HOMER 6
2 Charlie RAY (novice) 4
Seth THOMAS (junior novice) 4
Michael SMITH 4
Tony KELLY 4
6 Adam KELLY (junior) 3
Chris SMITH 3
Nick CHITTY 3
9 John MCIVER 2
Scott LANCLEY 2
Oliver FLORENCE 2
Tim DAVIES 2
Richard GOTTFRIED 2
James DAVIES (jr novice) 2
Paul JOHNSON 2
16 Georgia MARTIN (junior novice) 1
Mark DAVIES (novice) 1
Peter JONES 1
Owen JOHNSON (junior) 1
20 Marion HOMER 0
Marc CHAPMAN 0
Glenn MARTIN (novice) 0
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Kent Open - Sunday 14th November   Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:46 pm

Best Rounds:

Rank Player Res
1 Sean HOMER 35
John MCIVER 35
Tony KELLY 35
4 Oliver FLORENCE 36
Adam KELLY (junior) 36
Marc CHAPMAN 36
Tony KELLY 36
John MCIVER 36
Sean HOMER 36
Adam KELLY (junior) 36
11 Adam KELLY (junior) 37
Michael SMITH 37
Michael SMITH 37
Charlie RAY (novice) 37
Michael SMITH 37
Seth THOMAS (junior novice) 37
Tim DAVIES 37
Nick CHITTY 37
Sean HOMER 37
Scott LANCLEY 37
Tim DAVIES 37
Tony KELLY 37
23 Nick CHITTY 38
Richard GOTTFRIED 38
Peter JONES 38
John MCIVER 38
Tim DAVIES 38
28 Scott LANCLEY 39
Chris SMITH 39
Chris SMITH 39
Richard GOTTFRIED 39
Marion HOMER 39
Paul JOHNSON 39
Paul JOHNSON 39
Marc CHAPMAN 39
James DAVIES (jr novice) 39
Charlie RAY (novice) 39
38 Marc CHAPMAN 40
James DAVIES (jr novice) 40
Seth THOMAS (junior novice) 40
Richard GOTTFRIED 40
42 Owen JOHNSON (junior) 41
Oliver FLORENCE 41
Seth THOMAS (junior novice) 41
Chris SMITH 41
James DAVIES (jr novice) 41
47 Nick CHITTY 42
Paul JOHNSON 42
49 Charlie RAY (novice) 43
50 Peter JONES 44
51 Glenn MARTIN (novice) 45
Mark DAVIES (novice) 45
53 Owen JOHNSON (junior) 46
Oliver FLORENCE 46
Mark DAVIES (novice) 46
Owen JOHNSON (junior) 46
Marion HOMER 46
Peter JONES 46
59 Mark DAVIES (novice) 47
Scott LANCLEY 47
61 Georgia MARTIN (junior novice) 48
62 Marion HOMER 49
63 Georgia MARTIN (junior novice) 54
64 Georgia MARTIN (junior novice) 55
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Kent Open - Sunday 14th November   Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:46 pm

Aces in a row:

Rank Player Aces in a row
1 Sean HOMER 3
2 John MCIVER 1
Tony KELLY 1
Adam KELLY (junior) 1
Michael SMITH 1
Tim DAVIES 1
Scott LANCLEY 1
Richard GOTTFRIED 1
Chris SMITH 1
Nick CHITTY 1
James DAVIES (jr novice) 1
Charlie RAY (novice) 1
Seth THOMAS (junior novice) 1
Paul JOHNSON 1
Peter JONES 1
Owen JOHNSON (junior) 1
Oliver FLORENCE 1
Mark DAVIES (novice) 1
Georgia MARTIN (junior novice) 1
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Kent Open - Sunday 14th November   Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:45 pm

Haha - No aces...explains a lot! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Kent Open - Sunday 14th November   Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:47 pm

Freebird wrote:
Aces in a row:

Rank Player Aces in a row
1 Sean HOMER 3
2 John MCIVER 1
Tony KELLY 1
Adam KELLY (junior) 1
Michael SMITH 1
Tim DAVIES 1
Scott LANCLEY 1
Richard GOTTFRIED 1
Chris SMITH 1
Nick CHITTY 1
James DAVIES (jr novice) 1
Charlie RAY (novice) 1
Seth THOMAS (junior novice) 1
Paul JOHNSON 1
Peter JONES 1
Owen JOHNSON (junior) 1
Oliver FLORENCE 1
Mark DAVIES (novice) 1
Georgia MARTIN (junior novice) 1
3 in a row FB - good stuff there!
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Kent Open - Sunday 14th November   Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:09 pm

Well played Sean - I certainly don't mind losing a play-off to an ace like that Smile

Congratulations to Adam on another very solid and consistent performance throughout the weekend and for being the only player to make the top 4 on both days.

Very well done to Seth on winning the novice prize.

Thanks to Sean and Marion as ever for their flawless organisation. It was a really nice touch to have the minute's silence, even if the klaxon did go off as I was standing over my second putt on the volcano!

Thank you to Michael for his encouragement this season. He has been telling me all year that if only I believed in myself, I would be winning tournaments and I am finally starting to believe him Very Happy Very Happy

See you all at The Green on the 28th or hopefully before Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Kent Open - Sunday 14th November   Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:13 pm

Remember the days of the post event report? slightly tongue in cheek, capturing the tone and fun from a competition?

Well, courtesy of HIOK.... IT'S BACK!!!!!

So settle down, light up your pipe and put on your slippers and prepare yourself for the reading experience that is the:

2010 KENT OPEN REPORT
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Kent Open - Sunday 14th November   Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:46 pm

Blimey, I lit my pipe & settled down, by the time I'd finished reading I'd done half a kilo of Rough Shag! (pipe tobacco-rude minds!)
Very nice report Michael, a welcome return to competition reporting.
Unfortunately for you, it's so good you now have the job full time, ok everyone? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Kent Open - Sunday 14th November   Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:43 pm

Great report Michael, well done.

It would have been even better with a different ending Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Kent Open - Sunday 14th November   Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:04 pm

Well done Michael, a great report - and a true reflection on the days' proceedings!
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Kent Open - Sunday 14th November   Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:30 pm

Thanks guys. I'll try and keep the standard up.
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Kent Open - Sunday 14th November   Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:18 pm

Excellent report Michael, I look forward to reading more of them.

The Kent Open was organised fantastically and played in a good spirit. Most importantly everybody including myself I think had a lot of fun; not something I thought I would say after my first 4 holes. Very Happy.

It was a very tight tournament and several people could have won it. I was glad it went to one of the Kent players for I know not only are you by far the best club in the country you also have the nicest members all of whom have been nothing but kind and courteous towards me.
Smile

For fear of sounding gushing and sentimental, I will just add that GMGC team 1 are going to absolutely batter you in the club championships. (and when I say best club in the country that is of course excepting the GMGC!) Evil or Very Mad

Eerm and if anyone is interested I'll be down at the Green this Saturday.
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Kent Open - Sunday 14th November   Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:40 pm

ClockworkOrange wrote:
Excellent report Michael, I look forward to reading more of them.

The Kent Open was organised fantastically and played in a good spirit. Most importantly everybody including myself I think had a lot of fun; not something I thought I would say after my first 4 holes. Very Happy.

It was a very tight tournament and several people could have won it. I was glad it went to one of the Kent players for I know not only are you by far the best club in the country you also have the nicest members all of whom have been nothing but kind and courteous towards me.
Smile

For fear of sounding gushing and sentimental, I will just add that GMGC team 1 are going to absolutely batter you in the club championships. (and when I say best club in the country that is of course excepting the GMGC!) Evil or Very Mad

Eerm and if anyone is interested I'll be down at the Green this Saturday.
Spoken like a true gentlemanly minigolf warrior Seth! lol!
BTW, how on earth did you Ace the 8th on the Explorer Course TK? That was the one hole of the 36 that I thought couldn't be aced! I experimented going off the right wall as there's a line there, but there was too many small bits of rock laying around.
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Kent Open - Sunday 14th November   Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:33 pm

Oh dear. Of all the people to get into gamesmanship and making macho statements that they may regret later, I would never have thought it would be Seth.
Clearly he has been reading Nutters with putters too much. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Kent Open - Sunday 14th November   Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:33 pm

Haha, I was just kidding Michael. I can't afford to get into gamemanship mainly because I'm so bad at it. Under pressure, I melt like butter in a television studio.

Though it's funny to think that just being in the presence of 'Aceman' could have corrupted me so easily! Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Kent Open - Sunday 14th November   Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:54 pm

You'll be fine in the tournament Seth. You're with 3 steady personalities (at least if Nick sticks to what he says will be his top team - You, Nick, James, Chris). All of the other top players are as friendly as we are.(even Tim) Just try and enjoy it, it's only a game after all.
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