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2012 British Open - Strokes, Margate

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1 2012 British Open - Strokes, Margate on Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:28 pm

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2 Re: 2012 British Open - Strokes, Margate on Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:31 pm

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Can anyone recommend some reasonably priced accommodation close to the course?

Premier Inn is ok but it is too hot and too expensive for 21-23 September.

I will probably need a twin room for AK47 and myself.

Any suggestions welcome...

3 2012 british open -strokes,margate on Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:06 am

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i can help you on that one tony iam staying at westbrook lodge which is adjacent to the course and its costing me 45 pounds for two nights google them and you should find them and be able to book i think james rutherford is also booked there so he tells me

4 Re: 2012 British Open - Strokes, Margate on Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:00 pm

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Thanks Alex Smile

5 Re: 2012 British Open - Strokes, Margate on Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:38 pm

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I too am staying at Westbrook Lodge.
£58 for 2 night FEB included.
There are 2 Tennis courts next to the hotel which guests can use free.
If any BMGA member staying there wants an all too brief schooling in the art of tennis, then injuries permitting I am willing to oblige.

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6 Re: 2012 British Open - Strokes, Margate on Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:46 pm

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I am afraid that at least for the time being my offer is now off. Owing to an unforeseen and extremely painful tennis loss against a BMGA member. Sad

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7 Re: 2012 British Open - Strokes, Margate on Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:53 pm

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Something to whet the appetite for the British Open...

WARNING: THIS FILM CONTAINS SCENES OF UNEDITED PODIUM SINGING... listen at your own risk!

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8 Re: 2012 British Open - Strokes, Margate on Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:36 am

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Quality video & singing that belongs on the X Factor cheers

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9 Re: 2012 British Open - Strokes, Margate on Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:24 pm

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The weekend of September 22nd and 23rd see’s the BRITISH OPEN return to Strokes Adventure Golf in Margate. The course has previously hosted the event in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and is regarded as one of the best courses in the UK, a fitting venue for our premier event of the year.

Entries for the event close on Sunday 16th September at which point the draw for day 1 groups and tee-off times will be made and the customary players pack circulated to all entrants. If you wish to play in the event and have not already registered (full list below) then please contact Sean Homer, Chairman of the BMGA on chairman@minigolf.org.uk by 3pm on Sunday at the latest.

Course owner Matt Wood said “I am extremely pleased that Strokes will be the host venue for the BMGA British Open 2012. We originally held the competition in 2007 and 2009 was the last time we hosted the British Open and I can honestly say we have missed this event. All 3 times we have held the Open conjures up fond memories. Karsten Hein, normally being the 1st foreign participant to arrive early in the week, then the Swedish boys on a Wednesday. The best round I have ever seen would have to be Tim Davies in 2009, for its brilliance and its implosive nature, to take our course apart all the way through to hole 16 (at this point on for a round of 26 I believe) and to blow up so spectacularly on 3 easy holes takes some doing. Björn Dinau and Nick Chitty joint course record holders with scores of 30 were special moments. Most of all though for Strokes, is the general vibe and feel of the course for the whole week, having the pleasure of the foreign players over here and the British players all of them great characters and we can’t wait for the week to begin. As always we’ll make sure the course is in absolute tip top condition, we will also throw in £50 for the 1st player to go sub 30, during a British Open round.”

All players will play 4 rounds on Saturday and then there will be a cut with the top 36 players (and ties) or any player making the qualifying score (176 strokes or lower) making it through to day 2.

The sunday will see the qualifiers play another 2 rounds with the top 18 then progressing to the Super Final round to decide the winner.

Entry to the event is £35 for BMGA members and £15 for juniors (under 18's) and the application form can be found at http://www.minigolf.org.uk/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=59:forms&catid=36:tournamentsforms&Itemid=56 and non-BMGA members entry fee of £40

CONFIRMED ENTRANTS to DATE:

1) Tony Kelly (England)
2) Adam Kelly (England)
3) Seth Thomas (England)
4) Richard Gottfried (England)
5) Johan Ahlander (Sweden)
6) Torgny Kjellström (Sweden)
7) Mattias Ståhl (Sweden)
8 ) Björn Dinau (Sweden)
9) Mikael Karlsson (Sweden)
10) Jan Hedström (Sweden)
11) Maths Svensson (Sweden)
12) Leif Öhrling (Sweden)
13) Dave Donnelly (Ireland)
14) Sean Homer (England)
15) John Moore (England)
16) Pete Bradshaw (New Zealand)
17) Mandy Bradshaw (New Zealand)
18) Marc Chapman (England)
19) Staffan Lundblad (Sweden)
20) Patrik Wessman (Sweden)
21) Alex Pragnell (England)
22) Jouni Valkjärvi (Finland)
23) Petri Tossavainen (Finland)
24) Karsten Hein (Germany)
25) Gerno Grapengeter (Germany)
26) Willi Hettrich (Germany)
27) Lutz Brune (Germany)
28) Jon Angel (England)
29) Richard Linden (England)
30) James Rutherford (England)
31) Ruth Burke (England)
32) Steve Sturdy (England)
33) Will Donnelly (England)
34) Michael Smith (England)
35) Scott Lancley (England)
36) Brad Shepherd (England)
37) Chris Jones (England)
38) Alan Norman (England)
39) Gareth Holmes (England)

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10 Re: 2012 British Open - Strokes, Margate on Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:57 pm

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44 players confirmed to date - entries close Sunday at 5pm

1) Tony Kelly (England)
2) Adam Kelly (England)
3) Seth Thomas (England)
4) Richard Gottfried (England)
5) Johan Ahlander (Sweden)
6) Torgny Kjellström (Sweden)
7) Mattias Ståhl (Sweden)
8 ) Björn Dinau (Sweden)
9) Mikael Karlsson (Sweden)
10) Jan Hedström (Sweden)
11) Maths Svensson (Sweden)
12) Leif Öhrling (Sweden)
13) Dave Donnelly (Ireland)
14) Sean Homer (England)
15) John Moore (England)
16) Pete Bradshaw (New Zealand) - novice
17) Mandy Bradshaw (New Zealand) - novice
18) Marc Chapman (England)
19) Staffan Lundblad (Sweden)
20) Patrik Wessman (Sweden)
21) Alex Pragnell (England)
22) Jouni Valkjärvi (Finland)
23) Petri Tossavainen (Finland)
24) Karsten Hein (Germany)
25) Gerno Grapengeter (Germany)
26) Willi Hettrich (Germany)
27) Lutz Brune (Germany)
28) Jon Angel (England)
29) Richard Linden (England) - novice
30) James Rutherford (England)
31) Ruth Burke (England)
32) Steve Sturdy (England)
33) Will Donnelly (England)
34) Michael Smith (England)
35) Scott Lancley (England)
36) Brad Shepherd (England)
37) Chris Jones (England)
38) Alan Norman (England)
39) Gareth Holmes (England)
40) Andy Exall (England)
41) Freddie Blackburn-Shaw (Scotland)
42) Chris Smith (England)
43) John McIver (Scotland)
44) Paul Johnson (England)

Draw for day 1 appearing online from 6pm onwards.

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11 2012 british open -strokes,margate on Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:45 am

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a cracking weekend coming up Very Happy

12 Re: 2012 British Open - Strokes, Margate on Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:43 pm

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The draw for day 1:

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13 Re: 2012 British Open - Strokes, Margate on Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:23 pm

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Freebird wrote:The draw for day 1:

Players pack has been sent!!

The excitement builds and builds...

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14 Re: 2012 British Open - Strokes, Margate on Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:15 pm

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The results will be online at the following links (I am in the process of adding players so they are not ready yet but will be live from Friday and Saturday respectively).

Players Championship – http://www.bmga.co.uk/2012PlayersChampionship/result.htm

British Open – http://www.bmga.co.uk/2012BritishMinigolfOpen/result.htm

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15 Re: 2012 British Open - Strokes, Margate on Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:24 pm

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Well done Michael, great win & super start to a serious weekend!
And at least I have the crumb of comfort in that I lost my matchplay game to the winner! cheers

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16 Re: 2012 British Open - Strokes, Margate on Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:47 pm

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Friday 21st saw the PLAYERS and INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIPS take place, the traditional curtain raiser to the British Open weekend.

Congratulations to Michael Smith and Björn Dinau for winning the PLAYERS and INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIPS respectively at Strokes Adventure Golf Course in Margate.

The results from Rounds 1 & 3 (strokeplay) can be found at the following link: http://www.bmga.co.uk/2012PlayersChampionship/result.htm

In the 2nd round (Matchplay) of the Players Championship Sean Homer defeated Scott Lancley, Michael defeated Andy Exall, Adam Kelly defeated John McIver and James Rutherford defeated Chris Smith.

In the 2nd round (Matchplay) of the International Players Championship Karsten Hein defeated Petri Tossavainen, Björn defeated Johan Ahlander, Mattias Stahl defeated Torgny Kjellstrom and Gerno Grapengeter defeated Patrik Wessman.

The total of £97.50 was raised for the charity of Michael's choice, donated to Cancer Research.

Thanks to all 39 players for taking part in the event.

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17 Re: 2012 British Open - Strokes, Margate on Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:55 pm

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From the BMGA Website:

Congratulations to Michael Smith (Great Britain) for winning the 2012 British Open held at Strokes Adventure Golf course in Margate. Michael shot an incredible 29 under par across 6 rounds, winning the event by 12 shots. Along with the title and the trophy, Michael won £500 along with a further £50 for being the first player to shoot under 30, beating the course record in the process with a 28 in round 2 of the competition.

Johan Ahlander (Sweden) came 2nd, collecting £200 with Jouni Valkjärvi (Finland) - British Open champion in 2005 & 2007 - coming 3rd and collecting £100.

Adam Kelly (Great Britain) came 4th winning £75, Karsten Hein (Germany) - the 2006 British Open champion - was 5th winning £50 and Torgny Kjellström (Sweden) - the 2009 British Open champion - 6th picking up £25.

The novice champion was Pete Bradshaw (New Zealand) playing in his first BMGA event, winning £40 in the process. Richard Linden won the novice aces champion prize, collecting £10 for his 10 aces.

Ruth Burke won the overall aces champion prize (and £25) with 19 aces.

The Kent Minigolf Club won the Team event picking up the trophy by beating 6 other teams with a winning margin of 23 shots.

Full round by results from the event can be found at http://www.bmga.co.uk/2012BritishMinigolfOpen/result.htm

The event was played across 6 rounds this year due to torrential rain resulting in the final 7th round being posponed.

Many thanks to all who took part across the weekend in particular the tournament Organiser Sean Homer along with the tournament Directors, Marion Homer and Emily Gottfried and the Mayor Of Margate, Will Scobie for attending the prize giving ceremony on Sunday afternoon.

Special thanks to Matt, Brian and Frankie Wood, the course owners, for their hospitality and welcome they offered to everyone at the event.

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18 Re: 2012 British Open - Strokes, Margate on Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:13 am

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Well done Michael, a super weekend including the best round ever in any BMGA Competition, thoroughly deserved Champion & undisputed best UK player ever. A very fine performance from Adam too, he's after you Mate!
Great organisation by Sean, Marion & Emily as always, much appreciated by all the players.
Even though I had an iffy weekend I still love Strokes, great course, great grub & great owners!
And lastly - VTK on the team prize! At least I had a few contributory rounds! cheers

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19 Re: 2012 British Open - Strokes, Margate on Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:11 pm

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Photos from the British Open competition and prize ceremony are now online at http://www.flickr.com/photos/13680867@N02/sets/72157631605925630/ courtesy of the Kent Minigolf Club

Enjoy!

Some classic KMGC team shots at the end... here's a taster:

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20 Re: 2012 British Open - Strokes, Margate on Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:39 pm

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It may be a couple of weeks late due to holiday commitments - but here it is, the report from the 2012 British Open.

http://www.kentminigolfclub.co.uk/2012BO.htm

Another classic from our resident scribe - Mr Unbeatable himself - Michael Smith.


REMINDER: For those that have yet to let me know regarding their CC availability in November can you email or PM me ASAP (waiting to hear from amongst others, AK, DG and TF)

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21 Re: 2012 British Open - Strokes, Margate on Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:15 pm

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Great report Mr Unbeatable - Awesome with either a pen or putter in his hand! cheers

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