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British Open - Strokes, Margate - Sat 21 / Sun 22 September

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Freebird

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Just over 3 weeks until the Open...

Full details (including a couple of revisions to the format) can be found at http://www.minigolf.org.uk/joomla/index.php?option=com_eventlist&view=details&id=100&Itemid=56

If you've not enetered yet but are planning on taking part please let me know ASAP (via chairman@minigolf.org.uk)

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Freebird

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A quick dip into the forum before ice cream in Gdansk...

If you are planning on playing but haven't entered (updated list of playes can be found on the BMGA website) can you let me know ASAP.

I will be working on the players pack/groups etc later this week and noticed that there are a couple of players missing who I am assuming will be taking part (Mr X & Donkey Gringo to name just 2).

See you all soon.

Sean.

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Mr X

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I wasn't sure if I would be playing FB but Tel told me today he could play so I'll make sure I can get the kids looked after on the Sunday. I'll Paypal both our entries to Marion tomorrow. I'd have been gutted to miss it.

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The Gringo

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Yeah I'll be there!
Sorry didn't even realise I hadn't entered yet.

AlienUK


Never played here before but feel better after watching FB's videos.

Does anyone have any other pointers for a newbie (ball choices etc).

Cricket will be there this week so look out for him.

Mr X

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Just entered myself & Tel & had a look at the entry list, nice to see Gary the Gambler back, another KMGC legend! cheers 

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Freebird

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Quick housekeeping note:

The course is closed on thursday 12th - normal service will resume friday onwards

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Freebird

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Some interesting BO related news to follow shortly with another first for the premier event on the BMGA calendar

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Mr X

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Interesting FB! Just got Friday off work so I can make the PC too - happy days! Very Happy 

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Freebird

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Mr X wrote:Interesting FB! Just got Friday off work so I can make the PC too - happy days! Very Happy 
Excellent news...

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The Gringo

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Anyone practicing on Saturday?

The Gringo will be there...

Freebird

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Donkey Gringo wrote:Anyone practicing on Saturday?

The Gringo will be there...
Won't be down until next week now (not sure the weather looks too good until Monday anyway)

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The Gringo

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Freebird wrote:
Donkey Gringo wrote:Anyone practicing on Saturday?

The Gringo will be there...
Won't be down until next week now (not sure the weather looks too good until Monday anyway)
Considering the weather last year my practice day appears appropriate!

tiger

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i will be there monday all day if anyone is around

AK47

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Freebird wrote:
Donkey Gringo wrote:Anyone practicing on Saturday?

The Gringo will be there...
Won't be down until next week now (not sure the weather looks too good until Monday anyway)
Sean, have you been down to Margate yet since the Worlds, ie are our putters there yet? May or may not go down in the next couple of days depending on the weather...

Freebird

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AK47 wrote:
Freebird wrote:
Donkey Gringo wrote:Anyone practicing on Saturday?

The Gringo will be there...
Won't be down until next week now (not sure the weather looks too good until Monday anyway)
Sean, have you been down to Margate yet since the Worlds, ie are our putters there yet? May or may not go down in the next couple of days depending on the weather...
Yes - took them down a couple of weeks ago so the clubs are at the course in Tony's orange bag

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AK47

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Freebird wrote:
AK47 wrote:
Freebird wrote:
Donkey Gringo wrote:Anyone practicing on Saturday?

The Gringo will be there...
Won't be down until next week now (not sure the weather looks too good until Monday anyway)
Sean, have you been down to Margate yet since the Worlds, ie are our putters there yet? May or may not go down in the next couple of days depending on the weather...
Yes - took them down a couple of weeks ago so  the clubs are at the course in Tony's orange bag
Perfect, cheers.

I will hopefully be down either tomorrow or more likely Monday, if there's a decent forecast. Be good to see some other minigolfers there...

Freebird

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AK47 wrote:
Freebird wrote:
AK47 wrote:
Freebird wrote:
Donkey Gringo wrote:Anyone practicing on Saturday?

The Gringo will be there...
Won't be down until next week now (not sure the weather looks too good until Monday anyway)
Sean, have you been down to Margate yet since the Worlds, ie are our putters there yet? May or may not go down in the next couple of days depending on the weather...
Yes - took them down a couple of weeks ago so  the clubs are at the course in Tony's orange bag
Perfect, cheers.

I will hopefully be down either tomorrow or more likely Monday, if there's a decent forecast. Be good to see some other minigolfers there...
Mon looks better than sun (as does the rest of next week)

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AK47

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Right well I'm working 16 hours on both Tuesday and Wednesday and 11 hours on Thursday so they're all out of the equation for me... Will check the forecast again before setting off but think I'm gonna go down tomorrow as BBC's got Sunday looking slightly better than Monday weatherwise... Hopefully someone will join me Very Happy 

Freebird

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Latest BO news from BMGA website:

The second Major of the year takes place at Strokes for the 5th time in the history of the event.

Players from across the UK along with international minigolfers from Germany and Sweden will be making their way to the legendary Strokes Adventure Golf Course in Margate for the 2013 British Open, taking place over the weekend of the 21 & 22 September.


The players from the 2012 British Open before the 1st round at last years event.

This is the fifth time that the course has hosted the event and always guarantees some outstanding minigolf across the two day competition. This year sees a number of changes to the format. The competition for 2013 is expanding from a 7 round event to a 9 round event with 5 rounds being played on Saturday and 4 rounds on Sunday. This year will also see all players qualifying for Sunday (there will be no cut as per the past few years). As is traditional, the final round on Sunday will be contested amongst the top 18 players with the winner taking home the top cash prize and the trophy (as seen in the picture below).

Another new addition for the 2013 competition will see live results from the British Open, for the first time on the British Minigolf tour, being streamed in 'real time' from Saurday morning at http://bmga.co.uk/2013BO/result.htm. By utilising mobile scoring handsets at the competition developed and used at World Minigolf Sport Federation events worldwide, players and spectators at the course as well as those watching across the world online will be able to watch real time, hole by hole results as they happen, adding an exciting new dimension to the premier event on the British Minigolf Association tour.

There will also be prizes on offer for the best players in the Category 2 (players currently ranked between 17 & 32 in the order of merit) and Category 3 (all players outside of the top 32 UK ranked players and not an international) competitors as well as for the Aces champions within each of the three player categories.

Michael Smith, the reigning champion will be back to defend his title in a strong field of over 30 players, featuring the current top 6 players in the UK rankings along with two other previous winners, Mattias Ståhl from Sweden (the 2008 Champion) and Karsten Hein from Germany (the 2006 Champion).

Friday 20th will also see the Players Championship take place, the traditional curtain raiser to the British Open weekend. This is open to all players and entry costs £5 per person (payable on the day) and the competition will tee-off at 2pm. All players compete in the 1st round with the lowest scores across 1 round of strokeplay moving into the semi finals (all Matchplay ties) with the winners taking on each other at one final round of strokeplay to decide the title. The winner gets to nominate a charity of their choosing to donate 50% of the entry fees to, along with all of the the Hole In One Charity Challenge funds for the season (there will be a challenge as well at the Players Championship, the Saturday of the Open along with the a final one for the season at the World Crazy Golf Championship). There is no need to pre-register for the Players Championships, just make sure you are at the course and registered on the day by 1.45pm


Who will take home the trophy on Sunday afternoon?

Sean Homer, Chairman of the BMGA said "Strokes is one of the best courses in the UK and always proves to be a great venue to host any event on the tour. The British Open is one of the most eagerly awaited events on our tour and I am delighted that we are back at Strokes for the 2013 event. The expansion of the number of rounds, the lack of a day 1 cut and the arrival of the new mobile scoring system, combined with the hospitality and welcome all the players receive for the Wood family - the course owners - will ensure that this British Open will be a terrific competition and a fitting venue for our second Major of the year".

There is still time for players to enter the British Open (final cut off for entries is 11pm Thursday 19 September) and full details including an entry form can be found at http://www.minigolf.org.uk/joomla/index.php?option=com_eventlist&view=details&id=100&Itemid=56

The tournament tees off from 9.00am on Saturday 21 September and spectators are welcome to come and witness what will be a superb 2 day event, culminating on Sunday afternoon with the crowning of the 2013 Champion.

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Freebird

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Player pack sent - let me know if you're playing but haven't received it!

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AlienUK


I'll be whizzing down to Margate with Cricket around 8am on Friday. If anyone wants a lift or wants to be picked up on the way to Sidcup let me know.

Mr X

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Freebird wrote:Player pack sent - let me know if you're playing but haven't received it!
I Haven't got mine FB, I have another email address - a.exall61@gmail.com can you fire it there? Ta!

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Freebird

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Mr X wrote:
Freebird wrote:Player pack sent - let me know if you're playing but haven't received it!
I Haven't got mine FB, I have another email address - a.exall61@gmail.com can you fire it there? Ta!
Will do!

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Freebird

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Freebird wrote:
Mr X wrote:
Freebird wrote:Player pack sent - let me know if you're playing but haven't received it!
I Haven't got mine FB, I have another email address - a.exall61@gmail.com can you fire it there? Ta!
Will do!
Just checked the original email and that's the address is went to - perhaps (perish the thought) your gmail account stuck the chairman in the spam/junk/trash email!!

Will try again later anyway.

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