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BMGA British Championships - Wroxham Barns - 7th & 8th May

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The First Major of the 2016 BMGA tour - The British Championships - returns to Wroxham Barns in May

Wroxham Barns is proud to once again play host to the British Minigolf Association, with the 2016 British Championships taking place over the weekend of 7th and 8th May, attracting top ranking UK players from the world of Minigolf as they compete to become the new British Champion as well as crowning the British Youth, Woman and Senior Champions. Although visitors won’t be able to play the course during the weekend while the Championships are taking place, they will be welcome to come along and watch to catch some of the action taking place on the 18 hole Championship course.


Entry fees for the competition, the first Major of the season are as follows:


  • £25 for Tour Pros
    £30 for Non Tour Pros
    £15 for Juniors.



The event will tee off from 10.30am on the Saturday and will consist of 7 rounds for all players to decide the National Championships across all the classes (provided there are sufficient players in each class). All players will play 4 rounds on the Saturday and 3 on the Sunday.


The course are offering a £10 day rate for all players on the production of a valid 2016 BMGA Tour Pro card.


The entry 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


A list of entrants (and results when the tournament starts) will appear at the following link shortly http://bmga.co.uk/2016BC/result.htm


This exciting national competition will be preceded on the evening of Friday 6th May by a charity ProAm evening run by the BMGA and the players to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support offering a great opportunity to play a round of minigolf with some of the leading players in the country and get insider knowledge from the best of the best on how to play each of the 18 holes on the course to impress family and friends. Teams of 3 amateurs and one BMGA player will play a round under BMGA rules with instruction from their professional followed by a buffet meal and the chance to relax and chat with the players. Each team will pay £100 for the evening and are asked to seek additional sponsorship to help raise funds for this very worthwhile cause. Players don’t need to be an experienced golfer to take part and can bring along spectators to cheer them on as well as purchase additional guest tickets for the post-match buffet. Details are on the Wroxham Barns website, together with an application and sponsorship form or contact Wroxham Barns on 01603 783762 e-mail info@wroxhambarns.co.uk .


Ian Russell, owner of the popular visitor attraction at Wroxham Barns, said “We’re delighted to host the BMGA British Championships at Wroxham Barns and look forward to a great weekend seeing some of the best British Minigolfers in action on the course. Plus of course we hope to raise lots of money for Macmillan Cancer Support with a full-house of teams for our Pro-Am evening which should be a lot of fun”.


Sean Homer, Chairman of the BMGA said "It's great to be coming back to Wroxham Barns for our National Championships. The course is a terrific challenge, worthy of the event and the hospitality we receive is always second to none. The Pro-Am provides a perfect curtain raiser to the main event and I look forward to what will be a fantastic fun evening at the Barns."


Any Tour Pro player wishing to take part in the pro-am needs to contact Sean on chairman@minigolf.org.uk ASAP.


Your support of the event is greatly appreciated by both the BMGA, Wroxham Barns and Macmillan Cancer Support.


Exciting news regarding the second Major of the year, the World Cray Golf Championships, will be released on the BMGA website in the coming days....

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So who's going from the 5 time champions?

DT, FB, TK and AK will all be there...

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The Natural

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The Eagle, The natural and Smooooth from the peoples champions will be there

Freebird

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The Natural wrote:The Eagle, The natural and Smooooth from the peoples champions will be there
still dining out on your KMGC heritage...

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The Natural

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Freebird wrote:
The Natural wrote:The Eagle, The natural and Smooooth from the peoples champions will be there
still dining out on your KMGC heritage...

lol!

The Gringo

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DG is a no ,but I believe Ed and Kate will be there.

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From the BMGA website...

Three's the Charm as Kelly picks up his third Major, winning the British Championships in Wroxham

Adam Kelly crowned British Champion in Norfolk

The two day BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS were contested at Wroxham Barns Adventure Golf Course in Norfolk across the weekend of 7th and 8th May. After seven rounds of outstanding minigolf, Adam Kelly (Kent Minigolf Club) took the title by one stroke to win the overall event. As well as the championship title, Adam also won the British Men's Championship.


Adam was pushed all the way across the weekend by UK number 1 player Michael Smith (Midlands Minigolf Club) and fellow Kent Minigolf Club teammate Sean Homer with all three players tied for the lead after 5 rounds. After shooting a 29 in the 6th round, Adam went into the final round 5 shots clear of his rivals but in a tense and thrilling final 18 holes, the gap was cut and the title went right to the wire with Adam winning the event and picking up his third Major title at the final hole, finishing 33 under par for the competition, beating the former British Champion Michael by 1 shot and Sean by 2 shots.


Reflecting on his success after the competition Adam said “What a weekend! Thankyou for the comments and support from everyone in KMGC. I never would have believed after the first three rounds that I'd have the trophy tonight! That was an unbelievably tiring and stressful final round, so for those of you who were there and saw it I apologise for the lack of excitement at the end! I genuinely didn't have any energy left to be excited, I was just so relieved it was over. Another great showing from our club, following the epic success at the recent Club Championships! We've come away with seven medals (Marion, Tony, Sean x2 and myself x2) and three of the overall top four places in the event. I was lucky to play all seven rounds alongside Sean and what a performance! Great company as always too and I think we really helped each other to keep in good spirits through the ups and downs. And a mention for a phenomenal under the radar performance from Tony, achieving his best ever major result despite that first round and rather embarrassing opening hole! Maybe Marion was right that his unfortunate encounter with a seagull on Saturday night was good luck after all! I love Wroxham Barns and it's incredible how well the course has kept in shape in the three years we've been away, the perfect venue for a tournament in bright sunshine. Now we've all got our sights set on Hastings, let's keep up the KMGC winning streak...VTK!"


As well as the overall British Champion being crowned, along with the Men's title, the event also saw the British Senior, British Women and British Junior titles being fought out across the 2 day event. Sean Homer, third in the overall event, won the Senior title (making him a 3 time Senior champion) with Tony Kelly (Kent Minigolf Club) 2nd and Chris Smith (Midlands Minigolf Club) 3rd. In the Women’s Championship, Ruth Burke (Midlands Minigolf Club) retained her title, with Brenda Smith (also Midlands Minigolf Club) 2nd and Marion Homer (Kent Minigolf Club) 3rd. Will Donnelly (Midlands Minigolf Club) won the Junior title with Owen Johnson (Kent Minigolf Club) 2nd. In the Men's Championship, with Adam and Michael taking the gold and silver respectively, Chris Wood (Cambridgeshire & Essex Minigolf Club) secured the bronze medal after a sudden death play off with Paul Preston (Sussex Wasps Minigolf Club).


Full results of the 2016 BMGA British Championships can be found at http://www.bmga.co.uk/2016BC/result.htm


A photo gallery of the event courtesy of the Kent Minigolf Club can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/13680867@N02/albums/72157665722047794


This exciting national competition was preceded on the evening of Friday 6th May by a charity ProAm evening run by the BMGA and the players to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support with over £700 raised. congratulations to the Anglia Farmers team for winning but also a massive thanks to Ian Russell and the team at the Barns for their hospitality. Over £700 raised for Macmillan Cancer Support so a massive thanks for the BMGA Tour Pros who supported the event - take a bow Adam Kelly, Steve Lovell, Adrian Amey, Sean Homer, John McIver, Marion Homer, Tony Kelly, Paul Preston, Marion Hartley, David Hartley, Dave Gomm, Ruth Burke, Steve Sturdy, Mark Wood, Chris Wood and Liz Gomm. Your support of the event was hugely appreciated and you should all be proud of your contribution to a brilliant cause!


Full results from the pro-am can be found at http://bmga.co.uk/2016WBPA/result.htm


A photo gallery of the event courtesy of the Kent Minigolf Club can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/13680867@N02/albums/72157668051237516


BMGA Chairman Sean Homer said “It was great to come back to Wroxham after a three year break and we always have a tremendous event when we visit the course and this year’s event was no exception. The twists and turns in the final stages of the competition proved to be a fitting climax to an excellent competition. Adam showed incredible strength of character with the pressure that he was under in the final round and the victory was hugely deserved. I would like to thank all who played at the event, everyone who helped with the running of the competition over the 2 days, the players who gave up their time on the Friday for the Pro-Am and a special thanks to the course owner David Packham along with Ian Russell and all the team at Wroxham Barns for their hospitality, over the weekend."


Three of our Great Britain minigolf players (Steve Lovell, Adrian Amey and Paul Preston) will be taking on all comers at the Nations Cup taking place next weekend in Portugal. Further details and updates will appear on the BMGA website, Facebook site and Twitter account over the coming days and we wish all three the best of luck on their travels!


The next event on the BMGA tour is the World Crazy Golf Championship at Hastings over the weekend of 11th and 12th June – further details can be found at http://www.minigolf.org.uk/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=713:wcgc&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=105&Itemid=60

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TK Max


A report about our new British champion in the Haverhill Echo.

http://www.haverhillecho.co.uk/sport/other-sport/kelly-s-championship-win-for-second-time-1-7391610

DT

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Good coverage Tony, I was looking at it on my mobile, so I might have missed it but was there a photo credit for the kmgc?

TK Max


There was a photo credit in the newspaper but there doesn't seem to be a credit in the online version.

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Great article - sorry forgot to post this online earlier - this is a copy of the paper and you can see the photo credit in the article. Thanks for sending this thru Tony.

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DT

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Cool!

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