15th June 2009
For Immediate Release
Minigolf Report – BMGA British Doubles Championship
Luton Minigolfer Richard Gottfried competed in the BMGA British Doubles Championship at the 18-hole Minigolf course at Boscombe Chine Gardens, Dorset on Sunday 14th June. With regular doubles partner Emily Gottfried currently unable to compete due to injury Richard teamed up with Bath’s Kevin Moseley.
The tournament was played in a matchplay format over 9, 12 and 18-holes and was split into two stages, with a round robin group stage followed by knockout play-offs for positions 1-8 and 9-17.
In the group stage Richard and Kevin picked up one win, one draw and one loss for a total of four points. This was not enough to see them qualify for the 1-8 place play-offs, so the best finish available would be 9th place of 17 teams. In the knockout matches they achieved three straight wins to top the second division after victories against Adrian Jukes & Katherine Marsh (2&1), Simon Locksley & Alan Marsh (3&2), and Brad Shepherd & Chris Jones (one-up after two extra-holes).
Richard said “After the disappointment of finishing third in our group Kevin and I knew we had to play well to win the second division of play-offs and we really did pick up our game. At the end of the tournament we had a record of four wins, a draw and only one loss, so it’s a shame to have only finished 9th, but we didn’t win enough in the round robins so it was the best we could hope to achieve in the end.”
Photos from the 2009 BMGA British Doubles Championship.
Hole 5 - Toadstools.
Wishing for a bit of luck before the tournament.
Team 'Squire Trelawney' - Richard Gottfried & Kevin Moseley.