On Saturday 22nd January five members of the Midlands Minigolf Club (MMGC) took part in the intra-team Scrap Iron Cup competition played at the 36-hole Adventure Island Mini Golf course at Star City, Birmingham. The tournament used a two-round mixed strokeplay and matchplay format.
The top ranked player after round one was British Ladies Number One Cindy Kukielka, who scored the only under-par round with an excellent 34(-2).
To decide who would join Cindy as the other finalist a play-off was required after Paul Johnson and Richard Gottfried had both tied on 37(+1). A sudden-death play-off followed and was won at the fourth extra-hole by Gottfried. The play off saw Paul and Richard score 1-1, 1-1, 2-2 and 4-1.
In the 18-hole Matchplay Match final-round Gottfried won 3&1 in a very back and forth match against Kukielka to dash hopes of the Scrap Iron Cup making its way to Wales for the first time.
The Scrap Iron Cup Championship will be contested again in Bristol in February.
Full details and results are below:
Scrap Iron Cup
Adventure Island Mini Golf, Star City, Birmingham 22/01/2011
Venue: Lost Hut Trail (Strokeplay), Hidden Cove (Matchplay)
Round One - Strokeplay
Rank Player Score
1. Cindy Kukielka 34
2. Richard Gottfried 37 – won sudden-death play-off at the 4th extra hole
3. Paul Johnson 37
4. Owen Johnson 39
5. Emily Gottfried 41
Round Two – Matchplay
Cindy Kukielka vs. Richard Gottfried
Richard Gottfried wins 3&1
Richard celebrates his victory and regaining the trophy (following his defeat at the hands of Owen 'Jackpot' Johnson in 2010).
Scrap Iron Cup - Hall of Fame
2011 - #4 - Richard Gottfried beat Cindy Kukielka - Birmingham
2010 - #3 - Owen Johnson beat Richard Gottfried - Birmingham
2010 - #2 - Richard Gottfried beat Paul Johnson - Weymouth
2010 - #1 - Richard Gottfried beat Paul Johnson - Sandbanks
Rules of the Scrap Iron Cup
• Played between members of the Midlands Minigolf Club
• Played in either groups of two, or one group, in round one
• Groups are drawn at random (often using the 'balls in a hat' technique)
• Round one is a strokeplay match played over 9, 11, 12 or 18 holes
• The two players with the top scores after round one qualify for the second round/final
• Round two is a matchplay match played over 7, 9, 12 or 18 holes
• The winner of the matchplay match becomes the Scrap Iron Cup* Champion**
* The Scrap Iron Cup (aka the 'NABBA ENGLAND 95 CLASS TWO WINNER' Trophy) remains the property of Owen and Paul Johnson
** The Reigning Scrap Iron Champion retains the cup until the next defence whereupon it is given up until the next Scrap Iron Cup tournament has been completed
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