Showing posts with label World Crazy Golf Championships. Show all posts
Showing posts with label World Crazy Golf Championships. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The Weird World of Crazy Golf

Check out The Weird World of Crazy Golf from Britclip - a look at the World Crazy Golf Championship in Hastings.


It's fun seeing the excellent Hastings Adventure Golf course being played by a colourful cast of crazy golfing characters.

World Crazy Golf Championship in Hastings
In action in my tilt for the title

Friday, June 05, 2020

World Crazy Golf Championships

The World Crazy Golf Championships were due to take place at Hastings Adventure Golf this weekend.


Richard Gottfried playing in the final of the 2009 World Crazy Golf Championships
Playing in the final of the 2009 World Crazy Golf Championships

Unfortunately it's another thing the coronavirus pandemic has put a stop to.


Flag from the 2007 Virgin Money World Crazy Golf Championships

We both made our debuts in the 2007 edition when it was known as the Virgin Money World Crazy Golf Championships. It was Emily's first ever miniature golf tournament.

Emily playing hole 1 in the 2015 World Crazy Golf Championships

The 18-hole Crazy Golf course at Hastings Adventure Golf in East Sussex turned 45 years old this year, having opened on Saturday 21st March 1975.

The course was the 39th played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour back in October 2007.

The World Crazy Golf Championships began in 2003. Two-time, back-to-back World Crazy Golf Champion Marc 'The Force' Chapman was due to defend the title in what would have been the 18th edition of the event.

Check out the Hastings Adventure Golf website for more information on the three 18-hole courses there.


Richard Gottfried playing hole 2 in the 2014 World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings
Playing hole 2 in the 2014 World Crazy Golf Championships

Richard's results at the World Crazy Golf Championships


  • 20th - World Crazy Golf Championships 2015
  • 32nd - World Crazy Golf Championships 2014
  • 21st - Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships 2013
  • 17th (Finalist) - Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships 2012
  • 25th - Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships 2011
  • 17th  (Finalist) - Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships 2010
  • 17th  (Finalist) - Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships 2009
  • 17th  (Finalist) - Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships 2008
  • 39th - Virgin Money World Crazy Golf Championships 2007

Richard's Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Rankings:


  • October 2010 - 26th
  • October 2009 - 31st
  • June 2009 - 45th

Emily and The Gommery Trophy at the 2014 World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings. Emily is a two-time winner of the trophy
Emily and The Gommery Trophy at the 2014 World Crazy Golf Championships. Emily is a two-time winner of the trophy

Emily's results at the World Crazy Golf Championships


  • 34th - World Crazy Golf Championships 2015
  • 26th (tied) - World Crazy Golf Championships 2014
  • 4th - Castle Golf Women's World Crazy Golf Championships 2013
  • 51st - Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships 2013
  • 5th - Castle Golf Women's World Crazy Golf Championships 2011
  • 51st - Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships 2011
  • 5th - Castle Golf Women's World Crazy Golf Championships 2009
  • 45th - Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships 2009
  • 3rd - Castle Golf Women's World Crazy Golf Championships 2008
  • 43rd - Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships 2008
  • 6th - Virgin Money Women's World Crazy Golf Championships 2007
  • 54th - Virgin Money World Crazy Golf Championships 2007

Emily's Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Rankings

Monday, July 15, 2019

Entries open for the 2020 World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings

Entry to the 2020 World Crazy Golf Championships is now open.


Entries to next year's World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings are now open.


Taking place at Hastings Adventure Golf in East Sussex the World Crazy Golf Championships will tee-off on the 5th June 2020.

The reigning and defending World Crazy Golf Champion - Marc 'The Force' Chapman
The reigning, defending and two-time back-to-back World Crazy Golf Champion - Marc 'The Force' Chapman

All competitors must beat the windmill and watermill as well as negotiate the bends, twists and ramps on the traditional seaside course at Hastings Adventure Golf – the UK’s ‘spiritual home of mini golf’.

The windmill hole at Hastings. One of the 18-holes competitors will have to tackle in the World Crazy Golf Championships
The windmill hole at Hastings. One of the 18-holes competitors have to tackle in the World Crazy Golf Championships

2020 will be the 18th year that Hastings Adventure Golf has hosted the World Crazy Golf Championships.

Competitors can enter the 2020 World Crazy Golf Championships via the Hastings Adventure Golf website.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Entries open for the 2019 World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings

Entry to the World Crazy Golf Championships is now open.

The 2019 World Crazy Golf Championships will be hosted at Hastings Adventure Golf

Entries to the 2019 World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings are now open.

For the first time in its 17-year history the World Crazy Golf Championships is including a new junior competition category too.

Taking place at Hastings Adventure Golf in East Sussex from the 7th to 9th June the World Crazy Golf Championships boasts a £4,500 prize fund.

Each category competes for a separate prize fund. A £3,000 prize fund is allocated to the professional category, with the overall winner scooping £1,000 - the largest winner's prize in minigolf. A separate prize fund of £1,500 is allocated to the novice category. There are also opportunities for team entries in both the novice and professional categories. The junior category will have awards for first, second and third place.

The reigning and defending World Crazy Golf Champion - Marc 'The Force' Chapman
The reigning and defending World Crazy Golf Champion - Marc 'The Force' Chapman

The junior category is open to those aged 8 to 14 and will be played on Friday 7th June at 5.30pm. The novice competition category, that was introduced two years ago, will continue to be played over one day, Saturday 8th June, while the Crazy Golf Professional category is played over two days, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June.

Simon Tompkins of Hastings Adventure Golf said “We are thrilled to introduce the junior category to this year’s championships. The three separate competitive categories - professional, novice and junior, help make the championships even more inclusive."

He added “The novice category was established two years to give non-professionals an event of their own. Now the addition of the junior category makes the championships an open playing field for younger players too. So get the putters polished and start practicing!”

All competitors must beat the windmill and watermill as well as negotiate the bends, twists and ramps on the traditional seaside course at Hastings Adventure Golf – dubbed the UK’s ‘spiritual home of mini golf’.

The windmill hole at Hastings. One of the 18-holes competitors will have to tackle in the World Crazy Golf Championships
The windmill hole at Hastings. One of the 18-holes competitors will have to tackle in the World Crazy Golf Championships

Following last year’s fantastic efforts, there will again be prizes for 'best dressed' and 'personality of the competition'.

This is the 17th year that Hastings Adventure Golf has hosted the World Crazy Golf Championships - an event that is now firmly considered the pinnacle competition for Crazy Golfers in the UK and beyond.

Competitors can enter the 2019 World Crazy Golf Championships via the Hastings Adventure Golf website. All entrants are entitled to half price practice on the Crazy Golf course at the complex.

2018 saw the largest number of competitors in the field since 2005. Marc 'The Force' Chapman from Kent was crowned the World Crazy Golf Champion and scooped the £1,000 top prize. His score was 226, 26 under par, beating the 2017 top score of 235, 17 under par recorded by the Czech Republic’s Olivia Prokopova.

Commenting on his big win Marc said “It felt amazing to finally become the World Crazy Golf Champion! It was a great personal ambition of mine to win the event and I had been close to it a few times before - which made the win even more amazing!”

Adam Kelly took the runner-up prize of £750 and Michael Smith, former World Crazy Golf Champion, took home £500 for third place.

The novice title and £500 went to Russell Smith from Tunbridge Wells. The runner-up Chris Horn took home £300, while third place went to Italian player Mark Berezicki who won £200.

* Players are classified as a novice if they:
- have not entered the World Crazy Golf Championships before.
- are not a recognised international player.
- have not finished in the top ten of a British Minigolf Association tour event.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

New World Crazy Golf Champion crowned

Congratulations to Marc 'The Force' Chapman - the new World Crazy Golf Champion.

Marc Chapman has won his first World Crazy Golf Championship title. The championships took place at Hastings Adventure Golf on the 9th and 10th June, with the largest number of competitors in the field since 2005.

Marc 'The Force' Chapman - the new World Crazy Golf Champion. Photo by Hastings Adventure Golf
Marc 'The Force' Chapman - the new World Crazy Golf Champion

Marc took the world title and £1,000 prize money in the two-day event. His score was 226, 26 under par, beating last year’s top score by the Czech Republic’s Olivia Prokopova who took the 2017 title with a score of 235, 17 under par.

This is the ninth time the 32-year old from Canterbury, Kent has entered the tournament and said he was thrilled to win the title. Marc said “It feels amazing to finally become the World Crazy Golf Champion! It’s been a great personal ambition of mine to win this event and I have been close to it a few times before. I’ve only played in a few events in the last five years, which makes this win even more amazing to believe!”

Adam Kelly took runner-up prize of £750 and Michael Smith, former World Champion, took home £500 for third place.

Playing along side the seasoned crazy golf professionals was a separate novice category with a dedicated prize fund of £1,500.

The novice title and £500 went to Russell Smith from Tunbridge Wells. The runner-up Chris Horn took home £300, while third place went to Italian Mark Berezicki who won £200.

Russell said “It was a really fun day. The atmosphere at the course was fantastic and I am so pleased to have won the amateur title.”

Simon Tompkins of Hastings Adventure Golf, said “Congratulations to all our winners and a huge well done to everyone for taking part and making this a thoroughly enjoyable event.”

There were several other runner-up prizes. In total eight novices went home with prize money. The World Crazy Golf Championships tournament has been held at Hastings Adventure Golf since 2003.

You can see the full results of the competition online.

Check out the Hastings Adventure Golf website for more information, opening times and prices.

Friday, June 08, 2018

It's the World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings, East Sussex this weekend

The World Crazy Golf Championships are taking place on the 18-hole Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course at Hastings Adventure Golf this weekend.


All the best to the 98 players and characters competing in this, the 16th edition of the event.


Playing the 2nd hole on Hastings Crazy Golf course in my last tilt at the title back in 2015
Playing the 2nd hole on Hastings Crazy Golf course in my last tilt at the title back in 2015. In nine attempts I finished in  17th place four times

Once again, I look forward to seeing who finishes in 17th place...

You can follow the results online throughout the weekend.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Enter the World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings

Entry to the World Crazy Golf Championships is now open.


Taking place at Hastings Adventure Golf on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June the World Crazy Golf Championships are open to anyone and any level of Putting ability.

Playing the potential round-killer second hole at Hastings Crazy Golf course in my last tilt at the title back in 2015
Playing the potential round-killer second hole at Hastings Crazy Golf course in my last tilt at the title back in 2015

This year the global tournament has two categories - one for novices that is played out on Saturday 9th June and one for professional players and contested over the two days.

Each category competes for a separate prize fund, with a £3,000 prize fund allocated to the professional category the overall winner will receive £1,000. A separate prize fund of £1,500 is allocated to the novice* category.

Competitors must beat the windmill and watermill as well as negotiate the bends, twists and ramps on the traditional seaside Crazy Golf course at Hastings Adventure Golf.

Emily Gottfried at the World Crazy Golf Championships
We played in the tournament from 2007 to 2015 - back when it was a winter event. Emily won The Gommery trophy in 2014 & 2015

For the first time ever the organisers are also awarding prizes for 'best dressed', 'personality of the weekend' and 'most improved player’.

This is the sixteenth year that Hastings Adventure Golf has hosted the global championships - now firmly considered the pinnacle competition for Crazy Golfers in the UK and beyond.

Simon Tompkins of Hastings Adventure Golf said: “We want players of all abilities to get involved. The novice category is open to anyone who fancies their chances at taking home the prize fund. So get the putters polished and start practicing!”

You can gain entry to the World Crazy Golf Championships via the Hastings Adventure Golf website. All entrants are entitled to half price practice golf at the complex.

*Players are classified as a novice if:
- They have not entered the World Crazy Golf Championships before
- Are not a recognised international player
- Have not finished in the top ten of a British Minigolf Association tour event

Friday, June 09, 2017

World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings

All the best to the 57 players from three countries playing in the 15th annual World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings this weekend.

55 UK players, along with former champion Olivia Prokopova from the Czech Republic and Portugal's Nuno Cunha, will compete on the 18-hole Crazy Golf course at the Hastings Adventure Golf Complex this Saturday and Sunday.

World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings
Playing the potential round-killer second hole at Hastings Crazy Golf course in my last tilt at the title back in 2015

I look forward to seeing who finishes in 17th place...

Related blog posts:
- Crazy Golf in Hastings
- Back at Hastings Adventure Golf

Sunday, May 15, 2016

World Crazy Golf Championships 2016 in Hastings

Are you crazy enough to be championship material?

Entry is now open to anyone who fancies their chances in the 2016 World Crazy Golf Championships. The tournament returns to Hastings, East Sussex - but this year the event is taking place in a new slot in the calendar on the 11th and 12th June, rather than the traditional date in late October.

Emily Gottfried playing hole 1 at Hastings Crazy Golf

The World Crazy Golf Championships are played on the 18-hole Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course at Hastings Adventure Golf and uniquely attracts complete novices and top international players. Everyone is competing for a slice of the £4,500 prize fund - the biggest ever in the competition's history. This year there is a £1,500 prize pot exclusively for novice players.


Richard Gottfried teeing off on the tough second hole at Hastings Crazy Golf

For a shot at the title competitors must beat the windmill and watermill as well as negotiate the bends, twists and ramps on the traditional seaside course.

Emily tackling the traditional Arnold Palmer windmill obstacle in Hastings

Simon Tompkins, of Hastings Adventure Golf, said “The World Crazy Golf Championships are a real highlight in Hastings. Of course there’s fierce competition but it is also a lot of fun – and great for spectators too.”

The overall winner picks up £1,000 and there’s an additional £2,000 prize fund for the top players.

Oxford's Michael Smith, was crowned 2015 champion with an incredible 31 under par result, while the youngest player in last year’s competition was Jessica Pilgrim, aged 10. The Czech Republic’s Olivia Prokopova claimed fourth place and was the only female in the final round.

Check out the video below for action from the last hole in the final of the two-day 2015 World Crazy Golf Championships held on the 18-hole Crazy Golf course at Hastings Adventure Golf on the seafront.



Finland’s Pasi Aho, Sport Director of the World Minigolf Sport Federation, who took second place in 2015 said: “This is one of the key tournaments in the international minigolf calendar. It attracts the attention of major players, but it also provides a platform for rising stars to cut their teeth.”

There are four rounds on Saturday and a further two rounds on Sunday for all players. The final round on Sunday will be contested amongst the top 18 players.

For an entry form please visit the British Minigolf Association website and for more information on the course visit Hastings Adventure Golf's website.

Related blog posts:
- Videos from the 2015 World Crazy Golf Championships
- A look at the Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex
- Report from the World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings
- World Crazy Golf Championship blog posts

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Saturday, November 07, 2015

Crazy Golf in Hastings

A look at the Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex.

The Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex
Emily playing hole 1 of the course

The 39th course played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour was the classic Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf in Hastings, East Sussex back on the 26th of October 2007. Since then we've returned for a number of minigolf, crazy golf and adventure golf competitions in Hastings each year and were recently in town again - this time for the 13th annual World Crazy Golf Championships.

The Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex
Hole 2 at Hastings Crazy Golf

Here's a look at the course as at October 2015. It's well worth a play and is a great piece of seaside heritage.

The Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex
Hole 1

The Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex
Hole 2

The Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex
Hole 3

The Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex
Hole 4

The Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex
Hole 5

The Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex
Hole 5 - the green

The Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex
Hole 6

The Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex
Hole 7

The Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex
Hole 7 - the middle bit

The Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex
Hole 7 - the green

The Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex
Hole 8

The Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex
Hole 8 - the green

The Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex
Hole 9

The Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex
Hole 9

The Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex
Hole 10

The Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex
Hole 11

The Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex
Hole 11 - the green

The Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex
Hole 12

The Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex
Hole 13

The Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex
Hole 14

The Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex
Hole 15

The Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex
Hole 16

The Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex
Hole 17

The Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex
The flat loop obstacle on hole 18

The Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex
Hole 18

The Lucky Last Hole where you can attempt to win a free game pass

Hastings Adventure Golf is also home to an Adventure Golf course and a Pirate Golf layout. Visit the Hastings Adventure Golf website for more details, opening times and prices.

Link:
- Hastings Adventure Golf website

Related blog posts:
- Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf in Hastings
- Hastings
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

Videos:
- A walk around the 18-hole Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf in Hastings (2010)
- Videos from the 2015 World Crazy Golf Championships

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Monday, November 02, 2015

Videos from the 2015 World Crazy Golf Championships

Action from the World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings.

The 2015 World Crazy Golf Championships took place on the 18-hole Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course in Hastings, East Sussex on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October.

Check out the video of the final group of Michael Smith (GBR), Nuno Cunha (POR) and Chris Harding (GBR) playing their final shots of the tournament.



Michael Smith defeated 74 players to become a three-time World Crazy Golf Champion.

Pasi Aho (FIN) was runner-up. Former, and three-time, champion Chris Harding (GBR) was third.

The date of next year's World Crazy Golf Championships has been announced as Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June 2016.

Windmill hole at Hastings Crazy Golf
Emily playing the 5th hole at Hastings Crazy Golf

Videos:
- World Crazy Golf Championships 2015 - Phil Botto on Hole 2
- World Crazy Golf Championships Final 2015 - Hole 16
- World Crazy Golf Championships Final 2015 - Wasps in Hastings
- World Crazy Golf Championships Final 2015 - the leading group play hole 18
- World Crazy Golf Championships Final 2015 - the leading group play hole 18 version 2

Links:
- Hastings Adventure Golf
- British Minigolf Association
- World Crazy Golf Championships 2015 results

Related blog posts:
World Crazy Golf Championships 2014 Videos
BMGA British Crazy Golf Open 2013 Videos
- Videos from the Final of the 2012 'Castle Golf' World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings
- Videos of the 2011 Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings
- Report from the World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings
- World Crazy Golf Championships
- Hastings

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings

The 2015 World Crazy Golf Championships are fast approaching.


Photo of Emily Gottfried at the World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings
Emily playing the classic windmill obstacle in last year's event


The 13th annual World Crazy Golf Championships will be taking place on the 24th and 25th October in Hastings, East Sussex. The town has hosted the event since its first staging in 2003.


Photo of Richard Gottfried at the World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings
A crowd gathers to watch the Hole-in-One Shootout


Emily and I have competed in the tournament since 2007 - back when it was played out over two courses - and we'll be back for another crack at the world title again this year.


Photo of Richard Gottfried at the World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings
Playing in the final of the 2009 World Crazy Golf Championships

The Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course in Hastings was the 39th we played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour and we've played countless rounds on the links course since 2007.


Photo of Richard Gottfried at the World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings
Playing hole 4 in the 2014 event


If you fancy having a crack at being the next World Crazy Golf Champion you can still sign-up to enter.

Simon Tompkins of Hastings Adventure Golf, said “We always look forward to this competition. There are players of all abilities, from top flight to complete novices, some crazy outfits and always a great spirit of fun over the whole weekend.”

Hastings Adventure Golf has been dubbed the ‘spiritual home of crazy golf’and the competition will see last year’s winner and three-time World Crazy Golf Champion, Chris Harding from Birmingham defending his title against a competitive field of players. You can follow the results live online and if you'd like to enter contact the BMGA.

There's a top prize of £1,000, with runner-up prizes of £750, £500, £200 and £100. For a shot at the title competitors must beat the windmill and water mill as well as negotiate the bends, twists and ramps on the traditional seaside course. Not to mention the British seaside weather in late October!

All entrants benefit from a free practice session on Friday 23rd October.

Links:
- Hastings Adventure Golf
- British Minigolf Association
- World Crazy Golf Championship blog posts

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