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Sweden win EMF Senior European Minigolf Championships 2012 in Rozemaai, Belgium

Swedish teams victorious in men’s and women’s European Team Championships. Germany wins men’s matchplay championship and women’s strokeplay title. Sweden wins men’s strokeplay event and women’s matchplay title.

The European Minigolf Sport Federation’s Senior European Minigolf Championships was hosted by the Minigolfclub Rozemaai in Rozemaai, Belgium between the 15th and 18th August. Held on the club’s 18-hole Miniaturegolf course 114 players from twelve countries competed in the tournament.

Sweden were successful in winning both the Men’s and Women’s Team Championships. Italy was the runner-up in the Men’s tournament, with Austria in third-place. Germany was second in the Women’s competition, with Austria in third-place. Eleven countries contested the Men's title with Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Finland, Belgium, Portugal and Denmark also taking part. Nine nations were in the Women's event, with Italy, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium and Portugal also competing. Luxembourg was also represented among the twelve nations in the individual competitions.

The Senior European Strokeplay Championships Martin Lundell of Sweden won the men’s title, finishing five shots ahead of runner-up Leuci Francesco of Italy. WMF Ranked World Number One Reinhard Schuster of Austria was third in the 77 player contest.

World Number One Gaby Rahmlow from Germany was crowned women’s Strokeplay European champion. The battle for second-place was between two Swedes as Linda Lundberg defeated Lena Nilsson in a play-off after both players had tied after ten rounds of play. 37 players competed in the women’s championship.

The Senior European Matchplay Championship was won by Karl-Heinz Gerwert of Germany and Bernice Thors of Sweden. In the men’s Matchplay final Gerwert defeated the Strokeplay European Champion Martin Lundell to win the title. Thors beat Ornella Campora of Italy in the women’s final.

In the WMF Seniors World Minigolf Ranking List for 2012 Germany is at number one, with Austria at two and Italy in third of 26 countries.

Results of the EMF Senior European Championships can be found at http://www.minigolf-rozemaai.be/Uitslagen/SEC/result.htm

Results of the EMF Women’s Senior European Matchplay Championships
http://www.minigolf-rozemaai.be/Uitslagen/SEC/Matchplay_Women.pdf

Results of the EMF Men’s Senior European Matchplay Championships http://www.minigolf-rozemaai.be/Uitslagen/SEC/Matchplay_Men.pdf

Homepage of Minigolf Club Rozemaai
http://www.minigolf-rozemaai.be/SEC.html

The World Minigolf Sport Federation (WMF) is the umbrella organisation of Minigolf sports association's worldwide and continental associations in Asia, Europe and America. The WMF is a member of SportAccord, the General Association of International Sports Federations. The WMF organises biannual world championships for youth and elite players, as well as biannual Continental Championships in Europe, Asia and the USA. There are four minigolf systems recognised by the WMF; Concrete, Miniaturegolf, Feltgolf and Minigolf Open Standard (MOS).

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