Champions Crowned at the Minigolf Open Youth European Championships in Portel, Portugal
Austria and Germany Win International Youth Minigolf Team Titles in Portugal.
A total of 82 players from eleven countries competed in the WMF Open Youth European Championships of Minigolf in Portel, Portugal from the 7th to the 10th of August. Six European titles were decided in the tournament with winners coming from Austria, Germany, Sweden and the Czech Republic.
Each player competed on the Miniaturegolf and Feltgolf formats of Minigolf Sport over the four-day event. Champions were crowned in team, strokeplay and matchplay categories for both boys and girls.
24 players competed in the female youth event, with 58 in the male youth competition and thirteen teams in the nations tournament.
WMF Open Youth European Championships Honours Board
Martina Danner of the championship winning Austrian girls’ team said “We had a great time here in Portel and everybody was very friendly. The atmosphere on the courses and during the free time was awesome and many new friendships were built. With the great organisation we were able to really concentrate on our play and reach our goals. The tournament finals started perfectly by winning of the gold medal for our girls’ team and this was followed by my third-place the next day. A great extra. Sadly, Jennifer could not make bronze as well in the matchplay contest but finished well in fourth place after a thrilling final.”
- Female Youth Team Champions – Austria
- Male Youth Team Champions – Germany
- Female Strokeplay Champion – Annika Dellmann, Germany
- Male Strokeplay Champion – Alexander Dahlstedt, Sweden
- Female Matchplay Champion – Karolína Jandová, Czech Republic
- Male Matchplay Champion – Maximilian Frech, Germany
The four-day Open Youth European Championships were organised by the World Minigolf Sport Federation saw competitors from Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, Slovakia and Sweden take part.
The event was supported by the Municipality of Portel, the ADA and the Portuguese Federation of Minigolf.
WMF Youth Officer and Tournament Director Martin Tománek said “The 2013 edition of the Open Youth European Championships in Portel was a great success. This year we saw a great development of the competition with many nations winning medals and massive material and logistical support from the city of Portel enabling us to deliver an excellent event for the players, officials and spectators. Congratulations to all involved in the event for making it a great success and well done to all of the competitors for their efforts on the course."
Full results available from the WMF Open Youth European Championships can be viewed here.
A n event photo gallery can be viewed here.
Information from the WMF Open Youth European Championships can be found at http://rotasdoalentejo.com/minigolfe/.
Female Youth Team Championship
Male Youth Team Championship
- Czech Republic
Female Strokeplay Championship
- Annika Dellmann, Germany
- Karolína Jandová, Czech Republic
- Martina Danner, Austria
- Anna Rümmelin, Germany
- Lara Jehle, Austria
Male Strokeplay Championship
- Alexander Dahlstedt, Sweden
- Jan Anderegg, Switzerland
- Marcel Waleska, Germany
- Manuel Szablikowski, Germany
- Sebastian Piekorz, Germany
Female Matchplay Championship
- Karolína Jandová, Czech Republic
- Yulia Korytina , Russia
- Elisabeth Brandt, Sweden defeated Jennifer Helm Austria in the bronze medal match
Male Matchplay Championship
The World Minigolf Sport Federation (WMF) is the umbrella organisation of Minigolf sports association's worldwide and continental associations in Asia, Europe and America. There are four Minigolf systems recognised by the WMF – Concrete, Miniaturegolf, Feltgolf and Minigolf Open Standard (MOS).
- Maximilian Frech, Germany
- Pascal Zeller Germany
- Kai Lödding, Switzerland defeated Manuel Szablikowski, Germany in the bronze medal match
The next international Minigolf championship in 2013 will be the WMF World Minigolf Championships taking place in Bad Münder, Germany in August and further tournaments held in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Great Britain and Portugal during the season.
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