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Champions Crowned at the WMF World Minigolf Championships in Germany

German and Austrian players triumphant in battle of the world's top Minigolfers in Bad Münder, Germany.

The twelfth edition of the WMF World Minigolf Championships was held in Bad Münder, Germanyon the 21st to the 24th of August. A total of 149 players from 27 countries competedin the biannual tournament with a total of six World Titles contested.

The home nationwas almost totally dominant in the tournament winning five of the six gold medals on offer.

The four-day WMF World Minigolf Championships were organised by the World Minigolf Sport Federation and supported by the German Government, the Lotto-Sport-foundation of Lower Saxony, the City of Bad Münder and the German Minigolf Sport Federation.

WMF President Gerhard Zimmermann said "I'm very happy that players from 27 nations participated at our World Championships in Bad Münder. It is a considerable sign that the World Minigolf Sport Federation and worldwide minigolf activities are growing very well. We are looking forward to a great future for Minigolf Sport."

Zimmermann added "Based on the feedback from the participants and social media we are sure that we have been a good host regarding the hospitality and the tournament organisation. With the live stream broadcasting and online live results we set standards on a very high level, which was confirmed by the CEO of the International World Games Association Mr. Joachim Gossow, who visited our event."

Tournament Director Pasi Aho said "We experienced a fantastic World Minigolf Championships and as I expected the results at the top of the scoreboard were extremely good. There was more excitement than ever before in the battles for the titles and this was enhanced by the event being broadcast live online for the first time."

WMF World Championships Honours Board

  • Female Team Champions – Germany
  • Male Team Champions – Germany
  • Female Strokeplay Champion – Bianca Zodrow (Germany)
  • Male Strokeplay Champion – Achim Braungart Zink (Germany)
  • Female Matchplay Champion – Evelyn Haberl (Austria)
  • Male Matchplay Champion – Dennis Kapke (Germany)
Achim Braungart Zink, Strokeplay World Champion said, "I still cannot believe it, the moment after winning the title was so emotional, it simply feels great!"

Bianca Zodrow, Strokeplay World Champion said "The title feels heavenly, like flying! But I didn't think about this individual title before, because I just focussed on the team title."

Dennis Kapke Matchplay World Champion said "It feels simply great because you know that you've done something big. But I still cannot believe it. I didn't expect this success."

The tournament also saw six players achieved the perfect round, playing 18-holes in 18-shots, with Sandra Bengtson , Ulf Kristiansson, Filip Johansson, Fredrik Persson (all Sweden),Dennis Kapke (Germany) and MariánHavlik (Slovakia) managing the feat.

Two 18-hole courses were used in the event, with play taking place on the Miniaturegolf and Feltgolf formats of Minigolf Sport. For the first time in history the championships were broadcast live online.

Information about the WMF World Minigolf Championships and full tournament results can be found on the official tournament website.

Competitors in the 2013 World Minigolf Championships came from Austria, Belgium, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, R.O.C. Taiwan and Thailand.

Competitors in the 2013 World Minigolf Championships came from Austria, Belgium, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, R.O.C. Taiwan and Thailand.

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). For more information, please visit the WMF website http://minigolfsport.com/ and the WMF news site.

This year has seen international Minigolf championships held in Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain and Portugal.

You can follow the World Minigolf Sport Federation on Twitter, like the WMF on Facebook and subscribe to the WMF channel on YouTube. The official media partner of the World Minigolf Sport Federation is Minigolfnews.com.



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