World Crazy Golf Championships

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
World Crazy Golf Championships
Minigolf pictogram.svg
World Crazy Golf Championships
Highest governing body the British Minigolf Association (BMGA)
First played 2003
Characteristics
Contact No
Type Golf, Precision sport
Equipment Golf club, Golf ball, Crazy golf course

The World Crazy Golf Championships (WCGC) have been held every year since 2003 at the Adventure Golf Complex on Crazy Golf Course on the seafront of Hastings, East Sussex.[1] Individuals compete for the prestigious trophy with players from all over the world [2] including England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Finland, Germany, Czech Republic, Portugal and the United States.[3][4] However, during its 16-year history (to 2018) only six different players have managed to lift the coveted trophy.

Crazy Golf, sea front, Hastings

Rules and History of the WCGC[edit]

The World Crazy Golf Championships is open to everyone with no age restriction.[5] There are also categories for women, juniors and novices each having their own dedicated trophies. The World Championship Crazy Golf courses at Hastings Adventure Golf on the town’s seafront contain many hazards and obstacles over the 18-holes including a water wheel,a windmill, an obelisk, lighthouse, ramps, bends, twists and bunkers.[4] The World Crazy Golf Championships is a miniature golf tournament which has its own unique playing rules, such as every player using the same type of ball,[1] thus able to have a world championship competition of its own.[6] Up to 102 competitors (in 2005) play six qualifying rounds, four on the Saturday and two on Sunday, with just the lowest scoring 18 players making the cut to participate in the final round. Since 2010, the championship has been played on one course, the crazy golf, an Arnold Palmer type course with obstacles. Prior to this, it was played on two different 18 hole courses, the crazy golf and the former mini golf course. The winner also receives £1000 in prize money, and a further £2000 is distributed to the placed players.[2] In 2013 Czech teenager Olivia Prokopová became the first female winner and also the youngest ever champion at the age of 18.[7] The World Crazy Golf Championships part of the tour of the British Minigolf Association (BMGA) which is the governing body for minigolf sport, including crazy golf.[4] The final is played on Sunday afternoon, in front of enthusiastic spectators, in 2007 the mayor of Hastings watched the final and then presented the prizes and trophies to the winning players.[4]

WCGC Results 2003 to 2018[edit]

Event Year Entrants Winner Score 2nd Score 3rd Score 4th Score 5th Score Ref
16th WCGC 2018 59 United Kingdom Marc Chapman 226 United Kingdom Adam Kelly 227 United Kingdom Michael Smith 228 Portugal Nuno Cunha 229 United Kingdom Ed Pope 230 [8]
15th WCGC 2017 58 Czech Republic Olivia Prokopová 235 United Kingdom Steve Lovell 240 United Kingdom Will Donnelly 241 United Kingdom Chris Harding 241 United Kingdom Adam Kelly 242 [9][10]
14th WCGC 2016 71 United Kingdom Michael Smith 233 United Kingdom Sean Homer 237 United Kingdom Mark Wood 238 GermanyThomas Giebenhein 238 United Kingdom Derek Bentall 239 [11]
13th WCGC 2015 75 United Kingdom Michael Smith 221 Finland Pasi Aho 234 United Kingdom Chris Harding 235 Czech Republic Olivia Prokopová 236 United Kingdom Marc Chapman 237 [12]
12th WCGC 2014 62 United Kingdom Chris Harding 229 Portugal Nuno Cunha 236 United Kingdom Adam Kelly 238 United Kingdom Marc Chapman 238 Finland Pasi Aho 238 [13]
11th WCGC 2013 78 Czech Republic Olivia Prokopová 250 United Kingdom Sean Homer 271 Finland Pasi Aho 273 United Kingdom Marc Chapman 275 United Kingdom Michael Smith 275 [14]
10th WCGC 2012 53 United Kingdom Michael Smith 245 United Kingdom James Rutherford 251 Czech Republic Olivia Prokopová 253 United Kingdom Adam Kelly 255 United Kingdom Sean Homer 256 [15]
9th WCGC 2011 74 United Kingdom Michael Smith 230 United Kingdom Andy Exall 230 United Kingdom James Rutherford 230 United Kingdom Adam Kelly (jr) 231 United Kingdom Tony Kelly 231 [16]
8th WCGC 2010 54 United Kingdom Chris Harding 222 United Kingdom Peter Emmerson 223 United Kingdom Michael Smith 226 United Kingdom Marc Chapman 231 Finland Pasi Aho 233 [17]
7th WCGC 2009 83 United Kingdom Keith Kellard 247 United Kingdom Peter Emmerson 252 Finland John Mittler 253 Wales Tim Davies 254 United Kingdom Sean Homer 254 [2]
6th WCGC 2008 68 Wales Tim Davies 250 England Chris Harding 252 United Kingdom Andy Exall 254 Finland Pasi Aho 255 United Kingdom Jo Williamson 256 [18]
5th WCGC 2007 77 United Kingdom Chris Harding 248 United Kingdom Andy Exall 257 United Kingdom Brad Shepherd 258 United Kingdom Bill Bullin 261 United Kingdom Ruth Bullin 262 [19]
4th WCGC 2006 87 Wales Tim Davies 253 United Kingdom Andy Exall 256 United Kingdom Brad Shepherd 260 United Kingdom John Moore 261 Finland Pasi Aho 261 [20] [21]
3rd WCGC 2005 102 Wales Tim Davies 258 Czech Republic Olivia Prokopová 260 Finland Pasi Aho 261 United Kingdom Philip Exall 262 United Kingdom Jon Angel 262 [20][21]
2nd WCGC 2004 49 Wales Tim Davies 238 Scotland John McIver 251 United Kingdom Peter Emmerson 270 United Kingdom Keith Kellard 270 United Kingdom Brad Shepherd 278 [20][21]
1st WCGC 2003 25 Wales Tim Davies 272 Scotland John McIver 278 Czech Republic Olivia Prokopová 279 United Kingdom Michael Webb 283 Czech Republic Katerina Kulhankova 286 [20][21]

WCGC Roll of Honour - Champions 2003 to 2018[edit]

WCGC Video History[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "I competed in the World Crazy Golf Championships". Telegraph. 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Keith Kellard wins Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships 2009". minigolf.org.uk. 2009.
  3. ^ "Olivia Prokopová wins the World Crazy Golf Championships at Hastings seafront 2013". minigolf.org.uk. 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d "Minigolf Report – England's Michael Smith wins the 2012 Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings, England". sportcal.com. 2012.
  5. ^ "James Trubridge crazy golf feature". BBC. 2007.
  6. ^ "Legends fall at the World Crazy Golf Championships 2007". minigolfnews.com. 2007.
  7. ^ "World Crazy Golf Championship's first female winner of miniature golf, Hastings". The Guardian. 2013.
  8. ^ "2018 WORLD CRAZY GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS". hastingsadventuregolf.com. 2018.
  9. ^ "World Crazy Golf Championship 2017 Result". minigolf.org.uk. 2017.
  10. ^ "WCGC Result 2017". BGMA. 2017.
  11. ^ "WCGC Result 2016". BGMA. 2016.
  12. ^ "WCGC Result 2015". BGMA. 2015.
  13. ^ "WCGC Result 2014". BGMA. 2014.
  14. ^ "WCGC Result 2013". BGMA. 2013.
  15. ^ "WCGC Result 2012". BGMA. 2012.
  16. ^ "WCGC Result 2011". BGMA. 2011.
  17. ^ "WCGC Result 2010". BGMA. 2010.
  18. ^ "World Crazy Golf Championship 2008". worldcrazygolf.co.uk. 2008.
  19. ^ "World Crazy Golf Championship 2007". worldcrazygolf.co.uk. 2007.
  20. ^ a b c d "BMGA Newsletter (October 2007)" (PDF). BMGA. 2007.
  21. ^ a b c d "British Minigolf Newsletter October 2007". British Minigolf Association (BGMA). Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 October 2018. .