World Crazy Golf Championships
World Crazy Golf Championships
|Highest governing body||the British Minigolf Association (BMGA)|
|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. Individuals compete for the prestigious trophy with players from all over the world  including England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Finland, Germany, Czech Republic, Portugal and the United States. However, during its 16-year history (to 2018) only six different players have managed to lift the coveted trophy.
Rules and History of the WCGC
The World Crazy Golf Championships is open to everyone with no age restriction. 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. 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, thus able to have a world championship competition of its own. 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. In 2013 Czech teenager Olivia Prokopová became the first female winner and also the youngest ever champion at the age of 18. 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. 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.
WCGC Results 2003 to 2018
|16th WCGC||2018||59||Marc Chapman||226||Adam Kelly||227||Michael Smith||228||Nuno Cunha||229||Ed Pope||230|||
|15th WCGC||2017||58||Olivia Prokopová||235||Steve Lovell||240||Will Donnelly||241||Chris Harding||241||Adam Kelly||242|||
|14th WCGC||2016||71||Michael Smith||233||Sean Homer||237||Mark Wood||238||Thomas Giebenhein||238||Derek Bentall||239|||
|13th WCGC||2015||75||Michael Smith||221||Pasi Aho||234||Chris Harding||235||Olivia Prokopová||236||Marc Chapman||237|||
|12th WCGC||2014||62||Chris Harding||229||Nuno Cunha||236||Adam Kelly||238||Marc Chapman||238||Pasi Aho||238|||
|11th WCGC||2013||78||Olivia Prokopová||250||Sean Homer||271||Pasi Aho||273||Marc Chapman||275||Michael Smith||275|||
|10th WCGC||2012||53||Michael Smith||245||James Rutherford||251||Olivia Prokopová||253||Adam Kelly||255||Sean Homer||256|||
|9th WCGC||2011||74||Michael Smith||230||Andy Exall||230||James Rutherford||230||Adam Kelly (jr)||231||Tony Kelly||231|||
|8th WCGC||2010||54||Chris Harding||222||Peter Emmerson||223||Michael Smith||226||Marc Chapman||231||Pasi Aho||233|||
|7th WCGC||2009||83||Keith Kellard||247||Peter Emmerson||252||John Mittler||253||Tim Davies||254||Sean Homer||254|||
|6th WCGC||2008||68||Tim Davies||250||Chris Harding||252||Andy Exall||254||Pasi Aho||255||Jo Williamson||256|||
|5th WCGC||2007||77||Chris Harding||248||Andy Exall||257||Brad Shepherd||258||Bill Bullin||261||Ruth Bullin||262|||
|4th WCGC||2006||87||Tim Davies||253||Andy Exall||256||Brad Shepherd||260||John Moore||261||Pasi Aho||261|| |
|3rd WCGC||2005||102||Tim Davies||258||Olivia Prokopová||260||Pasi Aho||261||Philip Exall||262||Jon Angel||262|||
|2nd WCGC||2004||49||Tim Davies||238||John McIver||251||Peter Emmerson||270||Keith Kellard||270||Brad Shepherd||278|||
|1st WCGC||2003||25||Tim Davies||272||John McIver||278||Olivia Prokopová||279||Michael Webb||283||Katerina Kulhankova||286|||
WCGC Roll of Honour - Champions 2003 to 2018
- Tim Davies 5, * Michael Smith 4, * Chris Harding 3, * Olivia Prokopová 2, * Keith Kellard 1, Marc Chapman 1.
WCGC Video History
- 2018 World Crazy Golf Championship courtesy of Britclip
- 2017 World Crazy Golf Championship courtesy of Britclip
- 2016 World Crazy Golf Championship courtesy of Youtube
- 2015 World Crazy Golf Championship courtesy of Youtube
- 2014 World Crazy Golf Championships - Final Hole
- 2014 World Crazy Golf Championship courtesy of Britclip
- 2013 WCGC winner Olivia Prokopová
- 2012 World Crazy Golf Championship - Final Hole of the Final Round
- 2011 World Crazy Golf Championships - Final Play-off
- 2010 World Crazy Golf Championship courtesy of World Business
- 2009 World Crazy Golf Championship From Sky Sports News
- 2007 World Crazy Golf Championship courtesy of Youtube
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- "World Crazy Golf Championship's first female winner of miniature golf, Hastings". The Guardian. 2013.
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- "World Crazy Golf Championship 2017 Result". minigolf.org.uk. 2017.
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- "WCGC Result 2016". BGMA. 2016.
- "WCGC Result 2015". BGMA. 2015.
- "WCGC Result 2014". BGMA. 2014.
- "WCGC Result 2013". BGMA. 2013.
- "WCGC Result 2012". BGMA. 2012.
- "WCGC Result 2011". BGMA. 2011.
- "WCGC Result 2010". BGMA. 2010.
- "World Crazy Golf Championship 2008". worldcrazygolf.co.uk. 2008.
- "World Crazy Golf Championship 2007". worldcrazygolf.co.uk. 2007.
- "BMGA Newsletter (October 2007)" (PDF). BMGA. 2007.
- "British Minigolf Newsletter October 2007". British Minigolf Association (BGMA). Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 October 2018. .