Great Britain Minigolf Sport Team compete in the 2011 WMF World Minigolf Championships

Great Britain 15th in World Championships in Stockholm, Sweden
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Sept. 1, 2011 - PRLog -- The Great Britain Minigolf Sport team competed in the World Minigolf Sport Federation World Minigolf Championships from Wednesday 24th August until Saturday 27th August 2011. The tournament was held at the Tantogårdens Minigolf Club in Stockholm, Sweden. A total of 152 players from 17 countries competed in the event.

The BMGA Great Britain Minigolf Team for the 2011 WMF World Minigolf Championships consisted of Marc Chapman, Chris Harding, Sean Homer, Tony Kelly, John McIver, Brad Shepherd and Michael Smith and finished in 15th place in the men’s team tournament. The team were coached at the tournament by Sweden’s Björn Dinau and Eirik Seljelid.

In the individual rankings Michael Smith finished highest amongst the Great Britain players, with a final ranking of 79th. Marc Chapman was 88th, Chris Harding 90th, Sean Homer 95th, Brad Shepherd and Tony Kelly tied for 100th place and John McIver was 105th.

The overall winners of the men’s team tournament were Sweden, with Germany runners-up and Switzerland in third place.

The Great Britain Team took on competitors from Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland.

Full results of the WMF World Minigolf Championships can be found at:

The WMF World Minigolf Championships was the third International Minigolf Tournament the Great Britain Minigolf Sport Team has competed in this year following the WMF World Adventure Golf Masters in Hastings, East Sussex in May and the WMF Nations Cup in Stockholm in June.

In the latest World Minigolf Sport Federation (WMF) Rankings Great Britain has moved up from 24th position (of 30 Nations), to be ranked 20th of 31 Countries in the WMF World Rankings. The top three places are taken by Sweden, Germany and Switzerland.

Following the 2011 WMF World Minigolf Championships, 40 BMGA Tour Players have made a total of 94 appearances representing Great Britain in International Minigolf Tournaments since 1999. Peter Parr was the first GB International and made his debut in a WMF Minigolf Tournament at the 1999 World Minigolf Championships, in Papendal, The Netherlands.

The Great Britain kit for the competition will be supplied by UrbanCrazy Based in London, UrbanCrazy is an innovative and exciting company, designing and building permanent and portable crazy golf, mini golf and adventure golf courses. Their permanent courses are ideal for parks, leisure centres and back gardens - and their portable courses are available to rent for corporate events, parties and so on. They also supply a wide range of high grade miniature golf equipment and accessories. UrbanCrazy have sponsored the Great Britain team in a number of International tournaments since 2007.

The BMGA Tour consists of Minigolf ranking events that take place at Minigolf, Crazy Golf and Adventure Golf courses across the UK. Last year there were 22 BMGA Tour competitions and a total of 15 players lifted BMGA Tour titles.

For further details about the BMGA and UK Minigolf and Crazy Golf please email, or visit

For further details about the WMF and worldwide Minigolf Sport please visit

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The BMGA is the governing body for Minigolf Sport, including Crazy Golf and Adventure Golf. Formed in 1998 the BMGA organises Minigolf tournaments for its members across the UK.
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