After a year’s absence, the weekend of the 1/2nd October saw the 2021 British Club Championship take place at Aces Minigolf Gloucester. Six teams took part over the two days, with every team playing each other in a single league format over the 12 hole course.
Sadly the holders were unable to defend their trophy, so would there be a new name on the trophy? And indeed there was, it was the semi hometown club, The Welsh Minigolf Club, in the guise of the Welsh Wizards who emerged victorious. undefeated over the weekend, winning three and halving two of their matches.
Four time winners Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Club (Putt out to Grass) took the runners up spot losing just the one match
Cambridgeshire & Essex after a slow start took the Bronze Medal
The Wednesday Wonkers of Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Club, finished in fourth, just missing out on a podium finish
Thanet Silverbacks, (Shelley’s King Kongs) finished in fifth place, winning two of their matches
The second Welsh team, the Warriors team finished sixth with three points from their five matches.
The competition was played in an excellent spirit, with plenty of close matches, and tense finishes. But there was no doubt that the Wizards were worthy winners.
The Victorious Wizards (L to R) – Jas Kukielka, Shaun Stimpson, Balázs Tompa, Seve Kukielka, Martyn Williams.
Huge thanks to Seve and the Kukielka’s for accommodating us over the weekend.
The Final table:
1st– Welsh Wizards (Seve Kukielka, Jas Kukielka, Shaun Stimpson, Balázs Tompa, Martyn Williams)
2nd– Putt Out To Grass (John McIver, Nick Chitty, Dave Harding, Jo Williamson)
3rd– Cemgc (James Rutherford, Helen Dodd, Matt Dodd, Mark Wood, Jon Wright)
4th– Wednesday Wonkers (Dave Gomm, Brian Gould, David Hartley, Marion Hartley)
5th– Shelley’s King Kongs (Scott Lancley, Shelley Cooper, James Hollinrake, John Sharp)
6th– Welsh Warriors (Stephen Skinner, Rhiannon Davison, Cindy Kukielka, Laura Skinner, Ian Witt)
BMGA Club Championships Roll of Honour:
2003 – Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Club
2004 – London Minigolf Club
2005 – Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Club
2006 – Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Club
2007 – Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Club
2008 – Midlands Minigolf Club
2009 – London Minigolf Club
2010 – Kent Minigolf Club
2011 – Kent Minigolf Club
2012 – Kent Minigolf Club
2013 – Kent Minigolf Club
2014 – EVENT ABANDONED DUE TO RAIN
2015 – Midlands Minigolf Club
2016 – Kent Minigolf Club
2017 – Midlands Minigolf Club
2018 – Cambridgeshire & Essex Minigolf Club
2019 – Midlands Minigolf Club
2020 – NO COMPETITION
2021 – Welsh Minigolf Club
Some photos from the day, including the presentations can be found on the BMGA Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bmgaminigolf.