APPA MEETING

Adelaide meeting elects new Board...
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AUSTRALIAN OPEN

It's James Rogerson's title as June Drury wins ladies...
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2010 INTERNATIONAL FIXTURES

The 2010 calendar will be the busiest yet...
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AUSTRALIAN TRIPLE CROWN

Nobody can win ultimate accolade...
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INTERNATIONAL LADIES OPEN

Margarita Robledo wins at Teyco l'Ampolla...
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INTERNATIONAL LADIES CHALLENGE

Comprehensive win for Catalonia...
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NEW PRESIDENT FOR FCPP

Victor Moscatel elected in Catalonia..
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NEW NATIONAL COACH

Steven Enneguess appointed National Coach in Ireland..
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INTERNATIONAL LADIES CHALLENGE

Catalonia leads overnight...
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III INTERNATIONAL LADIES OPEN

Final field of 56 may face high winds...
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CATALAN MATCHPLAY

World champion Cano victorious at Handicap 1...
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IRISH OPEN

Deerpark's Damien Fleming wins on 27 under par...
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DUTCH OPEN

Another international open win for Ian Farrelly...
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IRISH OPEN

162 players confirm entry...
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DUTCH OPEN

All the build-up to Bussloo...
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IMPORTANT CHANGES AT FIPPA

Report on the recent joint meeting of the EPPA and FIPPA Councils...
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III INTERNATIONAL LADIES OPEN

All the details for the November Teyco l'Ampolla event...
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BRITISH MATCHPLAY

John Deeble beats Robert Penzes in high quality final...
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IRISH OPEN

Hotels and transportation information..
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CATALAN STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

Third title for Marc Lloret..
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IRISH OPEN

All the details for Royal Meath in September..
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CATALAN LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP

Ninth title for the great Pilar Montero..
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IRISH MATCHPLAY

Wins for Ray Murphy and Tracey McGrath..
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FIPPA REVAMPED

Important Update...
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BEIJING OPEN UPDATE

Detailed Report...
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WORLD STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

Catalan Cano is crowned world champion...
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AUSTRALIAN TRIPLE CROWN

Important announcement from APPA...
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FIRST ROUND DRAW

World Strokeplay championship First Round tee times and pairings...
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PREVIEW

World Strokeplay championship previewed...
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BIRTHPLACE OF PITCH AND PUTT LAUNCHES WEBSITE

Read all about the new Cork County Board website...
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WORLD STROKEPLAY

Important notes for participants...
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"THE PITCH AND PUTT GAME"

All the details about FIPPA's new promotional DVD...
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NEW WEBSITE

Pitch and Putt Association of South Australia launches website...
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CATALAN OPEN RESULT

Brilliant Joan Poch dominates at Lleida...
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WORLD STROKEPLAY

Important practice announcement...
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NEW TIPPERARY WEBSITE

World Cup winner launches website...
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LLEIDA...

View a video of our February Course of the Month....
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First World Strokeplay championship...

Final field announced....
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THIRD CATALAN OPEN

Download the entry form...
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BEIJING OPEN

Changes to the itinerary...
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THIRD CATALAN OPEN

Advance information on the Lleida tournament...
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FIRST BEIJING OPEN

All the details of this May's exciting event in China...
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NEW OFFALY WEBSITE

Leading Irish player launches website...
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CATALAN MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Fernando Cano - Matchplay Champion of Catalonia 2009

The finals of the Catalan Matchplay Championship were played last weekend on the ‘Handicap 1’ course overlooking the Maresme coast, just north of Barcelona. Among the participants were last year’s champion, Jordi Salvŕ and the 63 best qualifiers from the qualifying tournament played earlier in the month. A total of 393 players had originally aspired to play in this most prestigious championship final.

The National Matchplay Championship is played to FIIPA rules, and since Matchplay competitions are not organised very often, there had been a tremendous expectation leading up to the event, and of course some surprising results. In fact a number of the favourites like previous champion, Jordi Salvŕ, current Strokeplay champion Marc Lloret, and best local player, Jordi Serra, were knocked out in the early rounds.

Perhaps the biggest surprise was the magnificent achievement of both Jacint Corrales (Franciac) and Lluis Grifé (Santa Coloma de Cervelló) in reaching the semi finals. They were joined by Xavier López (P&P Can Rafel) and Fernando Cano (P&P Gualta). Fernando had been in the final last year, losing only on the very last hole.  This time, Grifé reached the final with the narrowest of margins – 1 up, while Corrales missed a great chance to tie his match with a short putt on the 17th, but missed. 

The other semi final was equally exciting with Xavier Lopez, who initially took the lead, tied with Fernando Cano on the 17th. Cano, however, pitched the 18th to within 10 centimetres, obliging Xavier to go for the birdie, but he could not make it. 

The final itself was tied on the 3rd. But then Fernando played very confidently indeed and was able to clinch the match on the 15th. (4&3). Lluis Grifé was a wonderful competitor, but on the day Fernando was superior. 

Fernando has had a fantastic year, having won his 2nd. National championship. He had earlier won the Pairs championship together with Josep Santos (Gualta). FIPPA players will remember Fernando winning the World Championships in La Grande Motte last April. He could yet win another major trophy. He is a clear favourite with three events left to play in the 2009 Ranking Challenge.  


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