Riverina Gateball Championship

Congratulations to all competitors who competed in the Riverina Gateball Championship on 5-6 April 2014. The competition included a record number of entries with 36 competitors.

Results can be viewed at croquetscores.

The Daily Advertiser and ABC local radio provided media coverage.

Photos of the prize winners are below.

Team Winners: Kew/Essendon

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Team Runners-up: Tamborine Mountain Raptors

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Triples Winners: Josh, Kerrie and Philip

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Triples Runners-up: Kristina, Penny and Elaine

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2014 Blue Mountains Gateball Competition

More than 50 gateballers from around Queensland, NSW and the ACT braved heavy rain and high winds to take part in the Blue Mountains 2014 Gateball Competition in February.

Over two days, teams from Tamborine Mountain Queensland, Canberra, Jamberoo, Epping/Eastwood/Killara, Young and two from both Newcastle and the Blue Mountains engaged in friendly battles to win the coveted Blue Mountains Gateball Trophy. Rain ponchos and plastic bags were the high fashion outfits of the weekend.

With no Duckworth-Lewis rules in Gateball, the teams kept on playing valiantly on increasingly waterlogged courts and rain stopped play for only a couple of games.

A brief break in the clouds allowed the Final to be played in a dry half hour and an exciting game saw the Canberra Young Turks emerging as winners with Tamborine Mountain Raptors very close runners up.

Tamborine Mountain Raptors also won the Minor Premiers Award and the Newcastle Kingfishers were Winners in the Second Pool.

Full scores are available on the Croquet Scores website.

Special mention must go to Reagh and Bev, the two players from Young who had first picked up a gateball mallet just 4 weeks ago. Joined with the Canberra players into the aptly named Canberra Young Turks, the Young players were thrilled to be part of the winning team. Bragging rights when they get home to Young no doubt!

You can read more about the competition in the Blue Mountains Gazette here.

 

This article was originally published on the Blue Mountains Croquet Club website and can be viewed here.

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Program Change for Gateball Segment on the “Totally Wild”

Because of the decision to move the “Totally Wild’ show from Channel 10 to Channel 1, the scheduled date and time of the gateball segment was changed. Channel 10 have apologised for the inconvenience and the lack of prior notification.

The time to watch for the gateball segment is 8:00a.m. on Monday, 18th November on Channel 11. Gateball will be featured on the 2nd story of the day and shown just before the first advertisement break.

No repeats will occur so to watch it online go to the link below

http://tenplay.com.au/channel-ten/totally-wild/video.

Gateball on Channel 10’s TV Show “Totally Wild”

NEWSFLASH! Watch at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday 29th October the Australia wide show called “Totally Wild” on Channel 10. In this program there is a segment showing Gateball being played at Southport Croquet Club. The children come from Musgrave State School, Southport High School, Aquinas College and Mudgereeba State School. Duane is the Presenter of the segment, Keith McLeod is the Referee.

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Australian Gateball Championship – Results and Pictures

Good luck to the 118 competitors in the 2013 Australian Gateball Championship to be held 11-13 October in Cairnlea,Victoria.

The Championship includes teams from Australia, Indonesia and China including the reigning world champions Fu Jian.

Results will be updated at www.croquetscores.com

I will also add pictures below progressively over the weekend.

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Sponsors

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Practice

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Group photo

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Indonesian teams

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Japanese Taiko Performance

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Ceremonial First Gate

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National Director of Gateball -Gilon Smith

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Saturday play

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Mary enjoying her BBQ Dinner

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Sunday

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Final

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Tim stroking elephant style

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Presentation

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