Competitors are still eagerly awaiting the release of the final draw. A number of other elements of tournament information are listed below.
The team list and number of entries have been confirmed. There will be 733 competitors in 96 teams. The youngest competitor will be 12 years old from Fangyuan Junior High School, Taipei. Closely followed by Australia’s own Chris Wentworth from Southport who is 13 years old.
Schedule (Niigata local time):
Opening Ceremony : 15:00-16:00
Round Robin Tournament : 11:00-16:50
(Each team will have 2 games on this day)
Round Robin Tournament : 09:00-11:30
(Game 9 – 12. Each team will play 1 game)
Knockout Tournament : 12:30-16:00
Awards and Closing Ceremony : 16:30-17:30
Australian gateball fans can watch the tournament live as listed below. Timing may be subject to change.
The channel for live streaming is:
Friday September 26th
Opening Ceremony : 16:00-17:00 AEST
Sunday September 28th
Knockout Phase : 14:15-17:00 AEST
*The four final games will be broadcasted
Awards and Closing Ceremony : 17:00- AEST
Three new photos of the venue have been released. The courts appear flat and with long grass.