UPDATE 24 OCTOBER
UPDATE 23 OCTOBER PM
Correction: Kangaroos d Kan Onji Japan 17 – 11.
With two wins and one loss the Kangaroos only miss out on the knockout round on for and against. A fantastic showing against strong teams from Korea, China and Japan. Well done team.
In the knockout rounds China continued their dominance of international gateball with Shandong defeating Chun Jiangxi 9-8 in the final. Chinese teams filled six of the top eight positions overall. The knockout results are below:
UPDATE 22 OCTOBER
Good results by the Kangaroos in their first two matches:
Kangaroos d. Fuyang China 10 – 7
Daejeon Korea d. Kangaroos 15 – 11
One game to come against the currently undefeated Kan-Onji (Japan). The Kangaroos need a big win (by 10) to progress to the knockout phase.
Full results are available at: http://gateball.or.jp/
Some pictures from the practice day and opening ceremony are below courtesy of the Japanese Gateball Union.
UPDATE 21 OCTOBER
Good luck to Jim and Barbara Northcott (QLD), Gilon Smith, Bryan Johnson (ACT) and John Park (NSW) who will be representing Australia at the Asian Gateball Championship in Namwon, South Korea from 21-23 October.
The Kangaroos have drawn a tough block in the 96 team competition with international powerhouses Daejeon (South Korea), Kan-Onji (Japan) and Fuyang (China) in Block 6A.
The opening ceremony on Friday and knockout rounds on Sunday will be broadcast online on YouTube (recommended) or Ustream (not recommended) as per the times and links below. The YouTube channels include a useful countdown to start time. Note times are Japanese local times.
1nd Round on Championship Tournament 12:30-13:00
2nd Round on Championship Tournament 13:15-13:45
3rd Round on Championship Tournament 14:00-14:30
Results are expected to be published progressively published at: http://gateball.or.jp/