Gateball.com.au is trialing a monthly gateball puzzle for readers to put their captaincy skills to the test.
The puzzle will present a scenario in the format below. The court shows the balls current position on the court including outballs (1 and 9 in the example below) and balls that have hit the goal pole (6). The match details include which balls have been through gate 1 (5,2,4), gate 2 (1,8,10), gate 3 (3,7,9) and have hit the goal pole (6). Match details also specify the next stroker (5), time remaining (1:30) and the current score (12-11).
Readers should leave a reply in the comments outlining what they would do on the next shot given the game scenario set out. There is no right answer however a consensus may emerge.
If you would like to submit your own puzzle (perhaps based on an actual match situation) please send a puzzle picture to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can create a puzzle picture using the software available at: http://www.gateball.asia/court-app-en.