Thanks again to Philip Brown from the Kew Croquet Club who created the puzzle which was also used in the tactics session at the 2017 Australian Gateball Championship.
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Gateball Puzzle #6: Holdbacks in Action
Red is playing very aggressively, shooting at gate 2 with most balls. White has deliberately held back Balls 6, 8 and 10 in Round 1. The score is 7-2.
Ball 2 to play. Outline the turns for white over the next 5 balls (ball 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10) without resorting to high risk tactics or long shots.
Previous gateball puzzles are available at the links below:
Gateball puzzle #1 also included information on the format of the puzzle and outlined how you can submit your own puzzle.