Queensland Gateball Doubles Championship

Eildon hosted the 2017 QLD Gateball Doubles Championship on Saturday 16th September. The weather was very good and the courts were carefully set out. While the number of competitors was not as many as would be expected, it was pleasing to see that players like Sandra Reynolds from as far away as Toowoomba were prepared to travel for the event.
The one pair  out of six that was undefeated was comprised of Peter Sweet from Southport and Bruce McAlister from Ipswich. Congratulations Peter and Bruce on a most successful series of games.

Peter, Jennifer and Bruce

Jennifer Morris presented Peter and Bruce with their medal and trophy.

In second place was Jim and Barbara Northcott from Southport Croquet Club who lost the one game to Peter and Bruce.

Jim and Barbara

Jim and Barbara Northcott with Bruce McAlister who presented their medallions.

The members at Eildon prepared very good refreshments and it was a very good atmosphere on the day. The two photos below show players in action.

Doubles at Eildon #1Doubles at Eildon #2

2017 Australian Gateball Championship – Blocks

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The 24 teams competing in the Australian Gateball Championship have been drawn into three blocks as listed below.

The random draw was held with the following parameters:

  • Two international teams in each block
  • Three NSW teams in each block
  • Two or three QLD teams in each block
  • The two Chinese, Newcastle, Canberra and Southport teams were drawn in separate blocks.
Red block
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Toronto Torpedos
LIthgow Lightning
Jamberoo
Southport Red
Ipswich Snoopys
Woodville
Jasmine, Indonesia
Unicorn Club, Korea
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Yellow block
 .
Canberra Sparkers
Newcastle Sabres
EDSACC
Southport White
Redcliffe Roses
Blue Macs
Internationals
ShuangShuang Le
 .
Blue block
 .
Canberra Mavericks
Epstars
Newcastle Hornets
Broadbeach
Toowoomba
Kew
Zheng Bang, Jianxi
Paraguay
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2017 Australian Gateball Championship – Team List

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Entries have closed for the 2017 Australian Gateball Championship.

154 players have nominated in the 24 teams listed below.Teams will be allocated into 3 blocks with the blocks to be announced on http://gateball.com.au/ at 8pm AEST on Thursday 14 September.

International Teams
Zheng Bang, Jianxi, China
ShuangShuang Le, China
Unicorn Club, Korea
Jasmine, Indonesia
Paraguay
Internationals

New South Wales
EDSACC
Newcastle Sabres
Newcastle Hornets
Toronto Torpedos
Lithgow Lightning
Epstars
Jamberoo
Canberra Mavericks
Canberra Sparkers

Queensland
Southport Red
Southport White
Broadbeach
Ipswich Snoopys
Redcliffe Roses
Toowoomba
Blue Macs

Victoria
Kew

South Australia
Woodville

Lee’s trip to Singapore

lee in singaporeLee Robertson, a member of Jamberoo Croquet Club, was keen to play gateball on a recent visit to Singapore. Lee was inspired by a story from Chris Thompson of Hurstville Croquet Club who played in Singapore in 2016. See Chris’s story here.

Lee’s trip was a great success. She contacted the Bedok group in Singapore and played with them on Friday and Saturday, 14th and 15th July. The artificial lawn at the Bedok Community Centre gateball court took a bit of getting used to but she was able to adjust to it soon enough to enjoy the games.

Lee stayed on to watch the one-day Bedok Gateball Competition on Sunday which included teams from Japan and China, as well several Singaporean teams. In the photo from the competition, the China team is in red, the Japan team in white and the rest are from different groups of gateballers around Singapore. The competition winner was the Tampines group from Singapore.

Lee’s contacts in Singapore, James & Sebastian, asked her to try to organise an Aussie team to play in their one-day tournament next year in July or August. They will need to know by March 2018 if anyone is interested in taking part.

If any Australian gateballers are visiting Singapore and are interested in playing, email info@gateball.com.au and you will be put in touch with Chris and Lee who have developed contacts in the island state.