Australian Gateball Championship 2013 – Update

Entries close on 9th September!

Referees workshop

This will be run by The Gateball Academy and is intended to help referees improve their on-court performance. Don’t forget to register.

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Catering Update

Catering will be available from The Home Baking Company. The lunch and Saturday night BBQ menu is below. Please note: closing date 20th September for orders and payment.

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Entry details and registration

Go to or Closing date for registration and entry fees of AU$160 is 9th September 2013. EFT is available on request. Email Maxine for particulars at


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Proposed Schedule for Friday 11th October

8:50 am – Gates Open
9:00am – 3:45pm – Courts available for practice
9:30am – 10:30am – Workshop: Growing Gateball into Schools
10:45am – 12:15pm – Workshop: Referees Workshop
1:40 pm – 2:20pm – Manager’s Meeting
4:00pm – Opening Ceremony and Refreshments

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Interstate team wins it all!

At the recent State Gateball Team Championships held at Southport Croquet Club at the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, the team from Canberra won all 8 games. There were 8 teams from Queensland all wanting to defeat this interstate team of youthful players all of whom demonstrated great skills, good tactics and a wonderful sense of sportsmanship. But to no avail! The team from Canberra was very consistent and by being undefeated were the clear winners. So the ‘Lola Whyte Gateball Memorial Trophy’ was won by the visitors.

As well, in their traditional match up game, they defeated the team from McIlwraith which ‘sprouted’ this team.  (Thanks to Beryl Holmes for this description.) It was a very good game.

The weather was excellent and the lawns were running well. It was a weekend of friendly rivalry and, most importantly, good friendships being maintained amongst all the teams. Second place went to Tamborine Mt. Raptors and 3rd place went to Blue Macs from McIlwraith.