Gateball Scores

gateball Scores



Scores from the Caloundra Gateball Tournament [Teams & Doubles] are recorded on the Gateballscores website and you can view these and other results here.

It would be appreciated when clubs hold a gateball competition that the Gateballscores website is utilised. In this way gateball players from anywhere in the world can view the results.

By using Gateballscores it alleviates the creating, setting up and producing a scorecard grid result sheet, thus allowing people to save time and effort.

Our appreciation goes to Tim Murphy for setting up this valuable utility for gateball players to use.

Bruce McAlister
Gateball Director, Queensland


Remarkable Rockhampton Gateball Players

Left, Jessie Lauga and right, Margaret  Gall

Jessie Lauga on the left Margaret Gall on the right

At the recent Caloundra Gateball Teams competition, there were several players who travelled all the way from Rockhampton as they so often do. What is remarkable is that Jessie Lauga was due to celebrate her 90th birthday a few days later. Fittingly, there was a birthday cake, candles and singing of  ‘Happy Birthday’ arranged by Caloundra officials.

This will be the last time that Jess will travel to compete. She will continue to play in Rockhampton and if her form is any guide, she will be a player to watch and admire.

Following the teams competition, Jess teamed with her friend from Rockhampton, Margaret Gall who is a youngster in her mid 80s. What a treat to watch them because they were so accurate. Able to pass through Gate 1 and then Gate 2, they showed up many of their doubles opponents. Touching any opponents ball left in the centre of the court, they were able to achieve some good scores. Jess and Margaret won everyone’s admiration for their stroking skills and gate-running abilities.

Caloundra Masters and Apprentices Gateball Team Event

Sue Betram presents Caloundra Shield to Southport

Sue Bertram presents Caloundra Shield to Southport

On Saturday 7th  and Sunday 8th November eight teams competed at Caloundra for the Caloundra Shield. Dodging the stormy weather and the showers, the competitors experienced very hot temperatures and some nuisance rain. The final match scheduled for Saturday did not go ahead because of the close proximity of a storm so it was played on Sunday morning. The events were completed by late morning and so allowed the Doubles Competition to proceed.

With six wins out of seven games, Southport won the Shield for the second year in a row. Placed second was Caloundra with 4 wins.  Sue Bertram, the President of Caloundra made the presentation to the team. Christopher Wentworth captained the Southport team while on crutches. He suffered a broken bone in a school sporting accident playing Rugby! His mobility around the court using the crutches was amazing.

Since this was the final Tournament for QLD Gateball teams, the results had to be tallied up for the Suzuki Cup which is awarded to the tam with the most consistent results . To be in contention for the Cup, five tournaments must be played out of the 7 that are held throughout the year. With a score of almost 75%, Southport won the Suzuki Cup for the second year in a row. Second placed was Eildon with 53%. In third place was Toowoomba. View the Suzuki Cup results here.

Caloundra Club members were very hospitable with plenty of delicious morning and afternoon teas plus very nutritious sandwiches and fruit. The lawns were in very good condition. It was very good that players came from as far north as Rockhampton and as far west as Toowoomba to participate in the final competition for 2015.

There were eight Doubles Teams playing on the Sunday afternoon and Monday morning. The winning combination came from Mcilwraith Club. Philip Rowland combined with his team mate Alan to win every game except for one. Second place went to Lee Wentworth (Southport) playing with Gareth Hughes (Tamborine Mt).

by Barbara Northcott

Southport wins Suzuki Cup