Despite the Covid 19 restrictions, Gateball in South Australia is almost back in full swing.
Hyde Park have been playing on Wednesday afternoons for some weeks now with up to 8 players enjoying each session, with another new player interested in joining the fun soon.
A big thank you to Hyde Park for spreading the word, and increasing the numbers playing Gateball in Adelaide.
Not to be outdone, Mount Gambier are also powering ahead with 6 players regularly attending their Monday morning sessions – well done Leah and Robert for your enthusiastic encouragement of your new players.
Rather embarrassingly, Woodville has only managed one two sessions since June 2020 with 3 attendees, but we hope to hold more Sunday afternoon sessions now that the weather is improving.
Peter at Hyde Park practising social distancing on the Gateball court
The Triple Treat event held at Eildon yesterday was well supported with 8 teams of 3 or 4 players taking part. The rules were modified for “new” players with each team fielding 1 or 2 inexperienced players.These players wore plain bibs so that they could be identified for refereeing purposes.
The Colour Crew won the day, led by by Philip Rowland and 2 new Eildon players.They won 7 out of 8 games.
The winning team, The Colour Crew, from Eildon
Other teams competing were from Moreton Bay x 2, Pine Rivers, McIlwraith, Twin Rivers and a composite Bribie Island/Pine Rivers.
COVID rules were in place.
The aim of the day was to provide new players with an opportunity to experience competitive team play under a more accessible regimen.
Photos supplied by Ros Crowe
Players from Pine Rivers and Bribie Island
Happy team members