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Tournament Information

Competitors are still eagerly awaiting the release of the final draw. A number of other elements of tournament information are listed below.

The team list and number of entries have been confirmed. There will be 733 competitors in 96 teams. The youngest competitor will be 12 years old from Fangyuan Junior High School, Taipei. Closely followed by Australia’s own Chris Wentworth from Southport who is 13 years old.

Schedule (Niigata local time):
【September 26th】
Opening Ceremony : 15:00-16:00

【September 27th】
 Welcome: 09:40-10:40
 Round Robin Tournament : 11:00-16:50
 (Each team will have 2 games on this day)

【September 28th】
 Round Robin Tournament : 09:00-11:30
 (Game 9 – 12. Each team will play 1 game)
Knockout Tournament : 12:30-16:00
Awards and Closing Ceremony : 16:30-17:30


Australian gateball fans can watch the tournament live as listed below. Timing may be subject to change.

The channel for live streaming is:

Friday September 26th
Opening Ceremony : 16:00-17:00 AEST

Sunday September 28th
Knockout Phase : 14:15-17:00 AEST
*The four final games will be broadcasted
Awards and Closing Ceremony : 17:00-   AEST

Venue Photos

Three new photos of the venue have been released. The courts appear flat and with long grass.


Australia’s participation in the 2014 World Gateball Championship has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-Japan Foundation.

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