On Saturday 17th September, Eildon hosted its annual Gateball Teams Competition. There were six teams competing: Eildon White, Eildon Blue, Southport Red, Southport White, Pine Rivers and Friends, and Caloundra, 35 participants in total.
The weather held and players enjoyed a mainly fine day with a bit of humidity and intermittent sea breezes towards the afternoon.
Format was ‘round robin’ with play commencing at 8.25 am and then at basically hourly intervals. There were many close matches and one point wins but no shoot-outs.
At the end of the day, Caloundra were tournament winners with four wins and a 10 net with Eildon White second with four wins but a 5 net – see Gateball Scores. All games were played in good spirit and camaraderie.
The usual Tournament Raffle with prizes comprising a Gift Basket from our local MP Yvette D‘Ath and Gift Cards from our local Bunnings and Woolworths was well supported and the home baked goodies supplied by the Eildon players for morning and afternoon teas were much appreciated.
Written byPhilip Rowland, Captain of Gateball, Eildon Croquet Club