The Jamberoo annual triples event has been run and won and what an amazing weekend it was. With the sun shining on our lawns with freshly sprayed black lines it was picture perfect.
33 players from across NSW and ACT made up nine teams and a round robin format was used. Experience levels ranged from international players to a very first competition player. In what turned out to be a very competitive event, placings weren’t decided until literally the last minute of play.
There was plenty of congestion at the top of the leader board with four teams on five wins.
Lithgow Lightning captained by John Park won with 28.1 net points and Vikings captained by Kerrie Sutherland were runners up with 24.8 net points.
As an added bonus, two rounds of mixed teams were slotted in, with team Magpies taking first place on two wins.
Two new initiatives have been implemented within the NSW gateball community, one being refereeing tutorials and the other group discussions about gateballl related topics.
Friday saw the third refereeing tutorial given by Manuel Gutierrez from Jamberoo CC. This events topic was ‘ball touch fouls’. A practical demonstration was followed by plenty of Q and A. These tutorials are aimed at refreshing and increasing all referees’ and players’ knowledge.
Saturday saw the group discussion which covered topics including NSW State Championship planning, tournament placements for 2018 and the necessity of equipment inspections.