Toowoomba’s Gateball Teams and Doubles Competition

The annual Gateball Teams and Doubles Competition was held at Toowoomba  1st-3rd October. It is always a wonderful experience playing at Toowoomba’s courts. Situated close to Queen’s Park,  most of the competitors spent several hours before or after the competition to admire the gorgeous floral displays that are featured in their city’s Spring Flower Festival.

Six teams played the Teams competition on the Saturday. The  thunderstorms circled around the clubhouse late in the afternoon but by then the last round was under way. With very good food on offer for the afternoon tea, we adjourned to the Clubhouse to finish off the food and watch the presentation. Mr Burstow, whose family business of Burstow’s Funeral Care are the sponsors of the Gateball Competitions, made the presentations to the winning team which was Southport Red Team and to the second placed team- Toowoomba Royals which included two players from Eildon ( Christine and Robert Roose).

The Southport Red team was the winner of the Team’s Competition

Toowoomba’s Royal Team came second.

The Gateball Doubles Competition began on Sunday with very cold, wet weather hampering the players. All of the Doubles teams persevered and managed to complete the  games organised into 2 Blocks. The semifinal and finals were on Monday. Congratulations to the local  pair- Sandra Reynolds and Toni Sheedy- who won the Final.

Winners of the Doubles Competition- Sandra Reynolds and Toni Sheedy

Second place went to a Doubles pair from Caloundra- Howard Williams and Kath Hayes.

Howard and Kath were placed 2nd in the Doubles Competition


1 thought on “Toowoomba’s Gateball Teams and Doubles Competition

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Toowoomba “Royals”, we all played well, and had a lot of fun. Christine & I would like to thank Sandra Reynolds for including us in the “Royals” and for the warm welcome that we received by all the Toowoomba members and players..

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