The sun shone and the faces beamed over another splendid
weekend of gateball at Jamberoo Croquet Club.
In its 6th year our Triples competition remains a
very popular and highly contested event on the NSW gateball calendar.
10 teams entered allowing a complete round robin format to
Adding to the mix this year were 2 players from Nowra CC, Margaret Sawers & Marie McLean, entering in their first ever gateball event. Nowra will definitely be a team not to be taken lightly if these ladies are any indication of their potential.
Team MGs from Jamberoo, consisting of Manuel Gutierrez,
Glenda Gutierrez & Graham Shephard, again proved that they were the team to
beat. They managed 8 wins and 69 net points.
The runners up were team Hunter Gatherers, a composite team from Toronto and Newcastle National Park with Helen Chalmers, Ruth Mulvaney & Judy Squelch. They ended the competition with 6 wins and 26 net points.
Referee coordinator Manuel Gutierrez presented 2 very
informative sessions. The first being a clarification of the updated procedural
changes of the game and the second being on some misunderstanding of gaining
the right to continuous strokes.
Presentations by Director of Gateball Australia John Park
were made to Helen Chalmers on attaining her Level 2 referee accreditation,
Manuel Gutierrez on attaining his Level 1 referee accreditation and to both
Manuel & Glenda Gutierrez on attaining their Level 1 Foundation Coach
A great weekend of gateball, friendship and acknowledgement.
Congratulations to three people who successfully passed their Level 2 Referee Exam in Rockhampton on 4th May. They are Lyn Christensen and Kath Hayes from Capricorn Coast and Cheryl Kele from Rockhampton. They will be assessed on their practical knowledge of the rules at the State Gateball Championships to be held 17-19th August at Toombul Croquet Club.
While writing about Rockhampton, the news from Lynne Farry has not been good. She has been visiting doctors, having x-rays, CT scans and visiting an orthopaedic surgeon. Lynne will be having a knee replacement on 4th June. We all would wish for a successful outcome for the operation and a speedy recovery.
Below is her short report. Since she was the Tournament Manager of the Rockhampton Challenge, she has finished her final task and found time to submit this report below. Thanks Lynne and all the best.
Rockhampton Gateball Challenge 4-6th May, 2019
Beautiful weather all weekend, great competition, both teams and doubles. 8 teams from Southport, Ipswich, Toowoomba, Caloundra, and Redcliffe joined local teams from Capricorn Coast and Rockhampton. Redcliffe Roses won the teams event after winning all their games with Ipswich runners up. 13 sets of doubles in 2 blocks contested the doubles event, with Glenda/ Robyn from Caloundra the winners from Peter/Roseanne of Gracemere runners up. Congratulations and thanks to all who made our tournament a successful weekend.