Southport Gateball Triples

On Sunday 11th April, Southport Croquet Club hosted their annual Gateball Triples Competition. Begun in 2012, the game of triples has gained quite a deal of interest and popularity. Several players  were new to playing in a Gateball Triples competition and coped very well in this very friendly atmosphere. Placed in two Blocks there were 12 teams competing at this event. It makes for a colourful sight when the players in their chosen colours are spread around the 4 courts.

All the players are assembled.

Most of the competitors were within a 1 and a half hour hour trip apart from Lynda Davis who came from Bribie Island. It was a long journey for Cheryl and Steve Kele to come from Rockhampton but they made the trip a day or so earlier so they could form a team with their son, Chris, from McIlwraith CC in Brisbane.

Steve and Cheryl Kele in green and gold colours are officiating in this game.

The placings in Block A was down to the final game. The Sweeties ( Dianne and Peter Sweet and Margaret Fitzgerald) were hoping to win to progress to the Final but lost to the Eildon Tartan team. So, the composite Broadbeach team comprising Margaret and Barrie Barnard from Broadbeach and Kathie Grant from Southport were placed  on the top of Block A.  Block B was won by the Bright Sparks team which contained 4 players from Southport- Donna and Robert Nicholson, Jim and Barbara Northcott.

The Final was a good game to the Broadbeach team which won 19-8. Congratulations must go to the Broadbeach Team for a very controlled game.

Broadbeach Team- Kathie Grant, Barrie and Margaret Barnard

Thank you to all the competitors for their obvious pleasure at being able to play Gateball considering the many countries that cannot do this yet and for ensuring that everyone had a wonderful autumn day of Triples Gateball at Southport Croquet Club.

The Bright Sparks Team wearing Red

6 thoughts on “Southport Gateball Triples

    • We have been playing Gateball competitions since July 2020 after three months of restrictions. Great care was taken for many months to follow all precautions. Nowadays we are careful but still able to play outdoor sport. I am sorry that is not the case yet in most countries. Barbara

  1. It was a brilliantly run comp and a great day was had by the Eildon Tartans (us) we were a new team, and two were new to the Eildon club but not to Gateball, the win against the Sweeties was our best and last game of the tournament, I was pleased with our improvement over the course of the event, once again a big WELL DONE to all concerned

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