Rockhampton Gateball Teams and Doubles Tournament, 15-17th May

It was really heartening to the Rockhampton Mallet Sports Club to have 9 teams attending their annual Gateball Teams Tournament 15th-17th May. Two teams represented the local Club- Rocky White and Rocky Blue. Two teams from Capricorn Coast played in the event. Southport Croquet Club also had two teams playing but one team was a composite with two Bribie Island players included in the  S’Port Bribie team. The 3 other teams were from Moreton Bay, Pine Rivers and  a composite team that included players from Caloundra and Eildon Clubs- named ‘Caldons’.

Members of 9 teams gathered in Rockhampton

Everything ran smoothly with the courts very carefully marked out.The weather was very good as is to be expected at that time of the year. The team competition was organised on a Round Robin Basis. By midday on Sunday the results were calculated. Three teams each won 6 games- Rocky Blue, Rocky White and Caldons. The final positions were decided by the Net Points Difference. Congratulations to Rocky Blue for winning the Tournament! In 2nd place was Caldons and 3rd place was Rocky White.

Rocky Blue won the Rockhampton Gateball Team Championships. The Club’s President, Linda MacPherson, presented the Trophy.

In 2nd place was the team comprising of players from Caloundra and Eildon Clubs. Wearing colourful shirts, the Caldons team set high sartorial standards.

The local Club was in fine form obviously after the results of the Teams Tournament was revealed. The Gateball Doubles Competition involved 7 teams in Block A and 7 teams in Block B. Many of the Doubles were locals. But once again the Final was won by a local pair- Robyn Lyons and John  Dargel. Congratulation to this pair named the ‘Rocky Rebels’. It was an exciting game. They defeated the team called ‘Strangers’ which consisted of 2 players who had never played together previously. They were Robert Roose from Eildon and Peter Kajewski from Gracemere.

Rocky Rebels team ( Robyn Lyons and John Dargel) with Cheryl Kele, the Tournament Manager

In 2nd place was the Strangers team. Robert Roose from Eildon Club and Peter Kajewski from Gracemere Club

Congratulations to Rockhampton Mallet Sports Club for hosting such a successful Tournament after 12 months of no competition in the Region. Their teams were very successful as were their Doubles pairs.

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