Australian Gateball Championships, 17th to 19th September

Entries  for the Australian Gateball Championships, 17th to 19th September  2021,  are invited from Australian and any overseas teams that can visit Australia. The deadline for entry is in mid August, straight after the Queensland State Championships on the 17th August. Entering team information before this deadline will assist with administration for the event.

As well as the regular Teams Championship, an Inaugral Open Doubles Championship will also be held. Teams that enter the main teams event may nominate one pair for the doubles. If more than one pair wish to nominate, the club team submitting the entry should hold a play off to determine which pair will be nominated. Wildcard entries may also be proposed and additional pairs may be included in the event. Teams and doubles pairs need to include either a referee or referee in training.     The  entry form and detailed conditions of entry for the doubles  and teams event are found in the  Event Information posted on the ACA website. Payment by credit card is required once all information has been submitted.

Emergency Contact information. Team captains need to collect this information for their team and keep it with them at the event. The entry form also asks players with First Aid qualifications to be listed

Games will be played on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday’s program will also include an opening ceremony, BBQ, practise sessions, friendly team games and coaching/refereeing workshops. 

Future International Representation. Players also need to note that anyone interested in representing Australia in 2022/3  at World Gateball Union, Asian Gateball Union or Asia Pacific GU events should indicate their interest on their entry forms. Final selections will be made when Australia is asked to nominate teams. The Captains of the 3 best performing clubs will be core members of the GA Selection Committee and will select from nominating players to build a team in a club’s name. The committee is obliged to produce the strongest teams possible to represent Australia. Check ACA Selection Committee Terms of Reference and  ACA Selection Policy for details. 

Anyone wishing to join a composite team to participate in the event should email info@gateball.com.au if they have not been able to build a team from their own contacts 

For those concerned about any Covid related interuptions, please note that a backup date has been organised for the 8th – 10th April 2022 should the Championships need to be postponed. 

Accommodation is available at the northern end of the Gold Coast near Runaway Bay where the Gold Coast Performance Centre is located. Most are closer to Labrador and Southport but are not within walking distance. 
 
There are lodges attached to the Sports Centre. Gateball Australia has a temporary hold on this accomodation. They usually cater for school groups or sports groups. Rooms with two bunk beds per room are located on two levels of the Lodge as well as two en-suite twin rooms. There is a classroom / meeting room / kitchen in the Lodge. Email info@gateball.com.au as soon as possible if you are interested. At the time of writing we do not have enough interest to secure the booking.
 
The closest, private  accommodation to the Centre is the Runaway Bay Motor Inn. which is about a 20 minute walk from the Sports Centre. There are many places that are overlooking the Broadwater in the suburb of Labrador. 
 
Food. Lunch boxes for will be available and distributed early in the day.  Contents can be consumed for morning and afternoon breaks as well as lunchtime. While there are cafĂ© facilities on the site, queueing at times of peak demand will be an issue. A barbeque will be held early on Friday so that local players have time to drive home. A venue for an evening meal on the Saturday can be booked if there is enough interest from those staying on the Coast. When details are finalised, teams will be asked to complete a proforma and make payment for their food orders. 

Balls for sale! 8 sets of new balls with three numbers will be used. They will be offered for sale after the event. The sale of these balls will be handled by Gateball Solutions. Please email gateballsolutions@gmail.com if you are interested in purchasing a set. If more clubs nominate to buy these balls than there are sets to sell, names will be drawn at random.

Please post any general questions below or email info@gateball.com.au if they are more specific.

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Australian Gateball Championships, 17th to 19th September

  1. Sir , good afternoon …
    Can we take part in this tournament if it will be possible.. it will be great opportunity for us

  2. We’d be delighted to have you attend Surinder, but people are not allowed to enter or leave Australia at the moment because of Covid. Even Australian Citizens in India have had problems returning to Australia.

    Our Australian Championships only occur every two years. We expect to hold our next one in September 2023. We would be delighted if you were able to attend

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