Gateball, which originated in Japan, is a very different, much faster mallet sport, played between two teams of five players.
The court is smaller and is set with three gates (hoops) and a goal pole (centre peg).
A game has a time limit of thirty minutes, unless one team earlier scores the maximum of 25 points. After thirty minutes the team that has scored the most gates wins.
In Gateball, when you strike another ball you can put your foot on your own ball and "spark" the other ball to an advantageous position (if it is one of your team balls) or off the court (for opponent balls).
Congratulations to the Kew on winning the 2021 Victorian State Gateball championships on Saturday 27 March 2021. Hosted at the Elsternwick Croquet Club thank you to all competitors for attending from Kew, Essendon, Brunswick, Strathfield, Hazelbrook, Yarrawonga and Albury.
The teams event was held on Saturday 27 March with Kew scoring 21 points and Essendon 6 points.
Doubles were played in two pools on Sunday 28 March with the final between the winners of each pool. You can watch the video of the final between Philip Brown and Clare Newton (Kew Croquet Club) and John and Penny Park (Hazelbrook Croquet Club) on YouTube.
John and Penny were victorious with 12 points and Philip and Clare scored 11 points.
Results for all games are on Gateball Scores.
L to R: Anthony Dask, Maxine Maclachlan, Philip Brown, Clare Newton, David Pryor, Kerry Seipolt.
Please contact the State Coordinator if you have any questions.
The 2021 Australian Gateball Championships will be held in Gold Coast in September.
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