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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).

Gateball links

Photos from Opening Day

To see more photos like the ones on this page, visit the Gateball photo gallery

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