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On Sunday 12th November 2017 there will be COME AND TRY DAYS to he held at:

Epsom Remuera Croquet Club, 259 Gillies Ave. Auckland       9.30 am to 3.00pm

Takapuna Croquet Club  8 Auburn St. Takapuna Auckland      1pm – 3pm

All equipment supplied, only requirement is covered flat soled shoes.

Contacts:

Regan Doherty              021 0642 341  ERCC

Sherrill Dennerly          0274179252     TCC

Gateball is a fun game, fast, non-contact, a highly strategic game for all age groups.    GIVE IT A GO

Gateball is also played at the Papakura Croquet Club. 1 Chapel St. Papakura:

Contact Tony Bourne  09 2949396

 

 

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL GATEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HELD AT BATEAU BAY, NEW SOUTH WALES 13/14 OCTOBER 2017

22 Teams participated, with 3 Internationals, China, Korea, and Paraguay. 19 teams from Australia.

It was a very successful day organised by John Park the National Director of Gateball Australia, and his committee.

John Park is also a supporter of Gateball New Zealand.

1st place    Korea

2nd place  China

3rd place   Paraguay

The Redcliffe Roses topped the Australian teams and came 4th.

 

 

RESULTS OF THE REDCLIFFE GATEBALL CLUB ANNUAL TEAMS EVENT HELD ON THE 2ND SEPTEMBER 2017

7 Teams entered the competition which was held at the Bramble Bay Bowls Club, which is the home of the Redcliffe Gateball Club.

It was a great event, the weather was sunny and warm, and all the participants enjoyed the event.

1st place     McIlwraith Gateball Club

2nd place   Redcliffe Sparks   Redcliffe Gateball Club

3rd place    Broadbeach Gateball Club

There were three teams entered from the Redcliffe Gateball Club, which is an up and coming club which is attracting many new young players.

 

 

RESULTS OF THE EILDON GATEBALL ANNUAL TEAMS EVENT HELD IN AUGUST 2017

Once again Eildon excelled themselves and put on a brilliant day, with plenty of food and refreshments.The club is a great supporter of Gateball New Zealand.

Winners of the day were:

1st place    Redcliffe Roses   RGC

2nd place  Bramble Bay Dolphins  RGC

3rd place   Black Sparks  from New Zealand

Credit must be given to Geoff and Jennifer Morris who tirelessly work towards promoting gateball in Australia. 

 

RESULTS OF THE NEW ZEALAND INAUGURAL INTERNATIONAL GATEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2017

New Zealand Gateball A Sparking Success

New Zealand team Black Sparks score 4th in their first international tournament

The sport of Gateball is off to a roaring start in New Zealand. The first New Zealand International Gateball tournament was held in Takapuna, Auckland, over the weekend. Seven teams, consisting of Japan, Australia and New Zealand participated in the event.

The Tournament was buzzing from start to finish.  Youngsters were on fire showing off their talents, with Japanese experts critiquing players touching, sliding and sparking.

New Zealand’s premier Black Sparks team placed 4th overall in Saturday’s Teams event; a great result.
Sunday’s Doubles event was won by two Japanese teams, with an Australian team placing third.

Director of Gateball New Zealand, Sherrill Dennerly, was beaming with the result.
“The weekend was a great success! It was great exposure for the growth of Gateball in New Zealand.”

Originating from Japan, Gateball is a modern spin on mini golf, with a hint of strategic snooker.
Gateball is played on Sundays in Takapuna, with two other croquet clubs in Auckland showing interest..

New Zealand International Gateball results:

Teams Event:
1st Place: Japan

2nd Place: Australia

3rd Place: Japan

4th Place: New Zealand

Doubles Event:

1st Place: Japan

2nd Place: Japan

3rd Place: Australia

4th Place: New Zealand

All players are encouraged to try Gateball. No invitation is necessary to attend Sunday games. For more information, contact:

Sherrill Dennerly – Director, Gateball NZ

Ph. 09 3769445
www.gateball.nz
facebook.com/gateballnewzealand

 

 

PRESS RELEASE   PRESS RELEASE   PRESS RELEASE

NEW ZEALAND HOSTING THE INAUGURAL INTERNATIONAL GATEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2017

Gateball NZ has invited the world’s best Gateballers to the Inaugural NZ Gateball Championships to be held in Takapuna, Auckland on the 18th & 19th February 2017.  Japan and Australia are the first to confirm their attendance.  Other countries have expressed their interest in participating in this auspicious occasion.  Dignitaries from the World & Japan Gateball Union will be in attendance.

With over 10 million players of all ages worldwide and played across 150 countries, this is an exciting opportunity for NZ and the NZ Black Sparks to host an international event and to showcase our NZ skills against the best in the world.

Gateball is a modern spin on mini golf using a stick and numbered balls.  You play strategically for 30 minutes by touching, sliding and sparking.

If you would like further information or are keen to assist or sponsor, contact the Tournament Organiser – Sherrill Dennerly on 0274179252 or js@dennerly.com

 

In February 2015 an Australian team was invited to come over and play in New Zealand.  There were 6 Australians and 1 Belgium gentleman who participated in two gala days, 1 held at Takapuna,  and one at Orewa.

We had mixed teams with our NZ players so that the visitors could encourage and players and help them the rules, refereeing, and the actions of the captains.  It was a great success and 4 teams playing.  There was also a trans-tasman competition between Takapuna and Australia with Australia taking out the trophy, which was hand-crafted by Jim Dennerly. Look out for the kiwis next year Aussies.

The National Director of Gateball Australia has been a great help and has now put us up on their website with photos and an invitation from us to come and play.  Japan has also supported gateball and is sending over equipment.

A special event coming up is the Australian Gateball Championships on the 4th – 6th September 2015, held at Wynnum Brisbane.

New Zealand is sending over a team, with 4 of the team members being from the Orewa

A team from New Zealand attended the Australian Gateball Championships in September, they had a team of 7, Jim Dennerly, Sherrill Dennerly, Greg Dennerly, Pixie Jones, John Merredew, Janet Boutel, and Pat Burton.

There were 3 Chinese teams, 1 NZ team and 13 from all over Australia.

The Chinese teams came in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, they were very fast, tactical and athletic, it was an experience to watch them play.

The Australians were very pleased to see our NZ team, with their very smart black uniforms, as there has been no team participating inthe competitions for 14 years.  All the teams made us very welcome and special.

A NZ team also participated in the Toowoomba competitions, there were 6 Australian teams and 1 New Zealand team.  NZ had our youngest player, who travelled over especially to play in the comp.  Shannon Dennerly, aged 14.  We were placed 4th in the competition, and it was a great experience for us all.

Gateball is a very tactical and fast game, and because of the numbers of teams and players, it is a very social time with lots of laughs had by all the players.