2003 Australian gateball Championships was held by Australian gateball promotions
(AGP) in the scenic spot, Queensland Caloundra in Australia on November 1- 2.
Having participated is 2 Japanese teams, 4 Chinese Taipei teams, 1 New Zealand
team, and 8 Australian teams in local.
In Caloundra it was early summer. The temperature there went up to 30 degrees.
The fierce match was done in the wonderful, natural turf court where management
A lot of appearances of the player who had participated in 2003 the 8th World
Championships held in Toyama city were seen.
In addition, some teens gateball player was playing in the team in local, and
more and more great advancement in strategy were seen.
The referee technology also raised the level every year, and games were managed
by the mutual judgment system.
The victory is "Chinese Taipei" team. Japanese teams showed the good games. "Hiroshima
B team" won the third place.
Gateball in Australia is not still familiar to general people, but a lot of local
newspapers and TV covered though the World Cup of rugby was being held.
Mr. Peter Tavender, Immediate Past President of AGP and Mr. Keith Mcleod, Director
of AGP talked enthusiastically, "We wanted to devote our energies to the spread
of the gate ball more and more in the future."