Gateball is a mallet team sport similar to croquet. Croquet is a Game played both as a recreational Pastime and as a competitive Sport which involves hitting wooden or plastic balls with a mallet through
Gateball is played on a rectangular court 20-25 metres long and 15-20 metres wide. Each court has three gates and a goal pole. The game is played by two teams (red and white) of five players. Each player has a numbered ball corresponding to their playing order. The odd-numbered balls are red and the even-numbered balls are white. Teams score one point for each ball hit through a gate and two points for hitting the goal pole, in accordance with the rules. A game of gateball lasts for 30 minutes.
In 1984, the Japan Gateball Union was established. The following year, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Chinese Taipei and the United States of America formed the World Gateball Union (WGU). For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea and often referred to as Korea ( Korean: 대한민국 tɛː |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld Chinese Taipei is the designated name used by the Republic of China (ROC, commonly known as Taiwan, to participate in some International The United States of America —commonly referred to as the There are currently 15 affiliated members of the WGU: Australia, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Paraguay, Peru, Singapore, USA and Uruguay. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Argentina topics. The Republic of Bolivia (República de Bolivia) named after Simón Bolívar, is a Landlocked country in central South America. |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National Chinese Taipei is the designated name used by the Republic of China (ROC, commonly known as Taiwan, to participate in some International The Republic of Indonesia ( (Republik Indonesia is a Country in Southeast Asia. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. Korea is a geographic area composed of two sovereign countries a civilization and a former state situated on the Korean Peninsula in East Asia. Paraguay, officially the Republic of Paraguay ( Spanish: República del Paraguay; Guaraní: Tetã Paraguái) is one of the only Peru (Perú Piruw Piruw officially the Republic of Peru ( reˈpuβlika del peˈɾu is a country in western South America. Singapore The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Uruguay.(official full name in República Oriental del Uruguay;, Oriental Republic of Uruguay) is a country located in the southeastern part of South America Worldwide, more than 8 million people play gateball.
The ninth Gateball World Championships were held on Jeju Island, South Korea, from 20 to 22 October 2006, and were won by Osaka Midori. Jeju may refer to Jeju-do, an island of South Korea Jeju City, the biggest city on that island South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea and often referred to as Korea ( Korean: 대한민국 tɛː is a city in Japan, located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, in the Kansai region of the main island of Honshū