Our third annual gateball tournament took place on February 24th/25th. Lithgow Mayor, Stephen Lesslie, opened the tournament with the traditional shot through our 'ceremonial gate'.
So it is fitting that this year's competition should have gone out with a bang. Forecast storms circled around the town throughout Sunday but all games were completed – until the final was due to start!
It had been a great tournament until then. Seven teams took part; one each from Canberra and Newcastle, two from Epstars and three from Lithgow. We played a round robin on the Saturday With not enough time to play a second round robin we played a modified seeded double elimination knockout on Sunday
Pictured here are the members of the two winning teams, Canberra and Lithgow Lightning.
The Lithgow Mercury gave us fantastic coverage of the event, as you can see here.