Gateball is played between teams of five players, and a match lasts for 30 minutes. Members from both teams take turns to hit their own balls, and the objective is to score more points than the opponent by hitting balls through three gates in the court in a specific order and then hitting the goal pole (one point for hitting a ball through a gate, two points for hitting the goal pole).
Gateball is a highly strategic team sport that was developed in Japan. Players not only aim to hit balls through the gates but also use other techniques such as the “touch”, which involves hitting a ball at another one, and the “spark”, which involves moving a touched ball, to score more points by combining various balls.
Saturday, 14th May - Sunday, 15th May 2022
Kyoto Tamba Park ＜Kyotanba Town, Kyoto＞
For athletes who compete in local or reginal leagues.
Nothing in particular.
Age RequirementMinimum age is 30 (born on or before 31st December 1992)
Age is determined at 31st December 2022.
[16th July 2021] Updated “World Anti-Doping Code” and “the rules of the International Masters Games Association” of Sports Information Guide.
[5th April 2021] Updated Sports Information Guide.
[1st March 2021] We have released the Sports Information Guide with new schedule!
Sports Information Guide
Kyoto Tamba Park
※The above schedule was created based on the information that is current as of 1st March, 2021. It is subject to change due to various circumstances in the future.
Kyoto Tamba Park
|Location||110-7 sonekuzureshimodai, Kyotanba Town, Funai-gun, Kyoto|
|Games Accreditation||―||Sports Check-in||◯|
|Access||・23 minutes by JR bus from Sonobe Sta.
・About 5 minutes by car from Kyoto Jukan Expressway “Tamba” Interchange
・About 10 minutes by car from Kyoto Jukan Expressway “Kyotamba-Mizuho” Interchange
[Date and time]
Friday, 13th May 2022, from 9:00
Kyoto Tamba Park accommodation building training room
(110-7 sonekuzureshimodai, Kyotanba Town, Funai-gun, Kyoto 622-0232)
After the completion of the games accreditation, Athletes and Non-Playing Officials must go to venue for sports check-in before taking part in a competition.
The managers meeting will be held at the venue, therefore please make sure that the representatives of the team to attend the meeting.
Masters Village Kyoto
(Porta Underground Shopping Mall – Kyoto Station)
|Location||902 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto|
|Access||・From JR Kyoto Station, take the central exit and go down to the basement level using the escalator. Turn right at the first passage and proceed straight ahead. The next square is “Porta Plaza”.
・From the airport bus drop-off location “Kyoto Station Hachijo-guchi”, proceed to “Hachijo East Exit” of Kyoto Station and go down to the 2nd basement level. Please proceed straight through the underground passage. “Porta Plaza” is on the left at the north gate of Subway Kyoto Station.