Sport Overview

Postponement has been decided for the World Masters Games 2021 Kansai.
The new dates are being arranged.
Please note that the followings are the information before the postponement was confirmed.

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>


(General Category)
For athletes who compete in local or reginal leagues.


Nothing in particular.

Age Requirement

Minimum age is 30 (born on or before 31st December 1992)
Age is determined at 31st December 2022.

Sport News

[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


Sport Discipline May 2022 Venues
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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
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Sport Check-in

[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.

Nearest Village

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.
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