SURPRISE finalists, Ba caused the biggest upset of the FMF State of Origin hockey tournament when they downed Suva 1-0 to win the men's competition at Nadovu Park in Lautoka yesterday.
Captain Harold Johansson scored the winning goal in sudden death to sneak in past the capital city side which is the current giants of hockey in the country.
Fiji Hockey Federation (FHF) development officer Tai Smith said the western team, used to grass courts, kept a star-studded Suva side at bay throughout the match.
"It was a wonderful tournament with tough competition that had not been seen in recent times," she said.
Secretary of the host association, Lautoka, Martin Coffin said the plans to revive the State of Origin began in the west a few months was was living up to its expectations.
He said the western teams would bring back hockey to be at its prime.
"We have a young generation of players that are ready to do what the former stars of the Western Division did in Fiji," Coffin said.
"Ba, Nadi and Lautoka are returning to form, despite playing on grass courts, with the revival competition that we have been having recently," he said.
THEe women's competition was won by Suva 3-0 against Lautoka in penalty stokes.
Both sides were locked nil-all after sudden death.
The State of Origin tournament has been revived after more than 10 years.