CLOSE contests are expected during the semi-finals of the Local Timber Distributors Limited business house bowls tournament at the Lautoka Bowling Club this evening.
Veteran Kanda Samy Mudaliar will guide the Islands Electric team against Anthony Nair's Second Engineering side in one of the semi-finals.
Mudaliar, a former national rep, won the Masters Singles title in July. The 71-year-old has been a revelation this year teaming up with Shorab Khan to win the Banana Cup. In the other semi-final, Dev Anand will guide GP Batteries against Antonio Eliza's Lautoka Bowling Club Kitchen team.
LBC secretary Abhimannu Narayan said they expected two tough games.
He said the teams were equally matched.
"The final will be played on Wednesday," Narayan said. "This year the business house competition has been fought closely."