THE Lautoka Golf Club is anticipating a competitive tournament at the Western Open Golf Championship at the Golf Links course tomorrow. The Process Valves and Controls Limited-sponsored 18 holes stroke event has attracted top players in the Western Division. National rep Anuresh Chandran, Baroon Hussein, Anuresh Ram, Surren Pillay, James Krishna, young champion Michael Nair, Zabir Ali, Prem Chand, Sunia Radovu, Usa Koroi and Ram Khelawan will vie for the trophy when the tournament tees-off at 11am. LGC chairman of trustees Raymond Singh said it would be interesting to see the top golfers take on each other. “Already the event has attracted the interest of western golf clubs top guns,” he said. Singh said the rainy weather was a blessing in disguise for the golf course.
THE Suva Netball Association will host a knockout tournament tomorrow to mark the start of the annual business house competition. The competition has been running for the past eight years and games director Ruci Camaitoga said it gave business houses an opportunity to participate in activity outside the work environment. She said the knockout tournament was a new concept and was organised to ensure all teams were fairly placed in their respective grades. “Since 2004 we have run the tournament for business houses here in Suva, it has become a much anticipated event by many local business house netball teams,” Camaitoga said.
“This is because of the opportunity it provides for workers to get fit and learn about netball as well as the chance it provides for networking.”
The competition and knockout tournament is sponsored by NewWorld and will have a total prizemoney of $2000.
TWO teams from Suva have confirmed participation at this weekened’s Coral Coast Netball Sevens Tournament at Lawaqa Park. Tournament co-ordinator Judy Kumar said two teams from the University of the South Pacific had registered to compete at the one-day event. The two teams are USP Reefs and USP Wives. Kumar says the inclusion of the two teams from Suva is expected to lift the standard of competition and give the teams from the coral coast tougher competition. “We have 11 teams confirmed for participation and we believe we will surely get the five more teams that we need to get the numbers for the tournament,” Kumar said. “Teams that have confirmed are USP Reefs, USP Wives, Bounty, Frendz, True Blue Hotel, Mango Bay, Caginitoba, Bukuya, Vatumali, Jet Set and Serua.” Kumar said the top eight teams would qualify for the Salad Bowl Netball Tournament in November.