ORGANISERS of next week's Fiji Bitter Wairiki 7s in Taveuni have advised teams that want to participate to pay their registration or lose their spot in the three-day tournament.
Tournament co-ordinator Jone Katoni said they would not hesitate to drop teams if registration fees were not paid on time.
Katoni said they were giving teams until the end of this week to pay up because they wanted to finalise the tournament draws.
"At the moment we have 34 teams in the main competition and 26 in the under-19 category," Katoni said.
"We want to make things easier for us by doing the draws this weekend but the slow response in the payment of registration fees is affecting our plans."
"Some teams have only paid their deposit while some have paid only part of their registration fees."
"I'm calling on all managers and team officials to make an effort to pay the full registration this week to avoid being dropped from the tournament," Katoni said.
He said competition in this years tournament would be tougher.
"The first two day games will be played at the Wairiki and Waiyevo grounds but the final day will be played at Wariki grounds."
Katoni reminded teams playing in U19 tournament that Fiji Election ID cards, Fiji Secondary Schools ID cards and the school monograms are identification cards that would be accepted by organisers
For the first time in the history of the tournament volleyball will also be played. Katoni said top teams Rebels from Raiwai and Marist from Suva had confirmed they would take part in the volleyball tournament.