LAST season's league champions Chow continued its winning form in the new competition that began on Thursday night.
The side thrashed ANZ 4-0 in the MH and Ministry of Health — Wellness Unit Business House Hockey knockout competition at the National Hockey Centre in Suva.
Organiser Tai Smith said 14 teams were participating in the competition and winners in every round remained in the cup playoffs while the losing teams were relegated to the next level.
"Last season league champions Chow started with a 4-0 win over ANZ whilst season runners-up FMF had a convincing 7-0 win over BSP Life," she said.
"The game of the evening was played between SPC and Fiji TV where the game ended in a 2-all draw but unfortunately a technicality saw the SPC forfeit the game.
"One of the entertaining teams of the season has been Grid Security who although lost 0-3 against a well-drilled Westpac team, they entertained the crowd with the unorthodox open style of hockey."
Smith said even though FMF and Chow look to be the favourites to take out the competition, after the solid display by Westpac, the unpredictable Goodman Fielder, Celtrock and Fiji TV look to be the teams to watch out for.
"As usual the competition is always full of life and with the fireworks going off in the background at the national stadium, the mood was set for an enjoyable evening of hockey.
"Business house hockey is about improving our lifestyles whilst having fun and I would like to encourage business houses to join these business house activities to improve the health of our workforce and more importantly help combat the major killer in Fiji — Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)."
Results: Chow 4-0 ANZ, Westpac 3-0 Grid Security, SPC 2-2 Fiji TV (Fiji TV technical win on strokes), Goodman Fielder 4-0 FASANOC, FMF 7-0 BSP Life.
Games yet to be played: Aliz Pacific-AAPI and FBC-Celtrock.