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Rashneel Kumar
Thursday, May 01, 2014


THE Mohammed Badshah Memorial Rapid Open chess tournament will be held on Sunday, May 4 in the conference room on Level 4 of Tappoo City. The tournament will start at 8.30am.



BUSINESS House FUTSAL competition will start on May 8 at the FMF Gymnasium. All interested business house teams that want to take part to contact 9694417. Registration fees $170. Restricted only for business houses and government departments. Closing date for registration May 2.


Gold Rush golf tournament

CHARITY Hole in One - 1kg Silver Bar. A reminder that these are stand-alone tournaments so you can play 1, 2, 3 or 4 tournaments and be in to win the Gold Bar. Enter now for one of Fiji's most prestigious amateur golfing events on May 3rd, June 7th, July 12th, Aug 9th 2014. Points accumulate towards the major Gold Bar Prize. Individual tournament prizes will include, Captain Cook Cruise, golf clubs and bags, various resorts accommodation, and more. For more information, contact 9908112, or 9955368,


THE Srixon Cleveland Classic will be played at the Nadi Airport Golf Club from May 10-11 over 36 holes. Entry fees: $60 per player, includes lunch and cocktail. Contact: Amitesh Chandra 9923191.



THE Fiji Gold Nasinu Netball club competition will be held tomorrow at the National Netball Centre.

5.30pm Covenant Sisters 3-Swift Ty 2 (Senior B Grade), Riki Falcon-Covenant Sisters 2 (Senior A Grade), Grasshoppers 2-Southern Cross (Senior A Grade), Wananavu Netters-Lagio Red (Senior B Grade); 6.15pm Grasshoppers 1-Raiona (Premier Grade), Westfield Stallion-Nawavatu (Senior A Grade), Honey Beez-Vinco Netters (Senior B Grade); 7pm Covenant Sisters 1-Tailevu (Premier Grade), ACSOG-Southern Police (Premier Grade), Creed-United Stars (Senior B Grade).

Duty officials: Naina Nagatalevu, Emily Naqali and Litia Rabitu. All umpires and bench officials are requested to be at Netball Centre from 5pm


FRIENDLY games will be held at Qereqere Courts this Saturday at 9am. Registration starts at 8am with the fee of $20 per team. Clubs are to come and support the Navosa Netball 2014 season and clubs are to be in proper uniform and sports gear. Contact Judy on 9949410. Knockout will be held on May 10 with the registration fee of $100 per team.

New Vision Bure

A NETBALL tournament will be held at the Wainibuka School grounds on May 8 and 9. Only the first 12 teams to pay $70 entry fee will be accommodated. Winner gets $300 and runner-up will get $150. Contact Viri on 9513657.


THE Tailevu Netball Association season opening knockout will be held on May 3 at the Vunivivi Multi-Purpose Court from 10am. Registration fee is $150. Closing date for registrations is May 1. Registration forms could be collected from Unaisi on 9330349 or Losana on 9268347 or Miriama on 9906300. All teams are to bring a plate each for morning tea. President Unaisi Ravouvou will be the chief guest.


Indo-Fijian 7s

THE Fiji Indo Rugby Union (FIRU) 7s tournament will be held on May 24 in Lautoka. All interested Fiji Indo rugby cubs wishing to participate are invited to register. Entry fee is $100 and total prize money is $800. Contact FIRU organisers Alvin Nair (East) on 9270071 and Aaron Phillip (West) on 9994227 for further information. FIRU is requesting Fiji Indo rugby clubs to pay their affiliation fees for the 2014 season. Club affiliation is $25. New clubs are invited to join.

New Vision Bure 7s

THE tournament will be held at Wainibuka Secondary School ground on May 8 and 9. Fee is $200 and only 24 teams will be accommodated. The main prize is $1700 and runner-up gets $800. Prizes also for plate and bowl winners. Entry fee due on April 29. Contact 9000279 or 9513657 for more information.

Serua Circuit 7s

THE Serua 7s tournament will be held today in Serua. Games start at 8.30am.

Round 1: Korovisilou I-Culanuku, Komave Bluez-Gusuni Wai Brothers, Naboutini-Makosoi - Fun Fiji Bros, Island Babas-Warden, St John Bluez-Lutuya II,Vunaniu I-Naculava II, Namatakula I-Tirisamuta, Mataikadawa I-Yanuca, Nacula I-Liganibai II, Mana Eagles-Newborn Talenaua, Hideway Hurricanes-Waiqanake, Buca Babas-Vunaniu II, Lutuya I-Nakorovou, Wainiyabia-Korovisilou II, Liganibai I-Mataikadawa II, Naviti Resort-Namatakula II,

Round 2 (11.42am) - Korovisilou I-Gusuni Wai Brothers, Culanuku-Komave Bluez, Naboutini-Island Babas, Makosoi-Fun Fiji Bros-Warden, St John Bluez- Vunaniu I, Lutuya II-Naculava II, Namatakula I-Yanuca, Mataikadawa I-Tirisamuta, Nacula I-Mana Eagles, Liganibai II-Newborn Talenaua, Hideway Hurricanes- Vunaniu II, Buca Babas- Waiqanake, Lutuya I-Korovisilou II, Nakorovou-Wainiyabia, Liganibai I-Namatakula II, Mataikadawa II-Naviti Resort

Round 3 (2.54pm): Korovisilou I-Komave Bluez, Gusuni Wai Brothers-Culanuku-Naboutini-Warden, Makosoi-Fun Fiji, Bros-Island Babas-St John Bluez- Naculava II, Lutuya II-Vunaniu I, Namatakula I-Mataikadawa I, Tirisamuta-Yanuca, Mana Eagles-Liganibai II, Nacula I-Newborn Talenaua, Hideway Hurricanes- Buca Babas, Waiqanake-Vunaniu II, Lutuya I-Wainiyabia, Nakorovou-Korovisilou II, Liganibai I-Naviti Resort, Mataikadawa II-Namatakula II.

Interested teams wanting to participate in the netball competition are to pay up before 11am today. Admission $50 per team

SCW 7s

THE SCW 7s tournament will be held at the Suva Grammar School ground on May 3. First 16 teams to pay $150 entry fee by May 2 will be accommodated. Winner gets $1000. Contact 9369559 or 9728548.

Yamacia 7s

THE Yamacia 7s tournament will be held at Vatureba Park on May 7 and 8. Entry fee is $350 and total prizemoney is $10,000. Cup winner will walk away with $5000. Contact 8023746 or email


2014 Series

THE fifth event of the 2014 Marco Polo Triathlon Series is on this Saturday at the Navy Base at Togalevu and our sponsors Marco Polo have prices ranging from bike accessories to Bikes and Flat screen TVs for all categories of the competition. With the mornings getting hotter much earlier the starts for the different events have been moved forward as detailed below:

Olympic Distance (18y&Over)-1.5kmSw/40kmBik/10kmRun-Registration: 6am. Race Start: 6.30am.

Sprint Distance (16y&Over)-750mSw/20kmBik/5kmRun-Registration: 6.30am. Race Start: 7am

Supersprint (13y & Over)-375mSw/10kmBik/2.5kmRun-Registration: 6.30am. Race Start 7am.

Contact John Fox on 9905414 for more details.

Our officials for the day are:

Race Controller: John Fox (assisted by Tevita Waqavakatoga); Registrations, Times and Medical: Atelaite Satakala (assisted by Dr Piukala); Water Course Setup: Navy (assisted by Tuigalala Tuivuya); Land Course Setup: Navy (assisted by Derik Rawlinson); Land Traffic Control: Navy (assisted by Kameli Waqanivalu).

Could all participants ensure that their bikes are sorted out by Friday (Purchases or Hire: Wah Sing- 9927152, servicing John-8651505) as it is not possible to do that on Saturday morning. All cyclists are encouraged to form (male or female) teams with others who are able to swim and or run if required.

Biking distances are 20k-sprint or 40k Olympic and you will need to advise Wah Sing on 9927152 (or John Fox on 9905414 by midday on the Friday before the race so that we can arrange your teams.

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