THE Sonaisli Island Resort sponsored Sunny West Bowling Carnival will start at the Nadi Sports Club this morning despite major water disruptions in the area this weekend.
Carnival controller Curtis Mar said water tanks had been installed to cater for the needs of the participants.
A total of 30 overseas players will play in the six-day event.
The fours discipline starts this morning.
Semesa Naiseruvati's team is one of the top seeds which include Shorab Khan, Murray Wright and Jare Josaia. Santok Singh's team has national squad members Arun Kumar, Abdul Kalim and Dan Lum On.
Litia Tikoisuva will join Radhika Prasad, Sala Gukivuli and Doreen O'Conner in the all ladies combination.
Nadi Sports Club bowls chairman Bobby Prasad will be the skipper of the team which includes Maria Patel, Loretta Kotoisuva and Raju.
Sonaisali Island Resort sales manager Charmaine Tale said they were grateful to come on board as the major sponsor.
"Our managing director Aaron McGrath was present at the awards presentation night last year," Tale said.
"With his relationship with some of the major players in the tournament, he wanted to get involved with the sponsorship and decided to join this year."