DEFENDING champions Semesa Naiseruvati and Graeme Kath qualified for the Sunny West Bowling Carnival pairs quarter-finals at the Nadi Sports Club to be played this morning.
This is after Naiseruvati and Kath topped Section A with nine points yesterday finishing ahead of Phil Taylor and Jona Koroitamana with eight points.
National squad members, Arun Kumar and Curtis Mar secured their quarter-finals spot with four wins from five matches in Section B.
Herb Haines and Bob Taylor were runners-up ahead of brothers combination of Shorab and Harun Khan.
Mohan Lal and Som Padiyachi were the only team to secure maximum points at the pool stage. Lal and Padiyachi topped Section C with a clear five wins. Sheryl Mar and Doreen O'Conner claimed the second spot.
Carnival media liaison officer Rick Eyre said close scores were recorded in sectional plays with a few upsets.
Eyre said the event, sponsored by Sonaisali Island Resort, Smugglers Cove Resort and Shop N Save, had attracted 70 bowlers.
The quarter-finals will be played today and starts at 8.30am with the final scheduled to begin at 2pm.