FIJI Gas will defend the ANZ business house bowls competition which starts at the Nadi Sports Club today.
The Fiji Gas team will be skippered by former national rep David Aitcheson.
Nadi Sports Club bowls chairman Bobby Prasad said sponsor ANZ Bank gave $3000 for the competition on Monday.
Prasad said this year's competition would be exciting with big interest generated in the sport after the successful hosting of the Sunny West Bowling Carnival at the club recently.
"There are many new players who have taken up the sport," he said.
"We are grateful to our sponsor ANZ Bank for the support over the years."
Ardent bowlers such as Som Padayachi, Keegan Jaduram, Shasta Nand, Sheryl Mar, Curtis Mar, Jona Koroitamana and Shorab Khan will represent their respective teams in the competition.
The teams that will compete are ANZ Bank, Westpac Bank, Home Finance Company, William & Goslings, Gibson Freight, Higgins Ltd, Jack's of Fiji, BSP Bank, Wyndham Resort, APTC, Pacific Destination, Fiji Airways, Satiya's Fastfood, Fiji Gas, Triple 3 and Acme Garments.