FIJI'S bowlers Abdul Kalim and Litia Tikoisuva failed to find their form in the World Indoor Singles Championship in Warilla, Australia.
Both players are out of the running for the next stage after losing more than half of their respective sectional matches.
Kalim playing in the men's section two slumped to ninth spot.
He recorded three wins from nine matches. In round eight Kalim lost to James Talbot of Ireland following a tiebreaker 2-18, 8-7, 2-6. In round nine Kalim defeated Colin Silberstein of Israel 3-10, 9-8, 5-2.
Kalim said they had learnt a lot in the tournament.
"We have learnt a lot from this tournament as this was the first time we played in an indoor surface," said Kalim.
He added things would certainly have been different if it had been an outdoor facility.
"It's good to play on a new surface. But to do well you need to master the conditions and that comes through regular practice."
Kalim said they were unfortunate they didn't have the indoor facilities.
"It's unfortunate that we do not have an indoor facility in Fiji," he said.
Tikoisuva scored two wins from eight games and was placed eighth in the women's section two. In round seven she lost to Malaysia's Noor Zafirah Mohammed in a tiebreaker 5-8, 10-8, 1-3.
In round right Tikoisuva upset third placed Cliodhna Eadie 11-8, 11-8.