Good start to bowling tourney despite lower turnout

Bowlers Wise Baker and Sanjeet Sen in action at the Suva Bowling Club yesterday. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

THE annual Raj Charan National Open Singles had a good rolling start yesterday at the Suva Bowling Club greens in Nasese, Suva.

Unfortunately there were fewer turnouts in this year’s event compared to the previous years.

Twenty-four men and twelve ladies were part of the championship.

Suva Bowling club manager Diwan Chand said the weather conditions had been unfavorable for the past weeks which have hindered the turnouts.

“The turnout this year is not that big as compared to last year. The weather had something to do with it since we did not have sunshine for the past few weeks,” said Chand.

“However we are glad that a few of these bowlers could turn up today (yesterday), also the two defending champions are out here to defend their title.”

Chand said the winner from the tournament will be representing Fiji in the World Singles Champion vs Champions.

Through to the elimination rounds are : Kushal Pillay vs Abdul Khalim, Munesh Kumar vs Ben O’connor, Semesa Naiseruvati vs Sanjeet Sen, Munesh Kumar vs Zainal Mohammed, David Aitcheson vs Rajnesh Prasad, Ratish Lal vs Waisea Turaga, Mathew Robinson vs Sam Padyachi, Dan Lum-on vs Surend Prasad.

The ladies are still in their pool rounds which will finish off today.

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