Labasa bowling father-son duo up against big guns

Labasa bowling team players for this years Coca-Cola National Open Pairs competition (L-R): Nitesh Chand, Suresh Sharma, Sahil Sharma and Mathew Robinson at the Suva Bowling Club yesterday. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

BOWLS Fiji has continued its exposure around the country giving an opportunity for the Labasa bowlers to be part of an exciting Open Pairs tournament.

The 2018 Coca-Cola National Open Pairs began yesterday at the bowling club in Suva.

Suresh Sharma and his son Sahil Sharma carried the hopes of the Babasiga bowling fans as they took on the experts of bowling in the country that are based on mainland.

“It was great playing with my son, we played against some of the big guns of Fiji bowling but it was great teaming up with my son,” Sharma said.

Labasa featured two teams in the competition and aims to continue with its productivity and development in order to revive bowling in the north.

“At the moment, bowling in Labasa is not functioning but when I returned, I wanted to revive the sports so I would like to thank the Fiji Sugar Corporation for giving their venue and we have been working closely and they’ve been maintaining the venue,” Sharma said.

“I have seen many young players excited and participating in the sport and it is good to see young players playing.”

Sharma said he had revived bowling in Labasa and hoped Bowls Fiji gives them an opportunity to shine in local competitions.

“We would like to thank Suva bowling club inviting us to be part of their competition and I hope they will not forget us in Labasa in terms of local competitions,” he said.

The finals will be held tomorrow.

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