Naiseruvati loses, new winner of Pineapple Cup

Nadi bowler Curtis Mar is all focused in the Pineapple Cup semi-fi nal at the Suva Bowling Club greens yesterday. Picture: ATU RASEA

A new Pineapple Cup men’s singles champion will be crowned at the Suva Bowling Club at this year’s tournament.

Games committee member Martin Fong said competition had been intense with the intensity increasing towards the crowning of a new champion in the men’s singles division.

“Defending champion and Pacific Games gold medallist Semesa Naiseruvati lost to Nadi’s Curtis Mar with a new champion to be named,” Fong said.

“In the ladies singles category defending champion Sheryl Edwards is still on track to defend her title and has moved on to the semi-final stage.”

Fong said the tournament had run without a hitch and had moved to another level with new bowlers coming to the forefront.

“The competition has been strong and with many young players now joining up, competition level it has risen to another level,” Fong said.

In the ladies singles semi-final Elizabeth Moceiwai takes on Sheryl Edwards with Sarote Hiagi to play Loreta Kotoisuva while the men’s singles semi-finals Curtis Mar takes on Surendra Prasad with Dev Anand to play Munesh Kumar.

Competition started on Saturday.

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