Pillay reigns

Bowler Kaushal Pillay competes in the fi nal of the Masters Singles Championship in Lautoka. Picture: REINAL CHAND

Sheraton bowler Kushal Pillay is keen to win a medal for Fiji at the next World Singles Champion of Champions after claiming the Masters Singles Championship title for the third year in a row.

Pillay made a three peat after defeating fellow Sheraton teammate Rajnesh Prasad 21-7 in the final of the First Pacific Investment PTE Ltd-sponsored event.

In the semi-finals, Pillay edged Keegan Jaduram 21-20 while Prasad defeated Asaeli Nabogi 21-17.

Pillay, a businessman, was supposed to travel to Australia to play at World Singles Champion of Champions later this year however the event has been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He has already represented Fiji at the World Singles Champion of Champions, Asia Pacific Championship, World Indoor Championship, Tiger Bowls Championship and the Pacific Games.

“Winning the Masters Singles title for the third time in a row is a big achievement,” he said. “I want to maintain my form for the upcoming local events.

“My main aim is to win a gold medal at the world level and also earn world ranking points.”

The 43-year-old was introduced to the sport by veteran bowler Arun Kumar and has been playing competitively for the past eight years.

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