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Bowling Carnival heats up in the west

May 27, 2012 5:01 am

Bowling is regarded as a minor sport in the country…however over the years the sport has fought above its weight gaining international recognition.

In the western division, bowls is usually not in the limelight. This week though they get that chance with the opening of the Sunny West Bowling Carnival at the Nadi Sports Club.

The tournament has grown in the last five years, attracting not only some of the best local bowlers but also a good number of international bowlers from Australia and Papua New Guinea.

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Former national rep Curtis Mar and his team are the defending the fours event while Ratish Lal and his partner will defend the pairs event.

Last year, Fiji bowlers won gold in the World Championships and just recently won bronze in Adelaide.

This year 25 overseas bowlers are taking part in the event, adding an international flavour to the Sunny West Bowling Carnival.

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