THE Mt Hagen bowling club in the Western Highlands will host the third Akis Mix Fours games on the this weekend.
This will be the third year for the Mt Hagen bowling club to host such games.
The game is sponsored by Mondo Merchants, PNG Gaming Board and the Mt Hagen bowling club.
Eighteen bowling teams around the country are expected to take part in the two-day event.
Mt Hagen bowling club Secretary Joe Siwi said preparations were to host the sport over the weekend.
Siwi said this was the third year the club was hosting the games.
He said the Akis Mix Fours was one of the tougher competitions in the bowling calendar and bowlers would need to prepare well.
Siwi said many experience players would turn out along with several juniors.
He said the game was originally scheduled for last weekend but with a bowling team still in Cook Islands, the competition was moved forward to accommodate all top bowlers in the country
He thanked co-sponsors Mondo Merchants, PNG Gaming Board and the Mt Hagen Bowling Club for making it possible to stage the games in Mt Hagen.
Meanwhile, Mondo Merchants managing director Alois Yupanga also thanked other sponsors for coming into support the games.
He said bowls was an excellent sport were people of all ages could take part in and enjoy and his company would continue to support the sport.
In 2007, bowlers played for K5,000, in 2008 they played for K10,000 and this year, they would be playing for K15,000 in prize money.
This is a big change now that sponsors are showinginterest.
Mondo Merchants contributed K5,000, National Gaming Board K8,000 as co-sponsor and the Mt Hagen bowling club came up with another K2,000 to push for the games in this weekend.