Mix are Tatana kings

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The National, Tuesday February 4th, 2014


TATANA Volleyball tournament men’s open champions Dirty Mix out-smarted Moukele Brothers 3-1 to snatch the major honours.

Dirty Mix collected the K3,000 cash prize and the premiership shield , while opposition settled for K1,500 and trophy.

In the open women’s final Kauka were too strong for Jeb Sisters winning 3-1 to clinch their first ever crown and K3,000 including champions shield and trophy and opposition bagged K1,500 and trophy.

Major sponsor Bena Construction Ltd managing director Nick and Bonnie Allan presented the awards to the open men’s and women’s grand finalists.

The men’s Dirty Mix wrapped up 25-21, 25-21 and 25-17 in style with the experience combination they had. 

But were given a surprise in the first set Moukele won 25- 21.

It was all too easy as Dirty Mix’s big guns PNG setter Toovey Kapa, Forova Miki, Jeffrey Charlie, Harry Omoa, Harold Gima Junior and Andy Sinari proved too good.

Moukele with Itama brothers Eric and Robin including Gerald Gima combination with the other talents from Fisherman Island tried desperately to match the Mix.

Mix international setter Kapa picked up the most valuable player but before the master of ceremony made the announcement village kids chanted Toovey, Toovey and they were right he picked up the award and also K100 cash.

In the women’s Kauka made it through after toppling champions Rangatira in the semi-final and walked over Jeb Sisters 25-17, 25-18 and 25-17. Kauka’s Madia Hairai started prominently and grabbed the MVP and K100 cash as well.

Nick Allan said his company was willing to sponsor the tournament for another five years as this event has witnessed decrease of alcohol, marijuana and home made brew in the community.

Allan said the experience from the visiting teams was good for the village teams to develop themselves in their local competition.