The National, Tuesday, May 17, 2011
TWENTY-six-year-old Manus Islander, Trevor Sireh is the new champion of the MRDC Masters Single tournament after beating his father and rival John in the playoff for the gold medal at the Defence Bowling Club on Sunday.
It all boiled down to a father and son affair and there was no love lost when Trevor, who led section two of the Master Singles challenge, faced off with his father who topped section one.
Trevor picked up gold and K800 as his prize money while his father settled for silver and K600, sponsored by the Mineral Resources Development Company.
In the bronze medal playoff, veteran and evergreen Kiliwi Nabo bagged bronze, and K400 and Iamo Ila picked up K200 as a consolation prize.
Defence Bowls club president John Hobart said the two-day challenge ran smoothly ending up with the finals showdown between father and son.
The event attracted bowlers from Mt Hagen, Goroka, Madang, Lae and hosts, Defence Bowling club of Port Moresby.
Another prominent bowler, Willie Steven, was disappointing after losing to John Sireh 19-2 in the third round.
Defence Bowling club president Olive Gulu said that the participants were happy with the organization and the hospitality provided by the club.
Gulu is appealing to all women bowlers throughout PNG to attend a general meeting the commander’s conference room at Murray Barracks on June 10.
She said the PNG Sports Foundation chief executive officer Iammo Launa, the PNG Sports Federation secretary-general Auvita Rapilla and another official John Paliau would like to meet with club officials to sort out outstanding matters to ensure women’s bowling in PNG gets on track.