$30,000 up for grabs in Easter v’ball


A total of $30,000 in cash prizes will be up for grabs during the upcoming Easter national volleyball championship.

The annual Easter tournament will run from March 30 to April 8 in Honiara.

To be organized by Solomon Islands Volleyball Federation (SIVF), all volleyball clubs in Honiara and the provinces are being urged to come and register to avoid missing out.

Federation president and head of the organizing committee, Morris Maitaki said they expect a good number of teams from the provinces and Honiara to participate.

Maitaki precisely outlined that the tournament will be restricted to only 12 teams each for both the men’s and women’s categories.

“Interested teams can register their participations at the National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI) office.

“There are three provinces who have already confirmed their participation and they have already arrived in Honiara.

“The provincial teams are Choiseul, Western and Renbel. The rest of the teams come from Honiara,” Maitaki added.

Registration per team is $1,000 and will close on Thursday March 29.

A technical meeting for participating clubs and tournament technical officials will be held following the closure of the registration.

“The technical meeting will be held at the NOCSI conference room on Thursday 29th March 2018 at 4:30pm. Please make efforts to attend the meeting for draws and also take a look through at the ground rules.”

The competition kicks off with an opening ceremony on Friday March 30, 2pm in the afternoon and to be followed by opening matches.

Maitaki said the competition venue is not yet confirmed and organisers shall announce it soon.

“We would appreciate that all the participating teams that are planning to participate should now get their trainings and preparations underway.

“For further details contact: 7472317/ 7831188.”

Winners will receive the following cash prizes:

Men’s Category

First: $6,000

Second: $4,000

Third: $3,000

Fourth: 2,000

  • Consolation prizes will also be awarded to top performing individuals

Women’s Category

First: $6,000

Second: $4,000

Third: $3,000

Fourth: 2,000

*Consolation prizes will also be awarded to top performing individuals.

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