Entries have opened for the Yamacia Sevens, the next instalment of the Bayleys Fiji Coral Coast Sevens Qualifying Series, on 23 and 24 September.
The winner of the Yamacia Sevens in Draiba, Navosa will join Uluinakau as a direct entry in the Coral Coast Sevens in January. Uluinakau won the Ra Sevens last month defeating Red Rock 22-0. Two more Qualifying Series tournaments will be played – the Wardens Sevens in Labasa and the Westfield Dragons Sevens in Nadi.
“Up to 24 teams can compete in Draiba for their chance to play at Bayleys Fiji Coral Coast Sevens and a share of the $70,000 prize money,” said Jay Whyte, Founding Chairman of the tournament which began in 2010. “The new Qualifying Series enables teams from all over Fiji the opportunity to win their way to Sigatoka and take part in Fiji’s premier sevens tournament.”
Sixteen men’s teams will be invited to the Bayleys Fiji Coral Coast Sevens which is scheduled for January 14-16 at Lawaqa Park.
“The Series means the four champion clubs in Fiji will compete at the Bayleys Fiji Coral Coast Sevens, where they join defending champion Police, a select number of sponsor sides and teams who have qualified from partner tournaments from around the Pacific,” continued Mr Whyte. “Given the limited number of places available, this ‘champion of champions’ is sure to see some of the best sevens players in Fiji.
“Equally, we anticipate a very strong women’s competition playing for the Crest Na Iri Trophy, particularly as the 2016 tournament is only months away from the Rio Olympics.”
To register a team for Yamacia Sevens please contact David Dakuitoga (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Bayleys Fiji Coral Coast Sevens Qualifying Series
Ra Sevens, won by Uluinakau 22-0
Yamacia Sevens – 23rd and 24th September, Draiba, Navosa
Wardens Sevens - 13th and 14th November, Subrail Park, Labasa
Westfield Dragons Sevens - 27th and 28th November, Prince Charles Park, Nadi