By JOE GURINA
THE Defence Bowling Club will celebrate 50 years in October.
It will be officially opened on October 28 coinciding with the club’s 50th anniversary. The original club house prior to its refurbishment was built in 1965 and was officially open in 1967.
This year marks 50 years of the club house and plans are in place to celebrate the occasion.
Murray Barracks Bowling Club spokesman Chris Kenewi said during the 50th anniversary celebration, they will host the Takaru 4s tournament that will attract five bowling playing centers to participate in the event. The tournament will be from October 28-29.
“It will be a big occasion and we are expecting five centers, Bulolo, Lae, Goroka, Hagen and Madang to be part of the celebration in the event with the Takaru 4s tournament,” Kenewi said.
“It will be an occasion for us to start another 50 years journey for the club to hit the 100 years century mark and I urge business houses and corporate companies to come on board and support the event and be part of the journey with the club.”
He urged the four Members of Parliament of National Capital District to also come on board and support the event.
“It is a major event in the country especially Port Moresby when the game of bowling was introduced in 1965 and the club house remains and icon to us,” he said.
“It’s the club house that had shaped and groomed the sport bowling in the country. And the first gold medal winner for the country came out from this club when Geua Tau won the country’s first gold medal in the Commonwealth Games in Auckland in 1990.”
National Capital District Commission (NCDC) sports desk coordinator Kila Dick as assured to have the commission to support the event.