Renbel 1 squad came out as champions after beating a determined Kwara’ae 1 in a tight match in the men’s category Volleyball competition during the University of the South Pacific Solomon Islands (USP SI) Championship League 2016, Friday.
The volleyball grand final matches were played at the outside courts next to the Multi-purpose Hall.
The winning side (Renbel 1) won two sets while Kwara’ae 1 claimed only one set in the three set playoffs.
For girl’s category, the two Guadalcanal teams decided not to compete since they are representing one ethnic group.
The boys losers final matches saw Renbel 2 placed in the third position while Kwara’ae 2 fourth.
The girls’ losers’ final resulted in MOI coming third while Northern girls settled on the fourth position.
Meanwhile, for futsal games, grand final matches were called-off due to some disagreement from competing teams regarding players.
Prizes were shared equally to both finalists.
The USP SI Championship League 2016, also known as Ethnic & Cultural Championship League, (ECCL) is an annual event and marked as an important episode in the Centre’s calendar with the focus to unite students of diverse ethnic background to interact while at the same time give room for them to cooperate in sporting activities.
Also it’s an opportunity for students to intermingle with each other, have fun, relax and relief stresses from schoolwork/studies.
The competition started on Monday 26th and ended on Friday 30th August.
By STEPHEN DIISANGO