Bears in the A grade and Chebu in B grade have booked spots for the 2024 Port Moresby Women's Softball grand final scheduled for the 9th of March, after recording respective wins in the major semi-finals on Saturday at the Bisini softball diamonds.

The bears beat accounted Saints  6-4 in the A grade qualifier while Chebu proved too strong for the Bears 21-15 in the B grade division.

Thrilling Semi-Finals Set Grand Final Stage

Yagi Yasasa's crucial goal in the second half of extra time proved decisive after a 1-1 draw in regulation.

Lahanis to pass Gurias

Both teams are expected to come out with all guns blazing to keep their finals hopes alive. Loser bows out while winner proceeds to the preliminary next week.

The Lahanis underdog nametag shouldn’t be an understatement if last week’s upset win over defending premiers Hela Wigmen was anything to go by.

A glimpse of the finals

Teams representing corporate and government entities vie for the spot in the finals and will leave no stone unturned in their quest for glory. Let's dive into the riveting highlights from each category:
In the women's cup category finals, Kinas Bank triumphs amidst fierce rivalry. The match between Kina Bank and Parliament women last weekend set the arena ablaze with their pursuit of victory. In a gripping encounter, Kina Bank emerged victorious, securing a 3-1 win. Their relentless efforts have now earned them a coveted spot in the grand final on 27th August 27. 

DEM Cup preliminary final heats up

Despite this experience, you can’t write off the Goroka Lahanis just yet. They have the history of winning the competition from the 6th placing heading into this match. Ahead of their sudden death clash, both teams have named their sides unchanged. Their lineup is this;

Fullback for the Goroka Lahanis is; Douxen Hayato, on the Wings are; Tassy Kawage and Amos Kafare; and the center paring is; Joseph Mocke and Kafu Ken. In the halves is; Chalie Buka and Josepth Karara and Emmanuel Alfred wears the Number Jersy.

DEM CUP 1st eliminations

The first round of the eliminations this Sunday will see defending premiers Kroton Hela Wigmen face off with Bintangor Goroka Lahanis in the first of the double header at 12.30pm. ENB Agmark Gurias meet traditional rivals, PRK Mendi Muruks in the main event at 3pm.

A bumper crowd is expected for this Sunday’s blockbuster.

Rosso Cup finals set for Aug 12

Due to time constraints, some of the events could not be completed on Sunday, August 6th.

This Saturday, 4 finals will be held, including the presentation of prizes for all age categories.

A new start and finish route has also been outlined by the committee for the 16-18 boys and senior men’s finals.

The Lae Showgrounds will not be used this weekend. Instead, cyclists will start and finish at the Lae Botanic Gardens (balus area).

Thrilling battles in POM corporate volleyball finals

The competition has been intense and the four top teams are all set to battle it out for a spot in the grand final.

The match between NCDC and Dentons is being termed the clash of titans. 

NCDC, led by former PNG Volleyball Amoa setter, Gia Kapa aka Tuvi, will be looking to set the pace and precision for his hitmen of Team City. Backed up by Arthur Patrick, the hitmen, including Allen Lawes, Eddie Aisi Jnr, and Jimmy Wazzu, will seek to overpower Team Dentons with their smashing attacks.

A race for the finals

This weekend’s games are so crucial for all the teams in the premier division.  

The Gangloff University Piggies sit third on the points ladder and Harlequins are behind in fourth position with one win separating both sides. Winning this match is everything. 

Piggies won 8 matches, lost 3 and sits on 39 points. Harlequins won 7, lost 3 and sit on 37 points. Both clubs have been powerhouse teams in the Pepsi CRU in the recent years. Their clash tomorrow will be another highlight match for the round 14 fixtures.

Fast Pitch set for finals

The tournament which started last month has attracted 11 teams including front runners United Brothers followed by Pawa Rangers, Southside Jets, Redsox and Antelopes who are vying for top 4 finals with K3,000 up for grabs.

According to Port Moresby Softball Association, the tournament is a new concept introduced to improve the level of softball in the competition.

Most of the teams have adapted well and are embracing the new style of play which might become an annual offseason tournament.