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Saturday 15 April 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Outer Islands

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Penrhyn Marble comp a  success
Most outstanding player in the inaugural marble competition, Parehenua Mamia received $50 prizemoney. SUPPLIED/23031472

Thirty-two participants battled in the inaugural marble competition held on Easter Monday in Omoka, Penrhyn.

Students of Penrhyn schools, Apii Omoka and Apii Tetautua, had an awesome fun day event on Easter Monday earlier this week.

The students took part in a marble competition which was one of the biggest attractions during the fun day.

Penrhyn executive officer Puna Vano said it was the first time a marble competition was held and they hope to make it bigger and better next year.

Vano acknowledged all participants for their effort.

Thirty-two joined the marble competition that was held in Omoka with each player receiving 20 marbles to compete with.

Vano said the winners faced a hard road to victory as they required plenty of practice to get those ace shots.

He said some of the children were nervous especially with people watching them perform.

Vano said the youngest player was a seven-year-old and the oldest player was 55-year-old.

He acknowledged their major sponsor Bank of the Cook Islands (BCI) and co- sponsors Mama Materau Ford, Papa Mayor Rangitava Rangitava Takanoa Taia and the families for making the event possible.

Winners:

Most outstanding player in the inaugural marble competition, Parehenua Mamia received $50 prizemoney.

Top placed Matasa Solo won $150.

Second placed Mama Tannibwe (Urungakura) Faira received $100.

Ms Napa Sonny, who finished third, received $50.