CRE blitz their way to hold top spot in Media Pool

first_imgClosing off rounds 3, 4 and 5 last Saturday, CRE took easy points forfeiting both Telinet and Post-Courier 7 frames to 0 and then made light work of Peoples Notice Board 6 – 1.However the real big movers and shakers on the weekend were Patrons led by old hands Willie Walimu and Colin Taimbari.Willie ‘the Olympian’ once again led from the front as his team of under-dogs upset Teksol Keleone 4-3, punished Vemps Media 5-2 and then smacked big names NIIB Lamana 4-3.Last year’s minor premier North Mirror led by their core team of captain Lasark Joseph and senior players Chollai Chauka, Charlie Lainda and Alice Mai also made headway thrashing Pacific MMI 7-0, thumping Poi-Nangu 6-1 and brushing off Parliament 5-2.The match of the day between Dataco Pebbles and defending champions Cool Grafix did live up to expectations going down to the wire with the premiers coming from behind to pip Pebbles 4-3.Papuan Blacks who have grown from strength to strength also had a good outing pumping Education Media 5-2 and then going down to a superior Keleone side in a close one 4-3 before coming back to haunt Vemps 6-1.Auditor General have also made serious progress by halting Crime Stoppers 6-1, brushing aside Pebbles 5-2 before going down to Cool Grafix 4-3.Tournament director Ephraim Kara has raised concern about certain teams giving away points on forfeits saying the MPC executives will make a decision shortly on which teams should continue in the competition.“The competition has progressed very well except for a few forfeits but that is been noted by the executives and decisions will be made on whether these teams should continue in the competition or not moving forward,” he added.The top 12 teams of the MPC ladder after round 5 – CRE (10 points), NIIB Lamana (8), Auditor General (8), Patrons (8), Pebbles (6), NEM (6), Keleone (6), Parliament (6), Papuan Blacks (6), Poi Nangu (6), Cool Grafix (6) and City Hall (4).last_img