Kite fighting competitors urged to follow rules – FBC News
The stage is set for tomorrow’s inaugural Kite Fighting Championship and the Fijian Broadcasting Corporation is urging participants to strictly adhere to the rules they have agreed to.
Participants are reminded to use regular cotton thread to string their kites as all checks will be carried out before the start of the competition.
To ensure fairness, participants will be free to add secret shuffles to their chats once formal verification has been completed.
Mohammed Shaheed, 64, who has over 50 years of kite flying experience, is excited about tomorrow’s event.
“It was fun back then, but now everyone has phones and they’re busy on their phones and that’s something I’m really happy about and happy about.”
Fijian Broadcasting Corporation chief executive Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said they aim to give the sport the national recognition it deserves.
“By putting in a lot of money and bringing people together this is going to become an annual event, there will be hundreds of people showing up just to see imagine this has never been done before in Fiji, 68 deer- flying at the same time trying to cut each other.
68 kites will fly tomorrow, with all competitors aiming for the top prize of $2,000.
Fans will not be allowed in the competition area, so that the athletes have enough space to move around.