PRESS RELEASE – (Auckland, New Zealand) Team Guahan played a final Round Game at Noon, Saturday, April 29, 2017, against the team Bruised But Not Broken, and got the 59-27 win that secured their bid in the Championship Final in the C Division Women 30+ at the World Masters Games 2017 (WMG2017) in Auckland, New Zealand, at the Bruce Pullman Park in Takannini.
Guahan went to 6-0, and took a break to rest up for the Final game of the WMG2017 at 6:00pm. Guahan met up again with the Melbourne Joycies, and again the game a very close one at the half. Guahan went into high gear in the second half, and outlasted the Australian women to take the Gold Medal by a 47-29 margin for the Championship.
Gepan played a Round Robin match in the C Division Men’s 40+ against XXX ORPN Stars at 3:00pm, Saturday, April 29, 2017, and pulled away with the 40-26 win to play for the Gold. Gepan will face Phresh at 1:00p.m. on Sunday, April 30, 2017.
The GMBA Boleros took home the Bronze Medal in the C Division, Men’s 50+, after beating the All Native Warriors, on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 4:30pm, by a 66-57 score. The Super Lolos (Guam) also coming away with hardware, taking the Bronze Medal in the C Division, Men’s 60+.
The WMG2017 Closing Ceremony will wrap up the event at 6:30pm, Sunday, April 30, 2017, at the Entertainment Hub, Queen’s Wharf.
Gepan Men’s 40+ Celebrates Last Day of WMG 2017 With A Gold Medal In Auckland
(Auckland, New Zealand) In the last day of the World Masters Games 2017 (WMG2017) at 1:00pm, Gepan (Guam) mustered the last of the energy left from the ten day event to defeat Phresh (New Zealand) 54-38, coming away with the Championship win and the Gold medal in the Men’s 40+, C Division.
Gepan overcame mixed competition in pool play at times playing down in the Men’s30+, C Division, to survive a smaller pool in their division. Assisted by some of the 50+ players from the GMBA Boleros, Gepan pulled away in the 3rd quarter, not giving Phresh a chance to make a comeback.
The Medal Ceremony was immediately held after the Championship, at the Bruce Pullman Arena in Takanini. The Closing Ceremony will wrap up the WMG2017 at Queens Wharf at 6:30pm at the Entertainment Hub.