The main men’s cup winner will get $8000 while the runner-up will receive $3500.
The winner of the women’s cup will receive $3000 while the runner-up will get $1000.
Sid Toa of Events Rarotonga, who are producing the event this year, said they put a lot of focus on the prize monies. “We recognise that the prize pool has to be significant enough to entice players to the tournament and to commit to training.” With about two weeks left for the tournament at the BCI Stadium in Nikao, the organisers have received interest from 14 men’s and six women’s team.
Jessie Sword of Events Rarotonga said teams were in full preparation mode ensuring the event bring excellent play.
She said players would not only be competing for the prize money, but also for the newly re-named tournament trophies.
“The 20 teams that will be on show from November 1 to 3 are a combination of local and overseas teams from New Zealand, Australia and even the United Arab Emirates who are back to give the women’s competition a run for their money.”
Tickets to the Raro Sevens are on sale at the ANZ Bank, The Islander Hotel and Captain Tamas.
Men’s Cup – $8000, Runner up – $3500; Men’s Plate – $3000, 4th Place –$1500; Men’s Bowl – $1000, 6th Place – $500; Men’s Shield – $500; Women’s Cup – $3000, Runners up – $1000.