Athletes preparing for an ocean swim

What to Watch on Day 6

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Fiji’s women’s rugby 7s team are eyeing a medal on day 6. Photos: Charlie Ando Bitikolo, Pacific Games News Service and Ben Bowles, Samoa 2019 Pacific Games News Service

Day 6 (Saturday 25 November) at the Sol2023 Pacific Games will see action across eight sports with several reaching their climax and medals being awarded.

In the women’s basketball medal matches, Samoa and Fiji will face off for the bronze medal at 9am while Tahiti and Cook Islands will contest the gold medal match at 2pm. In the men’s competition, New Caledonia and Samoa will play for bronze at 11.30am, while Guam and Fiji will contest gold at 4.30pm. A Sport City day ticket ($30) or a pass is needed for entry.

On volleyball’s final day, both the men’s and women’s bronze matches will take place at 10.30am. Samoa and New Caledonia will play for bronze in the men’s, while American Samoa and Fiji will play for bronze in the women’s. This will be followed by the women’ gold medal match at 1pm (Tahiti v New Caledonia) and the men’s gold medal match at 3pm (Tahiti v PNG). A Sport City day ticket ($30) or a pass is needed for entry.

At the National Stadium, rugby 7s reaches the business end of the tournament. Semi-finals from 11am will determine who plays in the medal matches. Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and PNG look likely to be playing for medals, based on the first two days of action. A Sport City day ticket ($30) or a pass is needed for entry.

DC Park will play host to the exciting single-day event of open water swimming. Intrepid long-distance swimmers from across the Pacific’s blue waters will plunge in at 10am, with the men’s and women’s races expected to take just over an hour, followed by the relay at 1pm. Entry is free.

Once you’ve finished at open water swimming, head down to nearby sailing, which is also at DC Park and with free entry. Events run from around 10am to 4pm, subject to wind conditions.

It’s the final day of table tennis featuring medal matches in all singles and doubles categories. Play begins at 9am at HCC Arena, with free entry.

It’s also the last day of golf and medals will be awarded during the afternoon at Honiara Golf Club. Play begins at 7am and entry is free.

Tennis continues with more action across all singles and doubles events. Play begins at 9am at the National Tennis Centre, where a Sport City day ticket ($30) or a pass is needed for entry.

Champions will be crowned all round on day 6. If you haven’t been the Games yet, it’s the perfect opportunity to do so before Sunday’s rest day.

Pacific Games News Service

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