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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, September 27, 2000

By Pierre Tostee, Special to the Star-Bulletin
Hawaii's Sunny Garcia shows some board
yesterday at the Billabong Pro.

Islanders bang a gong
in Billabong

Star-Bulletin staff

Sunny Garcia, the Association of Surfing Professionals World Tour points leader, and fellow Hawaii pros Andy Irons and Kalani Robb scored first-round victories yesterday in the Billabong Pro contest at Lower Trestles in San Clemente, Calif.

Surfing in clean 2- to 3-foot conditions, they advanced to Round 3 tomorrow.

Hawaii's Ross Williams, Conan Hayes, Shane Dorian and Shawn Sutton were beaten in their heats and relegated to second-round elimination heats today.

Reigning world champion Mark Occhilupo was forced out of the contest with an ankle injury suffered on an artificial "wave lock" machine last weekend.

Football parking update

There will be three additional alternate parking sites near Aloha Stadium for Saturday's Hawaii-Tulsa football game: Ford Island Runway, Kam Drive In and Leeward Community College.

Shuttle service from the alternate sites to the stadium will be provided from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Return shuttles will run from 9-10 p.m.

No tailgating will be allowed at the alternate parking areas.

Also, parking for four or more people in a single car will start at 1 p.m. in the lower Halawa lot. Entry will be from the Salt Lake and Halawa gates.

All parking and turnstile gates will open at 2:30 p.m. There will be no on-street parking before the gates open.

When signs read "Lot full, passes only," only cars with passes will be allowed through parking gates. All others will be directed to the Ford Island, Kam Drive In and Leeward C.C. alternate sites.

Traffic advisories will be broadcast on KCCN-AM 1420 from 2:30 p.m.

UH men's volleyball slate

The University of Hawaii will open its 2001 men's volleyball schedule - revised because of the termination of two opponents' programs - against Lewis on Jan. 10 at the Stan Sheriff Center.

The Warriors will play their first 11 matches at home. They host the seventh annual Outrigger Hotels Invitational Jan. 17-19.

Six of the last eight UH matches will be on the road, including two matches each against Brigham Young and UCLA, the last two NCAA champs.

HPU No. 1 across the board

Unbeaten Hawaii Pacific University retained the No. 1 spot, receiving all 25 first-place votes, in the NCAA Division II Coaches Top 25 women's volleyball poll released yesterday by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

HPU (10-0 overall, 3-0 PacWest) is the unanimous No. 1 pick for the fourth straight week.

BYU-Hawaii (5-4 overall) held the ninth spot in the ratings.

Sailing canoe races

The 2000 Aston Hotels & Resorts Kaanapali Shores Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Regatta will be held Sept. 30 starting at 1 p.m.

The regatta will start and finish offshore of the Aston Kaanapali Shores condominium resort on Maui.

Also, there will be a demonstration of canoe rigging techniques at 8 a.m., a lecture on Hawaiian sailing canoes at 9 a.m., and an awards ceremony and luau at 5:30 p.m.

The Maui to Oahu race, from Fleming Beach on Maui to Kailua Beach on Oahu, is the next day, Sunday, Oct. 1. The 80-mile race starts at 7:30 a.m.

See line scores and results in
the [Scoreboard] section.

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