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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Thursday, January 18, 2001

Sunset Beach Open
waiting period starts

Star-Bulletin staff

The second annual Hawaii Pro-Am Circuit Sunset Beach Open kicked off its 10-day waiting period this morning for the two-day event on the North Shore.

Organizers hope to get the contest underway later in the week. The holding period runs through Jan. 27

The HPAC was established 17 years ago in 1984 as a venue to promote local Hawaii surfers. Ninety-six surfers, as well as defending champion Myles Padaca and HPAC Grand Slam Series champion Pancho Sullivan, will be vying for ASP World Qualifying Series points and the $10,000 prize purse.

The event hotline number is 922-2664. Surf permitting, the contest will start at 8 a.m. daily.

Showdown at Raceway

The first signature series event of 2001 at Hawaii Raceway Park features the 1/8-mile Open Bracket Showdown, presented by Pearl Harbor Transmission this Saturday night at the NHRA sanctioned dragstrip.

The open bracket format will feature $30.00 run cards. Gates open at 6 p.m.

General admission is $6.00, while kids 5 and under get in free. Parking is also free.

For more information see or call 841-3724.

College golf at Waikoloa

The University of Hawaii-Manoa and -Hilo teams are slated to play in the Taylor Made/Waikoloa Intercollegiate golf tournament, Feb. 15-17.

Teams representing 21 other colleges will also play in the 54-hole tournament at Waikoloa Kings' and Waikoloa Beach Golf Courses.

3-on-3 tourney in March

The 3-on-3 Wannabes Basketball Tournament, a fund-raiser for Kamehameha Schools Class of 1990, will take place March 18, and is open to the public.

There will be different divisions, including "Elite" (competitive players), "Couch Potato" (people who just want to have fun), "Prep" (high school) and "Celebrity/Media" (members of the local television, print, radio, music scene).

There is an $80 fee, with four players to a team.

Participants registered by Feb. 16 will receive a T-shirt and prize bag. The final deadline is March 2.

All games will start at 9 a.m. at Kekuhaupio Gym on the Kamehameha Schools campus.

For registration or to get more information, call 386-9233.

Boxing at Aloha Tower

Super-middleweights Joseph Kiwanuka and Rob Bleakley are scheduled to meet in a 10-round main event of a pro boxing card Jan. 30 at Aloha Tower.

Nine other fights are slated for the card being promoted by Hawaii Pro-Boxing Inc.

Call 783-3779 for ticket information.

Goldstein defends title

Paul Goldstein plans to defend his championship at the Hilton Waikoloa Village USTA Challenger, Jan. 23-28.

Also participating will be Andy Roddick, whose serve has been recorded at over 135 mph.

For more information call 886-1234.

Hawaiian Combat on tap

Former University of Hawaii football player Falaniko Vitale headlines Hawaiian Combat 2, March 3 at Waipahu High School.

The mixed martial arts event begins at 7 p.m. Admission is from $10 to $35.

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

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