In their desire to make the famous International Pairs competition a truly national tournament, the organisers of the International Paris Golf Championship, Falcon Golf Development Company, (FGDC) has introduced regional qualifiers that will culminate in a national final already billed to hold at the highbrow Ibom Golf Resort in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.
The Chief Executive Officer of the organising outfit, Remi Olukoya said the decision to make the annual tournament a national event was borne out of the need to accommodate others from all the golf clubs in the country.
To this effect, IBB International Golf & Country Club, Abuja will host golfers from the Northern Region while Lakowe Lakes will host their counterpart from the South West.
Golfers from the South-South and South East region would converge at Port-Harcourt Golf Club for the regional qualifier.
Winners in all the regions and other invited guests would converge at the five-star Ibom Golf Resort for the final that will produce Nigeriaâ€™s representative to the finals of International Pairs in Portugal onÂ November 6-10Â at the Hotel Penina Golf Resort.
Expected in this yearâ€™s edition are the defending champions are, former Governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola and his pair, Esosa Ojomo, who will enjoy automatic qualification to the national finals in recognition of their feat last year.