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Sat 23rd Sep 2017

Polo Times Is Out Now!

October issue of Polo Times

The October issue of Polo Times will be hitting your doorsteps this weekend. The autumn is well and truly upon us, but fear not, there’s plenty of polo to keep your addiction at bay! This month Polo Times speaks to former-HPA Chairman John Tinsley about his lifetime in polo and we break down the all-important Helmet regulation changes. We also cover international action news from Azerbaijan and Sotogrande. As usual, the latest issue to arrive on your doorstep will be jam-packed full of polo news, reports and stories including:

Cover Stories:
John Tinsley Interview – A reflection on a lifetime in Polo
New Helmet Regulations – Your must-have guide for 2018
Action from Azerbaijan – The 5th CBC Sport Arena Polo World Cup
 
Plus:
The Sotogrande Gold Cups
Victor Ludorum Round-Up
HPA Select
Hannah Kimber Jewellery
Property Focus
 
Regulars:
All our traditional Club, Women’s (including 5 minutes with Beanie Bradley), Military and Youth news from both home and abroad, as well as Bit Focus, Fitness For Polo, Learn to Play, Letters, Polodoc and Sidelines. Plus, we speak to the winners of Polo Times’ Best Playing Pony rug awards to find out more about their winning ponies. Last but by no means least is our Sidelines coverage of social events from across the country, social news in our Gossip pages and we find out more about President of FIP, Nicholas Colquhoun-Denvers in Passions. And, don’t forget to turn to our What’s On pages to find out where you need to be this October.
 
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Fri 22nd Sep 2017

What’s On This Weekend

Polo near you

The tournament roster is thinning out but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some great polo events on near you this weekend, to keep your polo bug going strong. 

Some clubs across the country will be hosting their final tournaments of the season, whilst international clubs are just getting going. Home to the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup, Cowdray Park Polo Club will be hosting its final two tournament this weekend, the Farewell Cup and the Autumn Cup, whilst Cirencester Park will host players for the Associates Trophy and revellers for their End of Season bash. 
The selection of low goal tournaments are still going strong, with Tidworth welcoming players for the Valete Cup and White Waltham Polo Club hosting their 0 Goal Mar del Plata Polo Challenge. 
The French polo season will come to an end this weekend with the Final of the Copa del Autonio at the Mariana Polo Club and Polo Park Zürich will say a temporary farewell to their members during their Patron’s Cup. 
But, fear not! The Southern Hemisphere has begun its season in a timely fashion.  The Argentine season has well and truly begun and, following the Jockey’s Cup last week, this weekend sees the Copa Novillitos at La Aguada Polo Club, whilst in Australia play is under way at Arunga Polo Club. Elsewhere across Australia, yards are preparing for the XI FIP World Championships taking place next month, where approximately 250 ponies will be saddled and ready to fight for their places in the Final.
Below are some of the fixtures being played across the globe this weekend:
 
Cowdray – Farewell Cup (6): 9 – 24 September
HPC – Billy Walsh Tournament (0-3): 10 – 24 September
Cirencester – Gouldsmith Bowl (4-8): 11 – 24 September
Cirencester – Associates Trophy (-2-2): 11 – 24 September
RCBPC – The John Houghton Tournament (0-4): 19 – 24 September
Ranelagh – Copa De Otoňo (0-2): 23 – 24 September
Beaufort – 2 Goal Festival (-2-2): 23 – 24 September
Binfield Heath – BHPC Tournament (-2-2): 23 – 24 September
Knepp Castle – Autumn 2 Goal Tournament (0-2): 23 – 24 September
Hurtwood – End of Season (0 - 2): 23 – 24 September
Tidworth – Valete Cup (-2-2): 23 – 24 September
West Wycombe – Final Chukka Cup (-8 - -2 & -2-0): 23 – 24 September
White Waltham – The Mar del Plata Polo Challenge (-2-0): 23 – 24 September
FHM – FHM Rose Bowl (-8 - -4): 23 September
 
Kenya
Nairobi – Kenya International 12 Goal (12): 22 – 24 September
 
Spain
Ibiza – 4th Sunset Polo Cup: 22 – 24 September
 
Switzerland
Polo Park Zürich – Patron’s Cup (Patrons only): 23 – 24 September

France
Mariana – Copa del Autonio (-1-1): 23 – 24 September
 
Argentina
La Aguada – Copa Novillitos: 23 September
 
Australia
Arunga – Arunga Spring Tournament (8): 23 – 24 September

Social Events 
Cirencester – The End of Season Party: 24 September
Cowdray – End of season Party: 24 September
 
12 Goal Victor Ludorum
Cowdray – Autumn Cup: 12 – 24 September
 
Photograph: Gardenvale, the 2016 Autumn Cup winners at Cowdray Park Polo Club. By ©www.imagesofpolo.com

Wed 20th Sep 2017

The Armis Polo Helmet

The next generation of polo technology

Recently, the HPA has announced the upcoming changes to polo helmet regulation, effective from 1 January 2018 onwards. Helmets must now be certified under the following type marks: PAS015:2011, SNELL E2001, VG1 01.040 2014-12 and UTAC/CRITT 04/2015. In the October issue of Polo Times, we feature this topic in detail, listing all the helmets which reach the requirements and explain the rules; so if you are not a subscriber you are missing out!

 
Robin Spicer, the lead designer and founder of Armis Polo, whose helmet design is one of those that has achieved the new HPA standard spoke to The Discovery Channel about the importance of protection systems in polo helmets and why he believes a change is required. Click here to see the video.
In Armis Polo’s words, “Modern technology has enabled us to produce helmets that are strong, lightweight and extremely comfortable to wear. The main part of the helmet that protects your head is the protective liner made of high-grade polystyrene, EPS (like microscopic bubble wrap that acts in the same way as the crumple zone on a car), which is in turn protected by a hard carbon fibre shell.” The Armis Polo Helmet also features a one-of-a-kind MIPS system, which has been developed to reduce rotational impact on the brain when receiving an impact from an angle. MIPS mimics the brain’s own protection system by adding a low friction layer between the head and the helmet.  
On impact, i.e. when you fall and land, the Armis Polo Helmet does three things:
1. The shell diffuses the impact over a large area.
2. The helmet liner reduces bruising to the brain by increasing the length of time it takes for the shock to meet your head and for you to stop. The bigger the impact, the more EPS bubbles burst, so it is actually the hat liner that collapses and not your skull. 
3. The MIPs system then engages reducing rotational violence on the brain during angled impacts. 
Armis Polo has also now introduced a customisation service enabling clients to design their own helmet to their unique design specifications. This service can be taken advantage of at all participating retailers. 
 
Video credit: Discovery Corporate Services Ltd/Marcus Jones
 
Photography: Robin Spicer spoke to The Discovery Channel about the next generation of Armis Helmet. Courtesy of Armis Polo
 

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