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Tue 16th Sep 2014

British lady players travel to France for the 3rd Women’s French Open

Preparations underway, as the first round of the tournament in Chantilly is set to begin tomorrow.

The 8 -12 goal tournament hosted by Chantilly Polo Club consists of four teams which include four UK-based lady players; Emma Boers, Hazel Jackson, Heloise Wilson-Smith and Charlene Goudkuil. Young British player Emma Boers will be playing alongside Caroline Anier, playing for Chariol La Victoire with patrons Emmanuelle Morandi, and Marie Victoire de Coulange as a 9 goal side. Heloise Wilson-Smith is playing for Esprit Du Maryland alongside Charlotte Garaud, Laetitia Guillemin and Gabriella Turk. Hazel Jackson and Charlene Goudkuil are playing for Tom Tailor Polo Team with Naomi and Tahnee Schroder as a 12 goal side; the highest handicapped team in the tournament. Games are due to start on Wednesday 17 with the Finals concluding on Sunday 21 September.
Photograph: Hazel Jackson will be playing in the third Women’s French Open at Chantilly Polo Club. By Thousand Word Media


Mon 15th Sep 2014

England win the FIP 8 Goal European Championships

Ten days, five games and four wins later England hold the Trophy for the FIP 8Goal European Championships

The England team triumph despite a set back in during the qualifying games earlier in the week to win the FIP 8 Goal Eurpean Championships. The team of Max and Freddie Dear, Jack Mesquita and Olly Tuthill won three out of their four games before the finals only losing to Ireland who topped the leader board in their league.  Beating the French on Friday afternoon,  with a team made up of four 2 goal players, by only 1 goal gave them their place in the Final on Sunday. Having played the team before they were better prepared for the final against Ireland, which was the only team they failed to win against in the competition. Their win was with a comfortable gap of three goals with a final socre of 3-6. France beet Italy to win the sub final. The Polo de Paris Subsidiary Cup saw Germany win against the Netherlands for 7th and 8th and Spain beat Austria for 5th and 6th place in the final ranking.

Photograph: England celebrate winning the FIP 8 Goal European Championships By Janie Dear

Fri 12th Sep 2014

Argentine season starts with more rule changes

The Argentine Polo Association has made further revisions to their rule changes despite the season having already started.

The Argentine Polo Association (AAP) issued the changes on Thursday 11th September on their website. From this statement it looks like the majority of the previous changes are ‘on hold’. The rules that have been implemented with immediate affect are:

1.The throw-in will consist of all eight (8) players (not the previously proposed four players).

2. For the throw-in, the teams will be separated by one meter with stripes on the ground at the center of the field.

3. On penalty shots, the player shooting a foul, when preparing to take the shot, must stay within 50 yards of the ball. 

4. When play resumes, following a foul or a knock-in, the striking player may not take any longer than 15 seconds to put the ball into play after the umpire signals the order to play. The penalty for violating this rule by the striking team will result in a throw-in at the spot of the foul.

Photograph: Argentina playing England in the Coronation Cup By Tony Ramirez Images of Polo

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Thu 11th Sep 2014
England lose to Ireland in the FIP European 8 Goal Championships
A set back for the England team in Chantilly as they prepare to play France on Friday

Wed 10th Sep 2014
South Africa and the USA draw in the first test match at Shongweni in Durban
The second and final test match by both teams in the BMW Internationals Polo Series 2014 concludes in Johannesburg this Sunday

Wed 10th Sep 2014
Guards Polo Club unveil their field with a view
A new high goal ground opens at Flemish Farm with the Board Directors’ Cup.

Tue 9th Sep 2014
Black Eagles victorious in Cheltenham Cup
A win for Black Eagles at Cirencester

Mon 8th Sep 2014
England claim second victory in Chantilly
Win against Spain secures place in Semi Finals

Mon 8th Sep 2014
Audi England victorious in final International of the season
Home nation defeat Rest of the World to win at Chester

Fri 5th Sep 2014
England win opening game in Chantilly
England defeat Austria in the FIP European Championships

Thu 4th Sep 2014
Guards Polo Club takes Brazil
Guards International Series expands its fixtures as far as Brazil

Tue 2nd Sep 2014
AAP introduce new rules for the upcoming season
Several new rules being tested in early stages of the season

Tue 2nd Sep 2014
Tiny Tittle receives top prize at RoR’s Racing to Polo Challenge
Former racehorses shine in their second career as polo ponies

Tue 2nd Sep 2014
Merlos brothers take the Bombardier Pacific Coast Open by storm
ERG defeat Lucchese to defend their Bombardier Pacific Coast Open title in Santa Barbara

Sun 31st Aug 2014
Valiente win top prize in Sotogrande
Valiente defeated Ellerston in one of the most exciting matches of the season

Fri 29th Aug 2014
Equus win Gold
The medium goal final was played at Santa Maria this evening

Fri 29th Aug 2014
Huntsman complete the triple
The same team have claimed Bronze, Silver and Gold Cup titles

Fri 29th Aug 2014
HPA to host FIP Qualifiers
14 Goal Qualifiers for World Championships will take place from 24–28 September

Thu 28th Aug 2014
Allianz Kundler take first place in Berlin
Following six days of tough competition Allianz Kundler secure the title

Wed 27th Aug 2014
Valiente and Ellerston through to Gold Cup Final
Two Finalists are confirmed following this evening’s Semi Finals

Wed 27th Aug 2014
Halcyon Gallery and Lechuza Caracas in Subsidiary Final
Both sides victorious in Subsidiary Semi Finals last night

Tue 26th Aug 2014
Equus to defend Gold Cup title
Defending champions face FCT in Friday’s Final

Mon 25th Aug 2014
E.I. Sturdza Investment Funds are champions in Gstaad
Hublot Polo Gold Cup comes to an end

Sun 24th Aug 2014
Semi Finals set for Medium Goal Gold Cup
Silver Cup finalists reach last four

Fri 22nd Aug 2014
Valiente maintain their clean streak
Bronze and Silver Cup champions remain unbeaten

Wed 20th Aug 2014
RoR Racing to Polo Challenge
Prize money available for ex-racehorses

Tue 19th Aug 2014
Sotogrande Gold Cup begins
First league matches underway in the high goal

Mon 18th Aug 2014
Blenheim Palace reclaims County Cup
George Sunderland’s team win 15 goal tournament at Cirencester

Mon 18th Aug 2014
Valiente win The Silver Cup
Adolfo Cambiaso leads his team to their second high goal victory of the Sotogrande season

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