|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