|Fri 25th Jan 2013|
England off to good start in China
The FIP Snow Polo World Cup is now underway at Tianjin in China
ENGLAND WON THE opening match against the USA at the FIP Snow Polo World Cup.
The England team of George Meyrick, Oli Hipwood and James Harper defeated the USA side of Robert Yackley, Alan Martinez and Mika Azzaro 4-2 in their first group match. England will now face New Zealand in their second group match tomorrow.
Defending champions Hong Kong and South Africa were the other winners on day one of the 16-goal tournament. Hong Kong defeated Brazil 7-4 and South Africa had a comfortable 7-3 win over India.
Twelve teams are contesting the world cup, which is sanctioned by the FIP for the second year and held at Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club.
Group matches will continue until Monday 28 January. The final will take place on 3 February.
Photograph: England (in white) and the USA in action today
Other top stories
Sun 20th Jul 2014
Dubai lifts Gold Cup
Adolfo Cambiaso inspires his team to victory over King Power at Cowdray Park
Wed 16th Jul 2014
Dubai to play King Power for Gold Cup
Dubai progress to second consecutive Gold Cup final, against newcomers King Power
Tue 15th Jul 2014
Sotogrande line-ups announced
A scattering of British players will be in action in Sotogrande later this month
Mon 14th Jul 2014
Semi-finals set for Gold Cup
The four teams have been decided for the semi-finals, with a Brit certain to feature in the final
Thu 10th Jul 2014
Gold Cup quarter-finalists decided
The four quarter-final fixtures have been determined following a penalty shootout this morning
Tue 8th Jul 2014
Zacara ends 23-match unbeaten run
Dubai became the first team to defeat Zacara in two years yesterday
Mon 7th Jul 2014
Herbert Spencer dies
The polo journalist and Polo Times columnist has died aged 85