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Mon 22nd Nov 2021

Sir Charles ‘Cow’ Williams Passes Away

24 November 1932 – 19 November 2021

The Barbados and wider polo community lost one of its most ardent supporters and charismatic businessmen who passed away on Friday 19 November at 88-years-old, just a few days from his 89th birthday. 
In the polo world we know Sir Charles ‘Cow’ Williams as a polo player who has played in Barbados and throughout the Caribbean all his life, with strong connections with the UK – he played here extensively from 1973 to 1991 and in later years he was known for his support of the English high goal, this time in the role of Patron of the Apes Hill team with four Englishmen in 2007, 2008, and in 2009 with three Englishmen and an Argentinean who won The Queen’s Cup. As a man of incredible vigour and one of the best advertisements for his favourite adage of: “Wear out – don’t rust out” which he liked to base his work ethos on, Sir Charles became the oldest active polo player in 2015 and was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen in 2000 for his contributions to Barbados’ development. 
A full obituary will be included in the next issue of Polo Times.
 
Photograph: Sir Charles ‘Cow’ Williams has passed away. By ©www.imagesofpolo.com 
 

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