Sebastian Petracchi (+5), Nicolas Pieroni (+3), Ang Roon Kai (+1) and Ronnie Lim (-1) of team Stella Artois defeated Team Park Regis Singapore with Benjamin Araya jr. (+6), Ignacio „Nachi“ Alberdi (+2), Ali Reda (+1) and Ameer Jumabhoy (+1) at the Singapore Open 2013. The score was 5,5 – 5 in the final after three days of tournament. The tournament final was played at an intense pace in hot weather at the Singapore Polo Club.

International polo player Sebastian Petracchi scored a total of three goals for Team Stella Artois, while Benjamin Araya Jr., Ignacio (Nachi) Alberdi and local polo player Ameer Jumabhoy contributed five goals respectively for Team Park Regis Singapore.

The three-day event also featured three other teams: Tata Communications, Piper-Heidsick & USPA (U.S. Polo Assn.) competing in a round-robin format for the title. Sebastian Petrachhi of Team Stella Artois, was awarded the Most Valuable Player and the Best Playing Pony was awarded to Pampeana, who is owned by Club Member and President, Iqbal Jumabhoy.

The tournament final was attended by some 300 distinguished guests, including diplomats, sponsors, socialites, members and invited guests who gathered for the excitement of polo. The final commenced with performing the traditional throw-in ceremony by the Vice President of the Club, Mr KP Lee and Honorary Treasurer, Ms Christine Foong.

Iqbal Jumabhoy, Club President of the Singapore Polo Club: “The Singapore Open 2013 was notable for the support of existing and new sponsors and maximum participation by our local players and highlighted by the action and excitement of the tournament. The Club will host another two major events during end August and October.”

Singapore Polo Club General Manager, Alan Jones: “The Singapore Polo Club is thankful and appreciative of the continual support of Tata Communications, Piper-Heidsieck, Stella Artois, Star Sports, Livingpolo.com, Prestige and LifestyleAsia and new partners Park Regis and Equestrio China Magazine. The second year Singapore Open will continue to grow in stature and is recognised as a premier polo tournament in Singapore”.


The standings:
1. Stella Artois (+8)
Sebastian Petracchi (+5)
Nicolas Pieroni (+3)
Ang Roon Kai (+1)
Ronnie Lim (-1)

2. Park Regis (+10)
Benjamin Araya jr. (+6)
Ignacio „Nachi“ Alberdi (+2)
Ali Reda (+1)
Ameer Jumabhoy (+1)

3. Tata Communications (+10)
Santiago Larborde (+5)
Waqas Khan (+3)
Satinder Garcha (+2)
Vinod Kumar (0)

4. USPA (+9)
Martin Garrahan (+7)
Sattar Khan (+4)
Yeo Kuo Lee (0)
Clifton Yeo / Keith Yeo (-1)

5. Piper-Heidsieck (+10)
Miguel Diaz (+5)
Lia Salvo (+2)
Marc Hogberg (+2)
Jonathan Gabler / Lynly Fong (+1)