The 2022 POLO RIDER CUP started today with the victories of Araucaria Polo Club playing against Polo Club Niederweiden, and later BP Polo Malaysia beat Hong Kong Polo Association. 

In the first game of the day, Araucaria Polo Club took the first victory of the tournament against Polo Club Niederweiden by 13 – 8 ½ goals. 

Araucaria Polo Club had a good start, and despite Polo Club Niederweiden managed to enter into the game with four goals of Paul Grabosh, closing the gap at the end of the fourth chukker by 7 – 6 ½ goals, an excellent performance of Adrian Laplacette gave the win to the Argentinian team.

The day‘s second match saw BP Malaysia winning to Hong Kong Polo Association by 15 – 6 goals with an outstanding performance of Tomas Panelo, who scored 11 goals for his team.

The Malaysian team had a fantastic first half of the game, and after the third chukker, BP Malaysia team was leading the match by 11 – 3 goals.

Hong Kong Polo Association scored three more goals in the last two chukkers but at the end the final scoring was 15 – 6 goals

 

POLO RIDER CUP – DAY 1:

ARAUCARIA POLO CLUB  13 –  8 ½ POLO CLUB NIEDERWEIDEN

Score progression: 3 – ½, 6 – 2 ½, 6 – 3 ½, 7 – 6 ½, 10 – 7 ½, 13 – 8 ½
Araucaria Polo Club:  Luca Meier 2 (1 goal), Fabian Bolanterio (4 goals), Adrian Laplacette 7 (6 goals) Fabio Meier 4 (1 goal). Total HC: 12
Polo Club Niederweiden: Santi Schweitzer (4 goals), Anton Grabosh (3 goals), Emil Grabosh (1 goal) Paul Grabosh (3 goals). Total HC: 11
Umpires: G.Lucero – R.Silva // H.Iturraspe

 


 

HONG KONG POLO ASSOCIATION 6 – 15 BP POLO MALAYSIA

Score progression: 0 – 7 , 1 – 9, 3 – 11, 3 – 13, 5 – 14, 6 – 15
Hong Kong Polo Association: Cyrille Costes  (0 goal), Elena Venot 2 (1 goal), Pelayo Berazadi 3 (5 goals), Brieuc Rigaux 1 (9 goals). Total HC: 12
BP Malaysia: James Beh 1 (0 goal), Victor Louarn (1 goal), Tomas Panelo 11 (8 goals) Garvy Beh 3 (3 goals). Total HC: 12
Umpires: G.Lucero – G.Villanueva // S.Anca

 


 

The POLO RIDER CUP continues on Thursday, June 9th

10.30am: Coronel Suárez vs Evviva Polo St. Moritz
12.30pm: Polo Park Zürich vs Preußischer Polo & Country Club Berlin Brandenburg
3pm: Las Brisas Polo Club of Chicago vs. Ellerstina Polo Club
5.00pm: Polo Club de Chantilly vs Empire Polo Club of Coachella Valley

 

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Photos by © GUADALUPE AIZAGA