Three teams participated in the third edition of the Czech Snow Polo Masters, organised this year by Prestige Models and GILL POLO. The event was held at the prestigious ski resort Špindleruv Mlyn in the Krkonosse Mountains.
Two days of exciting polo saw Team Prestige Models, including the British players John Bunn (+2), Chas Taylor (+1) and Martin Stegeman (+1), emerge as the winning team with three straight victories and one defeat. Team Ski Areal with Captain Michael Howe (+5), Helle Ruggaard (-1) and Marta Mirka (-1) was placed second. The first place for Team Prestige Models was decided on goal difference, as Team Ski Areal also won three matches and lost one.
Captain John Bunn was awarded Most Valuable Player, as he scored the most goals during the tournament. “We came back to keep the title,” said John Bunn, “and that’s what we achieved, but it was much harder this year against Michael Howe and his team.”
Third place went to Team Elan Ski’s, consisting of Captain Kevin Shaw (+1), Hosam Zowawi (0) and Johan Smula (-1). “We were delighted to play,” said Kevin, “but I’ll be back next year to win with a much stronger team.”
2 days of polo and after party were thoroughly enjoyed by players and VIPs alike as each evening saw an amazing Fashion Show, all arranged by Prestige Models.
The award for Best Playing Pony was presented to Tordilla, owned by Naveed Gill and played by Michael Howe. Players, sponsors and spectators had a wonderful time watching, playing and partying. Teams and partners are already asking for another edition in 2017.
In March 2014, the first Czech Snow Polo Masters, the first ever snow polo tournament in the Czech Republic, took place organised by GILL POLO. The premiere was a total success and the feedback was extremely positive. In 2015 the snow polo arena moved to a more central location and was bigger. The date was moved forward to January and this year the event was held at the beginning of February, the coldest and busiest period of the year, in order to have better snow conditions and to attract a bigger audience.
#1 Team Prestige Models (+4)
John Bunn (+2)
Chas Taylor (+1)
Martin Stegeman (+1)
#2 Team Ski Areal (+3)
Michael Howe (+5)
Helle Ruggaard (-1)
Marta Mirka (-1)
#3 Team Elan Ski’s (0)
Kevin Shaw (+1)
Johann Smula (-1)
Hosam Zowawi (0)
For further information about GILL POLO please visit www.gillpolo.com