Yesterday the team presentation for the 1st FIP Arena Polo European Championship Azerbaijan took place at Baku’s Boulevard Hotel.

World Polo in cooperation with the Equestrian Federation of Azerbaijan Republic (ARAF) and the Elite Horse and Polo Club Bina organises the first ever FIP Arena Polo European Championship in Baku/Azerbaijan. From 4-12 September 2015, six teams with a handicap of 6 to 8 goals from Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and a local team from Azerbaijan will fight for the title of the 1st FIP Arena Polo European Championship Azerbaijan. 



The tournament starts today at 17.00 hrs (local time) with the first polo match between Germany and Azerbaijan at Elite Horse & Polo Club Bina in Baku. The match is followed by the second game at 18.00 hrs (local time), in which Spain faces Italy. The day is finished with the third polo match at 19.15 hrs (local time), in which Switzerland will fight against Ireland.

Teams:
Team Azerbaijan

Elchin Jamalli
Tarlan Gurbanaliyev
Elmir Aliyev

Team Ireland
James Connolly
Siobhan Herbst
James Kennedy Jr.
Keelan McCarthy
Patrick Ephson

Team Spain
Marcos Álvarez Talegón
Alvaro Álvarez Talegón
Antonio Ayesa Guix
Luis Benjumea Llorente

Team Switzerland
Luca Zindel
Cedric Schweri
Tito Gaudenzi
Fabio Meier

Team Germany
Patrick Maleitzke
Oliver Sommer
Philipp Sommer
Niklas Steinle

Team Italy
Franco Piazza
Oscar Caronna
Giordano Magini
Gianluca Magini

Schedule:
Friday, 4th September 2015
16.30 Gate Open
17.00 1st Polo match GERMANY – AZERBAIJAN
18.00 2nd Polo match SPAIN – ITALY
19.15 3rd Polo match SWITZERLAND – IRELAND

Saturday, 5th September 2015
16.30 Gate Open
17.00 1st Polo match ITALY – AZERBAIJAN
18.00 2nd Polo match SWITZERLAND – SPAIN
19.15 3rd Polo match IRELAND – GERMANY

Sunday, 6th September 2015
16.30 Gate Open
17.00 1st Polo match SWITZERLAND – ITALY
18.00 2nd Polo match GERMANY – SPAIN
19.15 3rd Polo match IRELAND – AZERBAIJAN

Thursday, 10th September 2015
16.30 Gate Open
17.00 Team presentation and opening ceremony
17.15 1st Polo match AZERBAIJAN – SWITZERLAND
18.00 2nd Polo match ITALY – GERMANY
19.15 3rd Polo match IRELAND – SPAIN

Friday, 11th September 2015
16.30 Gate Open
17.00 1st Polo match GERMANY – SWITZERLAND
18.00 2nd Polo match SPAIN – AZERBAIJAN
19.15 3rd Polo match ITALY – IRELAND

Saturday, 12th September 2015
17.00 Gate Open
17.30 Team and Horse Parade – Azerbaijan horse show
18.30 Polo game finals 5/6 Place
19.30 Polo game finals 3/4 Place
20.30 Finals European Championship
21.30 Prize giving ceremony
22.00 AZERBAIJAN Polo Party at Elite Horse & Polo Club (Ticket Hotline: (+994 12) 565 31 51, (+994 77) 498 00 00 or (+994 55) 920 99 51)

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