Despite the BMW NZ Polo Open event being cancelled (due to current Covid-19 restrictions in New Zealand) that was to attract a crowd of over 6,000, the Polo competition was able to continue in an amended format with limited spectators. 

In a true competitive final that was held on Clevedon’s Smiths Lawn, Mystery Creek Tigers and 4CYTE contended for the prestigious trophy with Mystery Creek Tigers winning 12-8.

The win for team Mystery Creek Tigers was the 4th NZ Polo Open victory together for JP Clarkin and Kit Brooks and the first for Garth Fraser and Bianca Drake.

Player of the match went to JP Clarkin. 

Best Playing Pony went to ‘Duchess’ played by Kit Brooks. 

Best Thoroughbred went to ‘Coke’ played by JP Clarkin and owned by Garth McKenzie.

 

Edward Elworthy-Jones of 4CYTE and JP Clarkin of Mystery Creek Tigers. Action from the 14 goal final between Mystery Creek Tigers and 4cyte during the Auckland Polo Open, Ryburn Park, Clevedon, Auckland, New Zealand, Sunday 20 February 2022. Photo: Simon Watts/www.bwmedia.co.nz

 

Mystery Creek Tigers
JP Clarkin (C)
Kit Brooks
Bianca Drake
Garth Fraser

4CYTE
Jeremy Jones (C)
Edward Elworthy-Jones
Glen Sheriff
Craig Wilson

 

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