The year started for Uwe Zimmermann, polo-visionary and founder of the Estancia Polo Club in Budapest, with a polo premiere in Jaipur, India. Narendra Singh, father of the Maharaja of Jaipur, and Uwe Zimmermann organzied the first Swiss Kota Polo Cup from the 2rd to 6th of January 2013 at the Rajasthan Polo Club, where team Styger & Partner left the polofield as winner. A total of 12 teams with players from India, Uganda, Germany, Ireland, Great Britain and Hungary participated to the event.
Uwe Zimmermann, co-organzier of the first Swiss Kota Polo Cup: „The tournament – at first planned as test-event to establish a new annual tournament – was a great success! With the help of numerous sponsors like Giardino Hotel Group, FIPA Maiora Yachts, Jaques Lemans, Switzerland Tourismus, La Martina and Styger & Partner we succeded to set up that high-quality event.“
„More than 3,000 spectators attended. Among then: The Maharajas of Jaipur and Kota, the Ambassador of Switzerland, numerous economical and political representatives and guests from Europe, America, Uganda and South Africa. In 2014 we will again invite a lot of international players and therefore strengthen India as polo destination for the whole family. It is certain: An Indian poloteam will also play at the Ascona Polo Cup in 2013.“

The Standings:
1. Styger & Partner
2. Giardino Hotel Group
3. Rajasthan Polo Club – La Martina
4. Poloclub Ascona
5. Jaques Lemans
6. FIPA Maiora Yachts