The first edition of the Tarifa International Beach Polo Championships, which took place this past weekend at Playa de Los Lances, Tarifa, organised by Polo4Ever, was a total success. Team McLaren/Guarnieri, consisting of Andrew Nulty, César Miño and Diogo Gallego, emerged victorious. In the final match the threesome defeated team Crédit Suisse by 8-7. Further participating teams were Scapa and Sunseeker.

The award for “Most Valued Player” of the tournament went to Andrew Nulty for being the top scorer with 10 goals, who received a watch from Gomez & Molina Jewelers. The sporting event was attended by the Mayor of Tarifa, Juan Andrés Gil. Among the spectators were a variety of familiar faces including, Prince Pablo de Hohenlohe and his family.

Isabel de Borbón (Polo4Ever): “After the great reception received from the public, media and local authorities, we cannot wait to begin preparation for the second edition of the Tarifa Beach Polo Championships next year.”

Johnny Wheeler (Polo4Ever): “We have taken several years to choose the ideal location for this first championship. Finally we decided on the beaches of Tarifa because they are among the best in Europe for this sport, thanks to the slim and compact sand. In addition, the town has a good infrastructure, experience in other championships, such as Kite and Windsurfing, and the people are extremely friendly because they are accustomed to tourism.”