Ahmibah Brunei grabs remaining place in King’s Cup final

brAnother great day’s polo went ahead this Thursday (January 22nd) at the VR Sports Club, in Bangkok, as part of the Thailand Polo King’s Cup, one of Asia’s leading polo tournaments of the year.

The day’s opening match saw Tang Polo facing Brunei Polo (both teams by this stage out of contention for the title), with the first-named foursome claiming a 10-8 win.

The second match turned out to be a real thriller: Global Port, the team for which Manuel Crespo is playing, faced Ahmibah Brunei, with Francisco Bensadón and Alejandro Agote in its line-up, both teams trying to move forward to the final. This latter team claimed an ever-so-narrow, 5 1/2-5, win and thus bagged the remaining berth of the final.

All of which leads to Ahmibah Brunei now preparing to take on King Power, the tournament’s other undefeated team so far, in this Saturday’s (January 24th) final.


Tuesday, January 20th
King Power 9 vs. Tang Polo 7 1/2
BP Healthcare 6 vs. Ahmibah Brunei 9 1/2

Wednesday, January 21st
BP Healthcare 8 vs. Global Port 9 1/2
King Power 11 vs. Brunei Polo 9 1/2

Thursday, January 22nd
Tang Polo 10 vs. Brunei Polo 8
Global Port 5 vs. Ahmibah Brunei 5 1/2


Sábado 24 de enero
King Power vs. Ahmibah Brunei

Team Line-ups:

Group 1

King Power
Apichet Srivaddhanaprabha 0
Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha 1
Gonzalo Pieres 10
Marcos Di Paola 8
Total: 19

Tang Polo Club
Shilai Liu 1
Miguel Díaz 5
Temi Wellington 7
Antonino Menard 4
Total: 17

Brunei Polo Team
HRH Princess Azamah 0
HH Prince Bahar 1
Pablo Mac Donough 10
Joaquín Pittaluga 7
Total: 18

Group 2

BP Healthcare
James Beh 1
Joevy Beh 4
Garvy Beh 4
Ignacio Heguy 9
Total: 18

Global Port
Michael Romero 0
Benjamin Urquiza 5
Manuel Crespo 7
Anthony Garcia 5
Total: 17

Ahmibah Brunei
HH Prince Qawi -1
HRH Prince Jefri Bolkiah 0
Francisco Bensadon 8
Alejandro Agote 8
Total: 15