First 2015 event to be held 23 – 25 January
Following on from the 2014 event the Polo Instructors’ and Players’ Association (PIPA) have made their Snow Polo Championship Tour even bigger and better for their second year. The Olympic region of Seefeld which was also the location for the Winter Olympics in 1964, 1976 and the Winter Youth Games in 2012, will host the opening of the 2015 tour; with a further two more seasons in 2016 and 2017 also secured in the same location. The tour opts to use a smaller arena-style sized snow-field with two aside teams for a fast action packed games. The four teams set to play are Austria, England, Germany and Slovakia. The next confirmed date in the tour diary includes Bad Gastein in Austria from February 27 – 1 March and Groeden/ Wolkenstein in Italy taking place between 13 – 15 March. There are however, two unconfirmed dates that are being considered, the 6 – 8 February or the 13 – 15 February in either France or Switzerland.
The inaugural 2014 tour was won by Austria in the Final against Liechtenstein with a score of 4-1. Switzerland were the victors in the Semi Final against Italy. For team listings and dates please visit the tournament section of our website.
Seefeld Snow Polo Championships Teams:
Austria (5): Klarina Pilcher (2) and Uwe Seebacher (3)
England (6): Marc Aberle (1) and Tim Ward (5)
Germany (4): Chris von Eupen (2) and Joe Reinhard (2)
Slovakia (3): Alexandra Bencikova (1) and Ladislav Agardi (2)
Photograph: Action from the 2014 PIPA Snow Polo Championship Tour courtesy of PIPA