gasGASTEIN-DOUBLE STARTS WITH WORLD PREMIERE

All eyes of global polo are on Bad Gastein where a world premiere in polo will be held with the first ever played Ladies Snow Polo event, the Ladies World Cup on Snow. Six teams from England, France and Austria compete for the first Ladies title. Mixed Tour event takes place at Gastein from February 26th to 28th.

Bad Gastein will be host for two prestigious events in global polo just within one week. At first, from February 19 to 21 the first ever played pure women snow polo tournament takes place at the Snow Polo Arena which will be located at the local football stadium. Just one week later the 2016 PIPA Snow Polo World Cup Tour will be played at the same spot. Six teams have qualified for the Ladies World Cup on Snow, three English, two Austrian and one French team. Each team consists oft wo players, all in all 24 horses will participate at this tournament.

Beside the polo action on the field there will be some exciting side events like a traditional Austrian Ski-hut night or a carriage ride through the idyllic region of Gastein. Only one week after the Ladies event the 2016 PIPA Snow Polo World Cup Tour stops at Bad Gastein. This event is the fourth of the 2016 tour and follows Munich, Seefeld and Ramsau. With Austria leading the tour ranking, this tournament could have predecisioning character in the case of Austrian victory. Austria, playing very strong at Ramsau last weekend, wants to attack at Gastein and to make a huge step towards the 2016 tour title. Therefore the players hope that there will be a good atmosphere with a lot of spectators in the Snow Polo Arena at Bad Gastein like there were in Ramsau and Seefeld. The framework of this tournament will built exciting side events, starting Thursday evening.

Teams Ladies World Cup on Snow:

England I / Adastra: Robyn Evans, Claire Machnamara

England II / Chocalan Wines: Tina Flatau/ Marissa Figgins, Larissa Westall

England III / Happy Horse: Elspeth Talbot Rice, Emma Talbot Rice

France / Europäischer Hof: Natalia Corrales/Clothilde Ludorf, Anne-Pascale Guedon

Austria / A Quechua: Gudrun Bauer/Johanna Spreitzhofer, Yvonne Halden/Edith Kelz

Austria II / Bad Gastein: Klarina Pichler, TBA

Programme Ladies World Cup on Snow:

Thursday, Feb 18th:

Welcome Surprise Reception downtown Bad Gastein Friday,

Feb 19th:

15:00 Start of Program

16:00 Game 1

17:00 Game 2

18.00 Game 3

20:00 „Pretty in Pink“ – Dinner Party at 5* Hotel Partner Europäischer Hof Saturday,

Feb 20th:

15:00 Start of Program

16:00 Game 1

17:00 Game 2

18.00 Game 3

20:00 „Night of the Frying Pan“ at Schafflinger Skialm

Sunday, Feb 21st:

12:00 Start of Program

13:00 Gastein Cup – Game for 5th place

14:00 Chocalan Cup – Game for 3rd place

15:00 Big Final

16:00 Presentation Ceremony and Official Closing

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