Last of the High Goal Arena Polo Starts Soon
A healthy six teams have entered this year’s Arena Gold Cup at The Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club, which this year is supported by Tesla Motors. There has been a bit of shuffling around of players from earlier in the season. Hilali Noordeen’s Sifani has suffered defeats at both outings at the RCBPC so far, but for this tournament Nico San Roman has joined the team alongside Chris Hyde. San Roman’s place on Simon Arber’s Four Quarters Orange team has been snapped up by Jack Richardson, who will play alongside Richard, the Earl of Tyrone for the tournament. Many of the teams are sporting players fresh from the global snow polo circuits, with Hyde, Wooldridge, Good, Benner-Eve and Richardson all having recently competed in St Moritz, Megève and Tianjin respectively.
New to the RCBPC high goal fixtures, Picazo Polo Stud, a German based team have entered, however they are the lowest handicapped team in the tournament with a combined 13 goals made up of Eduardo Anca (7), Patrick Maleitzke (5) and Estelle Wagner (1).
The first game will be played on Tuesday 18 February between Gaucho and Picazo Polo Stud, followed by Four Quarters Orange against 12 Chops the next day. For the full draw and team lists please click here.
Photograph: Action from the 2015 Arena Gold Cup. By Lucy Wilson