The final of the third edition of the All Asia Cup took place on Saturday January 16, and it was an event to remember. Thailand and Indonesia would be playing the championship team, while Philippines, Malaysian Tigers and Brueni went to a round robin penalty shootout to determine the winners of the Subsidiary. The title went to Phillipnes, Mayalsian Tigers ended up in fourth place and Brunei in fifth positoin.
There were many attractions prior to the final. Flags waving, horse parades and the speech of the President of the Thailand Polo Association, Kanoksakdi Bhinsaeng.
Title holders, Indonesia, met up with local foursome, Thailand. It was expected to be a very balanced contest as both teams played very well during the qualifying stage – strong in attack and solid defense. But it was Thailand who demonstrated a clear dominance that overwhelmed their rivals. The final result, an impressive 7,5 -1 says it all.
The event came to an end with a gala dinner attended by guests, who enjoyed musical shows and another horse parade.
Thailand vs Indonesia.
Round robin subsidiary cup.
Awards and prize giving.