It has been a tight final at the second last tournament of the 2016 PIPA Snow Polo World Cup Tour at Bad Gastein where England could beat Austria after four thrilling Chukkers. Despite the stormy conditions, hundreds of spectators cheered for the teams and could see high class polo at all gamedays.
Despite very stormy conditions on Sunday, the snow polo arena at Bad Gastein was filled up with hundreds of spectators waiting for the final game. Right from the start England and Austria showed high class polo on the perfectly prepared pitch. In the first two Chukkers the game was very tight, both teams showed good teamplay.
In the third Chukker England became stronger, Austria did not play well at this point of the game what led to a solid lead for England after three Chukkers. In the fourth Chukker Austria raised the pressure again and tried everything to come back to the game. Especially the fast attackes and good runs from Benjamin Darroux caused team England a lot of troubles. In the end, England could defend their lead,13:11 was the final score after fourth Chukkers.
Katriona Shrives from third placed team South Africa was named MVP.
2016 PIPA Snow Polo World Cup Bad Gastein Top 3:
2016 PIPA Snow Polo World Cup Tour Ranking Top 3:
Austria / 14 Points
England / 12 Points
Germany / 6 Points