Reached 4 finals; won Maharaja Jiwaji Rao Scindia Gold Cup & Northern Indian Open.
Garcha Hotels made a superb comeback in the Indian Circuit. Satinder Garcha’s team played four tournaments in India and reached all four finals, winning the coveted Maharaja Jiwaji Rao Scindia Gold Cup (10-goals) and the Northern Indian Open (16-goals).
Maharaja Jiwaji Rao Scindia Gold Cup:
Seven teams competed; the tournament ran from February 16-21.
The teams were divided into Zones A & B.
Zone A: Garcha Hotels, Piramal Polo, Mukteshwar Stud.
Zone B: Jindal Panthers, 61 Cavalry, Oroszlan, Sona Polo.
In the final, Garcha Hotels beat Jindal Panthers by 7 goals to 6.
Manuel Llorente was the top scorer (4 goals) and Dhananjaya Singh was named MVP.
Garcha Hotels: Dhananjaya Singh (-2), Gaurav Sahgal (4), Satinder Garcha (2), Manuel Llorente (6). Total: 10.
Jindal Panther: Pratap Singh Kanota (1), Simran Singh Shergill (5), Miguel Saravia (4), Naveen Jindal (0). Total: 10.
Northern Indian Open:
Garcha Hotels emerged as winners of this prestigious tournament after beating Jindal Panther by 10 goals to 9 at the Jaipur Polo Ground. Both teams displayed their skills and horsemanship. The game ended 9-all draw after six chukkers; Angad Kalaan scored the golden goal in extra time. Daniel Otamendi was named MVP. Satinder Garcha scored two goals in the final, including one from an amazing solo run. The combination of Manuel Llorente and Daniel Otamendi proved too much for Jindal.
Garcha Hotels: (0-2) 1-4, 5-4, 6-6, 8-6, 9-7, 9-9, 10-9.
Jindal Panther: Abhimanyu Pathak 5 (1 goal), Simran Singh Shergill 5 (5 goals), Miguel Saravia 4 (1 goal), Naceen Jindal (0). Total: 14.
Garcha Hotels: Satinder Garcha 2, Angad Kalaan 3 (3 goals), Manuel Llorente 6 (7 goals), Daniel Otamendi 5. Total: 16.