Top University Polo Teams Compete for Highest Glory at Asia’s Premier Polo Club
Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club has announced that Metropolitan Intervarsity Polo 2016 – The London Challenge will take place from July 12 to July 17, 2016.
Metropolitan Intervarsity Polo Tournament 2016 – the London Challenge will showcase top university polo teams from England and the USA.
The participating teams are from the University of Cambridge, the University of London, the University of Oxford, Harvard University, Cornell University, and Skidmore College and they will gather at the Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club from July 12 to July 17, 2016.
This is the fourth year of the international tournament in Tianjin and it aims to help raise the awareness of polo amongst the area’s young people by inviting university polo players from nations that have a strong history of supporting polo.
Besides the fast and furious polo action on the field, representatives from top universities will also be in attendance to participate in cultural and academic exchanges with local students, parents and alumni.
This goes to show that the Metropolitan Intervarsity Polo 2016 competition is more than just a polo tournament. It is a chance to experience the world of polo. The audiences and guests will be able to get a closer look at this noble and royal sport.
Metropolitan Intervarsity Polo 2016 – The London Challenge
Winner of Game 2
Winner of Game 1
Loser of Game 1
Loser of Game 2
5th&6th Place Match
MPC Youth Team vs Mixed Universities Team
General Information of Metropolitan Intervarsity Polo 2016 – The London Challenge
Event Name: Metropolitan Intervarsity Polo 2016 – The London Challenge
Date: 12.7.2016 – 17.7.2016 (15.7.2016 is rest day)
Venue: the South Polo Field, Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club, China
Admission: Complementary to all visitors
Organized by: Tianjin Polo Association; Hong Kong Polo Development and Promotion Federation; Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club
Special Thanks: Fortune Heights
Overseas Media Partner: Le Pan
China Media Partner: Horsemanship
Social Media Partner: Sina Weibo
Participating Teams: Teams from the University of Cambridge, the University of London, the University of Oxford, Cornell University, Harvard University, and Skidmore College
Play Format: Teams will be seeded into two leagues according to the handicaps and performance ratings. Each team will play off against the other 2 teams within the leagues. All matches are 4 chukkas and will end on the first bell apart from the finals where if necessary, an extra chukka will be played to obtain a result.
Rules and Regulation: MIP 2016 will be played under the HPA Rules and Regulations 2016. Please kindly find below the link for your reference.
Field Size: The playing area is 300 x 160 yards. (Plus the safety zones: 30 yards at both ends and 10 yards at the sides, gives a total length of 360 yards x 180 yards wide).