After a successful alliance with the XI FIP European Championship 2016 Berlin, PoloLine is taking it a step further, announcing the official collaboration with the XI FIP World Polo Championship Sydney 2017.
In December 2015, by invitation of the FIP, Owner of Sydney Polo Club, Peter Higgins, with the support of the State Government and Destination NSW, presented and won a bid to host the eleventh event in 2017.
The World Polo Championship will consist of 14-matches, played over six non-consecutive days, with two matches on each day (and one day holding four matches).
The tournament kicks off with an opening party in Sydney CBD and runs through until the finals on Sunday, October 29, 2017.
Eight international polo teams will compete for the World Champion title. Of the eight teams vying for the title, only six spots remain. The two teams who already hold a semi-final position and the chance of winning are the host nation Australia, and the 2015 reigning World Champions, Chile.
The six remaining teams will represent different FIP global zones and will be decided after qualification tournaments held in the first half of 2017. With over 25 teams competing at the five zone qualifiers, it is sure to be a tough competition.
Sydney Polo Club, the host venue, is located fifty minutes from Sydney CBD and is nestled on the banks of the Hawkesbury River. Polo is deeply embedded into the culture of the local township, with the region boasting the largest number of polo fields in the country.
PoloLine will not only be on-site reporting LIVE, but will also keep polo fans updated as the qualification stages advance via the PoloLine’s website and social media. Followers will be able to check out exclusive material, such as videos with star players, interviews, and even a guide to Sydney and the club.
The organizers would like to invite all patrons, fans, players and families to visit Sydney – a destination for top notch polo, great facilities, and of course, to enjoy of Australia and the New South Wales state, possibly one of the most beautiful and interesting corners of the world.
See you Down Under!