Louisa Donovan’s The Alchemists team dominated the Town & County Championship . Not only did they win all of their league games, but went on to capture the final 6-1. Played on the Club’s prestigious Queen’s Ground, the two-tone blue shirts proved too strong on Sunday afternoon for Mindi Byrne’s Tex8n Polo . Unfortunately, Mindi’s team had to play most of this match without two of their regular players – Nico San Roman and D’Artagnan Giercke – due to a clash of finals with anot her club.
The Alchemists’ number two, Temur Nadeem , was named The Polo Magazine’s Most Valuable Player , while team-mate Hamza Mawaz collected the Polo Times Best Playing pony prize for one of his string, Awaquate .
Chris Proserpi presented the prizes, making a welcome return to Guards Polo Club after some years. Chris remembers the first Town & County matches, some 30 odd years ago, as he was working the original sponsors and was the perfect person to make this year’s presentations.
Finals day for this competitive, club, 8-goal tournament, which this year attracted seven teams, started with a win for Thilo Sautter and Alejandro Penafiel’s Leander / El Rosario team in the final sub. They beat Alan Fall’s Mad Dogs 7-6 in a tighter game on the Princes’ Ground.