The Kenya International Polo tournament came to a close on Sunday with White Cap emerging champions after they outclassed Samurai 11-5 at Jamuhuri Park Showground.
The White Cap team led with 28.5 goals followed by White Cap Lite with 23&1/4 goals while Samurai and Toyota teams tied at third place with 21 goals each.
Three-time winners, Samurai, were handed a thrilling showdown from the White Cap team lead by Casimir Gross who scored two goals in the first chukker while his teammates, Tarquin Gross and Ben Stonewigg added one goal each to wrap the first seven minutes round.
Samurai’s lead handicap player and South Africa’s Polo captain Tom de Bruin endured a difficult afternoon as he struggled with his horsemanship skills and backhand swings causing his team to easily lose three chukkers to White Cap team.
“Unlike most games, Polo is unpredictable and our poor start in our first chukker pulled back our game. But we still enjoyed every moment and hope to come back for next years’ tourney,” said De Bruis.
Toyota team consisting of Guy Watson, Jamie Murray, Craig Millar and Joss Craig also thrashed White Cap Lite 10-6 in the first match of the day earning themselves a four-goal difference win compared to Saturday where they painfully lost with a five-goal difference to White Cap team.
Gareth Evans of White Cap during Kenya International Polo Tournament at Jamhuri Park, Nairobi on September 20, 2019. PHOTO | SILA KIPLAGAT | NATION MEDIA GROUP