Four Quarters Orange claim title
On Sunday 30 August, Four Quarters Orange’s Simon Arber lifted high the 15 goal trophy at Guards Polo Club, following a 10-9 win in extra-time against White Crane in the Out-Sourcing! Inc. Royal Windsor Cup Final. White Crane, competing in their first Royal Windsor Final, were not intimidated by Four Quarters’ previous successes – Simon Arber’s team have won on their two prior Royal Windsor Cup Finals in 2014 and 2016 – and White Crane were leading 6-4 at half-time and looking strong. This was thanks to some great play from Andrew Blake Thomas, Tom Brodie and James Harper. Four Quarters fought back in the fourth, putting themselves very much in contention with the score reading 7-7. With two more goals from both sides in the fifth chukka, extra time was inevitable. Ignacio Negri fired through the winning goal, ensuring that Arber added his name to this coveted trophy for the third time.The young Englishman Jack Hyde, who has been outstanding throughout the tournament, was named the Out-Sourcing! Inc.
Most Valuable Player and received a stunning kabuto helmet from Andrew Bentley. Negri received a trophy for the nine-year-old gelding Forestero, who was named the Out-Sourcing! Inc. Best Playing Pony – Negri had played the pony in the game-changing fourth chukka, scoring two great goals.Meanwhile, in the Subsidiary Final, Alan Fall’s Mad Dogs enjoyed a comfortable win against Hilali Noordeen’s Casa La Vista Ibiza.A full report will be included in the October issue of Polo Times, as part of our Victor Ludorum Reports pages, click here to purchase a gift subscription for a friend today!
Out-Sourcing Inc Royal Windsor Cup Final Teams: Four Quarters Orange (15): Jack Hyde (4), Ignacio Negri (6), Felipe Dabas (5) & Simon Arber (0)White Crane (15): Jasmine Calvert-Ansari (0), Tom Brodie (4), Andrew Blake Thomas (4) & James Harper (7)Photograph: Four Quarters Orange’s Jack Hyde vs White Crane’s Tom Brodie. By ©www.imagesofpolo.com