Campanulata and Air France KLM have secured a spot in the final of the seventh edition of the Thai Polo Cup Argentina after defeating on Wednesday Infinit Polo and La Trinidad, respectively, in the semifinals. The matches took place at Thai Polo Club Argentina, located in General Rodríguez. Thus, Campanulata and Air France KLM will be fighting for the title on Friday, December 11th.
Also during Wednesday’s matchday the first semifinal of the B. Grimm Thai Polo Master was played, where Amadeus beat Nuestra Tierra and qualified to the final. Its rival will be decided on Thursday when Sealink Polo take on La Fija Santa Crepa.
The Thai Polo Cup has been established as one of the most prestigious private competitions of the spring season in Argentina, and in this occasion features eight teams up to 14 goals.
Matchday – Wednesday December 9th:
SEMIFINAL 1 THAI POLO CUP: CAMPANULATA 9.5-7 INFINIT POLO
CAMPANULATA: Eitan Koren 0, Félix Esaín 4, Benjamin Urquiza 6, Lucas Criado Jr. 3. Total: 13.
INFINIT POLO: Francisco Lopez Godoy 0, Ayrton Burnett 3, Toly Ulloa 5, Juan Cruz Merlos 6. Total: 14.
SEMIFINAL 2 THAI POLO CUP: AIR FRANCE KLM 9-8 LA TRINIDAD
AIR FRANCE KLM: Louis Hine 1, Ned Hine 3, Manuel Sundblad 5, Simón Prado 5. Total: 14.
LA TRINIDAD: Lorenzo Metro 0, Bautista Beguerie 4, Matías Benoit 6, Martín Joaquín 4. Total: 14.
SEMIFINAL B. GRIMM THAI POLO MASTER: AMADEUS 4-2.5 NUESTRA TIERRA
AMADEUS: Robert Kofler 0, Koko Kofler 0, Santiago Marambio 6, Bautista Bayugar 8. Total: 14.
NUESTRA TIERRA: Ariel De Lafuente 1, Daniel Ruiz 1, Marcelo Amadeo Y Videla 4, Jaime García Huidobro 7. Total: 13.
The action for the VII Thai Polo Cup will resume on Thursday:
Semifinals B. Grimm Thai Polo Master:
10:30am: Sealink Polo vs La Fija Santa Crepa
ABOUT THAI POLO & EQUESTRIAN CLUB
Set in more than 2,000 rai (or about 250 hectares) of picturesque grounds to the east of Pattaya, just 90 minutes or so drive from the capital, Bangkok, the Thai Polo & Equestrian Club is arguably a unique facility in all Asia and Australasia.
Boasting three full-sized, international-standard polo playing fields as well as two practice grounds, and stabling for more than 250 horses, the Thai Polo & Equestrian Club opened in 2005, although it was initially called, simply, the Thai Polo Club. This changed a few years later when the equestrian facilities were added to the mix.
The brainchild of polo enthusiasts Harald Link (President of the South-east Asian Equestrian Federation) and Mrs Nunthinee Tanner (considered the first female polo player in Thailand), the Thai Polo & Equestrian Club has grown in size and stature in recent years. The number of enthusiasts has grown steadily over the past decade or so, and the Club now has around 80 horses available for members and guests.
Over the years the club has attracted many local and international players. The Thai Polo Open, sponsored by B. Grimm, takes place every January and attracts between six and eight teams.
SOURCE: PRESS THAI POLO.