The Thai Polo Open, main tournament at Thai Polo & Equestrian Club, and the most important in Southeast Asia, resumed on Thursday in Pattaya, Thailand. Six 14-goal teams are in competition. The tournament forms part of the Royal Malaysian Polo Association League, which is set to host 5 events over 2020 in Thailand (January) and Malaysia (June, July and August).
On Thursday, defending champions La Familia and Jogo Polo both claimed victories. Jogo Polo defeated 22BR thanks to a golden goal scored by Bautista Ortiz de Urbina in extra chukker.
THE THAI POLO OPEN FINAL IS SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, AND WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV.
LA FAMILIA 6-3 ROYAL PAHANG
La Familia: Mohamed Moiz 0, Ignacio Ithurburu 3, Andrés Vial 5, Matías Vial 6. Total: 14.
Royal Pahang: Ian 0, Amran Salamat 2, Tomás Fernández Llorente 7, Tomás Gándara 5. Total: 14.
JOGO POLO 8-7 22BR
Jogo Polo: Luciano Tattoni 0, Khairy Jamaluddin 0, Isidro Strada 7, Bautista Ortiz de Urbina 6. Total: 13.
22BR: William Zhao 1, Claude Haberer 0, Agustin Garcia Grossi 7, Pedro Fernandez Llorente 5. Total: 13.
Umpires: José Ignacio Araya & Matías Baibiene.
The Thai Polo Open will continue on Saturday:
2:30pm: La Familia vs Tang Polo
4pm: Thai Polo vs 22BR