The Thai Polo Cup Argentina, that saw eight teams up to 14 goals compete, came to an end on Friday December 11. Campanulata and Air France KLM battled for the main trophy, and following a thrilling match, Campanulata emerged victorious by a narrow 7.5-7. Therefore, Eitan Koren’s foursome claimed the trophy and remained undefeated.
With regards to the three other finals, La Taquera Cup went to Nuestra Tierra; La Trinidad won the Thailand Embassy Cup; and Sealink took the B. Grimm Thai Polo Master. All the matches were held at Thai Polo Club Argentina, set in General Rodriguez.
The Thai Polo Cup is already established as one of the most renowned private tournaments within the spring season in Argentina. Despite the challenges presented by this year, they reached their aims and the committment, by hostitng a great level of polo played on fantastic fields, providing both teams and players a remarkable service both on and off the fields, the best Thai Polo offers every year.
The summary of the finals of the Thai Polo Cup is the following:
FINAL THAI POLO CUP: CAMPANULATA 7.5-7 AIR FRANCE KLM
CAMPANULATA: Eitan Koren 0, Félix Esaín 4, Benjamin Urquiza 6, Lucas Criado (h) 3. Total: 13.
AIR FRANCE KLM: Louis Hine 1, Ned Hine 3, Manuel Sundblad 5, Simón Prado 5. Total: 14.
Umpires: Esteban Ferrari & Federico Martelli.
MVP: Lucas Criado Jr.
MVP Patron: Lorenzo Metro.
MVP Lady Player: Koko Kofler.
BPP: Brisa, played by Lucas Criado Jr.
BPP by the Arg. breeders Association: Mecha Tiroteo, played by Félix Esaín.
FINAL B. GRIMM THAI POLO MASTER: SEALINK 9-8 AMADEUS
SEALINK: Nikolaos Kosmatos 0, Alfonso Robirosa 1, Horacio Fernandez Llorente 6, Facundo Fernandez Llorente 7. Total: 14.
AMADEUS: Robert Kofler 0, Koko Kofler 0, Santiago Marambio 6, Bautista Bayugar 8. Total: 14.
FINAL THAILAND EMBASSY CUP: LA TRINIDAD 6-4 INFINIT POLO
LA TRINIDAD: Lorenzo Metro 0, Bautista Beguerie 4, Matías Benoit 6, Martín Joaquín 4. Total: 14.
INFINIT POLO: Francisco Lopez Godoy 0, Ayrton Burnett 3, José Ramón Araya 5, Juan Cruz Merlos 6. Total: 14.
FINAL LA TAQUERA CUP: NUESTRA TIERRA 10-6 LA FIJA SANTA CREPA
NUESTRA TIERRA: Ariel De Lafuente 1, Juan Morando 1, Marcelo Amadeo Y Videla 4, Julián de Lusarreta 8. Total: 14.
LA FIJA SANTA CREPA: Tomás Máiquez 4, Sasha Hauptmann 2, Miguel Olivera 3, Martin Gandara 5. Total: 14.
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.