Beijing Second Half of the Season Starting Again
at Tang Polo Club
Saturday 25thand Sunday 26thAugust saw a “Young UK” team visiting the Club. The team is comprised of 11 – 16 year olds and it will be a good opportunity to show the younger generation and media in China that polo is a sport for all. This tied in with the promotion of women’s polo means that the club has been leading the promotion of polo in China in all areas.
The 16 goal Royal Salute Gold Cup China Open Polo Tournament takes place on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd, with international teams coming out for the second annual edition of this very important tournament, in the renaissance of polo in China. The tournament is fully sanctioned as the National Open Polo Tournament of China and Royal Salute have entered into a multiyear deal with Tang Polo Club to be the title sponsors of the event.
Prior to the 16 goal tournament, the club is also offering as part of the China Open season a 4 goal tournament on 1st and 2nd September and an 8 goal tournament on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th. These tournaments, while they have some foreign teams and players coming, will more importantly help with the continued development of locally grown players, which is a key focus for the Club.
A new event to the Tang season is the International China Polo Challenge from Wednesday 10thto Sunday 14thOctober in conjunction with Guards Polo Club. Cartier have asked Guards to take their very successful Challenge Tournament from Dubai to China and Tang have entered into a multiyear agreement with Guards to be the host club for this event.
Before the season ends there will still be one more major tournament with the BMW China Amateur Open again being hosted by Tang on Saturday 20thand Sunday 21stOctober. This is a tournament only for Chinese players and the number of teams continue to grow year on year.
This will conclude another fantastic season at Tang Polo Club and while it may be the end of the season, there will be much feverish work going on to create yet another great season in 2013.