Tianjin, China, 22 May 2013 – Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club has announced that “Maserati Metropolitan Polo Classic 2013” will take place during the Dragon Boat Festival holidays from 9 to 12 June 2013. The tournament draw, conducted by the Club’s Director of Polo Operations Mr. Derek Reid, was held at the Golden Hall of the Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club Hotel today.
Organised by Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club, Maserati Metropolitan Polo Classic 2013 is the highest level invitational tournament ever to take place in China. The four 24-goal teams, sponsored by Maserati, FICOFI, FIPA GROUP and Fortune Heights, consist of world-class players from Argentina, Chile, England, Italy, New Zealand and Spain and they include celebrated names such as Tomas Pieres and Sebastion Harriott.
At the interview after the tournament draw, Mr. Derek Reid said, “Maserati Metropolitan Polo Classic is unique in the sense that it combines competitive polo with lavish hospitality. With the most celebrated brands in automobile, boats, wine and real estate as our partners, spectators will enjoy the tournament in Formula One type luxury not previously seen in this Club.”
Admission to the tournament is strictly by invitation only. Tianjin Golidn Metropolitan Polo Club has reserved a limited number of tickets for the general public via its hotline +86 22 23728877.
The preliminary rounds of the tournament will be played on 9 and 10 June, the third-place match on 11 June and the final on 12 June. There will be six chukkas in each match.
The match schedule resulted from the tournament draw today is as follows
|9 June 2013 (SUN)||4 pm||Team FICOFI||Vs||Team Fortune Heights|
|10 June 2013 (MON)||4 pm||Team FIPA GROUP||Vs||Team Maserati|
|11 June 2013 (TUE)||4 pm||Loser of 9 June Match||Vs||Loser of 10 June Match|
|12 June 2013 (WED)||4 pm||Winner of 9 June Match||Vs||Winner of 10 June Match|
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About Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club
Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club currently features two standard-sized polo fields, stables for over 200 horses, all-weather training facilities, a riding school and a luxurious Club House and 167-room resort-style hotel. The state-of-the-art equestrian facilities are used and maintained by professionals from all over the world.
Apart from being the host venue of the FIP Snow Polo World Cup, major international fixtures on the Club’s annual calendar include various spring and autumn tournaments and matches for different levels of play from youth to professional.
Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club was opened in November 2010 as the sporting and social flagship of “Goldin Metropolitan”, a mega-development by Hong Kong-listed developer Goldin Properties Holdings Limited, which will comprise three zones: a Central Business District, home to the 117-storey Goldin Finance Tower; the 898,000 square metres (222-acre) Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club and a low-density luxury residential belt to be launched in the near future.
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