Singapore Open (5 to 9 September 2012) Raises Sporting Bar for Singapore Polo
The upcoming Singapore Open Tournament (5 to 9 September 2012) will raise the bar for the sport of polo in Singapore. Organised by the Singapore Polo Club (SPC), this inaugural tournament sets the stage for it to be a major annual fixture on the international polo calendar.
A key feature of the Singapore Open is its high-goal average of six to eight goals per game. Compared to other tournaments organised by SPC, averaging four goals per game, the Singapore Open raises the bar for Singapore polo and promises to be an exhilarating event for all sports fans. In addition, six teams instead of the usual four will vie for the coveted championship title.
The Preliminary Rounds will be played from 6 to 8 September, with Friday 7 September being a scheduled rest day. The Tournament Finals will be played on Sunday 9 September and will feature the top two teams from the three-day round robin matches competing for 1stand 2nd, while the remaining two teams will play for 3rdand 4th. Polo professionals from Australia, Argentina and the UK, and two professional umpires – Steve Evans from South Africa, and Oliver Ellis from the UK will travel to Singapore for this major event. Ellis was previously polo manager at the prestigious Guards Polo Club in the UK.
4.15pm 3rd & 4th Placing
5.15pm Tread in
5.30pm March In Parade
5.35pm Throw in by Guest of Honour –
Ms Indranee Rajah, Member of Parliament, Tanjong Pagar GRC
5.45pm 1st & 2nd Placing
6.45pm Prize Presentation
7.00pm BBQ After Party Dinner till late