Team Europe crowned champions at the Diplomats Cup 2013
Team EUROPE was victorious at the Diplomats Cup 2013, defeating Team AFRICA. The score was 9 – 5 ½ in the 4-chukka final in the tournament after the 3 day of tournament as both teams continued to the final after 2 days of exciting day of preliminary play on 25 and 27 April.
Miguel Diaz (5T-goal handicap) performed extremely well in the final for Team EUROPE. Jonathan Gabler (1-goal handicap), team captain, Lynly Fong (1-goal handicap) and Anna Lowndes (-1-goal handicap) completed the winning quartet and all played a strong supporting role for Team EUROPE’s win.
The tournament final was played at an intense pace in wet weather at the Singapore Polo Club. Results are; Team ASIA beat Team AMERICAS 4 – 1 ½, while Team Corps Diplomatique beat Team Oceania 3 – 0.
Ang Roon Kai from Team AFRICA, was awarded the Most Valuable Player and the Best Playing Pony was awarded to Libre, who is owned by Club Member, Lynly Fong.
Singapore Polo Club General Manager, Alan Jones stated, “The Singapore Polo Club is thankful and appreciative of the continual support of Estancia Jagorawi, Royal Salute, Capitano, Stella Artois, Bahureksa Polo International, Star Sports, livingpolo.com and new partners Piper-Heidsieck, Prestige and LifestyleAsia in Singapore. The inaugural Diplomats Cup will continue to grow in stature and is recognised as a premier polo tournament in Singapore”.
The tournament final was attended by some 300 distinguished guests, including 21 diplomats, sponsors, socialites, members and invited guests who gathered for the excitement of polo. The final commenced with performing the traditional throw-in ceremony by the Guest of Honour and Dean of Ambassadors, His Excellency, Mr Waldemar Dubaniowski of Embassy of the Republic of Poland and Club President, Mr Iqbal Jumabhoy.
The spectators were entertained by the fun-filled Foot Mallet Challenge and all guests were treated to a generous supply of Piper-Heidsieck champagne, Royal Salute whisky and Stella Artois Beer as well as canapés in the afternoon.
All participating teams received specially designed jerseys and great prizes prepared by Bahureksa Polo International and Piper-Heidsieck.