We have a jam packed schedule of polo ahead for the weekend. Starting this evening we have the annual Mixed Doubles Tournament. The mixed doubles is one of Ham's most popular tournaments with teams made up of two men and two women. Further matches will be played tomorrow and Sunday with the finals on Monday. The last match on Sunday will be The Welsh Guards vs Ham Polo Club in an invitational match.We also have our Bank Holiday Monday Open Day and have invited our local residents to enjoy our great club. Guests will have free entry to picnic or are invited to pay £5 entry to the Pavilion to experience our much loved clubhouse and watch the final of the Mixed Doubles Tournament.After some wet weather the grounds are in fantastic condition for the matches. We look forward to welcoming you to the club.
Last Week at HPC
HR Owen Cup
For the highlight fixture of Sunday's polo Andina played Quadriga for the HR Owen Cup. With a great roster of players on the field it promised to be a fast paced encounter. In the opening half Andina came out on top with a 4-1 lead established over Quadriga by half time.
Martin Hay's team were not to give up though and a strong display from them saw the deficit cut to just a goal in the final chukka. Some great teamwork in defence by Andina helped to make sure that the Quadriga comeback was not successful though. The match ended with Juan Cruz Araya Martelli taking the ball from goal to goal just before the final bell rang.
Watch back Sunday's HR Owen Cup.
The second headline match the BBVA Bowl featured Tom Sime's Impavido team against Mavericks. Both teams in fresh 2018 team shirts looking ready for the action. Impavido gained the advantage from before the first throw in with a lighter handicap giving them half goal advantage on the scoreboard.
Even with the lower handicap the impavido team managed to build a lead throughout the match. With the help of their professional Ali Paterson the team stayed ahead to take the impressive win.
Photos by Stephen Bartholomew and Mark Greenwood
5:00 pm. Mavericks vs Tigerstream6:00 pm. Braemar Farms vs Vendetta
10:00 am. Chukkas11:00 am. Guapos Malditos vs Braemar Farms12:15 pm. Foxtrot Whisky vs Tigerstream
Sunday12:15 pm. Club Match1:30 pm. Mixed Doubles League Match2:45 pm. Mixed Doubles League Match3:45 pm. Welsh Guards vs Ham Polo ClubMondayFrom 12:30pm. Mixed Doubles Finals
This coming Bank Holiday Monday we have an Open Day and have invited our local residents to enjoy our great Club. Guests will have free entry to picnic or are invited to pay £5 entry to the Pavilion to experience our much loved clubhouse and watch the final of the Mixed Doubles Tournament. The weather is set fair so we much hope you will be able to join us and bring family and friends too. Play starts at 12:30.
Digital Magazine Now Available
The digital version of the club magazine is now available to view online.A big thank you must go to Annie Colquhoun-Denvers for her huge effort in putting together another fantastic edition.
New promotional video for picnicking at Ham Polo Club.
View the promotional video here.
A new video has been put together to promote the Sunday polo at Ham. We hope it encourages more people to come and visit what is a unique sport and club in such a special location.
Next Friday 1st June -Fishers Gin Friday Night Polo
Kick off the weekend with sundowners, polo and the Fishers Gin After Party. Gates open at 6.00pm and polo starts at 7.00pm. Clubhouse tickets at £30 include a BBQ, free drink upon arrival and entry to the clubhouse with a DJ set following the polo. If you would like to just come and enjoy the polo picnic entry is available at £5 which grants access grounds but not the clubhouse.
Tickets for the Summer Party are now on sale. We look forward to seeing you on the 8th of June in all your finery!
Learn to play at Ham Polo Club