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BARBADOS - polo 2007

Teddy Williams (right) shadowing Peter Wright of England in the second match of the Colombian Emeralds Polo classic at Clifton Polo Estate on Sunday

May 2007 Compliments of the Barbados Nation News

Barbados' Teddy Williams slips off his horse during action against the visiting Argentine polo team.

The hosts won by 7 goals to 3 1/2.

April 26, 2007 Compliments of the Barbados Nation News

JOCKEYING FOR POSITION: Barbados' Danny Atwell (second from left) coming under pressure from Britain's James Jackson (left) in the final game of the three-match Colombian Emeralds International Polo Challenge Series.

The visitors won the game and took the series 2-1.

Compliments of the Barbados Nation News
Johnny Good (No.3) was much too good for the Piaget II players, accounting for five of his team's goals. (Inset) The Archer family from England enjoying their first polo match in Barbados. From left are Teresa, mother, and daughters Beverley and Jacqueline. (Pictures by Clifton Henry.)

Johnny Good (No.3) was much too good for the Piaget II players, accounting for five of his team's goals. (Inset) The Archer family from England enjoying their first polo match in Barbados. From left are Teresa, mother, and daughters Beverley and Jacqueline. (Pictures by Clifton Henry.)

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Compliments of the Barbados Nation News by Clifton Henry Published on: 3/27/07.

The 2007 Diamonds International/Piaget 16- goal International Polo Challenge rode off in fine style before a massive crowd at the Holders Polo Grounds in St James.

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Compliments of the Barbados Nation News March 13th 2007

Argentina's Gastone Moore (right) showing good ball control complimments of the Barbados Nation NewsA large crowd was on hand to witness the first of the four-game series in The 2007 Colombian Emeralds "Barbados Open" International Polo tournament which took place on Sunday at the beautifully manicured grounds at Clifton Hill, St Thomas.

The tournament got off to an exciting start as four teams took part in the day's game. Mango Bay came up against Courtesy Garage, while JCB took on the mighty Virgin Atlantic.

In the first game Mango Bay narrowly defeated Courtesy Garage to win a hard fought game by seven goals to six, while Virgin Atlantic got the better of JCB by six goals to four. Mango Bay were led by Barbadian Jeff Evelyn and included Domingo and Felipe Villamil of Argentina and Chris Hyde of the United Kingdom, while Courtesy was led by Sir Charles Williams along with Jamie Dickson, Ed Hitchman and Tom Morley all of Britain.

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LUCKY: Cheshire's Oliver Taylor escaped injury after falling from his horse during the third chukka. (Pictures by Clifton Henry.)  Compliments of the Barbados Nation Newsby CLIFTON HENRY

THE LARGEST CROWD ever to witness a polo game in Barbados turned up at the Lion Castle polo grounds, St Thomas, for the final match of the 2007 Diamonds International/Breitling-sponsored International Polo Tournament on Sunday March 4th 2007.

President of the Barbados Polo Association, Keith Melville, told NATIONSPORT that he was very heartened by the mammoth crowd.

"I have never seen a larger crowd at any polo game in the history of polo in Barbados.

"Polo is definitely on the rise and this is evident from the increasing numbers so far for the year. This augurs well for the future of the sport in Barbados," he said.

On the field, the tournament climaxed with a thrilling 7-5 win for Barbados against the visiting Cheshire polo team of Britain.

Barbados entered the final game with the visitors leading the four-match series 2-1 and desperately in need of a win to level the series. Their recent record of not losing a series to Cheshire in four years was at stake. < Read more >

February 2007 Compliments of the Nation News by EZRA STUART

Danny Atwell raising his hand in delight after scoring Barbados' first goal in the sudden death round. (Pictures by Clifton Henry.) IT WAS POLO from the penalty spot with a gripping shoot-out between Barbados and Argentina at the picturesque Clifton Polo Club in St Thomas
on Sunday evening.

Barbados, inspired by a brilliant sudden death penalty conversion by Jamie Dixon prevailed 4-3 over the visiting Argentina team to capture
the Little Switzerland Trophy.

The shoot-out, contested over three rounds with all four members of each team allocated three penalty shots from 60 yards, kicked off the 2007 international season.

With a strong breeze on a windy afternoon, some players went for power and others looked for precise placement.

The decision to have the shoot-out proved to be a satisfying substitute after the international match had to be cancelled because morning showers made the outfield too soft.

From the opening shot, which was missed by Argentine Ricardo Estrada, to the last penalty, which Dixon clinically converted, the polo aficionados, headed by Sir Charles Williams, were treated to a keen battle with some near misses. < Read more>

 

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Barbados polo 2006

Barbados polo Compliments of the Nation news by ROY R. MORRIS

WHILE THE $800 MILLION Apes Hill Club is just starting to take shape, some of the region's and world's richest are already lining up to grab a piece of the action.

Construction magnate Sir Charles Williams told the DAILY NATION over the weekend that while the first segment of lots would not be ready for "conveyance" until around December, already 80 of the 93 "have owners". < Read more >

Barbaos polo photograph compliments of the Nation News

March 14, 2006

Polo is a beautiful game with tough players going head-to-head in pursuit of victory. On Sunday, the game reached fever pitch at the Clifton Field as Team Courtesy faced Team Mango Bay. It was an intense contest as can be seen from the faces of Jamie Dixon (left) of Courtesy and Danny Atwell of Mango Bay. Veteran player Sir Charles Williams (right) had a fall, but paramedics were on hand to look after him. Sir Charles proved to be a tough player and he soon was back on his feet again

 

Web Posted - Tue Apr 04 2006 Compliments of the Barbados Advocate

Michal Hassid (left) of Diamonds International presents the championship crystal to Kent Cole. Looking on (second from left) Pablo Crespin and Alex Cole (right). Michal Hassid (left) of Diamonds International presents the championship crystal to Kent Cole. Looking on (second from left) Pablo Crespin and Alex Cole (right).
Lion Castle polo ground, St. Thomas, will be scorching today when the Diamonds International highgoal polo tournament Diamonds Black are champions of highgoal polo in Barbados. They won the championship with an impressive victory 91D2 goals to 7 over Royal Pavilion last Sunday in an action-packed final of the Diamonds International 16-goal tournament played at Lion Castle polo ground in St Thomas, Barbados. < Read more >


Polo is one of the world's oldest sports, known as the sport of kings. It is a highly competitive sport that combines the speed and power of the mount with the skill of the rider.

Although it demands both strength and stamina, polo differs from many other sports in its spirit and attitude, reflected in the dignified bearing of the players and their immense respect for the rules. Seen here Pablo Crispin of Barbados in pursuit of a goal.

Pablo Crispin of Barbados in pursuit of a goal.
Englishman Jamie LeHardie (left) picks up the attack for the Virgin Atlantic as he is closely tagged by Kent Cole (partly hidden) and Benjamin Araya (right) both of Diamonds International team during last Sundays hotly contested exhibition polo match which ended in an 8-8 tie at the new Lion Castle estate ground in St. Thomas.Ç

January 2005

Englishman Jamie LeHardie (left) picks up the attack for the Virgin Atlantic as he is closely tagged by Kent Cole (partly hidden) and Benjamin Araya (right) both of Diamonds International team during last Sunday's hotly contested exhibition polo match which ended in an 8-8 tie at the new Lion Castle estate ground in St. Thomas.

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Sir Charles Williams, landowner and investor, Prime Minister Owen Arthur and Sir Richard CheltenhamVETERAN POLO PLAYER and construction magnate Sir Charles Williams interviewed by the Nation News

"I want to see more Barbadians come and watch polo," he said last Sunday at the opening match of the Barbados International Polo tournament.

The match was between Stonefield Polo Club of South Africa and local boys Waterhall at Sir Charles' Waterhall Playing Field in St James.< Read more >

Seen above Sir Charles Williams, landowner and investor, Prime Minister Owen Arthur and Sir Richard Cheltenham.

As part of efforts to diversify and enhance Barbados’ sports tourism programme, the Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA) has been supporting the growth of polo on the island.

Widely played in the major source markets of the United Kingdom and the United States, the sport is regarded by tourism marketers as a good fit with Barbados’ efforts to tap into the high-end of the sports tourism market. < Read more >

Polo helps charites

Sarah Williams of The Waterhall Polo Club attended a fund-raiser last year with her husband Teddy, and they became aware of the 'Because of Jenna' Trust

Tournament organiser Sarah Williams (centre) making the presentation to Anna Clarke (left) while Denise Blackman, the marketing executive for Terra Caribbean looks on.

Without hesitation, they seized the opportunity to help and together with Terra Caribbean, who sponsored the recent polo clash between Barbados and South Africa from January 15 to 22, they were able to donate $9 000 to the "Because of Jenna" Trust this week.

This money was raised from a charity raffle and an auction of the players' team shirts on the final day of the tournament.< Read more >

CHARITY was indeed the winner following the hosting of two exciting polo matches at Waterhall ground, St. James, recently.
Teams participating in the matches were Harbour Lights who came up against Porsche, while in a highgoal game to decide the Digicel Cup Terra played the Digicel team. < Read more >

Harbour Lights sponsored the after-game party during which teams shorts were auction to raise funds for the Challenor Home and the Ark Animal Welfare.

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A day spent watching Polo at picturesque Holder's Hill is one of the most enjoyable sporting experiences in Barbados.
Refresh with afternoon tea or a beverage from the hospitable bar in the quaint clubhouse or park your car on the pitch boundary and enjoy a picnic.

Rest assured the entertainment does'nt stop with the final Chukka!
A day out watching Polo at the picturesque Holder's Hill is one of the most exhilarating sporting pleasures in Barbados.
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The Barbados Polo Club's ability to give visiting teams some stiff competition has attracted many high calibre international players over the years.

The Jamaican team has played here often and they are pictured here during their January '04 visit. The home team won the series this year. The social aspect of polo is an important part of any series and Barbados is renowned for the hospitality shown to visiting teams.




The Barbados Polo Club was formed in 1939 and for twenty years was based at the Garrison. In the mid 60's the club moved to its Holders Hill home on the West Coast where the game enjoyed relative popularity. In the past decade however, polo in Barbados has become more and more popular, with large groups turning out on Sunday to enjoy a fast paced, exciting game.
Polo in Barbados



In response to demand excellent polo facilities have been built at Waterhall and Clifton, with another on stream at Lion Castle and the future of Barbados Polo has never looked better. A glance at the polo calendar of events for 2006 shows matches throughout the December to May polo season.

Brian Lar at  poloBRIAN at POLO! Cricket superstar Brian Lara has found a new way to relax in his spare time. Lara spent the afternoon drinking sparkling wine, while sitting on the grass bank next to the lush polo field overlooking the scenic West Coast.

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