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BARBADOS - polo 2007
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.
Compliments of the Barbados Nation News March 13th 2007
A 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.
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
Barbados, inspired by a brilliant sudden death penalty
conversion by Jamie Dixon prevailed 4-3 over the visiting Argentina team
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>
Barbados polo 2006
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 >
Web Posted - Tue Apr 04 2006 Compliments of the Barbados Advocate
VETERAN 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
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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