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Team Aerolinas Argentina wins at Sunny Times Polo Club

Enrique Bauzada (+4), Ivan Maldonado (+4), Gustavo Rapetti (+2) and Sergio Alvarez (+1) of team Aerolinas Argentina are the winners of the Beijing Polo Open 2014. From 15th to 20th September, a total of four teams fought for victory at Sunny Times Polo Club in Peking. The tournament that is one of the most prestigious Chinese tournaments in the polo calendar, was organized by the owner of the polo club Xia Yang, who is also a well-known architect and artist. With about 3,000 visitors on the final day – including many celebrities out of politics (amongst others the governor of the province and the ambassador of Argentina), economy and culture – and an impressive effort of infrastructure and guest relations, the Beijing Open Polo Open is the highlight of the season at the Sunny Times Polo Club.

The event was supported by well-known sponsors like Piaget, the Swiss Polo & Luxury Magazine, Wanstead from New Zealand and the Aerolinas Argentina, it was very well organized and marked by a warm hospitality and generous invitation a culinary tour to the Chinese cuisine. A comprehensive tourist program gave the participants an insight and long-lasting impressions of the Chinese history and culture.

The Sunny Times Polo Club is approximately one hour away from the center of the 20-million city Peking and is located directly at the foot of the Great Wall. On about 100 hectare there was one of the most important equestrian centers of China established in recent years. The club has about 100 active members, two polo fields, a clubhouse and stables. A further development with private homes for the members is planned.

The teams:
Argentina – Aerolinas Argentina (+11)

Enrique Bauzada (+4, ARG)
Ivan Maldonado (+4, ARG)
Gustavo Rapetti (+2, ARG)
Sergio Alvarez (+1, ARG)

New Zealand – Wanstead (+10)
Jared Thompson (+1, NZ)
Simon McDonald (+2, NZ)
Philipp Thomson (+5, NZ)
Nick Coddington (+2, NZ)

Switzerland – Polo&Luxury (+5)
Markus Gräff (0, CH)
Uwe Zimmermann (+1, D)
Julio Igorio (+3, ARG)
Chaolemen (+1, CN)

China – Piaget (+11)
Xia Yang (0) /Wu Zhi-wei (0, CN)
David Miller (+5, NZ)
Marciel Socas (+4, ARG)
Pablo Lanusse (+2, ARG)

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