The 108th Prince of Wales Polo Cup was held from 28th to 30th August 2015 at the Waterfall polo fields, Johannesburg, South Africa. The eagerly awaited annual tournament started on Friday, 28th August with matches between the Highveld, East Griqualand, KwaZulu Natal and Q4 Free State teams.
The semi-finals were held on Saturday, 29th August 2015. A cocktail meeting was hosted on the Saturday evening at the Four Seasons Hotel Westcliff to introduce the finalists. The guests were entertained by the impessively talented violin playing Pendo Masote.
The finals were held on Sunday, 30th August to an engaged crowd made up of hard polo fans, ex-players and those who are discovering the magic of the game. The Free State team, comprised of Ben Crowe (+2), Warren Lurie (+3), Davey Evans (+4) and Tom de Bruin (+7), became winner of the tournament. The team dominated the match against KwaZulu Natal throughout the five chukkas and ended the tournament with a 7-2 victory.
Mr Concierge once again treated the sport of kings with the dignity it deserves. Guests were driven from the parking to the West Bank marquee and East Bank picnic boxes by Jeep. Champagne glasses were charged with Perrier-Jouët. A scrumptious five course sit down lunch meal prepared by chef Dario D Angelo, paired with the Macallan whiskey was served.
The South African national team was also announced at the prize-giving ceremony and will comprise of Selby Williamson (+5), Dirk Van Reenen (+4), Tom De Bruin (+7), Gareth Evans (+6) and Brad Mac Gibbon (+5) as reserve. The selected players will go on and play against New Zealand on the 20th September at the BMW International Polo Series.
About the Prince of Wales Polo Cup
Prince Edward, the Prince of Wales presented the cup at the end of his visit to the winners of the three-day tournament in 1925 while on the Royal Tour of Africa. It is the tournament where players who will represent the South African national team are selected.
Every year since then South Africa’s top talent assemble at the prestigious tournament for the honour of being selected as the best of the best. The tournament is hosted by Mr Concierge and the South African Polo Association (SAPA).
For information about the Prince of Wales Cup please visit www.powcup.co.za
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