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Team Cartier wins in intense final on snow

30 years after it’s world premiere, the St. Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow still draws thousands of spectators and polo enthusiasts to the Swiss Engadin region to enjoy exciting chukkas in front of a beautiful mountain backdrop. The tournament was a resounding success despite the often heavy snowfall. The highlight of the anniversary tournament was this Sunday’s final, a match of almost incomparable excitement and brilliance.

Jonathan Munro Ford (0), Max Charlton (+6), Chris Hyde (+6) and Hissam Ali Hyder (+6) of team Cartier secured the victory in the sixth chukka, defeating Michael Bickford (+1), Jamie Morrison (+3), Nacho Figueras (+6,) and Ruki Baillieu (+7) of team Ralph Lauren by 2-1. Team BMW claimed third place, with fourth place going to Team Deutsche Bank.

Hissam Ali Hyder of team Cartier was named Most Valubale Player of the tournament and Lode, ridden by Nacho Figueras of team Ralph Lauren was honoured Best Playing Pony. Hissam Ali Hyder of team Cartier also received the award as World Polo Tour Most Valuable Professional Player (WPT MVP) of January, 2014, honoured by World Polo Tour.

Bernhard Pöllinger from St. Moritz Polo AG: “Despite particular conditions, we made the best of the tournament. Both players and horses did well and showed first-class polo. The weather-related conditions led to a special atmosphere and strong company between guests, players and the organisation.“

The standings:
1. Cartier (+18)
Jonathan Munro Ford (0, AUS)
Max Charlton (+6, UK)
Chris Hyde (+6, UK)
Hissam Ali Hyder (+6, PAK)

2. Ralph Lauren (+17)
Michael Bickford (+1, USA)
Jamie Morrison (+3, UK)
Nacho Figueras (+6, ARG)
Ruki Baillieu (+7, AUS)

3. BMW (+17)
Richard Davis (0, GBR)
Jonny Good (+5, GBR)
Tarquin Southwell (+4, GBR)
John-Paul Clarkin (+8, NZ)

4. Deutsche Bank (+17)
Karan Thapar (0, GBR)
Ryan Pemble (+5, GBR)
Oliver Hipwood (+5, GBR)
Glen Gilmore (+7, AUS)

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