The upcoming TATA Communications Singapore Polo Open Tournament (19 to 24 May 2015) will raise the bar for the sport of polo in Singapore. Organised by the Singapore Polo Club (SPC), and supported by Title Sponsor, TATA Communications, this annual tournament sets the stage for it to be a major annual fixture on the International Polo calendar.
A key feature of the Singapore Polo Open is its high-goal average of eight to ten goals per game. Compared to the other tournaments organised by SPC, averaging four goals per game, the Singapore Open raises the bar for Singapore Polo and promises to be an exhilarating event for all sports fans. In addition, three teams instead of the usual four will vie for the coveted championship title.
The Preliminary Rounds will be played on 19, 21 and 23 May, with 20 and 22 May being the scheduled rest days. The Tournament Finals will be played on Sunday 24 May and will feature the top two teams from the three-day round robin matches competing for 1st and 2nd place. Polo professionals from Argentina and two professional umpires – Mr Ben Turner who is now a professional HPA umpire who is based at Cowdray Park in UK and Mr Steve Evans from South Africa will travel to Singapore for this major event.
3.00pm Arrival of Guests
3.30pm Riding Performance by Riding Section
4.30pm 1st & 2nd Placing (Chukka 1 & 2)
5.15pm 1st & 2nd Placing (Chukka 3 & 4)
6.15pm Prize Presentation
6.45pm The After Party with DJ music
VIP Table Booking is available at the Club’s website www.singaporepoloclub.org
Ticket holders may access to the VIP area at The Verandah and canapes & selected drinks will be served from 4pm to 6.30pm
About the Singapore Polo Club
The Singapore Polo Club, established in 1886, strives to promote the sport of polo and equestrian activities in Singapore and beyond. Its history dates back to the colonial period and the Club has always had an illustrious membership. Several members of the British Royal family have at various times played polo at the Club, which is set in lush, tropical grounds on Mount Pleasant Road. Over the years, the Singapore Polo Club has hosted many prestigious polo tournaments, many of which are attended by royalty, dignitaries, socialites and prominent business men and women. The Club hopes to grow the sport of polo and encourage more local Singaporeans to play “The Sport of Kings.” This is significant as polo was recognised as a medal sport at the 2007 SEA Games, in Bangkok, Thailand, with Singapore winning a silver medal at this event.