Tim Vaux (+4), Richard Blake Thomas (+4) and Jamie Le Hardy (+7) of team Joules are the winners of the sixth Veuve Clicquot Polo on the Beach 2012. The trio shot nine goals – six from Jamie Le Hardy – and took the lead to defeat the defending champion First Great Western with Andy Burgess (+2), Andrew Blake Thomas (+5) and James Harper (+7).
Team Joules took the lead early. In the second chukka First Great Western stroke back – with only a short effect. At the end of the third chukka Joules had earned a lead of 7:4,5 team First Great Western only found its old strength in the last chukka – but it was too late. At the end of the game team Joules led with 9:6,5.
Most valuable player became the 7-scorer Jamie Le Hardy (team Joules).
Jamie Le Hardy (team Joules): “It was a really nice open game, everyone played really well. We were lucky they missed a few goals in the second chukka, and apart from that it was pretty even really, a good game of polo.”
Arthur de Lencqueasing, Brand Manager Veuve Clicquot UK: “Veuve Clicquot is delighted to be title sponsor of such a dynamic and exhilarating event as Polo on the Beach. This stunning exhibition match set on the majestic Watergate Bay is fast becoming one of the polo highlights for the Season.”
1. Joules (+15)
Tim Vaux (+4)
Richard Blake Thomas (+4)
Jamie Le Hardy (+7)
2. First Great Western (+14)
Andy Burgess (+2)
Andrew Blake Thomas (+5)
James Harper (+7)