Tag Archives: FIP

SEA Games Week 2: Finals Set

Into the tournament proper and Singapore got rolled 11-6 in the first official game of the tournament.  Singapore were never ahead – Thailand led all the way and their victory was fully deserved.   It was sad to see Singapore struggle … Continue reading

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Grace

Sir Winston Churchill is said to have said that one should be “magnanimous in victory, gracious in defeat.”  Sir Winston, an avid polo player in his youth, may have learned that maxim on the polo field.

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It’s Over

My run of back-to-back World Cups is finally over and as I wrap up in Pattaya, I contemplate what is next. Normally it would be my time to get myself ready to play in the Merdeka League.  But with insufficient … Continue reading

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Ever Upward

We have made through the qualifying games of the Fortune Heights FIP Snow Polo World Cup with very few casualties.  I am happy to report that the horses are holding up very well, but there are a few combatants who … Continue reading

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Snowjob VI

I am back in Tianjin, China, at the Metropolitan Polo Club.  I am running the Fortune Heights FIP Snow Polo World Cup for the sixth time.  And it isn’t any easier.  We haven’t even started and already we have been … Continue reading

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The Playoff

In 2011 we had seven countries participate the last time Malaysia hosted the Zone D Playoffs for the World Polo Championship.  This year Malaysia is again hosting it, but there are only two countries participating.

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Bring On 2017

As the lights go down on 2016, my wrap-up blog post can go in two directions:  a) it has been a good year, with much achieved, or b) it has been a hard year, with the slowdown in retail in … Continue reading

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On The Road Again

On the road again. Or should I say I’m leaving on a jet plane again.  Three days after the longest flights of my life, from Buenos Aires back to Kuala Lumpur, I am back at KLIA, this time flying to … Continue reading

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The Final

La Dolfina’s 16-12 win over Ellerstina was a very good final.  The game was very close till the last chukka.  It was tied 12-12 but I never thought Ellerstina could do it.  La Dolfina were the superior team again this … Continue reading

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Old Pros

Course Designing at the CSI-W Thai Polo show over the weekend allowed me a reunion with N Y Ho that I thoroughly enjoyed.  Ho and I have had very long friendship that goes back to Bukit Timah Saddle Club days … Continue reading

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Fair Play

The Festival of Polo and my 5th and final Malaysian Ladies Polo Championship was a huge success in terms of it being a social event.  With three teams, the Pink Polo was not the best format, but the final two … Continue reading

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Polo 2017

The 2017 calendar is out, and it is a packed one.  It begins with an extended Thai season that includes the FIP World Cup Zone D qualifier, two weeks after the Thai Polo Open.  With the 29th South East Asian … Continue reading

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