Polo Park & Country Club Zurich
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Polo Park & Country Club Zurich

18th Edition of the Ladies Cup

July 12, 2017
July 12, 2017
An impeccable organisation and friendly atmosphere made the tournament a success, letting local and foreign players enjoy their time and play good polo. 

The start was on Friday with a stick and ball session for the ladies, and a Welcome Aperol offered by Morgan and Sebastien Le Page in the Club house. On Saturday, polo action started in great weather; the sporting atmosphere made it a perfect day.

In the Medium Goal League, Team Champagne Jacquart beat Team Nespresso in a very open and fast game. In the Challenge League, Les Jolies Filles, from Zug, boasting a very strong line up, beat Team Hato, and qualified for the final.

Next, the young girls from team San Francisco de Asis, won the qualification games, together with La Tana Polo from Bern. Both teams won a place in the final. 

Hazel Jackson, Captain of the England Polo Team, and recipient of the Most Outstanding Lady Player Award 2017 at Guards, 8-goal Ladies Polo Professional and Polo Fitness Specialist, gave a very motivational talk about polo and life in general.

On Sunday the games for fifth and sixth place, Teams Hato and Polo Park Zurich played a fighting game; the victory went to Hato. 

In the final of the Challenge League, San Francisco de Asis, Les Jolies Filles and La Tana Polo played a Round Robin (the three teams against each other); San Francisco de Asis claimed the victory and became champion of the 18th Edition of the Challenge League. 

In the Medium Goal League, Nespresso and Champagne Jacquart played against each other for the coveted trophy. They played a great game, with nice runs and a lot of goals. Champagne Jacquart was a fair winner, showing solid skills and an open game. 

The MVP (most valuable player) prize went to Kira Wetzel from Team La Tana Polo in the Challenge League, and to Maike Holty from Team Nespresso in the Medium Goal League. They won a very special leather bag, donated by La Rubia and by Performance Polo. 

With the final bell, the Ladies Cup came to the end, but the social event continued at "Diamond Lounge" with DJ DaZZla from Ibiza creating the best atmosphere, Champagne Jacquard, Nespresso and Feldschlosschen with special corners, TONI&GUY beauty salon, Holmes Place sport spot, Gems Forest Stones corner, Catering by Best Catering.

And last but not least, after the ladies left the polo field, the 1st Zurich Gold Cup was played between Los Lobos and Equilibrium, a 10-goal tournament, with a victory for Team Equilibrium of Daniel Aegerter (0), Fran Fucci (+6), Manuel Carranza (+4) and Markus Graff (0) defeating Team Los Lobos of Club owner Sébastien Le Page (0), Hazel Jackson (+2), Martin Podesta (+4) and Patricio Gaynor (+4) in extra time by 1 goal scored with 3 seconds to play in the last chukker. Congratulations to both teams for an amazing final, outstanding polo, and a very close result.