Monthly Archives: June 2011

It’s Over

I didn’t blog for over a week.  I apologise for that.  Running the World Cup really got to me, and I found I never had enough time.  It was like four weeks of continuous work combined with sleep deprivation and … Continue reading

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Dumped and Bumped

So Malaysia got dumped out of the semi-finals by India.  Big time.  The 12-5 scoreline was exactly that.  Malaysia were never in the game, out-thought, out-run and out-played by an Indian team that delivered a killer blow of three goals … Continue reading

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Asian Polo Revolution

Pakistan trounced Nigeria 15 1/2 – 7.  This was not an unexpected score as the Nigerians, though great guys, and excellent hitters, seem to lack the man-marking skills that is so necessary at this top level of the sport.   So … Continue reading

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On Fire!

What a start to the tournament!  The opening ceremony was mercifully short and sweet, but very well done.  The Malaysia Cup really is a magnificent cup and when it was driven in, I’m sure every player who saw it wanted … Continue reading

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Let The Games Begin

The draw for horses was done on Saturday afternoon and practice games were arranged so that no teams that were scheduled to play each other met in the practices.  Malaysia played Australia and Pakistan in a round robin match yesterday, … Continue reading

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World Cup Arrivals

FIP President Eduardo Huergo arrived yesterday morning, from Argentina.  On the same flight were umpires Gonzalo Bunge and Nicholas Scortichinni.  The team from South Africa arrived in the morning, the first team to check into the Hyatt Regency Kuantan.  Two … Continue reading

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Mother-Cuppa

The Malaysia Cup arrived yesterday in a huge crate.  The cup itself is three feet tall an has a solid base.  It is made out of sterling silver and weighs about 20 kg.  That’s a lot for a cup.  I … Continue reading

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FIPping It

Things are flying along now.  We are just three days from the first arrivals of the teams and FIP President Eduardo Huergo.  This morning we fetched FIP Tournament Director Jose Laratigoyen and FIP Administrator Felipe Del Sel.  Dato’ Yusoff met … Continue reading

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Cruising Along

I’ve been here for two weeks now, and I finally got down to riding my ponies.  Mardi Masodi and Hannah Daniels have been helping me work my horses all season.  They’ve been doing a great job, but both of them … Continue reading

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Details, Details, Details

I love meetings.  Om, om, om.  I love meetings. Om, om, om.    I have to psych myself up for these meetings because we seem to go over lots of ground we covered in our last meeting.  Today I attended … Continue reading

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