Category Archives: Polo

The Wrap Up

The RSPC Pink Polo was the last official tournament of 2017 in Malaysia.  What a year it has been.  For me, my personal highlights were winning the Maserati Masters with La Sarita, organising to bring the Hong Kong team to … Continue reading

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No Sudden Death

Royal Pahang and Thai Polo were the best two teams in the RSPC Open, and they deservedly got to the final.  And what a final it was!  It was a really exciting match, made all the more exhilarating by Jimmy … Continue reading

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Walk The Talk

The SEA Games was great. It will remain in our memories for years to come. While the quality of polo and horses exceeded the 6-goal handicap of the tournament, the current 14-goal RSPC Open is da bomb. All the qualifying … Continue reading

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A Fantastic Final

It was a magical final.  Malaysia dominated in spurts, striding out to a 4-1 lead in the first chukka.  But Thailand came back to tie it.  Malaysia put the game to bed in the third chukka outclassing the Thais.  With … Continue reading

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Bronze for Brunei

If there was ever a lesson in polo, Singapore got one from Brunei in the bronze medal match yesterday.    I won’t tell you all the gory details.  Instead I will let you watch it yourselves:

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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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SEA Games: Week 1 Behind the Scenes.

Week one of my SEA Games in done.  Technically I am only on the Tournament Committee, though my MASOC accreditation says I am the guest to the Vice-President.  No idea which one, or why.  But as the go-to guy in … 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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Classic Pahang

The RMPA International League started for the 13th year in Malaysia as the ball was thrown in yesterday for the match between Thai Polo and La Sarita, the first match of the 2017 Royal Pahang Classic.    It lasted 3 ½ … Continue reading

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Pete’s F-Log

Sometimes I think I should be a food blogger.  With so many international visitors, we have dined out quite often.  Last week we had two requests for KL’s famous Sang Har Meen (big prawn noodles).  I hit Sweet Inn and … Continue reading

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Shouldering On

The Malaysian Open was a last minute tournament for me, and with the horses unprepared, and my shoulder Covfefe‘d, we haven’t won a game yet.  They have all been close, but so far, no cigar.  And now, to make matters … Continue reading

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MOP-ing

Having thought my polo season was Covfefe, suddenly I’m playing in the Malaysian Open Polo that starts this week.    RMPA President Dato’ Mohamed Moiz wanted to support this tournament, and combined with Dato’ Syed Budriz of 1 Selangor, to form … Continue reading

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