Tag Archives: Royal Pahang

Calendar Changes

The RMPA Calendar saw two changes.  First, the RSPC League 2 was delayed a week so it will start on 24th June to 1st July.  Then the Malaysian Open brought forward from October to July.  It will become the curtain … Continue reading

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Alive and Well

Last Thursday Shaik Reismann and I conducted a Rules Update, taking players and umpires through the 2018 HPA playing rule changes.   About 40 players and umpires attended the update held at the Royal Selangor Polo Club (RSPC).

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2018 HPA Rule Changes

As the 2018 Malaysian polo season starts to warm up, there are a few new players needing to take an RMPA Rules Test before they can be allowed to play in open company.  The Rules Test is based on the … Continue reading

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Preseason and Thai Polo Open

Back to work, back to school for the kids, back to life, back to reality.  2018 is here, and it better be a good one.   On the polo front, we will be bringing the polo ponies back into fitness, with … Continue reading

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A Holiday To End 2017

I took time out to go on a family holiday to Sri Lanka.  It was beautiful to get away with the family, when we can get the kids undivided attention.  The teenage boys will soon grow out of wanting these … Continue reading

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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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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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Another One Bites The Dust

The MPA Cup got canned, just like the RMS Gold Cup.  These May dates must be jinxed.  First it was to have been the Malaysian Open, then the ZT or RMS Gold Cup, and now the MPA Cup, all cancelled … Continue reading

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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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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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