|Fri 10th Aug 2018|
Thai Polo Club Wins in Malaysia
The Royal Selangor Polo Club Open 2018
The RMPA International League is a 12 goal league comprising of four tournaments – The Thai Polo Open, The Royal Selangor Polo Club Open, The RMPA Classic and The RMPA International League Final. The RMPA International League is in its 14th consecutive season and is sponsored by Thai Polo & Equestrian Club, MiCasa All Suite Hotel, M A L A Y A and Zack’s Tack.
The RSPC Open 2018, the first Malaysian leg of the 12 goal that is part of the RMPA International League organised by The Royal Malaysian Polo Association (RMPA) came to an end on Saturday 4 August, at The Royal Selangor Polo Club, Malaysia. This year four teams were entered for The RSPC Open and the final score was 7-6 in Thai Polo’s favour against rivals, La Sarita. Following an exceedingly close match, Rauli Laplacette was presented with the Most Valuable Player award, whilst Pocket Rocket, played by Agustín Andrada was awarded the Best Playing Pony rug. Following the big Final, Royal Pahang defeated La Familia in the Subsidiary Final, 6-5. The next stop of The RMPA International League 2018 will be The RMPA Classic, which will kick off on 16 August and will see four teams of up to 12 goals participate. The tournament will be played at Taman Equestrian Putrajaya and Royal Selangor Polo Club.
The Royal Selangor Polo Club Open 2018 Teams:
Thai Polo (12): Harald Link (0), Juan Manuel García Grossi (1), Carlos Pando (5) & Rauli Laplacette (6)
La Sarita (12): Ameer Jumabhoy (1), Agustín Andrada (4), Matías Torres Zavaleta (7) & Asad Jumabhoy (0). Reserves: Ali Jumabhoy (0) & Mohd Amirul Farhan (1)
Photography: Thai Polo defeated La Sarita in the Final of The Royal Selangor Polo Club Open 2018. Courtesy of Malaysia Polo