Polo Times Magazine Subscribe to Polo Times Home
HomeNewsTournamentsClassifiedsAbout usSubscribeContact
 
 
 
 

Mon 1st Oct 2018

Italy Triumph at FIP European Championships

2018 FIP European Championships come to an end

On Sunday 30 September host nation Italy were victorious against European Championship newbies Azerbaijan in the Final of 8 goal The XII FIP European Polo Championships at Villa a Sesta Polo Club in Italy. Having won the title in 2005, it has been thirteen years since Italy last lifted the trophy, but with the expert trio of Nicolas Lopez Fuentes, Tomas and Martín Joaquin, supported by number four Eduardo Menendez, there was little doubt that the home nation would take home the title going into the final match.
Italy led from the off, scoring three goals to none in response from Azerbaijan in the first chukka. Before half-time, both teams scored a goal apiece, leaving the scores at 4-1 in Italy’s favour going into the break. Italy came back even more motivated in the third chukka, extending their lead to 7-2 and as the play went into the final chukka, there was no doubt that Azerbaijan would not be able to catch their rivals. Despite two quick fire goals in the final seven minutes, another goal from Italy sealed the FIP European Championships deal and with Italy’s eighth goal, the 2018 honours. Martín Joaquin was awarded the Most Valuable Player honours having scored six goals.
In the battle for bronze medal, XI FIP European Polo Championship winners Ireland defeated Germany 5½-5 to take the Subsidiary Final honours.
Over 10 days of action at Villa a Sesta Polo Club, 10 teams took part in the competition, with 350 polo ponies participating across the teams. The next Championships are scheduled to be played in Azerbaijan in 2020.
The FIP European Polo Championships Final Squads:
Italy: Nicolas Lopez Fuentes, Tomas Joaquin, Martín Joaquin & Eduardo Menendez
Azerbaijan: Fabian Bolanteiro, Elchi Jamalli, Rashad Hasanov & Agustin Kronhaus
 
Photograph: Home nation Italy took home The XII FIP European Polo Championship title on Sunday 30 September. Courtesy of Pololine

Follow Polotimes on Twitter
 

Other top stories


Mon 18th Mar 2019
U.S. Women’s Open
Excitement began on Saturday

Sat 16th Mar 2019
UK Arena Handicap Changes
2018/19 End of Season

Fri 15th Mar 2019
U.S. Women’s Open
Matches begin on Saturday

Mon 11th Mar 2019
UAE Undefeated in Dubai
The Julius Bär Gold Cup 2019

Tue 5th Mar 2019
Junior Westchester U18 Team Head to USA
Flannels England to take on Team USA

Mon 4th Mar 2019
Flannels England Rule the Arena
Playnation International Test Match for The Bryan Morrison Trophy

Thu 28th Feb 2019
Flannels England Women Head to Australia
HPA announce ladies International Test Match team

Wed 27th Feb 2019
Polo Times Out This Week!
March Issue packed with exciting features

Tue 26th Feb 2019
C.V. Whitney Cup Final
Pilot secure pole position

Mon 25th Feb 2019
Regal Warriors Secure Women’s Title
Ladies’ Arena British Open concludes

Mon 25th Feb 2019
Local Boys Reign Supreme
Parfums de Marly Arena Gold Cup Final

See all news in:


End of Polo Times news page

Advertiser information Contact us Subscribe Work for us All information is subject to copyright 2015

Highlights

Latest Classified

Latest Classified

PO10BRD Private Registration PO10BRD Private Registration Offer For Sale. Price...
 Get into Polo

Get started in polo

Information on how to get started in polo
 Destination of the Month

The global game

Holidays and breaks playing or following polo around the world
 Wallpapers

Online magazine

Login to read current and back issues of the magazine
 Find your nearest club

Club contacts

Find your nearest polo club
Cookies in Use