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Oct 26 2017

October Newsletter

EXPERIMENTAL RULE FORMAT: The amended chukka format adopted by Plett Polo Club last December and Easter was tried during the Stephen Stewart Memorial tournament held at East Rand Polo Club a few weekends ago. The basic format was as follows: Chukkas were shortened to 4:30 mins with the usual 30 seconds extra time after the first bell. Given the shortened chukka time, the 3 minute change time between chukkas was strictly adhered to with the umpires instructed to blow the whistle after... More

Sep 21 2017

September Newsletter

2017 PRINCE OF WALES CUP: The Prince of Wales Polo Cup took place at the Rosefield Polo Club on Sunday 10th September. An eleven goal South African team took on Kenya in a closely fought match with the lead changing hands several times. Both team squandered chances to seal the game in the final chukka and it was left to an extra time “sudden death” goal from South Africa’s Campbell Macnab to clinch the trophy. Final Score 7-6 to SA. Teams were as... More

Aug 17 2017

August Newsletter

2017 PRINCE OF WALES CUP: As per my previous newsletter, this year’s POW Cup will take the form of a once off international against a team from Kenya. With the loss of Waterfall and the lack of an alternate facility suitable to sponsors, Mr Concierge, we agreed to host a “mini international” at approximately 14-goal level against an African country. Their initial choice was to invite a team from Nigeria but when this was not possible the Kenyan Polo Association accepted SAPA’s invitation.... More

Jul 17 2017

July Newsletter

2017 PRINCE OF WALES CUP: This year’s POW Cup will take the form of a once off international against a team from Kenya. With the loss of Waterfall and the lack of an alternate facility suitable to the sponsors, they agreed to host a “mini international” at approximately 14-goal level against an African country. Their initial choice was to invite a team from Nigeria but when this was not possible the Kenyan Polo Association accepted their invitation. The event will take place at the... More

Feb 21 2017

February Newsletter

SAEF DEVELOPMENTS: The SAEF have installed an online registration system where they require all athletes to register online. This is to cover their membership fee in addition to the athlete’s Discipline affiliation. The 2017 fee for this is R300 which SAPA has incorporated into our member’s affiliation fee. I have still to meet with the SAEF but in all likelihood we will handle this process on behalf of the members. FIP ZONE “E” PLAYOFFS: The 2017 Zone “E” playoffs will take place... More