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Jaeger-LeCoultre polo Ambassadors Clare Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven and Eduardo Novillo Astrada copyright Vanessa Taylor
Chairman of Cowdray Park Polo Club Peter Barfoot – copyright Vanessa Taylor
Jaeger-LeCoultre polo Ambassador Luke Tomlinson and his wife – copyright Vanessa Taylor
Cowdray Park Polo Club announced that fourteen teams have entered the 2015 Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup for the British Open Polo Championship.
The Draw to decide match play in the opening league phase took place on the 8th June in London in the Jaeger-LeCoultre Flagship Boutique on 13 Old Bond Street.
Around 100 guests attended the event including: Lord and Lady Cowdray, the club’s Vice President Lila Pearson with the Hon Charles Pearson,
Chairman Peter Barfoot, Gold Cup patrons and players representing all fourteen teams taking part including Jaeger-LeCoultre polo Ambassadors Luke Tomlinson and Eduardo Novillo Astrada,
Clare Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven and photographer Astrid Muñoz.
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After the traditional opening speech, the name of each team was drawn out of the Gold Cup trophy
then a representative from each team was invited to draw which group they will be playing in:
Group A: King Power Foxes – Zacara – Apes Hill Club – El Remanso
Group B: Talandracas – La Indiana – VPS Healthcare Sifani – Salkeld
Group C: Thai Polo – King Power – UAE Polo Team – RH Polo – HB Polo –Dubai
Chris Bethell, Polo Manager for Cowdray Park, comments: “We are delighted that fourteen teams have entered the 2015 Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup,
indicating once again the stature of the British Open Polo Championship in world terms. Every team will draw for a place in three leagues.
I guarantee every team four league games, and the top eight, determined by points and goal difference,
go forward to the quarter finals leading to the final knock-out phase of the British Open tournament.”
Zahra Kassim-Lakha, Director UK Market and Global Strategy of Jaeger-LeCoultre says:
“We are thrilled to have taken on the title sponsorship of this world-class tournament.
In 2015 the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup for the British Open Polo Championship will embrace the historic roots of polo
in which the Maison has been a stakeholder since 1931 when the iconic Reverso watch was specially designed for its players.”