Friday, 18 May 2012

The Audis

So the Audi Polo Awards at Coworth Park were serious fun! 
As it's always scheduled in for mid-May, it hits the beginning of the season and really kicks off the high goal polo scene for the UK. It's also one of the only occasions when literally everyone is in one location so you get to gossip with friends, do your number on the big networking cheese and eye up Facundo Pieres (Google him. W.O.W). 
There's also lots of Pommery floating around and, with Audi giving you a ride home in one of the chauffeur-driven Q7s, you can indulge as much as you like. Yippee! I'm still waiting on images, but here's a break down of the results for my polo readers!

The Pommery Most Outstanding Lady Player: Lucy Taylor
The Avios Most Promising Young Player: Ollie Cudmore
The Tally Ho Most Outstanding Medium Handicapped Player: 
Facundo Sola
The Julius Baer Victor Ludorum Winners: Apache, Four Quarters & Black Bears
The Julius Baer Young Player Award: Jack Richardson
The Apes Hill Most Outstanding High Goal Team: Zacara
The Outstanding Contribution to World Polo Award: Jim Gilmore 
[NB: I actually shed a tear during his speech and had to give myself a talking to]
The Lifetime Achievement Awards: Jim Haigh & Alec Harper
The ROyal Salute Most Outstanding High Goal Patron: Lyndon Lea
The Audi Most Outstanding British Player: James Beim
The Most Outstanding High Goal Player: Sebastian Merlos

Bravo everyone!

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