At the Cape Town Polo club we take pride in our field which means ensuring that it is suitably looked after. So having been well watered, fertalized and rested over the winter months the old John Deer has been fired up and the work has begun to get the field into shape for season.
We are also hard at work making sure the club fridge is properly gassed up as it has to make it through a season of keeping our sponsors beers cold, who else but Peroni!
And finally, we are pleased to say that the peroni sponsored, Cape Town Polo Club support team has been hard at work getting into shape and will be at every event come rain or shine from the start of season.
It’s that time of year again!
We’re all sitting around in the middle of ‘off-season’ doldrums wondering what to do with our weekends.
Well, wallow no longer, we’ve teamed up with Western Province Eventing as well as the Cape Hunt Club and organised the very first Eventing Polo Hunt Ball.
So brush off the old formal attire, get out your dancing shoes, and make sure you’ve booked your tickets for a whirlwind of fabulous food, festivities and dancing the night away.
Date: 10 August 2012
Where: Kelvin Grove (next to Newlands Cricket Stadium) – The Ball Room
Time: 7 for 7:30 pm
Dress: Adults – Formal & Children – Semi-formal
Price: R350 per person
Includes: Dinner, dancing & cash bar
Polo players: Give Anthony Baines a call (082 802 2641) or email him to make sure you’ve reserved your table.
In an action packed final on the Kurland Pavillion field, CTPC pushed Jaeger into extra time, but were just pipped by a deadly Chris Collins tail shot, leaving the final score at 6 for Jaeger and 5 for CTPC. (We now officially hate Chris !)
It’s great to see a CTPC team back at Kurland and in addition doing so well ! Next year we’ll be back in full force with at least two teams… watch out Plett… we need new silverware !
CTPC destroyed Mabelstone 8 goals to 4 1/2 with goals flying in from all team members and cool hand Marek adding yet another notch to his mallet… (better watch out dad, he’s going to be taking all the penalities in future).
With that win, it certainly gave the organisers a headache to contend with, as CTPC ended up tie with Seven Oaks for the remaining spot in the final. Not only did they tie on games, but they also tied on handicap, as well as number of goals scored and to top it off, they tied on goals scored against !
So… for the 2nd time in Plett Polo history, CTPC ended up in a penalty shootout against Seven Oaks.
Well cool hand Marek obviously had a bit to say to motivate his team, as he casually slotted 4 out of 6 of his penalties through the ivories putting pressure on his dad Pawel and uncle Garth to follow suit, which they did with 4 and 5 goals respectively. With a tough act to follow Johan, still recovering from tick bite fever, buckled a bit and dropped 3 but still kept the points up there.
The pressure obviously took it’s toll for Seven Oaks and particularly for Plett pro Shaun Brokensha who least managed to put 1 on the board to avoid a golden duck, as his side bowed out of the top slots.
The final kicks off this Friday afternoon on the renown Kurland Pavilion field at 4:30pm, where CTPC again meet Jaeger. It promises to to be a tough challenge as the Crossley’s are sure to bring their ‘A’ game to the party.
If you’re in Plett, make SURE that you’re there to catch all the action !
The onslaught of Jaeger Polo was just too much for CTPC yesterday, with Jaeger inching into the lead by 6 goals to 5. In a tough game, young Marek scores his first goal in open play, and uncle Garth (‘ ToyBoy ‘) takes a tumble while executing a spectacular goal in true Kanigowski style.
Unfortunately defence was the name of the game, and looks like we’re going to have to go back to the drawing board if we’re going to beat Mabelstone at Jaeger Polo tomorrow (Wednesday at 11:15am).
Again, if you’re in the area, be sure to catch the game.