Although 24 teams were originally entered for this 2 day tournament at Tidworth Polo Club over the weekend of the 21st and 22nd July, ground pressure and the weather meant the tournament director and team from TPC reduced that to 19 and some matches to 3 chukkas to ease the pony providers concerns.
Jess and Chris Andrews and their excellent organisation somehow coordinated the two 2 days to time and the Final was as exciting as ever with the King’s Royal Hussars(KRH) bowing to the superior Queens Royal Hussars(QRH) by 3 goal to 7.
Results: Division 1:
Played over 2 days with 3 chukkas per day. Four members of the HACKETT Army Team spread over both teams. The first day of 3 chukkas saw the KRH hold the seemingly superior QRH team with some strong play by Paddy Selfe and despite going behind at the end of the 3rd the KRH with Alex Walch playing well above his handicap the momentum was with them. The second day saw a difference with the QRH who marked Paddy Selfe out of the game to a large extent and with Johnny Sleeman combining well with Jamie Fry they crept further ahead in the 5th chukka by 5 goals to 3. Both teams had settled and some bad luck by Walch saw him go wide and with Max Morant finding his range having been away for 4 years the QRH won the final in front of a large crowd by 7 to 3. Alex Walch won the Ledger MVP Cup for consistent skill over the 2 days.
The Kings Royal Hussars: Runners Up 3
1. Capt Alex Walch -1 - The ‘Ledger’ MVP Cup for the best player at handicap over the 2 days
2. Capt Oscar Churton -1
3. Capt George Walker 0
4. Capt Paddy Selfe 1
Queens Royal Hussars : Winners 7
1. Tpr Christian Baker -2
2. Capt Max Morant -2
3. Lt Johnny Sleeman +2
4. Lt Jamie Fry +1
-1 Division 2:
1. The Royal Yeomanry - won on penalties
2. The Light Dragoons
3. The AGC
4. The Army Reserves Division 3:
1. Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
2. The Royal Air Force
3. The Royal Navy
4. The Royal Logistic Corps Division 4:
1. The Royal Artillery
2. The Royal Dragoon Guards
3. The HAC
4. The Household Cavalry Division 5:
1. The Army Medical Services
2. Scottish and NI Yeomanry
3. H4H Team Phoenix
4. The Queens Own Yeomanry
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