Team Remounts clinched the coveted title of the 10th Shah Rafi Alam Polo Cup 2023, by defeating Team FG/Din Polo by a score of 9-5 in an electrifying final at the Lahore Polo Club ground.
The main final United Bank Limited-sponsored lived up to its reputation as an enthralling encounter. After a hard-fought battle, Team Remounts emerged victorious with a final score of 9-5. The Argentinian sensation, Abelenda, representing Team Remounts, displayed exceptional prowess by scoring impressive six goals. His teammates, including Mohammad Naeem, Shahid Imran, and Hamza Iqbal, contributed with one goal each.
On the opposing side, Juan Cruz Greguol led the charge for FG/Din Polo with a remarkable hat-trick, while Mumtaz Abbas Niazi and Mian Abbas Mukhtar each scored one goal.
Subsidiary Final Overview
In the subsidiary final, Team Diamond Paints registered a 9-6½ victory over DS/Sheikhoo Steel. Raja Temur Nadeem showcased outstanding performance by firing four incredible goals for Diamond Paints. Mir Huzaifa Ahmed and Saqib Khan Khakwani added to the tally with three and two goals, respectively.
For DS Polo/Sheikhoo Steel, which held a half-goal handicap advantage, Nicholas Roberts stood out with five goals, while Lt Col Omer Minhas scored one goal.
Mrs. Tamiz Alam, wife of the late Gen Shah Rafi Alam, along with Haider Malik of United Bank Limited, Azam Hayat Noon, the President of the Lahore Polo Club, distributed the prizes.
10th Shah Rafi Alam Polo 2023: Day 4 | Remounts & FG/Din Polo To Clash In Finals
The Remounts team sealed their place in the main final of the 10th Shah Rafi Alam Polo Cup 2023, sponsored by United Bank Limited, by narrowly defeating the Pebble Breaker team with a score of 5-4 in a heart-pounding clash at the Lahore Polo Club.
The main final between the FG/Din Polo and Remounts teams is scheduled to take place on Sunday, 5th November at the Lahore Polo Club.
Day 4 Matches Overview
The contest between Remounts and Pebble Breaker proved to be a captivating showdown. As the fourth round commenced, both teams were level at 4-4 goals. In the dying moments, Remounts delivered a spectacular goal, clinching the match with a final score of 5-4.
It was Abelenda who shone the brightest, single-handedly contributing all five goals for the victorious Remounts. Bilal Noon and Ahmad Ali Tiwana displayed commendable performances for Pebble Breaker, each adding two goals to the tally.
Kicking off the day’s events, Diamond Paints showcased their prowess by defeating the Rijas Polo team with a score of 7-2½. Saqib Khan Khakwani was the standout performer, scoring four fabulous goals, while Raja Temur Nadeem and Mir Huzaifa Ahmed secured two and one goal, respectively, for Diamond Paints. In response, Isaac Hagedoorm managed to put away two goals for Rijas Polo, benefiting from a half-goal handicap advantage.
10th Shah Rafi Alam Polo 2023: Day 3 | FG/Din Polo Book Final Berth
FG/Din Polo solidified their place in the main final of the 10th Shah Rafi Alam Polo Cup 2023, sponsored by United Bank Limited, after an impressive and commanding 10-5 triumph over Master Paints at the Lahore Polo Club ground.
Day 4 – Friday; 3rd November 2023 Schedule
Match 1: Will feature a face-off between Rijas Polo and Diamond Paints teams at 2:30 pm.
Match 2: Remounts will go head-to-head with Pebble Breaker at 3:30 pm.
Day 3 Matches Overview
The FG/Din Polo squad showcased exceptional teamwork and individual brilliance, with Juan Cruz Greguol, Mumtaz Abbas Niazi, and Mian Abbas Mukhtar each contributing a remarkable three goals. Not to be outdone, Amirreza Behboudi shone for Master Paints with three goals of his own, while Agha Musa Ali Khan added two goals to their tally.
In the tournament’s earlier match, DS Polo/Sheikhoo earned their place in the Subsidiary Finals by overpowering the Newage Cables/Master Paints team with a resounding score of 12-7. The Argentine sensation, Nicholas Roberts, led the charge for DS/Sheikhoo with a phenomenal eight-goal performance. Meanwhile, Col Omar Minhas and Daniyal Sheikh secured two goals each to bolster their side’s victory. Hamza Mawaz Khan stood out for Newage Cables/Master Paints with a valiant six goals, and Alman Jalil Azam added one more to their scorecard.
10th Shah Rafi Alam Polo 2023: Day 2 | Pebble Breaker & Remounts Teams Triumphant
The second day of the 10th Shah Rafi Alam Polo Cup 2023 at the Lahore Polo Club, bore witness to triumphs by Pebble Breaker and Remounts teams in a thrilling showcase of polo excellence.
Day 3 – Thursday; 2nd November 2023 Schedule
Match 1: DS Polo/Sheikhoo Steel to face Newage Cables/Master Paints, with the victor to play the subsidiary final.
Match 2: FG/Din Polo take on Master Paints, with the winner qualifying for the main final.
Day 2 Overview
Match 1: Day’s inaugural match unfolded as a captivating spectacle, culminating in Pebble Breaker’s hard-fought victory against Diamond Paints with a final score of 7-6. In a display of exceptional skill, Ahmed Ali Tiwana dazzled with four remarkable goals, while Bilal Haye contributed three crucial goals for the Pebble Breaker side. On the opposing team, Raja Temur Nadeem emerged as a formidable force, securing four goals, with Mir Huzaifa and Saqib Khan Khakwani each adding one goal for Diamond Paints.
Match 2: The second encounter showcased Team Remounts’ dominance as they outpaced Rijas Polo with a resounding score of 9-5½. The foreign sensation, Abelanda, emerged as the standout performer with an impressive five-goal contribution, complemented by Sawar Muhammad Naeem’s three goals and Shahid Imran’s one goal for the triumphant Remounts. On the other side, Nicholas Roberts displayed his prowess with two well-earned goals, while Ahmed Bilal Riaz, Ahmed Zubair Butt, and Faisal Shehzad each secured one goal. Notably, Rijas Polo held a handicap advantage of half a goal, making the match all the more riveting.
10th Shah Rafi Alam Polo 2023: Day 1 | Master Paints & FG/Din Polo Victorious
The 10th Shah Rafi Alam Polo Cup 2023, commenced and witnessed exhilarating polo matches at the Lahore Polo Club. Sponsored by United Bank Limited, Master Paints and FG/Din Polo claimed victories in thrilling encounters.
Day 2 – Wednesday; 1st November 2023 Schedule
Match 1: Diamond Paints is set to face Pebble Breaker.
Match 2: Rijas Polo will contend against Remounts.
Day 1 – Matches Overviews
Match 1: A closely contested battle, which culminated in an electrifying finish. In the last minute, Master Paints showcased their prowess by outpacing DS Polo/Sheikhoo Steel with a final score of 7-6½. Amirreza Behboudi delivered a stellar performance, contributing five crucial goals, while Agha Musa Ali Khan added two more for Master Paints. Meanwhile, the DS Polo/Sheikhoo Steel team, enjoying a handicap advantage of half a goal, saw Nicholas Roberts deliver a superb performance with five goals, and Daniyal Sheikh notched one.
Match 2: FG/Din Polo displayed masterful dominance and securing a resounding victory against Newage Cables /Master Paints with a final score of 11-5½. Juan Cruz Greguol led the charge, achieving a fantastic four-goal performance, while Farhad Shaikh showcased his brilliance with a hat-trick of goals. Mumtaz Abbas Niazi and Mian Abbas Mukhtar each added two goals to seal the triumph for FG/Din Polo. On the opposing side, Hamza Mawaz Khan shone with four goals, and Alman Jalil Azam contributed one for the Newage Cables/Master Paints team, which enjoyed a half-goal handicap advantage.