Team Platinum Homes clinched the Lt Gen Shah Rafi Alam Memorial Polo Cup 2022 trophy. Sponsored by Dawn Bread the win was by edging past Diamond Paints/Sheikhoo Steel by a narrow margin of 9½-9 in the final played at the Lahore Polo Club.
Final Match Review
The final match between Platinum Homes and Diamond Paints/Sheikhoo Steel proved very exciting and enthralling. Platinum Homes managed to win the title clash in the very last minute, thanks to Iranian player Amirreza Behboudi for smashing in the match-winning goal for the Platinum Homes. For his excellent performance, Amirreza, who malleted excellent eight goals, was also awarded the man of the final award.
The other key contributor from the winning team was Bilal Noon, who banged in a beautiful brace while the winning side had a half goal handicap advantage. Nicolas Antinori was also in sublime form and pumped in splendid eight goals while Mir Huzaifa Ahmed converted one goal, but they lost the final by just a half goal margin. Earlier in the subsidiary final, Dawn Bread defeated the FG/Din Polo team by 10-6½.
Mrs. Tamiz Alam, widow of Lt Gen Shah Rafi Alam alongwith Anwar Hussain, Executive Director of Dawn Bread, . distributed prizes and trophy to the winners and top performers.
Day 4 Overview
Diamond Paints/Sheikhoo Steel outclassed Guard Group 11-3½ to book berth for the main final. Whereas Dawn Bread overpowered Diamond Paints 10-3½ to qualify for the subsidiary final of the Lt. Gen. Shah Rafi Alam Memorial Polo Cup Tournament sponsored by Dawn Bread at the Lahore Polo Club.
Diamond Paints/Sheikhoo Steel proved too hot for Guard Group and overwhelmed them by a huge margin of 11-3½. Nicolas Antonori played out his heart and smashed in superb six goals from the winning team, which Lt Col Omar Minhas (R) and Mir Huzaifa Ahmed converted two tremendous goals each and Usman Aziz Anwar struck one goal. Saqib Khan Khakwani played well and thrashed in three classic goals from the losing side, which had a half goal handicap advantage.
Dawn Bread trounced Diamond Paints by 10-3½ to secure a place in the subsidiary final. Juan Cruz Greguol played hero’s role in his team’s triumph with a classic contribution of six splendid goals while Alman Jalil Azam also played well and fired in four fabulous goals for Dawn Bread. Omar Malhi, Usman Haye and Ghulam Mustafa Monnoo slammed in one goal apiece from Diamond Paints, while they had a half goal handicap advantage.
Day 3 Overview
2022 Shah Rafi Alam Memorial Polo Cup: Day 3 | Platinum Homes Qualifies For Final
Platinum Homes defeated Master Paints Black to qualify for the main final while FG/Din Polo defeated Barry’s for the subsidiary final in the Lt Gen Shah Rafi Alam Memorial Polo Cup Tournament sponsored by Dawn Bread here at the Lahore Polo Club ground on Thursday.
The first match of the day was contested between Platinum Homes and Master Paints Black and after a tough competition, Platinum Homes recorded a narrow 6½-5 victory and also earned a place in the main final. Amirreza Behboudi played a key role in Platinum Homes’ triumph as he hammered a hat-trick of goals while his teammates Bilal Noon banged in a brace Agha Musa Ali Khan converted one goal.
Manuel Caranza though played outstanding polo and smashed in all the six goals from Master Pants Black yet his magic couldn’t steer his side to a much-needed victory.
In the second match of the day, FG/Din Polo overpowered Team Barry’s by a good margin of 10½-5 goals. In-form Edward Morris pumped in fabulous five goals from the winning team while Mian Abbas Mukhtar converted two and Farhad Muhammad Sheikh and Shah Shamyl Alam one goal apiece.
For Team Barry’s, Rulo Trotz fired in four goals while Daniyal Sheikh scored one goal. Today (Friday), the first match will be played at 2:00 PM and the second match at 3:00 PM
Day 2 Overview
Diamond Paints/Sheikhoo Steel and Guard Group registered victories in the Lt. Gen. Shah Rafi Alam Memorial Polo Cup Tournament sponsored by Dawn Bread at the Lahore Polo Club ground.
On Thursday, 3rd November, two crucial matches will be played as FG/Din Polo will compete against Barry’s in the first match of the day at 1:30 pm while Master Pants Black will fight against Platinum Homes in the second match of the day at 2:30 pm.
Diamond Paints/Shekhoo Steel and Dawn Bread, and after a tough fight, the team Diamond Paints/Shekhoo Steel succeeded in winning the match by 5-3½ goals. Nicolas Antinori emerged as hero of the day from the winning team, as he not only displayed high quality polo skills and techniques but also contributed with three tremendous goals while Mir Huzaifa Ahmed thrashed in two goals. Juan Cruz Greguol banged in a brace and Alman Jalil Azam struck one goal from Dawn Bread, while they had a half goal handicap advantage.
The Guard Group team defeated Diamond Pants by a narrow margin of 5-4. Taimur Ali Malik was the hero from Team Guard Group as he was in sublime form and displayed very impressive mallet and horse work to amuse the spectators with his marvelous three goals while his teammate Saqib Khan Khakwani also played well and contributed with two brilliant goals. Abdul Rehman Monnoo scored all the four goals from team Diamond Paints.
Day 1 Overview
On first day of the Lt. Gen. Shah Rafi Alam Memorial Polo Cup, Platinum Homes and Master Paints Black emerged victorious. Sponsored by Dawn Bread the Cup is being held at the LPC-Lahore Polo Club.
On Day 2, Wednesday, two important matches will be contested. First match will be between Diamond Paints/Sheikhoo Steel and Dawn Bread at 1:30 pm. Diamond Paints Vs Guard Group at 2:30 pm will be the second match.
Platinum Homes edged out FG/Din Polo by a close margin of 6-5½ goals. Iranian player Amirreza Behboudi of Platinum Homes showed a great game and smashed in superb six goals. English player Edward Morris scored three goals while Shah Shamyl Alam and Farhad Muhammad Shaikh converted one goal each from FG/Din Polo.
Master Paints Black played a great game and defeated Team Barry’s by 8-7. Argentinian player Manuel Caranza was in sublime form and pumped in splendid seven goals while Sufi Muhammad Haroon and Sufi Muhammad Amir slammed in one goal each for Master Paints Black. Daniyal Sheikh and Rulo Trotz hammered a hat-trick each from the losing side, which had a half-goal advantage.