Hissam in action on the frozen lake of St. Moritz during 2014 World Cup Courtesy: Images of Polo

Hissam Ali Hyder has proudly once again taken Pakistan to the 2018 edition of the prestigious Snow Polo World Cup, to be held in the world famous resort of St. Moritz, Switzerland from 26 – 28 January 2018.

Hissam with the winning team of St. Moritz 2014 Trophy

Hissam presently handicapped at 6 is the highest handicap player of Pakistan and among the highest in Asia and also this tournament. Playing since few years in the International and Pakistan Polo circuit, he has won this prestigious St. Moritz World Cup in 2014 as member of the Cartier Team.

Courtesy: Images of Polo

In 2018, Hissam is playing as a member of Team Maserati. His teammates will include Gerardo Mazzini, Robert Strom, and one of Zhanna Bandurko or Raya Sidorenko. The teams and the respective members are:

Team Maserati

1 Zhanna Bandurko / Raya Sidorenko 0 RUS
2 Gerardo Mazzini +6 ARG
Hissam Ali Hyder +6 PAK
4 Robert Strom +5 FRA

Team Cartier

1 Rommy Gianni +1 ITA
2 Juan Cruz Greguoli +4 ARG
3 Dario Musso +6 ARG
4 Chris Hyde +5 ENG

Team Azerbaijan Land of Fire

1 Rashad Hasanov +2 AZE
2 Elchin Jamalli +3 AZE
3 Lala Laplacette +5 ARG
4 Adrian Laplacette Jr. +6 ARG

Team Badrutt’s Palace Hotel

1 Melissa Ganzi 0 USA
2 Juan Bollini +6 ARG
3 Alejandro Novillo Astrada +8 ARG
4 Tito Gaudenzi +2 SUI

 

Courtesy: snowpolostmoritz/instagram

St. Moritz has hosted this historic snow polo tournament since 1985. Polo has been played for more than 2600 years on grass. Thus, being the first-ever snow polo tournament, the Snow Polo World Cup at St. Moritz has its uniqueness of being the only polo tournament played on snow. The challenge of playing on snow, the unique location at 1850 metres above sea level and the sophistication of St. Moritz combine to make the tournament one of its kind. The scenic venue is second to none and is home to a special atmosphere. Anyone lucky enough to attend the tournament is not only treated to wonderful sport but can also attend exuberant social events and enjoy the sumptuous food on offer at the classy restaurants in the resort.

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