Haye Squad lifted the Lahore Smart City Polo in Pink Tournament trophy after edging out Team Navy Newage Cables by 7-4½ in the main final played at the Lahore Polo Club ground.
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The final match between Haye Squad and Newage Cables proved very enthralling and interesting, which was witnessed and enjoyed by a packed to capacity crowd present at the occasion. Hero of the day was Saqib Khan Khakwani, who not only played excellent polo throughout the final and was also well supported by his teammates including a foreign player Marion, experienced Usman Haye and young Eesha Haye, but he also succeeded in converting splendid seven goals from the winning team. Agha Adam Ali Khan scored two and Philipa Henry and Alman Jalil Azam scored one goal each from Newage Cables.
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Earlier in the subsidiary final, the Eagles team played well against the Pebbles Breakers team and after a very tough fight, the Eagles team managed to beat their opponents by a narrow margin of 4½-4.
Ms Mahnoor Zahid of Lahore Smart City attended the prize ceremony along with Lahore Polo Club President Omar Sadiq, and distributed prizes among the winners of top performers. The LPC president also thanked both Pink Ribbon and Lahore Smart City for sponsoring and supporting the event and hoped that they would continue to support polo, the game of kings and knights.
Day 4 Review
Newage Cables polo team qualified for the main final by first defeating Platinum Homes and then the Remington Pharma/Gard Group team in the two-chukker matches played under the American system in the LSC-Lahore Smart City Polo in Pink Tournament at the LPC-Lahore Polo Club.
The Newage Cables polo team defeated the Platinum Homes team by 4-3½ in the first two-round match. Shah Shamyl Alam scored two tremendous goals, while his teammates Alman Jalil Azam and Philipa Henry slammed in one goal apiece. From team Platinum Homes, which had a half-goal handicap advantage, Agha Musa banged in a brace, and Bilal Noon struck one goal.
Second Two-Chukker Match
Newage Cables once again played well, but this time against the Remington Pharma/Guard Group team and outpaced them by 5-3. Shah Shamyl Alam and Alman Jalil Azam once again shone with their mallets and polo ponies and pumped in two goals each while the remaining one was converted by foreign player Philipa Henry. From the losing side, Taimur Ali Malik converted two beautiful goals and Saqib Khan Khakwani one goal.
Third Two-Round Match
Platinum Homes defeated Remington Pharma/Guard Group by a narrow margin of 3½-3 goals. Agha Musa converted all three goals for Platinum Homes, which had a half-goal handicap advantage. From the losing team, Saqib Khan Khakwani scored two goals and Taimur Ali Malik converted one goal.
Meanwhile, The Pebble Breakers team qualified for the subsidiary final. The main and subsidiary finals will be played at the Lahore Polo Club on Sunday afternoon. The honor of playing the final at the historic Aibak Polo Ground goes to the Newage Polo Team and Haye Squad.
Day 3 Review
Haye Squad defeated FG/Din Polo to book berth in the main final, while Eagles team qualified for the subsidiary final of the Lahore Smart City Polo in Pink Tournament 2022, played at the LPC-Lahore Polo Club Ground.
On Friday, 28th October, three crucial matches will be contested at the LPC.
In the first match of the day, Haye Squad played well against the FG/Din Polo team and outpaced them by 12-7½. From Haye Squad, Saqib Khan Khakwani emerged as a hero of the day as he played a great game and hammered eight impressive goals, while he was well supported by teammates Usman Haye with three goals and Filipa Henry with one goal. From the losing team, Sheikh Muhammad Farhad thrashed three goals while Lt. Col. Omar Minhas (R) contributed with a brace and Agha Musa with one goal while they had also handicap advantage of one and a half goals.
The second match was played among three teams under the American system, after which The Eagles team emerged as winners as they first defeated Lahore Smart City by 2½-2, and then in the second match, they edged out Zacky Farms Reapers by 2½-1.
In the third two-chukker match, Lahore Smart City defeated Zacky Farms Reapers by 4-3½.
Day 2 Review
Three matches were decided on the second day of the Lahore Smart City Polo in Pink Tournament and after tough competition, Newage Cables, Platinum Homes, and Remington Pharma/Guard Group emerged as triumphant.
Two matches will be played on Thursday, 27th October.
Day 2 Matches Reviews
Newage Cables had to struggle hard to overcome spirited Team Pebble Breaker by 5-4 in the sudden death chukker as the score was level at 4-4 by the end of the fourth chukker. Alman Jalil Azam was top scorer from the winning team as he hammered a hat-trick of goals while Agha Adam Ali Khan and Philipa Henry contributed with one goal apiece. From the losing team, Atif Yar Tiwana slammed in three goals while Marion converted one goal.
In the other match of the day, Platinum Homes overwhelmed Lotto Carpets Singapore by 11-3. From Platinum Homes, Agha Musa Ali Khan played a great game and added superb six goals in the winning team’s tally. The other key contributors from the winning team were Bilal Noon and Qadeer Ashfaq, who thrashed in three and two goals respectively. The losing team, Lotto Carpets Singapore, had a two-goal handicap advantage, while Ali Ahsan Siddiqui scored one goal.
In the third and final match of the day, the Remington Pharma/Guard Group team outsmarted Black Horse Pants team by 11-5. Basel Faisal Khokhar from Remington Pharma/Guard Group played a brilliant game and emerged as a top scorer with a contribution of impressive six goals while Taimur Ali Malik also excelled with his mallet and pony and smashed in fabulous five goals.
The losing team, Black Horse Pants, had a two-goal handicap advantage while Saif Noon hammered two goals and Aleem Yar Tiwana converted one.
Day 1 Review
The Lahore Smart City Polo in Pink Tournament rolled into action at the Lahore Polo Club ground.
“The Lahore Polo Club organizes Polo in Pink every year for a charity event that aims to raise awareness about breast cancer in women. This year too, Lahore Smart City Polo in Pink Tournament is being organized by the club for this noble cause.
11 teams are taking part in the tournament, which has been divided into two pools. Each team also includes foreign players. Two players are from America, Laurel Howe, and Danielle Lussi while Marion Dierickx is from Belgium, Phillip Henry from Australia, and Jessica Schnieder and Jane Buchan from Canada. Eesha Haye, Fatima Mazhar, Isra Zeeshan, Raqia Mansoor, and Sofia Deana Khan belong to Pakistan and Ukraine.
Teams in Pool A include Haye Squad, Zacky Farms Reapers, FG/Din Polo, The Eagles, and Lahore Smart City.
Pool B teams are Platinum Homes, Lotto Carpets Singapore, Newage Cables, Pebble Breakers, Black Horse Paints and Remington Pharma/Guard Group.
Day 1 Matches Review
Two matches were played on the opening day of the event, where Haye Squad and FG/Din emerged as winners after recording comprehensive victories.
In the first match of the day, Haye Squad outpaced Zacky Farm Reapers by 10-4½. Usman Haye emerged as a hero of the day from Haye Squad as he fired in four fabulous goals while Saqib Khan Khakwani hammered a hat-trick, foreign player Philipa Henry banged in a brace and Ibrahim Khan struck one goal. From Zacky Farm Reapers, which had one and a half goal handicap advantage, Nazar Dean Ali Khan thrashed in two goals and Mian Mustafa Aziz scored one goal.
The second match of the day was a two-chukker match played among three teams including FG/Din, Lahore Smart City, and The Eagles. FG/Din won both of their matches to emerge victorious. FG/Din first beat The Eagles by 4-2½ and then outsmarted Lahore Smart City by 7½-1 to win the two-chukker match.