LAHORE: Tetra Pak won the main final to win the Tenacious Polo Cup 2020 sponsored by Diamond Paints played at LP&CC – Lahore Polo & Country Club.
Raja Taimur Nadeem played heroic role in Tetra Pak’s title triumph as he cracked in classic quartet while their foreign player Edward Banner Eve also played superbly and contributed with a brace. From Barry’s, Shah Shamyl Alam thrashed two goals while Agha Musa Ali Khan and Ernesto Trotz converted one goal apiece.
Barry’s were off to flying start as they dominated the final right from the word go by hammering a hat-trick of goals in the first chukker to gain 3-0 lead. Barry’s maintained their good show in the second chukker by firing in another field goal to further stretch their lead to 4-0.
Tetra Pak then changed their strategy and game plan started playing aggressive polo, which paid off well as they dominated rest of the match till the end by smashing in superb six goals to win the final and title by 6-4.5. The winners converted their opening goal in the second chukker while they slammed in two more in the third chukker and in the fourth and decisive chukker, they added three more goals to their tally to grab the title by 6-4.5.
Raja Arslan Najeeb and Manuel Eduardo Carranza supervised the final as field umpires.
Earlier in the subsidiary final, BN Polo Team beat FG Polo Team by 7-6. From the winning side, Eulogio Celestino struck three goals while Babar Naseem converted two and Jalal Arslan and Saqib Khan Khakwani one goal each. From the losing side, Tom Brodie and Mian Abbas Mukhtar slammed in two goals each while Lt Col Omer Minhas and Maj Haseeb Minhas hit one goal apiece.
The prizes were awarded by the LP&CC Patron Maj Gen Muhammad Yousaf Majoka who was the chief guest, alongwith LP&CC President Col (R) Shoaib Aftab, and Diamond Paints CEO Mir Shoaib Ahmed.