27th December 2019
The Polo Beach Club - Accra
The Beach Polo Cup and tournament is a unique purpose-built event that was created by two members of the Accra Polo Club, Kwaw Blay and Loïc Devos. The two are avid polo players who, after experiencing the tournaments in Dubai, decided it was high time these events were introduced to Accra.
Conveniently, the duo have prior expertise in organising a number of social and polo associated events and tournaments, and so naturally joined forces to bring a competative Beach Polo Cup to Accra, Ghana via their respective companies Press XPress Logistics and Buda Event.
“With the backdrop of Accra’s Labadi Beach Hotel and the electric energy of Accra during Christmas, we feel a Polo Cup on the beach would be nothing short of fantastic”
- Kwaw Blay
Rules of the Game:
After the 2 qualification games on the 1st day of polo, both teams with the highest point score are qualified for the finals.
The 3rd and 4th teams are playing for the “consolidation finals”.
Each team is composed of 3 players, they can change as arbitrary. Handicap-rules:
The handicap-range is to be played from 6-8 goals, within 4 Chukkas according to the HPA (Hurlingham Polo Association) Arena rules 2012/13.
With equality of scoring the encounter decides:
– the goal relation (measure)
– the number of scored goals
– flipping a coin – winner receives two points
Polo Field Dimension : 100 x 50 meter
Field boards of approx. 1.20m height and the side are essential elements of the polo field.
The baseline is at the end of the polo field with 10m run-off.
The goals are centered on the baseline; their posts are spaced at intervals of 3 meters.
The ball out of behind the goal line will be again kicked of by the defense team.
ball out of the side boards, the ball will be kicked in at the exit point of the sideline by a flagman.
The polo field is tagged as follows:
– 15 yards & 25 yards line towards each goal.