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POLO - Local News27 Nov 2022

Polo Cup: FG / Din overpower Newage Cables / Master Paints 9-5 in final
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE (November 27, 2022): FG/Din Polo overpowered Newage Cables/Master Paints by 9-5 to win the title of the two-week Coca-Cola Aibak Polo Cup 2022 that concluded here at Lahore Polo Club on Sunday. To witness and enjoy the challenging and enthralling Aibak Polo Cup final, the officials of Coca-Cola, Century Ventures Director Ayaz Lakhani, Director Kamran Afzal, Director Wasim Mazhar and COO Century Ventures Nazia Wasim, Lahore Polo Club President Omer Sadiq, Secretary Agha Murtaza Ali Khan, executive committee members and a great number of polo lovers, players and their families were present. At the concluding ceremony, officials of Coca-Cola and Century Ventures distributed prizes and shields among the winners and top performers. In the main final, both the teams played superb polo and gave tough time to each other, but FG/Din Polo dominated the last two chukkers and managed to take a huge lead, which helped them win the title clash comfortably by 9-5. Argentinean player Tomas Marin Moreno stole the show by displaying high-quality mallet and polo pony work and firing in fabulous five goals for the winning side. Shah Shamyl Alam also played well and banged in a brace while Farhad Mohammad Shaikh and Mian Abbas Mukhtar contributed with one goal apiece. For the losing side, Juan Cruz Greguol pumped in all the five goals. Earlier in the subsidiary final, Remington Pharma outlasted Diamond Paints/Sheikhoo Steel 7-4. For Remington Pharma, Hamza Nawaz Khan emerged as hero of the day as he smashed in superb five goals while Ahmed Zubair Butt converted a beautiful brace. For Diamond Paints/Sheikhoo Steel, Osman Aziz Anwar, Omer Asjad Malhi, Mir Huzaifa Ahmed and Nicolas Antinori scored one goal each. Talking to media after the prize distribution ceremony, Mian Abbas Mukhtar and Farhad Mohammad Shaikh from FG/Din Polo said: “The way the spectators supported polo at the Lahore Polo Club boosted the morale of the teams. We worked really hard and this title triumph is the result of this hard work. We will work harder and try to win more titles in the upcoming high-goal events.”

POLO - Local News22 Nov 2022

Polo Cup: FG-Din, Newage Cables-Master Paints record wins
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE: FG-Din Polo and Newage Cables-Master Paints recorded comfortable victories in the Coca-Cola Aibak Polo Cup 2022 matches played here at the Lahore Polo Club ground on Monday. The interesting competitions are going on in the historic Aibak Polo Cup in collaboration with Coca Cola and Century 99. In the first match of the day, FG / Din Polo defeated Team Barry's-DS Polo by 12.5-5 goals. Tomas Marin Moreno emerged as hero of the day as he displayed outstanding mallet and pony work and successfully converted superb six goals from the winning side. Mian Abbas Mukhtar also played well and fired in fabulous four goals while Farhad Mohammad Shaikh thrashed in two tremendous goals for Team FG/Din Polo, while they had also a handicap advantage of half goal. On the other hand, Rulo Trotz slammed in four goals and Daniyal Shaikh converted one for Team Barry's-DS Polo. The second match of the day was dominated by Team Newage Cables/Master Paints, who overpowered Team Rijas by 10-4.5. Juan Cruz Greguol did the magic with mallet and polo pony and smashed in splendid seven goals while Adnan Jalil Azam hammered an impressive hat-trick for Newage Cables / Master Paints. Bilal Haye, Mian Mustafa Aziz and Nazar Dean Mohammad Khan scored one goal each for Team Rijas, which had also a handicap advantage of one and a half goals.

POLO - Local News20 Nov 2022

Aibak Polo Cup: MP Black, Remounts, Diamond Paints victorious
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE: Master Paints Black, Remounts and Diamond Paints recorded victories in the Coca-Cola Aibak Polo Cup 2022 matches played here at the Lahore Polo Club ground on Sunday.  Remounts from Zone D and Diamond Pants from Zone B also qualified for the semifinals of the two-week eight-goal tournament. A large number of lively Lahorites were present on the occasion to witness and enjoy the enthralling and exciting matches of the historic Aibak Polo Cup which is being organized in collaboration with Coca-Cola and Century 99.  In the first match of the day, Master Pants Black defeated Guard Rice 9-6½. Manuel Carranza emerged as hero of the day from the winning side as he displayed outstanding polo skills and techniques and smashed in superb six goals.  Sufi Mohammad Amir and Sufi Mohammad Haroon also played well for Master Paints Black and converted two and one goal respectively. Saqib Khan Khakwani and Taimoor Ali Malik scored two goals each while Taimur Noon and Hamza Ejaz scored one goal each for Guard Rice. In the second match of the day, Remounts defeated Salam Polo by 10-4½. Raja Temur Nadeem was in sublime form as he played excellent polo and slammed in superb six goals while Shahzad fired in fabulous four goals. Hamza Ali Hakeem and Raja Arsalan scored one goal each for Salam Polo. This victory helped Remounts qualify for the semifinals.  The third match of the day proved a nail-biting encounter where Diamond Paints edged out Platinum Homes by a narrow margin of 3-2½. Abdul Rehman Monnoo was impressive with mallet and polo pony and banged in a beautiful brace for the winning side while Ahmed Ali Tiwana struck the remaining one goal. Iran’s Amirreza Behboudi scored both the goals for Platinum Homes, which had a half goal handicap advantage. Today (Monday), two important matches will be played. 

POLO - Local News16 Nov 2022

Aibak Polo Cup: Three important matches decided
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE: Three important matches were decided on the second day of the Coca-Cola Aibak Polo Cup 2022 and after a tough contest, teams of Remington Pharma, Remounts and Newage Cables/Master Paints emerged as winners here at Lahore Polo Club ground on Wednesday.  Hamza Mawaz Khan’s heroics helped Remington Pharma defeat Diamond Paints/Sheikhoo Steel by 7½-7 goals. For Remington Pharma, Hamza Mawaz Khan was hero of the day as he was in sublime form and played outstanding polo and fired in four fantastic goals. His teammate Ahmed Zubair Butt also played well and hammered an impressive hat-trick for Remington Pharma, which had also a handicap advantage.  For Diamond Paints/Sheikhoo Steel, Nicolas Antinori and Mir Huzaifa Ahmed also displayed high-quality polo skills and techniques and smashed in superb seven and two goals but their efforts proved futile in the end as their side lost the crucial match by a narrow margin of 7-7½. The second match of the day proved a one-sided affair which was comfortably won by Remounts, who overpowered Guard Rice by a huge margin of 11-3½. For Remounts, Raja Temur Nadeem and Sawar Muhammad Naeem did magic with mallet and pony and pumped in fantabulous five goals each while Shehzad scored one goal. Hamza Ejaz and Saqib Khan Khakwani scored two and one goal respectively for Guard Rice, which had a handicap advantage of a half goal. The third encounter of the day proved a thrilling one, where Newage Cables/Master Paints faced tough resistance from FG/Din Polo team before winning the crucial match by 7-6. Juan Cruz Greguol slammed in sterling six goals while Alman Jalil Azam converted one for Newage Cables/Master Paints while Tomas Marin Moreno scored all the six goals for FG/Din Polo.   

POLO - Local News15 Nov 2022

Aibak Polo Cup: Barrys / DS Polo, Diamond Paints win openers
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE: Teams Barry’s / DS Polo and Diamond Paints have won their opening day matches of the Coca-Cola 46th Aibak Polo Cup played here at the Lahore Polo Club ground on Tuesday. In the first match of the opening day, Barry’s/DS Polo outpaced Team Rijas by 9-5. Rulo Trotz played brilliantly for the winning team and smashed in superb seven goals, while Nafees Barry and Daniyal Shaikh also played well and contributed with one goal each. Faisal Shehzad, Mustafa Aziz and Nazar Dean Ali Khan slammed in one goal each for Team Rijas, which had a two-goal handicap advantage. The second match of the opening day saw Diamond Paints defeating Master Paints by 9-5, thanks to superb performance by sensational Mir Shoaib Ahmed. Diamond Paints CEO Mir Shoaib Ahmed was hero of the day as he fired in four fabulous goals under the neck.  The two other notable performers were Mustafa Monnoo and Ahmed Ali Tiwana as both banged in a beautiful brace each. Lt Col Omer Minhas also played well and converted one goal. Manuel Carranza played well for Master Paints Black and thrashed in three goals while Sufi Muhammad Amir scored two goals. The first match on Wednesday will be played between Remington Pharma and Diamond Paints / Sheikhoo Steel at 12:30 pm, the second one between Guard Rice and Remounts at 1:30 pm and the third one between Newage Cables/Master Paints and FG/Din Polo at 2:30 pm here at the Lahore Polo Club ground.   

POLO - Local News04 Nov 2022

SRA Memorial Polo Cup: Platinum Homes qualify for main final
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE: 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 (SRA) 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 Mohammad Sheikh and Shah Shamyl Alam one goal apiece. For Team Barry’s, Rulo Trotz fired in four goals while Daniyal Sheikh scored one goal.

POLO - Local News30 Oct 2022

Lahore Smart City Polo in Pink Tournament: Haye Squad lift trophy
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE: 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 here at the Lahore Polo Club ground on Sunday. 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. 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 graced the prize distribution ceremony as chief guest and she, along with Lahore Polo Club President Omar Sadiq, 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. Other notables present on the occasion were Lahore Smart City Chief Operating Officer Imran Zahid, Chief Financial Officer Zahid Arif, Director Sales, Director Marketing, Umar Aftab of Pink Ribbon Pakistan, LPC Secretary Agha Murtaza Ali Khan, executive committee members and a good number of families and polo lovers.

POLO - Local News28 Oct 2022

Newage Cables beat Platinum Homes in 2 Chukkers to reach in final
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE: Newage Cables polo team qualified for the main final by first defeating Platinum Homes and then Remington Pharma/Gard Group team in the two-chukker matches played under the American system in the Lahore Smart City (LSC) Polo in Pink Tournament here at the Lahore Polo Club on Friday.  The Newage Cables polo team defeated the Platinum Homes team by 4-3½ in the first two-round match. Shah Shamyl Alam was the hero, who thrashed in two tremendous goals while his teammates Alman Jalil Azam and Philipa Henry slammed in one goal apiece. Agha Musa banged in a brace and Bilal Noon struck one goal from team Platinum Homes, which had a half goal advantage. In the 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.  In the third two-round match, Platinum Homes defeated Remington Pharma/Guard Group by a narrow margin of 3½-3 goals. Agha Musa converted all the 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 Newage Polo Team and Haye Squad.

POLO - Local News27 Oct 2022

Newage Cables, Platinum Homes and Remington Pharma earn victories
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE: Three matches were decided on the second day of the Lahore Smart City Polo in Pink Tournament and after a tough competition, Newage Cables, Platinum Homes and Remington Pharma/Guard Group emerged as triumphant. In the first 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. 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 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. Two matches will be played today (Thursday) here at the Lahore Polo Club ground. 

POLO - Local News25 Oct 2022

Polo Cup: Diamond Paints, Platinum Homes score wins
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE: Diamond Paints/Sheikhoo Steel and Platinum Homes registered easy victories in the Shaukat Khanum Pink Polo Cup 2022 matches played here at the Jinnah Polo Fields on Tuesday.  In the first match of the day, Diamond Paints/Sheikhoo Steel trounced 4 Corps by 14-4½. Nico Antinori played extremely well from the winning side and emerged as hero of the match. He contributed with superb seven goals while Osman Aziz Anwar and Mir Huzaifa Ahmed thrashed in three goals each and Muhammad Matloob Aizad converted one goal. Team 4 Corps had two and a half goal handicap advantage while Lt Col Rab Nawaz Tiwana and Maj Adil Sultan Rao scored one goal apiece.  The second match of the opening day also proved a one-sided affair, where Platinum Homes outpaced team Nagina by 10-3½. It was combined effort by entire team that helped Platinum Homes a big margin victory as their heroes Amirreza Behbodi, Ahmad Zubair Butt and Farasat Ali Chatha contributed with three tremendous goals each while Umer Ashfaq converted one goal. From Team Nagina, which had one and a half goal handicap advantage, Muhammad Reza Behbodi banged in a brace.