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POLO - Local News17 Apr 2022

BN Team lift the title of Islamabad Gladiators Polo Trophy
Sports Reporter ISLAMABAD:-Islamabad: Team BN Polo clinched the title of the Islamabad Gladiators Polo Trophy 2022 after outlasting Kalabagh / Shahtaj by 7-3 in the main final played here at the Islamabad Club Polo Ground on Sunday. Foreign player Eulogio emerged as hero of the final as he was in great form and exhibited excellent mallet and horse work and contributed with fabulous four goals while he was ably assisted and supported by his teammates as the entire team played with unity and their team work steered them to a title triumph. The other key contributors from the winning side were Ahmed Ali Tiwana and Baber Naseem, who converted two and one goal respectively. Team Kalabagh / Shahtaj, which played superbly throughout the tournament and recorded very convincing victories before reaching the main final, couldn't resist the pace and venom of Team BN Polo, losing the main final by 3-7. Foreign player Guy Gibrat succeeded in converting two goals while the remaining one was slammed in by Asfandyar Khan. Speaking on the occasion, player of the final Eulogio said: "Our team worked really hard and played like a unit that helped us win the final and prestigious title. Last week, we played the subsidiary final and won it. We are committed to continue our good show in upcoming events and try to win more for our team. I am also very pleased to come and play at Islamabad Club Polo Ground, which is one of the best polo grounds of the world."

POLO - Local News16 Apr 2022

Gladiators Trophy: Team Asean beat PAF / Jubilee Insurance 7-6 in Subsidiary final
Sports Reporter ISLAMABAD:-Team Asean edged out PAF/Jubilee Life Insurance by a narrow margin of 7-6 to win the subsidiary final of the Islamabad Gladiators Polo Trophy 2022 here at the Islamabad Club Polo Ground on Saturday. The thrilling match saw both the teams, Asean and PAF/Jubilee Life Insurance, matching fire-with-fire till the end and when the final whistle after the fourth chukker was blown, the match was tied at 6-6. It was then decided in the fifth (sudden death) chukker, where Haider Asad hammered the match-winning goal to steer Team Asean to a nail-biting 7-6 victory.  With his significant contribution of three tremendous goals, Haider Asad emerged as hero of the match. He was superb with mallet and polo pony and kept on attacking the opponents’ goals that helped him shine and thrash in three goals. His teammates Bauti Fenell and Raja Jalal Arslan also played out their hearts and banged in a brace each.  The players of PAF/Jubilee Life Insurance also gave tough competition to the winning side as all of them showed their class throughout the crucial match and succeeded in converting superb six goals. Hamza Mawaz Khan was in sublime form as he fired in four fantastic goals while sensational Syed Aun Muhammad Rizvi thrashed in two goals but their excellent efforts were futile as they couldn’t finish the match well in the sudden death chukker, thus losing the subsidiary final by just a one-goal margin of 6-7.  On Sunday, the main final of the Islamabad Gladiators Polo Trophy 2022 will be played between Team BN Polo and Kalabagh/Shahtaj at 4:30 pm. Team BN Polo consists of Haider Naseem, Baber Naseem, Ahmed Ali Tiwana and Eulogio while Team Kalabagh/Shahtaj includes Sheikh Adil Waheed, Asfandyar Khan, Raja Temur Nadeem and Guy Gibrat.

POLO - Local News16 Apr 2022

Islamabad Gladiators Polo Trophy 2022: BN Polo qualify for main final
Sports Reporter ISLAMABAD:-Team BN Polo have qualified for the main final of the Islamabad Gladiators Polo Trophy 2022 after outsmarting Kalabagh by 12-4 in a match played here at the Islamabad Club Polo Ground on Friday. Now the main final will be contested on Sunday and Team BN Polo will clash against Kalabagh/Shahtaj for the main title while the subsidiary final will be played tomorrow (Saturday) between Team Asean and PAF/Jubilee Life Insurance at the Islamabad Club Polo Ground.  On Friday, the crucial match was played between Team BN Polo and Team Kalabagh, which proved a one-sided affair as the former dominated the entire match and didn’t allow their opponents to score more goals, thus winning the encounter with a good margin of 12-4.  Foreign player Eulogio played key role in BN Polo’s triumph as he showed his class and level throughout the match and amused the spectators with his excellent mallet and pony work and hammered superb seven goals. His teammates Baber Naseem and Ahmed Ali Tiwana also did magic with mallet and contributed with two tremendous goals while Haider Naseem also converted one for the winning side.  Team Kalabagh also displayed quality polo but they couldn’t match the pace and venom of Team BN Polo and conceded so many goals, thus losing the encounter with a huge margin of 4-12. Maisam Baloch and Malik Salaar were the only players from the losing side, who converted one goal each while they also had two goals handicap advantage.  The enthralling and exciting match was witnessed and enjoyed by a good number of polo lovers, Islamabad Club officials, polo players and their families. Now the subsidiary final and main final will be played on Saturday (April 16) and Sunday (April 17) that will surely be very tough and challenging ones and the team, which will play better play on the given day, succeed in earning the honours. 

POLO - Local News15 Apr 2022

Islamabad Gladiators Polo Trophy 2022: Kalabagh / Shahtaj reach in main final
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD:-Kalabagh/Shahtaj qualified for the main final of the Islamabad Gladiators Polo Trophy 2022 after thumping Asean by 9-3 here at the Islamabad Club Polo Ground on Thursday. Guy Gibrat of Argentina showed his class and skills to emerge as the best player of the match. He was excellent with mallet and polo pony and kept on playing superb polo till the final whistle. His sparkling contribution included five fantastic goals while Raja Temur Nadeem also played well and banged in a beautiful brace and one goal each was converted by Asfandyar Khan and Adil Waheed. The losing side couldn't resist well the perfect attack of Team Kalabagh/Shahtaj and kept on conceding goals one after another and by the end of the match, they lost it by a huge margin of 3-9. The only contribution from the losing team came from Haider Asad and Bauti Fenell, who slammed in two and one goal respectively. Team Kalabagh/Shahtaj were off to a flying start as they thrashed in three back-to-back goals to gain a healthy 3-0 lead. Just before the end of the first chukker, Team Asean also made their presence felt and struck their first goal to make it 1-3. The second chukker saw both the sides scoring one goal apiece, thus Kalabagh/Shahtaj still enjoying 4-2 lead. The third chukker was fully dominated by Kalabagh/Shahtaj as they played with better game plan and authoritative manner that helped them fire in fabulous four goals and gain an unassailable 8-2 lead. The fourth and last chukker was identical to the second one as both the teams converted one goal each with Kalabagh/Shahtaj emerging as triumphant with 9-3 margin.

POLO - Local News14 Apr 2022

Islamabad Gladiators Trophy 2022: PAF / Jubilee Life Insurance, Asean earn victories
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD:-Two more matches decided in the Islamabad Gladiators Trophy 2022 and after tough contests, Teams PAF / Jubilee Life Insurance and Asean emerged victorious here at the Islamabad Club Polo Ground on Wednesday. The first match of the day saw dominance of PAF/Jubilee Life Insurance, who overwhelmed Kalabagh by a huge margin of 10-4. PAF/Jubilee Life Insurance stamped their authority right from the word go and kept on launching attacks on Kalabagh's goal and succeeded ten times while conceding only four goals. Their strategy and game plan were the key things behind their mammoth victory over their opponents. The hero behind the success was high-flying Hamza Mawaz Khan, who amused the spectators with his superb game and mallet as well as horse work. He kept on scoring for the winning side till the final whistle, thus managing to convert sparkling seven goals. His teammates phenomenal Syed Aun Mohammad Rizvi and Malik Shamsher also played key role in the team's triumph by converting two and one goal respectively. The losing side, Kalabagh, couldn't settle down after a series of attacked from their opponents, thus kept on conceding goals, taking the tally to 10 goals. Even though, some efforts were visible from the losing side that gave their total tally some respect, as Ibrahim Khalil and Abdullah Ijaz scored one goal each for Kalabagh, they had also two goals handicap advantage. The second match of the day was a closely-contested encounter, where both teams Asean and The Guards gave each other tough time before Asean winning the match by 8-5.5.  The heroes from the winning team, Asean, were Bauti Fenell and Raja Jalal Arslan as both did magic with their mallets and polo ponies and hammered a hat-trick each. Hashim Asad also played key role in Asean's victory by banging in a beautiful brace. The Guards' players also tried hard to finish the encounter as triumphant but their efforts couldn't bear fruit as they lost it by a close margin of 5.5-8. Mumtaz Abbas Niazi was the top scorer from the losing team as he thrashed in three goals while Saqib Raheem converted the remaining two goals for The Guards, which had also a half goal handicap advantage.

POLO - Local News13 Apr 2022

Islamabad Gladiators Polo Trophy 2022: Kalabagh / Shahtaj, BN Polo win openers
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD:-Kalabagh / Shahtaj and BN Polo have won their opening day matches of the Islamabad Gladiators Polo Trophy 2022 that commenced here at the Islamabad Club Polo Ground on Tuesday. The heroics of Asfandyar Khan and Raja Temur Nadeem helped Kalabagh/Shahtaj to topple The Guards by 8-3.5 in the first encounter of the opening day. Both Asfandyar and Raja Temur were in good form as they not only displayed superb polo skills and techniques but also contributed with three tremendous goals each. Their teammates Guy Gibrat and Osman Abrar also made their presence by converting one goal apiece each. From Team The Guards, which had a half goal handicap advantage, the only contribution came from their key player Mumtaz Abbas Niazi, who scored a convincing hat-trick of goals. The match ended at the score of 8-3.5. Meanwhile, the second encounter of the day proved a closely-contested match, as the both teams matched fire-with-fire till the end but Team BN Polo played better polo, thus defeating PAF/Jubilee Life Insurance by a close margin of 7-5. Foreign player Eulogio did magic with his mallet and polo pony and fired in fabulous four goals in his team's triumph. Baber Naseem also played extremely well and contributed with a brilliant brace and Ahmed Ali Tiwana also converted a classic goal. Team PAF/Jubilee Life Insurance also fought well against the strong BN Polo but they couldn't finish well, and lost the opening encounter by 5-7. Sensational Hamza Mawaz Khan contributed with three tremendous goals while his teammate Syed Aun Mohammad Rizvi also showed impressive skill with his mallet and pony and banged in a brace but their poor finishing cost them the opening match by 5-7. On Wednesday, two more matches will be contested as the first encounter will be played between Kalabagh and PAF/Jubilee Life Insurance at 3:15 pm while the second encounter of the day will be competed between The Guards and Team Asean at 3:45 pm.

POLO - Local News10 Apr 2022

Team Kalabagh / Shahtaj win Islamabad Club Polo Champions Trophy
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD:-The Team Kalabagh / Shahtaj have won the title of the Islamabad Club Polo Champions Trophy after beating Team Asean by 8-5 in the final here at the Islamabad Club Polo Ground on Sunday. Guy Gibrat emerged as hero of the final as he not only amused the spectators with his superb mallet and horse work but also fired in four fantastic goals in his team's title triumph. The contribution also came from Asfandyar Khan (two goals), Adil Waheed (one goal) and Raja Temur Nadeem (one goal). The losing side also matched fire-with-fire against the winning side, and fought till the last goal but their efforts couldn't bear fruit as they lost the main final by 5-8. For Team Asean, Bauti Fenell converted two goals while one each was scored by Raja Jalal Arslan, Hashim Asad and Haider Asad. Assistant Secretary, Islamabad Club Suhail Shigri was chief guest at the concluding ceremony and distributed prizes among the winners, runners-up and top performers. Foreign player Guy Gibrat, who was named player of the final, told the media that he was glad to be here in Islamabad, which is one of the beautiful cities of the world. "The entire Islamabad is very beautiful but this Islamabad Club is very beautiful and especially it's polo ground is very lucrative and lush green and me and my entire team enjoyed a lot while playing very challenging as well as exciting polo here. We, the team Kalabagh/Shahtaj, played like a unit and our collective efforts and unity helped us win the final. We are hopeful of doing well in next two eight-goal tournaments and try to win the both."

POLO - Local News10 Apr 2022

Islamabad Club Champions Trophy: BN Polo outclass EFU-PAF 9-4 in subsidiary final
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD:-The Team BN Polo have won the subsidiary final of the Islamabad Club Champions Trophy 2022 after threshing EFU-PAF by 9-4 here at the Islamabad Club Polo Ground on Saturday. Baber Naseem stole the show today by playing extremely well and contributing with fabulous four goals. He was ably supported by his teammates, who also played key role in their team's triumph. Eulogio and Ahmed Ali Tiwana also played well and banged in a brilliant brace each while Haider Naseem converted a lone goal for the winning side. The losing side - EFU-PAF - though tried hard to compete well against Team BN Polo but their efforts couldn't bear fruit as they lost the subsidiary final by 4-9. Hazma Mawaz Khan did play some attacking polo and thrashed in two goals while Syed Aun Muhammad Rizvi and Yousaf Rasool struck one goal apiece but their efforts proved futile in the end. On Sunday, the main final will be played between Team Asean and Kalabagh/Shahtaj at 4:00 pm here at Islamabad Club Polo Ground and it is expected that the highly-entertaining encounter will be enjoyed by a good number of polo lovers. Team Asean, one of the finalists, comprises of Hashim Asad, Haider Asad, Raja Jalal Arslan and Bauti Fenell while Kalabagh/Shahtaj, the other finalist team, includes Sheikh Adil Waheed, Asfandyar Khan, Raja Temur Nadeem and Guy Gibrat.

POLO - Local News08 Apr 2022

Islamabad Club Champions Trophy: Subsidiary final on Saturday
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD:-The subsidiary final of the Islamabad Club Champions Trophy 2022 will take place between EFU-PAF and BN Polo on Saturday (April 9, 2022) at 5:00 pm here at Islamabad Club Polo Ground. While the main final of the event will be contested between Team Asean and Kalabagh/Shahtaj on Sunday at 4:30 pm. Total six teams have been featuring in this eight-goal tournament and after tough competitions, the subsidiary and main finalists succeeded earning their due places. Both the subsidiary and main finals are expected to be enthralling and exciting ones, which will be witnessed and enjoyed by a huge crowd of polo lovers. Team EFU-PAF, one of the subsidiary finalists, includes Sqn Ldr Hamza Iqbal, Syed Aun Muhammad Rizvi, AM Amir Masood and Hamza Mawaz Khan while the other subsidiary finalist side, BN Polo, consists of Baber Naseem, Haider Naseem, Ahmed Ali Tiwana and Eulogio.

POLO - Local News07 Apr 2022

Islamabad Club Champions Trophy 2022: Asean & Kalabagh/Shahtaj reach in final
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD:-Teams Asean and Kalabagh/Shahtaj have qualified for the main final of the Islamabad Club Champions Trophy 2022 after winning their respective matches played here at the Islamabad Club Polo Ground on Thursday. The first match of the day proved a thrilling encounter where Team Asean defeated BN Polo by a narrow margin of 5-4. Both the teams played really against each other and continued to fight till the end and when the final whistle was blown, the score was tied at 4-4. The match was then decided in the sudden death chukker, foreign player Bauti Fenell smashed in a match-winning goal to steer Team Asean to a close 5-4 triumph.  Bauti Fenell emerged as hero of the match for Team Asean as he did magic with mallet and polo pony and amused the spectators with his spectacular game and skills. He contributed with three tremendous goals while his teammate Raja Jalal Arslan also played well and banged in a beautiful brace.  Team BN Polo also fought well for each and every goal and matched fire-with-fire till the end but they couldn’t finish the match well in the sudden death chukker, thus lost the thriller by a slight margin of 4-5. Eulogio was the key player from the losing side, who hammered a hat-trick of goals while the remaining one came from Babar Naseem.  Team work and collective efforts helped Kalabagh/Shahtaj record an impressive 8-6 triumph over EFU-PAF in the second match of the day. Team Kalabagh/Shahtaj dominated the match right from the word go and maintained their lead till the end. They though dominated the first three chukker while EFU-PAF made a strong comeback in the fourth and last chukker by hammering a hat-trick, but it was too little too late situation for them as they lost the encounter by 6-8.  Foreign player Guy Gibrat, Osman Khan and Raja Temur Nadeem jointly emerged as stars of the day from the winning team as they all pumped in a brace each while Adil Waheed and Asfandyar Khan converted one goal apiece. Hamza Mawaz Khan played well from the losing side by thrashing in three goals while Syed Aun Muhammad Rizvi banged in a brace and Sqn Ldr Hamza Iqbal scored one goal.  Now the main final will be contested between Team Asean and Kalabagh/Shahtaj on Sunday while the subsidiary final will take place on Saturday between BN Polo Team and EFU-PAF here at the Islamabad Club Polo Ground.