Member of Barbados Polo Club raises over Quarter-Million for Medicins Sans Frontieres/Dr’s W/o Borders as Son Whups Father in Audi Finals at Clifton
In the first batch of chukkas, Team Audi and Silverpoint had a very keenly contested bout, where Rhys Odle and Bruce Bayley were part of the winning team who beat the Apes Hill crew with 6 to a narrow 5. Johnny Tudor of course was very happy that team Audi pulled through, however slim.
In the second match which was the Grand finale, the winning team was 3 Bajans and 1 Jamaican – Charles Chambers; in both matches many of the steeds used were locally bred ponies, something that is becoming more commonplace as opposed to a rarity.
Teddy Williams led the charge in the Trophy match and held good strategies which led to his massive 8 over the opposition who could only rouse a deuce as a reply.
It was Neil Dickson who malleted half of that score, without Neil’s ‘beaver-trick‘ as commentator Jonathan Simpson referred to the quartet of scores, 1st Caribbean would still have trounced Terra, but not as soundly.
I just hope that Clifton updates their scoreboard for the next match in a hurry as the failing lights made it hell to read, imagine how hard it was for Jonathan Simpson who had to deliver a running patter for the large gathering?
But the evening was from over, there was a charity auction to raise funds for the victims of Haiti’s deadly 7.0 Richter quake which has decimated thousands and left millions homeless, starving or both!
Coordinated by Polo & More’s Karen Kranenburg (In another babydoll outfit designed to make many a player miss the ball for that crucial chukka) in less than two days, the proceeds are shipped for Medicins Sans Frontieres known in English as Doctors Without Borders.
Sushi for 4 from Nishi; Topaz Suite from Diamonds International; a necklace with Swarovski Crystals, freshwater pearls bonded in Sterling Silver from I-Candi; art about Haiti from Vanita Commissiong and a pair from Dior shades from The Runway.
The mobile fetched a thousand while the airline tix raised nearly five grand, but it was the wheels which earned a cool quarter-mil although they were actually worth 358-K!