Cheshire’s chukkas cheeses off battling Barbados – Entire Polo Tournament at UK for 1st time since 1972

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It was chukkas of magnificent derring-do and glorious uncertainties, but, in the end? Howard Taylor and his Dynasty, plus their SoHo cohort (Christan Chaves similar to Hugo Chavez but this dude is in London!), left Holders victorious. This tie of 4-all was final, despite one extra Sudden Death chukka and both sides held their ground.

(More could not be done because horses can only take so much – I learned this from Sir COW at the Hilton, he mentioned it in a rather rude manner in mixed company when I asked, but I forgave him since he looks at horses the same way I love cats)

Keith Melville {L} addressing fans and players at Holders

Keith Melville {L} addressing fans and players at Holders

Barbados Polo Club President Keith Melville observed such a complete victory had not been accomplished by Cheshire for the last 38 years.

CMMB_001The sun was hot that day and there were cute ladies selling Corona in a bucket with ice, six for 35 Bd$! This game was packed thanks to the constant writings of this Web-Magazine highlighting the joys of mallet and steed. Many famous residents from near and far attended the finale…

Paula and pal heading for some bubbly in Post-Match glow...

Paula and pal heading for some bubbly in Post-Match glow...

There was tycoon Sir Allen Fields, ex-Beauty Queen Linda Fields, famous dentist channelling Jack Sparrow – Dr Richard Levin, polo stalwart Paula Karlsrud, ex-Nation Classifieds guru Wilfred Field, but the one that took the cake was Sue Springer, Executive Vice President of the BHTA in a role not many would see her performing with alacrity… Grandmother! Simply awesome! Love it, huge fella – 8 lbs. at birth and only 3 months old… Mazel Tov!

Proud Grandmother and Tourism Icon for Barbados with bundle of Joy

Proud Grandmother and Tourism Icon for Barbados with bundle of Joy

Philip Tempro tried saving the day in the second chukka and made it 2-all, but Cheshire in the third and fourth chukkas brought the game to a tie. As there was light, there was one more chukka but a Sudden Death event – whoever scored first would be the overall winner, but each side defended their ends to the bitter end.

CMMB_027Afterwards, no watches were awarded to either side but Cheshire were declared the winners – as for the Breitling giveaways? The steel braceleted Montbrillant went to an old lady who apparently goes to every single polo game in Barbados. The leather strap Montbrillant? Oh, that went to Georgia Evelyn… That’s the daughter of the captain of the Barbados team who fought Cheshire that afternoon…

"Hey Dad?" "Shut up, remember Balloon Boy? Quiet!"

"Hey Dad?" "Shut up, remember Balloon Boy? Quiet!"

What was that C & C Music Factory song that Freedom Williams used to chant and croon again?

H’mmm!

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