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Successful Yorkshire Open Polo Championship 2010


2010 Yorkshire Open Polo Championships raises more than £1000 for charity


2010 Yorkshire Open Polo Chamionships raises more than £1,000 for charity

The Yorkshire Open Polo Championships held at White Rose Polo Club at the weekend raised in excess of £1,000 for Parkinsons Disease Research.


This year’s tournament had a ‘Polo in the park’ theme and was staged in conjunction with local charity fundraiser Ann-Marie Jackson, who has raised more than £80,000 for the good cause in recent years.


Fourteen teams from as far afield as Ascot battled it out in three hard-fought competitions for players of differing levels of ability. In the biggest game of the day, two sides from White Rose Polo Club – Summit and Barracuda - met in the final of the Yorkshire Open Championship. The Summit team secured a 7-2 victory to be named Yorkshire Open Champions.


White Rose Polo Club also enjoyed success in the final of the Yorkshire Open Cup, a competition for intermediate players. Local teams sponsored by Pizza Express and Savills estate agents made it through to the final, which the Pizza Express team won 5-3.5.


In the Parkinson’s Trophy, a contest for lower handicapped players, a team sponsored by Savills estate agents beat a side sponsored by Payne’s Turkeys to scoop the prize. At just 12 years of age, White Rose Polo Club member Fergus Payne was part of the Payne’s Turkeys side that made it through to the final.


 Hedley Aylott, Chairman of White Rose Polo Club, said: “The weather was kind to us and so many people came to watch, particularly on Sunday. It was fantastic to see local sides playing some really competitive polo and enjoying great success against teams from all over the country. Events like the Yorkshire Open Polo Champions really help to put Yorkshire on the map, and play an important part in raising greater awareness of polo within the region and beyond.


“I’d like to thank everyone who came and supported the event, and helped us to raise so much money for a really good cause.”