The most beautiful River ground had its inaugural games played on Sunday afternoon. The sun shone and there can hardly be anywhere more breath-taking to play polo at Cowdray than that iconic location.
9 teams entered the tournament culminating in an impressive final between Garrie Rennuci’s Vendetta team and Rhône Hill under the patronage of Charlie Heffron
A balanced first chukka ending up with Rhône Hill in the lead due to the their ½ goal allocation 3 ½ to 3.
In the second chukka Vendetta really swung into action with Ollie Cork and Tom Brodie scoring the only 3 goals to make the score 3 ½ Rhône Hill, Vendetta 6.
After the break Rhône Hill made a positive comeback, Miguel Ayala and Gonzalo Lopez Vargos gaining another 2 for their team, however Tom, backed up by the ever reliable Ollie Cork popped another 2 through to make the score 7 ½ to 8 going into the fourth chukka.
Again the 2 pairs on each team worked well together, however a 40-yard penalty on the bell from Ollie Cork secured a deserved win to the Vendetta team. An excellent game with fast open polo, play from end to end and provided a thrilling climax to the Easebourne Cup.
The subsidiary Final between Bamboleo/Madams Farm and AEPC Hickstead ended as a draw, 7 goals a side.
Photos by Mark Beaumont