The sprawling Jaipur Polo Grounds in New Delhi earned the distinction of being the venue for the first ever All Women’s Polo teams, Lockheed Martin and Max Fort School, vying for the Tata Polo Cup 2016, on the balmy Sunday morning of 13th March, 2016. The Max Fort School team, with Avshreya Rudy as its Captain, scored the winning goal to take home the prize. The Lockheed Martin team, captained by Monica Saxena, put up a valiant fight.
Post the one chukker by the Women’s team, the boys took over the grounds for a 4 chukker Men’s match between TATA and I.L.A. Pasrich& Company. The latter scored 8 goals in which Amir Singh Pasrich, Ravi Rathore and SunjayKapur displayed outstanding teamwork, making their team win by a margin of 3 goals.
Here is a list of the players in the teams, with names of the respective team captains underlined and highlighted in blue.
WOMEN’S POLO TEAMS : 3:45pm
|LOCKHEED MARTIN||MAX FORT SCHOOL|
|1.||Ms Leonie Darsow||1.||Ms Rina Shah|
|2.||MsCarineBarbe||2.||Ms Maya Chandra|
|3.||MrsManishaPattu||3.||MsAvshreya Rudy (Captain)|
|Bk||Mrs Monica Saxena (Captain)||Bk||Ms Sonia Jabbar|
UMPIRES : Mr Amir Singh Pasrich and MrDeepankar Sharma
MEN’s POLO TEAMS: 04:15 PM
I.L.A. PASRICH & COMPANY
|1.||MrSunjay J Kapur||0||1.||Mr Mike Dailey||+2|
|2.||Mr Deepak Udar||+1||2.||Maj Sameer Chaudhary||+2|
|3.||Mr Amir Singh Pasrich||+1||3.||Cdr AP Singh (Captain)||+3|
|Bk||Lt Col Ravi Rathore (Captain)||+5||Bk||Lt Gen AK Sahni,
UMPIRES : VikramSodhi andBaljinderDhillon
REFEREE : Maj Gen MS Sandhu, VSM (Retd)
Keeping the guests regaled with her vivacious narrative, ShivaniWazirPasrich was the Emcee and presenter of the evening and SharadSaxena, the commentator. Some of the important persons present at the event were H.E Mr. Nadir Patel High Commissioner of Canada and Jennifer Graham and babyNayla, Ambassador of Mexico, H.E. Ambassador Melba Pria, Acting British High Commissioner Mr Alexander Evans and Jessica Modrall, H.E. Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil and Mrs Carlos Sergio Sobral Duarte, the Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy, Mr. Michael Pelletier and Sujata Pelletier, Amitabh Kant CEO of NitiAayog and artist Ranjeeta Kant, Ambassador Bhashwati Mukherjee, CEO of PrasarBharti,JawaharSircar, Lt Gen RV Kanitkarand Brig MadhuriKanitkar, Phil Shaw (CEO of Lockheed Martin India), Union Minister for Skill Development, RajivPratap Rudy and Neelam Rudy, dancer Sharon Lowen, skydiver scubadiver and base jumper, ArchanaSardana, Ariane Grey Hubert (pianist and opera singer),Dr Stefan David Schlipf and. Iris Vogel (Managing Director and CEO BMW Group), Anne and Wolfgang Will (Head of Lufthansa German Airlines), Pierre Berthelot (President and CEO of Airbus), Mr. MadhuKannan (Member, Ground Executive Council, Tata Sons & Also Global Head for Business Development & Public Affairs, TATA Sons), MarjanFranzen from the Netherlands, Monica Sharma from the Austrian Trade Commission, AlaMadhu of Habibi restaurant, Mr and MrsAseemChauhan of Amity, Shovna Narayan (IAS – dance guru) and Herbert Traxil (former Austrian Ambassador to India and former polo player), ChhayaShriram of Usha, Krishna Shriram (MD Usha International), Reva Singh (Editor Sommelier), Bunty Singh (President, The Wine Society), Dr. CoralieShrivastava of Germany, Mahima Singh (Artist – Sculpture), Mr and Mrs PrashantSukul (Former JS Ministry of Civil Aviation), Mr Rohit Gandhi (Head of Zee News English),Pranjal Sharma (Editorial and Knowledge Advisor), Shivani and Sameer Thukral, BimBissel of Fabindia, Helene from Slovakia, SigrunSrivastava from Germany, Ex Chief of Army Gen JJ Singh, PadmashriDrShielaMehra, Air Vice Marshall and Mrs. J. Chauhan and Justice C.M. Nayar.