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Merrill Clients enjoy Chestertons Polo in the Park 2017

Nav Dhillon, Events Manager, Merrill Corporation | July 03, 2017

On Saturday 10th June, for the 7th year running, Merrill hosted several clients at the world-famous European calendar fixture, Polo in the Park, held at West London’s historic Hurlingham Park. This year’s event witnessed brilliant sunshine, offering the perfect setting for a day of gripping competition.

Welcome reception Chestertons Polo in the Park 2017

Clients could enjoy the day in Merrill’s exclusive enclosure and feast on an abundance of gourmet food and free-flowing beverages. This high-profile event attracts a spectrum of influential leaders and opinion-formers, presenting Merrill and its clients the opportunity to expand their network and build valuable relationships in a relaxed and exclusive setting.

Merrill Clients enjoy Chestertons Polo in the Park 2017

Highlights from the day

Whitley Neill Team, Cape Town and Air Europa Team, Buenos Aires took on the first game of the day. After a cautious start, Whitely Neill took an extraordinary lead with 4 goals by Joaquin Pittaluga. Argentine Paco O’Dwyer of Air Europa managed to claw back a goal but this was quickly outshone by Jamie Morrison who scored Whitely Neill’sfifth goal ending the first half at 5-1 to Whitely Neill.

Both teams scored a flurry of goals in the second half but Whitely Neill left victorious with an imposing 10-5 win.

Highlights from the day

The second game of the day was played by rivals Hometown MINT Team London played and EFG Team Zurich, both teams scored two early goals. A mistake by EFG Team Zurich player Max Charlton gifted the opposition a penalty within the first 10 seconds, resulting in a score by MINT Team London player George Meyrick. But EFG Team Zurich’s Chris Hyde quickly equalised to leave even the scores at 2-2.

Hyde went on to score a further four goals by the end of the second chukka with Meyrick scoring an additional goal to kept MINT Team London in the game, however the game ended 13-9 to EFG Team Zurich.

For the final game of the day Mauritius Team Port Louis and Argentex Team Dubai went head-to-head. Juan Cruz Merlos of Argentex Team Dubai scored the first goal of the game and the end of the first chukka. Both teams showcase their excellent defence and scores remain 1-0 to Argentex Team Dubai at half time. Argentex Team Dubai players, George Spencer-Churchill and Hissam Ali Hyder both scored a goal in the second half followed by a goal from Mauritius Team Port Louis’s Miguel Ayala. The game ended 6-1 to Argentex Team Dubai who went onto play EFG Team Zurich on Sunday.

All in all, a superb day and we look forward to next year!

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