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Maharaja Sir Pratap Singh Cup (14 goal)
Feb 18 - 22, 2009

 

Sunday February 22, 2009
Jindal Steel & Power outplayed Cavalry (Black) to win the Maharaja Sir Pratap Singh Cup (14 goal) at the Jaipur Polo Ground, New Delhi. 

Jindal Steel & Power emerged winners of the prestigious Sir Pratap Singh Cup (14 Goal) polo tournament beating Cavalry (Black) by 8 goals to 6.5 in an exciting finals played today at the Jaipur Polo Ground. Shri Naveen Jindal, MP gave away the prizes to the players.

The finals played between Jindal Steel & Power and Cavalry (Black) was a very existing, hard fought and thrilling match. Jindal Steel & Power was a 14 goal team while Cavalry (Balck) was a 13 goals team. In the 1st Chukkker Gonzalo Bordieu scored 3 goals (2 goals through penalties and one field goal) while Capt Vishal Chauhan scored the first field goal for Cavalry (Black) who started with 1/2 goal handicap. In the 2nd chukker Lt Col Tarun Sirohi scored a brilliant goal and Vishal Singh converted a 40 yard penalty for Cavalry (Black) while Jindal Steel & Power could not score any goal in this chukker. In the 3rd chukker Simran Shergill scored 2 goals for Jindal Steel & Power while Vishal Singh scored 2 goals and Lt Col Tarun Sirohi added one more goal for Cavalry (Black). The score was 6.5 goals to 5 in favour Cavalry (Black) at the end of 3rd chukker. 4th chukker was played at very fast pace in which Gonzalo Bordieu converted a 60 yard penalty and scored one field goal to take lead once again 7 to 6.5, while after doing their best Cavalry (Black) could not score any goal. In the last chukker both teams played hard match. Gonzalo Bordieu scored brilliant a goal for Jindal Steel & Power to ensure victory of their team. Scores for Jindal Steel & Power Gonzalo Bordieu (6), Simran Shergill (2). Scorers for Cavalry (Black) Vishal Singh (3), Lt Col Tarun Sirohi (2), Capt Vishal Chauhan (1).

 

Score Board
Maharaja Sir Pratap Singh Cup
- (14 goal)
Feb 18 - 22, 2009
WINNER:  JINDAL STEEL & POWER
Date Pool Time Teams Venue Score Winner
Feb 18 A 2:30pm Cavalry (Red) Vs Horse & Wagon AEC 8 - 8  Draw
Feb 19 A 2:30pm Jindal Steel Vs Cavalry (Red) JPG 10 - 6 Jindal Steel
Feb 19 B 3:30pm Cavalry (Black) Vs Elevation JPG 8.5 - 4 Cavalry (Black)
Feb 21 A 2:30pm Jindal Steel Vs Horse & Wagon JPG 8 - 6 Jindal Steel
Feb 21 B 3:30pm Cavalry (Black) Vs Elevation JPG 6.5 - 6 Cavalry (Black)
Feb 22 Final 3:30pm Jindal Steel & Power Vs Cavalry (Black) JPG  8 - 6.5 Jindal Steel & Power
 AEC - Army Equestrian Centre, JPG - Jaipur Polo Ground
  

Maharaja Sir Pratap Singh Cup (14 goal)

TEAMS
POOL A POOL B
JINDAL STEEL & POWER ELEVATION
Mr Abhimanyu Pathak
2. Mr Simran Shergill
3. Mr Manupal Godara
Bk. Mr Gonzalo Bordieu
+2
 +3
+4
+5
1. Mr Tarun Bilwal
2. Mr Satinder Garcha
3. Mr Gaston Otamendi
Bk. Mr Gerardo Mazzini
 +0
+2
+5
+7
Total +14 Total +14
CAVALRY (RED) CAVALRY (BLACK)
1. Mr Baljinder Dhillon
2. Mr Dhruvpal Godara
3. Lt Col Atul Gupta
Bk. Lt Col Navjit Sandhu
 +0
+4
+3
+4
1. Capt Vishal Chauhan
2. Maj Ravi Rathore
3. Mr Vishal Singh
Bk. Lt Col Tarun Sirohi
+2
+3
+4
+4
  Total +11 Total +13
HORSE & WAGON  
1. Mr Ransher Singh
2. Mr Adhiraj Singh
3. Mr Angad Kalaan
Bk. Mr Buchi Prakash
+2
+3
+5
+1
   
Total +11    


Feb 18, 2009
Sir Pratap Singh Cup (14 goals) started today with 5 teams participating in this prestigious tournament. The tournament will be played on league basis. The winning team will get 2 points, Draw one point and loser will get no point.
The opening match of the tournament played between Cavalry (Red) and Horse & Wagon was very closely contested as both team combined well. Both the team scored 2 goals each in the 1st chukker and 2 goals each in the 2nd chukker. The score was 3-3 at half time. Third chukker was very fast in which Horse & Wagon scored 4 goals against 2 goals by Cavalry (Red). The score was 7-5. Cavalry (Red) came forward with their best mounts in the last chukker and scored 3 quick goals to take lead 8-7 but Horse & Wagon scored a goal in the dying seconds of the match to level the score 8-8. Both the team got 1 point each.

Feb 19, 2009
First match was played between Jindal Steel & Power in which Jindal was a 14 goal team and Cavalry (Red) was 11 goal team so as Cavalry (Red) started with 2 goals on handicap and scored one goal each in 1st and 2nd chukker while Jindal Steel & Power scored 2 goals in 1st chukker, three goals in 2nd chukker and 4 goals in 3rd chukker. The score was 9 goals to 4 in favour of Jindal Steel & Power at the start of 4th chukker . In the last chukker Cavalry (Red) scored 3 goals while Jindal Steel & Power scored one goal. Scorers for Jindal Steel & Power were Gonzalo Bordieu (4), Simran Shergill (4), Manupal Godara (2). Scorers for Cavalry (Red) were Dhruvpal Godara (3) Lt Col Navjit Sandhu (1) and they started with 2 goal on handicap.

Second match of the tournament played between Cavalry (Black) and Elevation was played at fast pace. Cavalry (Black) started with 1/2 goal on handicap and scored 5 goals, 3 goals in a row by Vishal Singh Singh and 2 goals through Capt Vishal Chauhan while Elevation could not score any goal in 1st chukker and scored 2 goals each in 2nd and 3rd chukker. Cavalry (Black) again scored 1 goal in 2nd chukker and 2 goals in 3rd chukker. The score was 8.5 goals to 4 in favour of Cavalry (Black). 4th chukker was goal less. Scorers for Cavalry (Black) were Vishal Singh (5), Capt Vishal Chauhan (2), Maj Ravi Rathore (1). Scorers for Elevation were Gerardo Mazzini (2), Gaston Otamendi (1), Satinder Garcha (1)

Feb 21, 2009
Last league matches of prestigious Sir Pratap Singh Cup were played today at the Jaipur Polo Ground. Jindal Steel & Power beat Horse & Wagon by 8 goals to 6 and Cavalry (Black) beat Elevation by 6.5 goals to 6. The tournament was played at half league basis with five teams participating. Five teams divided into two pools, 3 teams in pool A and 2 teams in Pool B. In Pool A all three teams played with each other. Jindal Steel & Power won 2 matches and enter in the finals while in Pool B two teams had played twice and Cavalry (Black) won both matches and entered in the finals.

Jindal Steel & Power will meet Cavalry (Black) in the finals of Sir Pratap Singh Cup 14Goals) on Sunday at the Jaipur Polo Ground at 3:30 PM.

The first match of the day played between Jindal Steel & Power and Horse & Wagon. Jindal Steel & Power was a 14 goal team whereas Horse and Wagon was an 11 goal team so Horse & Wagon started the play with 2 goals on handicap. Abhimanyu Pathak opened the account for Jindal Steel & Power, Gonzalo Bardieu and Simran Shergill also added one goal each in the 1st chukker. Angad Kalaan scored first field goal for Horse & Wagon in the 2nd chukker and Ransher Singh was other scorer while Abhimanyu Pathak again scored a goal for Jindal Steel & Power in this chukker. The 3rd chukker was dominated to Jindal Steel & Power in which Gonzalo Bardieu scored 3 goals (2 goals through penalties and one field goal) while Angad Kalaan scored one goal for Horse & Wagon. The score was 7 goals to 5 in favour Jindal Steel & Power. In the last chukker both teams scored one goal each. The finals score was 8 - 6 in favour of Jindal Steel & Power. Scorers for Jindal Steel & Power were - Gonzalo Bardieu (4), Simran Shergill (2), Abhimanyu Pathak (2). Scorers for Horse & Wagon were – Angad Kalaan (3), Ransher Singh (1) and they started with 2 goals on handicap.

The last league match of the tournament played between Cavalry (Black) and Elevation was an exciting and hard fought match. At the very beginning of the match Angad Singh scored opening goal for Elevation and Gerardo Mazzini converted a 30 yard penalty while Vishal Singh converted a 40 yard penalty for Cavalry (Black) who started with 1/2 goal on handicap in the 1st chukker. In the 2nd chukker Vishal Singh again converted two brilliant 40 yard penalties while Gerardo Mazzini scored a goal for Elevation. In this match the 3rd chukker dominated to Cavarly (Black) in which Vishal Singh scored 2 goals and Maj Ravi Rathore added one goal while Gerardo Mazzini converted a 30 yard penalty for Elevation. In the last chukker Elevation scored 2 goals to narrow the margin 6 to 6.5. The scorers for Cavalry (Black) were - Vishal Singh (5), Maj Ravi Rathore (1). Scorers for Elevation were - Gerardo Mazzini (4), Gaston Otamendi (1), Angad Singh (1).