BY CONSOLATA MAKOKHA
SAMSUNG Galaxy Note (SGN) were the winners of Cavalry Cup at this year’s Samsung Galaxy Kenya Polo tournament at Manyatta Club, Gilgil.
Casmir Gross, the top ranked player at the Gilgil tournament, playing off handicap 5.0 scored a goal in all four chukkas with Kigen Moi (1.0) adding a brace, to hand SGN a victory of 6 – 5 against Samsung Galaxy Tab (SGT) to lift the Cup.
It was a tight match with SGN needing to adjust their defense strategy in the last chukka to avert a late comeback from SGT. SGT’s Craig Millar (3.5) scored three goals as George McCorkell (2.0) and Vishal Somaia (2.0) scored one each.
“Our opponents came in hard in the last chukka but thanks to our impressive teamwork, we were able to hold them at bay,” said Casmir Gross.
In the other cup match, Samsung edged out Samsung Galaxy S (SGS) by a fraction to lift the Bwana Begg Cup. Samsung had a comfortable 2.5 – 0 lead going into the fourth chukka thanks to goals by Chloe Spoerry (0.0) and Devin Shretta (0.5) in the first and second chukkas respectively. A brace from Harry Griffiths (0.0) in the fourth chukka was not enough to snatch victory from Samsung.
SGN’s Tiva Gross was awarded for her pony’s exemplary performance in the Cavalry Cup while SGS’ Harry Griffiths got that of the Bwana Begg Cup.
Castle Lite floored Peroni 6-3.5 to take home the Senior Tournament trophy. Peroni had led Castle Lite 3.5-0 at the end of the second chukka but the latter made a comeback in the third and fourth chukkas, pulling back 6 goals. Playing off handicap 2, four-goal hero, Gregory McCorkell guided Castle Lite to come from behind and win the match.
Castle Lite opened their scoring spree in the third chukka with Henry Limb (2.0) shooting the first in the third chukka. McCorkell scored two goals in each chukka whereas Jonathan Stichbury (0.5) also pulled one back.
Peroni went into the finals with a fraction (0.5) advantage had their scoring stint in the first two chukkas recording 3 goals. Casmir Gross (5.0) got a goal in the first and second chukkas while Chloe Spoerry (0.0) scored Peroni’s third.
Castle Lite ran over Samsung Galaxy Tab 6 – 0 to book their spot in the finals while Peroni edged out Samsung Galaxy Note 4 – 3 to advance.
Two goals apiece against Samsung Galaxy S enabled Keringet to clinch the Junior Tournament Trophy. The junior category played in a round robin format where Keringet had earlier on won all their matches. It was a disappointing weekend though for Samsung as they lost all their matches in Manyatta.
Courtesy of the-star.co.ke