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Entries for 5th Malaysian Ladies Polo Championships 2016

The Royal Malaysian Polo Association will organise the 2016 RMPA Malaysian Ladies Polo Championships at the Royal Selangor Polo Club from 27th September to 2nd October 2016.

This is a call for entries.  Entries must be submitted with a cheque made out to “Royal Malaysian Polo Association” for the required amount to be considered a confirmed entry.  The entry closing date is 21st August 2016.

Please use this entry form: 2016-Malaysian-Ladies-Polo-Championships-Entry-Form.

Waiver: MLPC Waiver

The rules are as follows:

5th MALAYSIAN LADIES POLO CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016

Dates:             27th September to 2nd October 2016
Playing Venues:        Royal Selangor Polo Club
Handicap Range:        Teams of 12 to 18 goals of ladies handicaps may enter.
Entry Fee:            MYR8,000 inclusive of G.S.T. per team upon entry
Entry Closing Date:        21st August 2016
Limits:    No more than six teams may enter on a first come – first served basis.
Tournament Committee:    By appointment of the Royal Malaysian Polo Association.
Tournament Director:    Peter Ibrahim Abisheganaden

Tournament Rules

  1. Players are free to form their own teams to enter this tournament.
  2. There shall be no male players in this tournament.
  3. Matches will be played over four (4) chukkas, and shall be played straight.
  4. This tournament shall be played as a handicap tournament.
  5. The Tournament Director shall devise a format of play for the tournament.
  6. All games shall be played under the Hurlingham Rules of Polo.
  7. The entry fee is payable upon submission otherwise it is not considered an entry.
  8. Any entry submitted after the closing of entries on 21st August 2016 is subject to acceptance by the Tournament Committee and an additional late entry surcharge of 50% if accepted.
  9. There shall be no refund of entry fees for any team that withdraws from the tournament after an entry has been made.
  10. Any team that withdraws from the tournament after the draw has been made shall be subject to a fine of 100% of the entry fee, and shall be referred to RMPA’s Disciplinary Committee.
  11. A tournament draw shall be held not less than two weeks before the start of the tournament.  Teams must send representatives to this draw, where the format, dependant on the number of teams entered, will be explained.
  12. The Team Declaration has to be submitted to the Tournament Director by 5th September 2016 for promotional purposes.  All players shall use the team declaration form to declare their handicaps.
  13. The highest ladies handicap that a player holds in HPA, AAP, USPA or RMPA or in the player’s home country shall be used.
  14. If a player does not hold a ladies handicap, they shall be given a ladies handicap for this tournament using the HPA conversion chart.
  15. Teams shall not play with more than two professional players.
  16. Teams shall not have more than two non-South East Asian based players in their team.
  17. Any team wishing to use a company name as their team name must apply for permission to the Tournament Committee to do so.
  18. Teams shall be prepared to play in the team jerseys if provided by the tournament sponsors.  Teams that do not wish to wear the supplied jerseys shall apply for permission to the Tournament Director to wear their own jerseys.
  19. Players entering this tournament must be in good standing with the Royal Malaysian Polo Association and the Royal Selangor Polo Club.
  20. Teams will be responsible for all their own horse costs including stabling, in-situ quarantine charges, floating and miscellaneous charges.
  21. The Tournament Director will decide on, and engage umpires for this tournament.
  22. Teams must be prepared to play postponed matches at any time during the duration of the tournament.
  23. RMPA reserves the right to play matches at other venues in the Klang Valley in the event that RSPC is unplayable.  Any costs of moving horses and other costs related to playing at a different location shall be borne by teams.
  24. Teams shall provide two suitable ponies on at least two occasions during the tournament for umpiring duties.
  25. Visiting players must sign RMPA’s Waiver Form before taking to the field.
  26. Insurance is player’s own.

A PDF of the tournament rules can be downloaded here: 5th MLPC 2016 – Tournament Entry and Rules

HPA Conversion Chart

Players without ladies handicaps in  RMPA, HPA, AAP, USPA will find the HPA Conversion Chart useful.  They may play off the converted handicap as a T handicap is an application is made to the Tournament Committee.

HPA Ladies Handicap Conversion Chart