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Rules Talk and Draw for the 2nd Merdeka League Tournament

Draw for the 2nd Merdeka League Tournament

RMPA has received an entry by a ninth team, for the second Merdeka League Tournament.  The team is called HIS Polo, and is led by HRH Tengku Hassanal.

The 9 team format will see teams drawn into three zones of three teams each (which will play “inside” their zone).  Each zone will have one seeded team based on their finish at the last Merdeka League Tournament of the year, which is the current tournament.  As the tournament is on-going till Sunday, the top three seeded teams will not be known till Sunday 15th March, the final day.  Therefore the draw for the 2nd Merdeka League Tournament is postponed till after the completion of the current tournament, and will be held on Sunday 15th March, at Putrajaya Equestrian Park, immediately after the prize-giving.  Please send a team representative to this draw.

There will be a high tea at Putrajaya Equestrian Park on both days this weekend, and there will also be commentary on the polo.  Please invite your supporters and friends to the games.

The talk on the rules of polo by professional umpire Steve Evans and the Makan Kechil by RSPC will proceed tonight as planned.

Talk on the Rules

Professional Umpire Steve Evans will give a talk on the rules of polo on Wednesday night after the draw.  Steve has umpired the final of the all-professional 24-goal FIP Super Nations Cup for three consecutive years, the final of the FIP Snow Polo World Cup, the European Championships, and the high goal in UK.  In addition he will be umpiring the FIP World Cup Final in Chile later this month.

All polo players are encouraged to attend this talk.

Makan Kechil

The Royal Selangor Polo Club is hosting a makan kechil after polo on Wednesday 11th March.

There are no charges for the makan kechil or the talk, and both are open to all players.