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Team Massy win polo tourney

That’s the story of Team Massy United Insurance, who ran away with the inaugural Massy United Insurance Ladies International Polo Tournament which climaxed on Saturday at the Apes Hill Club.

After three days of intense action and competitive fun, Team Massy scored the winning goal with two seconds remaining in the final defeating AR Aesthetics 5-4.5 to loud cheers by spectators present.

Howard Hall (left), Sharron Alleyne-Elcock (center) and Michael Armstrong (right) share the spotlight with the victorious Team Massy.

Howard Hall (left), Sharron Alleyne-Elcock (center) and Michael Armstrong (right) share the spotlight with the victorious Team Massy.

It was the first all-ladies tournament in the Caribbean and comprised of four teams of 16 women, ranging from ages 19 to 62.

The Massy United Insurance team comprising of Linda Williams, Ashley Deane, Rebecca Walters and Claire Broom fought admirably despite tough competition from AR Aesthetics whose form was consistent in the event. The final Chukka couldn’t have been more riveting, with Williams leading a valiant effort to secure a goal which literally came at the death of the match and ultimately the tournament.

The unique event brought together several international female players and plans are already in motion to stage another competition next year.

“We already have 20 ladies signed up for next year. I believe this is just the beginning of an annual event that will continue to grow and continue to have massive success. The international players left today completely amazed and ecstatic about the entire experience,” said Camilla Williams, director of rentals/ sales and marketing at Apes Hill Club.

Sponsor Massy United Insurance was both happy about the result and the success of the tournament.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better introduction to an all ladies polo event. The number of international competitors coming to our island to play Polo showed that Barbados could become a hub in the region and we are happy that Massy United Insurance has been involved,” explained director of business development, strategy and marketing, Michael Armstrong. (PR)

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