PONIES, PIMMS AND PROSECCO – IT MUST BE POLO SEASON!

Team Sponsors with Paul Piddington (Back Centre – Striped Shirt) of the Vale of York Polo Club at the team draw looking forward to the 5th annual Visit Bawtry Charity Polo Cup. Team Sponsors with Paul Piddington (Back Centre – Striped Shirt) of the Vale of York Polo Club at the team draw looking forward to the 5th annual Visit Bawtry Charity Polo Cup.

 

The Polo season is well underway with the royal princes featuring across the media in recent weeks. And, whilst it may be the sport of kings, or even future ones, it doesn’t stop the annual “Visit Bawtry Polo Cup’ being one of the ‘must do’ social events of the Bawtry calendar.

Team Sponsors with Paul Piddington (Back Centre – Striped Shirt) of the Vale of York Polo Club at the team draw looking forward to the 5th annual Visit Bawtry Charity Polo Cup.[/caption]

This year’s event will take place at the Vale of York Polo Club, Misson on Sunday 3rd July and already tickets sales have outstripped previous years meaning this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever.

Team sponsors are old favourites the Crown Hotel, China Rose, Robinsons of Bawtry, Fine & Country, The Vanilla Rooms, along with new sponsors Beau Hair & Beauty Lounge, Origin Broadband and The Glow Company.

“We are very much looking forward to another superb Visit Bawtry Polo Cup and to add to the £20,000 that we have already raised for Aurora Cancer Charity since the inception of the event five years ago,” commented Rebecca Dickenson Chair Bawtry Retail Association. “The Vanilla Rooms were last year’s winner and I was delighted to play, although this year I will be watching from the side-lines and letting other’s take to the saddle for the first time!”

This year’s novice player is James Cameron from The Glow Company who only started to learn polo a few months ago having never ridden before. He will be resplendent as his team’s Patron in fluorescent green shirt and red hat and supported by his wife and family Furthermore, experienced player Antonia Dowie, is proud to represent the Crown Hotel as patron of its team.
Visitors can watch in a variety of ways – by pre-booking tickets in the Robinsons of Bawtry VIP marquee, or by Walk-in or Park-&-Picnic. There will be bar and catering facilities on site including The Pizza Guy serving wood fired pizza, a Hog Roast by Jaysters and Thaymar Ice Cream. Meat & Vegetarian Pre booked picnic hampers are also available with a choice of wine or Prosecco by the Cheese Cave Deli – to book call Nicky on 01302 376366.

“It is easy to see why Polo is such a great sport to be involved in either on the field or from the sidelines.” said Rebecca. ‘We just want as many people as possible to come along, enjoy watching this rather unique sport and be part of the great social scene that accompanies it. There will live music in the Robinsons of Bawtry VIP marquee from the Vibe Jazz Band, Jack of Harps & the Dealers and following the winners presentation, Liberty Skank will be performing a party set adding a real party atmosphere to the proceedings.”

Costs are £250 for a table up to 10 people (plus £5 per person on entry) in the Robinsons Champagne Marquee with live music, bar & catering facilities and executive toilets, Park-&-Picnic £25 per car space + £5 per person and Walk In’s £5 per person.
Gates will open from 12 noon, Chukka’s start at 2 pm.

The team draw took place on 9th June and the first round of the knockout tournament was drawn as follows:-
Chukka 1 – China Rose v Fine & Country
Chukka 2 – Origin Broadband v The Vanilla Rooms
Chukka 3 – Crown Hotel v Beau Hair & Beauty Lounge
Chukka 4 – Robinsons of Bawtry v The Glow Company

Visit www.visitbawtrypolocup.com for more information about the event and to purchase tickets. Text POLO to 66777 to receive information and reminders before the event.

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