The mixed doubles tournament is a special tournament for HPC. Polo is one of the few sports that can be played at a competitive level with both men and women playing. The tournament is a great advertisement of this with rules stating that each team must feature two men and two women.
This year we had four entrants comprising of mostly in house players and a few new faces. The tournament was played out over the three day bank holiday weekend with the final set for the Monday afternoon.
On Saturday morning Nanogen put in a strong display against Greenforde Farm to book themselves a place in the final. Sundays match was more even with Tigerstream/ Flying Foxes taking the win over Foxtrot Andina.
The final on Monday was very well matched with both teams going off at half time with three goals each. In the second half both professionals battled hard for the lead, Nanogen with Charlie Wood and Tigerstream/ Flying Foxes with the familiar face of Lorenzo Larumbe. It was Nanogen though who worked well together to take the lead in the final chukka taking home the trophy for the 2016 Mixed Doubles Tournament.