Yorkshire Open Polo event is mint

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Yorkshire was treated to the most successful Open Polo Championship to date, played at White Rose Polo Club near Market Weighton.

Sixteen teams, competing at three levels, battled it out to become Yorkshire’s Open Polo Champion 2011.

The standard of polo was excellent and shows how much this exciting sport is growing and developing in the North.

The pitch was lined by spectators enjoying the fine weather, their picnics and fast polo, and included sponsors Bridge McFarland Solicitors, who came to support their polo team.

After some nail-biting finals in all three levels, the champions for this year’s Yorkshire Open Polo Championship were Team Phoenix (high level), Team Tottie (middle level) and White Rose (lower level).

White Rose Polo Club was pleased to be supporting Parkinson’s Disease Research again this year, and raised in excess of £300 over the weekend.

Hedley Aylott, chairman of White Rose Polo Club said: “We are delighted to have hosted such a successful event with some of the players playing in their first tournament.

“It was fantastic to see so many visiting teams playing and gratifying to see how much the standard has improved.

“This annual event is now firmly fixed on the calendar and we are delighted to have raised so much money for such a worthwhile charity.”