RECORD NUMBER OF TEAMS CONFIRMED FOR THE YORKSHIRE OPEN POLO CHAMPIONSHIPS AT THE WHITE ROSE POLO CLUB, NORTH CLIFFE, EAST YORKSHIRE

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White Rose Polo Club, set in the idyllic East Yorkshire countryside near North Cliffe, will be hosting the Yorkshire Open Polo Championships on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August - the North of England’s biggest polo tournament. A record number of eighteen teams will compete for victory in some of the best polo action the region has to offer.

Yorkshire’s successful 2012 season reaches its pinnacle in the Yorkshire Open Polo Championships, which sees players from across the country putting their skills to the test in an attempt to be crowned this year’s champions. Now in its fifth year, the Yorkshire Open is the North of England’s biggest polo tournament and this year a record eighteen teams will be taking part – evidence of the growth in popularity of this exciting sport.

The tournament comprises of three levels of play - designed to allow players of all abilities to take part, but also offering a varied day for spectators who can pick up the rules at a steady pace in the lower goal matches, and enjoy full speed polo in the more advanced matches which feature the crème de la crème of polo.

Tony Wesche, Polo Manager and Coach at White Rose Polo Club, explains why the tournament is so special,

“We have 18 teams from across the country – it’s a testament to Yorkshire as a valid and thriving location for polo and, in particular, it highlights White Rose Polo Club as the leading polo club in the North. We have a diverse range of players and teams from a variety of backgrounds, reflecting the fact that polo is no longer just the ‘Sport of Kings’ but a game that can be enjoyed by everybody. It’s going to be an exciting weekend!”

Pack a picnic, Pimms, and bring your friends to this wonderful weekend for all the family. Gates open at 10.30am and car parking tickets can be booked by phoning Sarah at White Rose Polo on 01430 875767. For more information visit www.whiterosepolo.co.uk