Oceania's beach party

Astride their steeds and expertly swinging their mallets, players from the Oceania (in black) and Asia teams went head to head on Sentosa's Tanjong Beach in the final of the BMW Singapore Beach Polo Championship yesterday. Oceania won 4.5-1. The Amer
ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG

Astride their steeds and expertly swinging their mallets, players from the Oceania (in black) and Asia teams went head to head on Sentosa's Tanjong Beach in the final of the BMW Singapore Beach Polo Championship yesterday. Oceania won 4.5-1. The Americas triumphed over Europe 4-1 earlier yesterday to clinch third spot. The inaugural four-team tournament took place over the weekend and was the first beach polo event to be held in the Republic. It featured professional foreign players as well as local players from the Singapore Polo Club. Unlike traditional polo, beach polo is played by teams of three players on a 70m by 40m pitch marked on the sand.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 06, 2016, with the headline 'Oceania's beach party'. Print Edition | Subscribe