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The Countess of Dudley Cup 2019 - Results

25 Apr 2019



Congratulations to all of the teams and players who played in The Countess of Dudley Cup Tournament weekend.  See results as follows:

Results
The Countess of Dudley Cup - Ellerston 12 v Windsor 9
L. T . Watson Cup  Town and Country 5 v Killarney Green 2
Sir J.J. Garvan Cup - Arunga 9 defeated Killarney White 8
Lady de Chair Trophy - Champion Pony - 'Dimple' played by Glen Gilmore
R.W. Farrell Trophy - Champion Novice Pony 'Glitter' played by Lachie Gilmore
They Vychen Trophy - Dylan Jones with 'Elvis', 'Ice', 'Impy'
Curtis Skene Trophy - Most Improved Player from The Dudley Cup - Mike Maritz
The Alex MacLeod Cup - Kurri Burri 9 v Trav Media 8
The Roger Browne Memorial Trophy - played for by the Australian and New Zealand Schools Teams
Australia 4 v New Zealand 3

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Sunday 21st April Finals Draw here 
Please note the J.J. Garvan will be held at 10am at Arunga NOT 10.30am at Killarney as stated in the programme.  

Program for Sunday 21st April - Finals
10.00am - Sir J.J. Garvan Cup Final - Arunga
10.30am - MacLeod 6 Goal Final - Windsor Field 1
11.30am - Australia v NZ Schools International - Windsor Field 1
12.30pm - L.T Watson Memorial Trophy Final - Windsor Field 1
2.00pm - The Countess of Dudley Cup Final - Windsor Field 1

Presentation of Trophies to follow



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Saturday 20th April - Draw here

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The Countess of Dudley Cup Draw
Thursday 18th April - see teams and draw here


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The Countess of Dudley Cup Tournament – 12 goal
Thursday 18, Saturday 20, Sunday 21 April 2019, Hawkesbury
RULES only apply to The Dudley Cup 12 goal Grade
 
  • Countess of Dudley Cup: 12 goal - 6 chukkas, 3 games
    Entry Fee: $3500
  • Fields: polo fields in the Hawkesbury TBA
  • Tournament Committee: Glen Gilmore, Adam Tolhurst, Sam Hopkinson, Alec White
  • Nominations: Please email below details to Shauna Laverty at nsw@australianpolo.com.au by Friday 12th April and make payment by same date.
  1. Club Name
  2. Players Names & Handicaps
  3. Name of Captain
  4. Name/Company and email to send Invoice/Receipt.
  5. Any other emails you would like the draws to be sent to besides the 4 players?
  6. EFT Nomination Fee to: NSW Polo Association, ACC 149990, BSB 032249 by Friday 12th April.
Windsor Polo Club will be holding the Alec Macleod Trophy and the lower goal polo over the Easter Weekend.
 
COUNTESS OF DUDLEY CUP RULES
(for 2019 Dudley Cup – 12 Goal Grade Only)
 
Purpose of Tournament: New South Wales Polo Association Club Championships
 
Team Goal Limit
In 2019 the Dudley Cup will be played as a 12 goal tournament on handicap.
 
Structure
To be played over 3 days.
If more than eight teams nominated tournament committee will determine elimination procedure.
 
Team & Player Eligibility
  1. Teams must play as a currently registered APF club.
  2. Teams must have qualified to play by 3 members of the team having played 2 APF carded tournaments for that club in the last 12 months (since the last Dudley Cup).
  3. Each team is allowed 1 “Marquee” player of any handicap who does not have to have played the qualifying tournaments and can be a member of any club. 
  4. Players must be rated 0 goals and above to play in the Dudley Cup. Any players wanting to enter the Dudley who are on -1 or -2 must play of 0 goals. 
  5. Teams must enter under club name and play in registered club colours. 
  6. Team entries will only be accepted upon payment of entry fee to NSWPA and entries will close Friday 12th April.
 
Exemptions
Exemptions will only be given to a genuine club member who has not played enough games due to;
i)             injury
ii)            not having played polo in Australia (ie a genuine club member who has been overseas or who is having a short season).
 
Qualifying tournaments
i)             A tournament must be listed on a State Polo Calendar or must be a tournament sanctioned by the NSWPA.
ii)            Each of the two tournaments must be played at different clubs, ie two weekends at one club only equals one tournament
iii)           NSWPA tournaments and tournaments held by Clubs, other than their annual
tournaments will count provided the team play as a genuine club team with the other three players being registered members of the Club.
iv)           If a team is entered in a tournament and that tournament is cancelled, it will count as a tournament.
 
Draw
The draw will be at the discretion of the NSWPA Tournaments Committee. All other rules will be in accordance with the Australian Rules of Polo.
 
Ponies
No restrictions on the number or ownership. Ponies played by a competing team will not be allowed to play for any other team during the tournament except with the permission of the Tournament Committee.
 
Spectator Entry
Free entry for NSWPA Life, Kyeemagh & Annual members carrying current membership cards.
 
Sponsorship
Annual decision by the NSWPA
 
Trophies
Countess of Dudley Cup Teams
Countess of Dudley Cup Winners of Tournament
L.T. Watson Memorial Trophy Played between Losers of Semi-Finals
Sir J.J. Garvan Cup Played between first day losers
 
Ponies
Lady de Chair Trophy Champion Pony
R.W. Farrell Trophy Champion Novice Pony
(A novice pony is a pony playing its first season of tournament polo, excluding inter-club
tournaments. The season being 1st October to 30th September)
 
Vychan Trophy: Team of three ponies owned and played by a player rated two or less.
 
Curtis Skene Trophy: Most improved player (no limit on handicap of player) based on
performance during the period Dudley Cup to Dudley Cup. Player must play at current Dudley Cup Tournament.
 
Alex Macleod Trophy: For winner of the 6 goal grade.
 
NOTE
The definition of an Australian Player is that the player holds an Australian Passport or Australia has been their home for the last three years or more.
 
Tournament Committee: The committee reserve the right to amend the rules as necessary.


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