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Results: Countess of Dudley Cup & MacLeod Cup, 5-8 April 2018

9 Apr 2018

Countess of Dudley Cup for winners of the Championship. Ellerston White beat Kurri Burri  3-0, 6-2, 8-4, 12-4, 12-6 and 12-7.

Ellerston White: A.J.D. Paradice, L.B. Gilmore, J.D. Kiely and J.L. Harper.

L.T. Watson Memorial Trophy for Subsidiary-Final Town and Country  defeated Windsor 1-1, 1-1, 3-3, 5-4, 5-6 and 8-7.

Town and Country: J.P. Bayard, A.J. Graham, S.C.M. Hopkinson and G.A. McLachlan

J.J. Garvan Cup for teams beaten on first day resulted in 11-10 win by Ellerston Black over Killarney.

Ellerston Black: J.R. Grimes, S.D. Finemore, M.P. Grimes and G.A. Gilmore.

Lady de Chair Trophy for Champion Pony was won by J.L. Harper with Centaur.

R.W. Farrell Trophy for champion Novice Pony was won by J.R. Daniels with Tyler.

Vychan Trophy for Team of 3 ponies played by player 2 goals or less was won by A.J.D. Paradice with Nadi, Christel and Victoria.

Curtis Skene Trophy for most improved NSW Player judged for period Dudley Cup to Dudley Cup was awarded to L.B. Gilmore (from Ellerston).

Alex MacLeod Memorial Trophy  for winning team in 8 goal Grade over 5 chukkas was won by Kurri Burri over The Pines by 10-5 goals.

Kurri Burri: J.E. Manning, T.C. Martin, J.P. Lester and R.G. Ballard.

In the match for third place in the 8 goal Grade Catalina defeated Precinct 75 and MVP was J.P. Lester in the 8g Grade.

Dudley Cup Club Championships 12 goal Finals - Please click Here to see Draw for Sunday 8 April.

MacLeod Cup 8 goal Finals - Please click Here to see Draw for Sunday 8 April.

Games at Windsor Polo Club on Sunday 8 April:

10.30am MacLeod Cup 8 Goal Final  Kurri Burri v The Pines

12.00pm  J J Garvan Final (first day losers) Ellerston Black v Killarney

1.30pm  L T Watson Cup (subsidiary final)  Town & Country v Windsor

3.00pm  Countess of Dudley Cup Final  Ellerston White v Kurri Burri followed by the Presentation

Trophies awarded at the Countess of Dudley Cup tournament:

Team Trophies:
    The Countess of Dudley Cup for the winners of the Championship.
     L. T. Watson Memorial Trophy Played between Losers of Semi-Finals.
     Sir J J Garvan Cup Played between first day losers.

    Ponies Trophies:
        Lady de Chair Trophy for the Champion Pony.
        R W Farrell Trophy for the Champion Novice Pony.
        Vychan Trophy for the Team of 3 ponies owned and played by a 2 goals and less.

    Player Trophy:
        Curtis Skene Trophy for most improved NSW player of any handicap judged for period Dudley Cup to Dudley Cup.
8 goal Winners the Alex MacLeod Cup
8 goal subsidiary Winners - Side Trophies
8 goal MVP - side trophy


Dudley Cup Club Championships 12 goal - Please click Here to see Draw for Saturday 7 April.

MacLeod Cup 8 goal - Please click Here to see Draw for Saturday 7 April.


Dudley Cup Club Championships
12 goal - 8 teams will compete. Please click Here to see Draw for Thursday 5 April.

MacLeod Cup 8 goal - 6 teams will compete. Please click Here to see Draw for Thursday 5 & Friday 6 April.

Finals for both grades on Sunday 8 April at Windsor Polo Club - all welcome.


The Countess of Dudley Cup Tournament – 12 goal

Alex Macleod Trophy Tournament – 8 goal

Wednesday 4 – Sunday 8 April 2018, Hawkesbury

RULES only apply to The Dudley Cup 12 goal Grade


  • Countess of Dudley Cup: 12 goal - 6 chukkas, 3 games
  • MacLeod: 8 goal - 5 chukkas, 3 games.
    Entry Fee: $3000 for Open and $2400 for B Grade plus a paramedic levy (approx $150)
  • Umpiring: professional umpire Ben Turner from England for the majority of matches
  • Fields: polo fields in the Hawkesbury TBA
  • Tournament Committee: Jim Gilmore, Adam Tolhurst, Sam Hopkinson, Simon Walker
  • Tournament Manager: Jim Gilmore.
  • Nominations: Please email below details to Suzie Ruse at by Friday 30 March and make payment by Tuesday 3 April.
  1. Team 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 Tuesday 3 April.

There will be tournaments for 4 goal & below over the same dates at Windsor Polo Club.



(for 2018 Dudley Cup – 12 Goal Grade Only)


Purpose of Tournament: New South Wales Polo Association Club Championships


Team Goal Limit

In 2018 the Dudley Cup will be played as a 12 goal tournament on handicap.



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 30 March.



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.



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.



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.



Annual decision by the NSWPA



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



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 8 goal grade.



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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