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Segway polo starts today

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Segway polo starts today

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The Segway Polo Club of Barbados will be welcoming players from six countries for the annual Barbados Cup Segway Polo In Paradise Tournament which begins today at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex.

Participants from the United States, Sweden, Singapore, India, Britain and Germany will compete in the four-day competition.

President of the Barbados Segway Polo Association, Nevin Roach, said Barbadian players have been working diligently and will be expected to add quality to the line-up in the third edition of the tournament.

The sport, which merges elements of horse polo and hockey, with the five players on each side riding a Segway PT on the field, will be played during two sessions daily, starting at 8 a.m and 6 p.m.

The teams are normally drafted from various countries to ensure there is an equal distribution of quality players.


Champion team

Briton Paul Davies, who was a member of last year’s champion team Bottom Bay, said Barbados can expect to see even more international players for the tournament.

Head of the organising committee, Ralf Luther, explained that while some matches may be more competitive than others, it was geared towards fun for visiting players.

He also said the tournament was being staged for visiting players to become aware of what Barbados had to offer as a tourism destination. (PR/RG)

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