Mumbai, 20th January 2024: On the final day of The Aditya Birla Memorial Cup 2024 organised by the Amateur Riders Club, Dynamix Achievers emerged victorious against team Mumbai Polo in a thrilling game of Mumbai polo. The Finals were held at the Mahalaxmi Race Course, Mumbai.
Each team consists of 4 players and their ranking is given as handicapped. The rankings range from -2 to +10 (minus two to plus ten) as per their performances and skills.
The 2 finalists playing today
1. Dynamix Achievers
2. Mumbai Polo
Team combinations –
In team Mumbai Polo/Navy the polo players are Rahul Dwarkadas (0), Shyam Mehta (0), Mr Shamsheer Ali (+4) and Gerrado Mazzini (+4).
In team Dynamix Achievers the polo players are Neil Malaney (-2), Vishwarupe Bajaj (0), Abhimanyu Pathak (+4) and Chris Mackenzie (+6).
Final (Mumbai Polo Vs Dynamix Achievers)
In the first chukker, Abhimanyu Pathak scored a goal right after the kick off. Shamsheer Ali equalises after a beautiful long shot. In the second half of the chukker, Chris Mackenzie missed a sixty yard penalty. Shamsheer Ali scored once again and gave his team the lead for the first time in the game. The scoreline at the end of the chukker was Dynamix Achievers (1) – Mumbai Polo (2).
In the second chukker, Chris Mackenzie scored from a 40 yard penalty and levelled the scoreline. Chris Mackenzie scored once again and doubled his team’s lead. Gerrardo Mazzini scored from a thirty yard penalty and kept his team in the fight. In the second half of the chukker, Chris Mackenzie scored once again and this from superb solo effort. The scoreline at the end of the chukker was Dynamix Achievers (5) – Mumbai Polo (3).
In the third chukker, Gerrardo Mazzini scored after excellent link up play with Shamsheer Ali. Gerrardo Mazzini scored from a 40 yard penalty and levelled the scoreline once again. In the second half of the chukker, Abhimanyu Pathak scored from a solo run and gave his team the lead. Seventh goal. The scoreline at the end of the chukker was Dynamix Achievers (7) – Mumbai Polo (5).
In the fourth chukker, Shamsheer Ali scored again late in the chukker giving his team hope. The scoreline at the end of the chukker was Dynamix Achievers (7) – Mumbai Polo (6).
Dynamix Achievers clinched The Aditya Birla Cup Memorial Cup 2024 after a closely fought final against Mumbai Polo.
About Amateur Riders’ Club:
Established in 1942, The Amateur Riders’ Club (ARC) is one of the oldest and largest private civilian horse-riding clubs in Mahalaxmi Race Course, Mumbai, India, offering riding throughout the year to members as well as non-members. The club provides professional training in all disciplines of equestrian sport like Polo, Show Jumping and Dressage as well as houses about 150 horses. It has been the driving force for the growth of equestrian sport for over 75 years. From known Bollywood actors, businessmen to royals, all have trained at ARC.
ARC is the only facility in Mumbai providing exclusive stables with world class horse care and trained grooms to its members to house their thoroughbred and warm blood horses. It also has 4 horse riding arenas including an international standard all weather riding arena and a floodlit polo arena, as well as a polo field. Every year it organises the Annual Mumbai Horse Show featuring acclaimed Polo Tournaments like The Maharaj Prem Singh Trophy, Aditya Birla Memorial Cup, Southern Command Cup and Show jumping and Dressage competitions like the FEI World Show Jumping, the Mumbai Equestrian League, etc. It takes pride in providing well trained horses with top class coaches from across the world and India. It also takes pride in having offered training facilities to India’s show jumpers in the Asian Games.