Start of Veuve Clicquot Gold brought forward

Cowdray Park Polo Club manager Chris Bethell has announced the opening date for the 2013 Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup for the British Open Polo Championship will be brought forward to this Sunday (June 23).

With 17 teams entered, it has been necessary to schedule an extra day’s play in the league phase of the tournament. It had been due to begin next Tuesday.

The first matches of the tournament will take place on Sunday between Dubai and Talandracas (3pm) and Salkeld and Twelve Oaks (5pm).

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