140 horses at the Berenberg Polo-Derby in Klein Flottbek
- Eight teams for the first time at the high goal tournament
Hamburg. On 28 and 29 June, Germany’s oldest private bank will present the Berenberg Polo-Derby at the Hamburg Polo Club in Klein Flottbek for the 14th time. Top players from Argentina and Germany’s national team are expected. The games are being played in the highest division – the high goal.
“We will again experience exciting competitions and polo of the highest level,” says Dr Hans-Walter Peters, spokesman of the personally liable partner of Berenberg. The Berenberg Polo-Derby has been held since 2001 and is among the most renowned and traditional polo tournaments in Germany. High goal once again means top-class encounters at an international level and exciting matches that promise dynamism and precision as well as a team spirit and fairness. It’s therefore no surprise that the Berenberg Polo-Derby is part of the German Polo Tour, an association of the most important German tournaments.
Eight teams are starting at this high goal tournament for the first time. “The strong demand among players moved us to increase the number of participating teams from six to eight,” explains the event organiser Christopher Kirsch. Spectators will again see top players from Argentina such as Gastón Maiquez (handicap +7, Team Tom Tailor I) or Santos Anca (handicap +6, Tom Tailor II). Similarly the German professionals Christopher Kirsch (handicap +3, Team Berenberg), captain of the German national team and organiser of the tournament, and Thomas Winter (handicap +4, Team Lanson) are well known to the Hamburg polo fans. In polo, the team handicap comprises the sum of each player’s individual handicap, from -2 to +10 (world class).
As well as being a sporting spectacle, the tournament is also a social event and family occasion, and it fascinates a great number of spectators and reaches a broad public. “The visitors are very enthusiastic, and this confirms our role as a main sponsor in continuing to promote the development of polo in Germany, and in particular in Hamburg”, says Peters. Several hundred visitors are expected to come to the Hamburg Polo Club, Jenischstrasse 26, Klein Flottbek, over the weekend of 28 and 29 June. The matches will take place from 2 p.m. to approximately 6 p.m. The entrance fee is €15, with discounted tickets costing half of this. There is a special offer for families: the family ticket for two adults and up to four children costs just €20.
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