All Asia Cup is held every alternate year with great success and is known for its level of fair, transparent play based on international and professional standards. Many major polo nations flock to Bangkok to compete for their respective countries in this exciting tournament and consider it the highlight of the Asian polo season. From its first year, All Asia Cup has been recognized as a major national tournament across the international polo community.

The inspiration for All Asia Cup came from the 24th SEA GAMES in 2007 in Thailand where polo featured for the first time and Thailand finished a respectable 3rd. The games were a huge success and Mr. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha wanted to create a regular polo tournament that could be hosted in Thailand every 2 years to continue the growth and development of Southeast Asian polo.

The inaugural All Asia Cup began on 9th January in 2012 when 4 teams from across Southeast Asia took part in the tournament, coming from China, India, Mongolia, and Thailand. Thailand played against India in the final, emerging victorious after a 6.5-6 score line. In the subsidiary final Mongolia battled against China for third place and, after drawing the match, secured the bronze trophy due to their previous matches.

Schedule

All Asia Cup 2016 (13 – 16 Jan, 2016)

Date
Time
Team
Score
Team
Field

Tuesday, 5th January
4.30 pm.
5.30 pm.
MALAYSIAN TIGERS
THAILAND
13
-

10
-
3
SOUTH KOREA
MONGOLIA
SPP Field
VR Field

Wednesday, 6th January
4.30 pm.
5.30 pm.
MALAYSIAN TIGERS
THAILAND
10
-

8
-
MONGOLIA
SOUTH KOREA
SPP Field
VR Field

Thursday, 7th January
4.30 pm.
5.30 pm.
SOUTH KOREA
THAILAND
-
12

-
4
MONGOLIA
MALAYSIAN TIGERS
SPP Field
VR Field

Saturday, 9th January
4.30 pm.
5.30 pm.
PHILIPPINES
BRUNEI POLO TEAM
-
9

9
-
2
INDONESIA
CHINA
SPP Field
VR Field

Sunday, 10th January
4.30 pm.
5.30 pm.
PHILIPPINES
BRUNEI POLO TEAM
8
-

-
8
CHINA
INDONESIA
SPP Field
VR Field

Monday, 11th January
4.30 pm.
5.30 pm.
INDONESIA
BRUNEI POLO TEAM
9
-

-
6
CHINA
PHILIPPINES
SPP Field
VR Field

Wednesday, 13th January
4.30 pm.
4.30 pm.
4.30 pm.
CHINA
BRUNEI POLO TEAM
BRUNEI POLO TEAM
-
6

-
2

5
-
2
MONGOLIA
MONGOLIA
CHINA
VR Field
VR Field
VR Field

Thursday , 14th January
4.30 pm.
5.30 pm.
THAILAND
MALAYSIAN TIGERS
-

-
PHILIPPINES
INDONESIA
VR Field
VR Field

Agenda

All Asia Cup 2016

Date
Time
Details
Wednesday, 13th January 7.00 pm. Free style
Thursday , 14th January 8.00 pm. Dinner and Night party @ Déjà Vu
Friday, 15th January - Rest Day
"Saturday 16th January Subsidiary Final & Final" 8.00 pm GALA DINNER / AFTER PARTY

Player

All Asia Cup 2016

Thailand Player

K.AIYAWATT SRIVADDHANAPRABHA

Handicap : 0

Profiles: ‘Top’ has represented Thailand and is a very talented player. He was on the Thailand team for 2007 SEA games, the first time that the sport of polo was included in the games, achieving bronze medal. He has also played with Prince Charles and Prince William in various Charity tournaments in England.

K.APICHET SRIVADDHANAPRABHA

Handicap : 1

Profiles: ‘Tal’ has represented the Thailand team on the 2007 Thailand SEA Games team that received a Bronze medal. Tal is a very strong team player with experience, competing in UK, Dubai, Argentina, Thailand and many international tournaments.

K.NATTHAPONG PRATUMLEE

Handicap : 0

Profiles: Nat’ Pratumlee is Thailand’s highest handicapped player. He competes in the UK, Argentina and in USA regularly, and has studied under Reggie Ludwig for two years and is one of the key players on the Thai National team, representing Thailand in the 2007 SEA Games.

THANASIN CHUAWANGKHAM

Handicap : 4

Profiles: An up and coming player, Satid has had tournament highlights on the winning team at Ambassador Cup 2013. He also had the honour of participating in the first polo tournament ever held at the 2007 Sea Games.

SATID WONGKRASO

Handicap : 0

Profiles: Thanasin Chuawangkham or ‘Tsu’ is from Mukdahan, and has played for Thailand in the SEA games and in several international tournaments. During the summer, the Thai team travels to England to practice at the King Power polo club near Ascot.

BRUNEI Player

HRH Princess Azemah

Handicap : 0

Profiles: HRH Princess Azemah is the daughter of His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei. An active competitor, Her Royal Highness frequently plays in the Philippines, Dubai, London, and in her home country, Brunei. Other than national and international polo tournaments, Her Royal Highness is also very active playing in polo charity matches. Last year, the 2015 King’s Cup was her first tournament in Thailand and this All Asia Cup 2016 will be her second.

HRH Prince Mateen

Handicap : 3

Profiles: HRH Prince Mateen, the 24 year-old son of His Majesty the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei, took up polo in 2014 and plays most of his polo in Brunei and UK. In 2015 the His Royal Highness competed in competitions in Brunei, UK, and in Dubai, playing off a handicap of -1, but is sure to improve to a zero in the coming months. This will be his first visit and he is looking forward to competing in Thailand for the first time.

HRH Prince Jefri Bolkiah

Handicap : 5

Profiles: HRH Prince Jefri Bolkiah’s passion for polo made him one of the first in His Royal Highness’ generation of polo players to bring the sport’s popularity to Brunei. A keen sportsman, His Royal Highness Prince Jefri participated in the All Asia Cup 2014, and last year led the Ahmibah Brunei team into the finals at the King’s Cup finishing runners-up. Today, His Royal Highness is as passionate as ever and is now a regular on the Thailand Polo scene.

HH Prince Bahar

Handicap : -2

Profiles: HH Prince Bahar has a 1 goal handicap, and is the second son of HRH Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei. His Highness has participated in numerous international polo tournaments and polo charity matches. His Highness plays frequently in Philippines, Dubai, London, Spain, and Brunei. All Asia Cup 2016 is His Highness’ third consecutive polo tournament in Thailand.

CHINA Player

Shilai Liu

Handicap : -1

Profiles: ShiLai Liu is the founder of the prestigious Tang Polo Club in Beijing. As the leading polo player in China, ShiLia devotes himself to promoting polo in China and to bring Chinese polo to the rest of the world. He has played innumerous international polo tournaments representing Chinese polo. He won the first ever 16 goal China Open tournament in 2011. He has travelled in manycountries and taken part in numerous high goal tournaments.

Nan Liu

Handicap : 0

Profiles: Nan is also one of the leading polo players in China. Nan and ShiLai began polo together, and have been playing side by side for many years. Nan has played polo tournaments in numerous countries such as Argentina, Australia, the USA, and India. As oneof the leading polo players in China, he also acts as a Chinese polo representative when he plays polo overseas.

Wang Gang

Handicap : 3

Profiles: Wang Gang, with a handicap of -1, is joining the All Asia Cup for the first time, competing on the Chinese team.

Baoyin

Handicap : 4

Profiles: Baoyin is originally from Mongolia. As many Mongolians are, Baoyin was born around horses, and they have been part of his life since he was a baby. He has been competing in equestrian competitions around China at a professional level for the past 4 years and has been playing polo for about 6 years. His 20 year career with horses has involved numerous competitions including winning three National Championships on behalf of the Chinese team

MALAYSIA Player

Anil Abraham

Handicap : 4

Profiles: Anil is -1 handicap player from Malaysia but plays his polo at VR Sports Club in Thailand. He started playing polo in 2007 in England and caught the polo bug and hasn’t looked back since. He has had the privilege of playing polo all over the world but VR Sports Club is his favorite polo club and he has made it his home club for the last 3 years. Whilst not playing polo he works for one of Malaysia’s largest conglomerates, trying to put his legal skills to use. He is a big fan of Ellerstina and in particular Gonzalo Pieres.

Syed Budriz

Handicap : 4

Profiles: Syed plays polo at the Royal Selangor Polo Club in Kuala Lumpur. He started playing in the 90s, though stopped for several years, but has been playing actively in the last 5 years competing in the Royal Malaysian Polo Association National League. He came to play for the first time at VR Sports Club last year and has been playing at the club with his team mates Anil and Saladdin. His favourite player is Facundo Pieres.

Zubir Selamat

Handicap : 4

Profiles: Zubir, with a 2 handicap, at the Royal Johor Polo Club in Malaysia. He has been playing polo since 1999 but was sidelined for several years due to injury. In the last seven years, he has been competing in the Royal Malaysian Polo Association’s National League and will be playing for the first time at VR Sports Club in this year’s All Asia Cup. His favourite player is the one and only Adolfo Cambiaso

Saladin Mazlan

Handicap : 4

Profiles: Saladin has been playing polo since the age of 10. He has been playing in the Malaysian league since 2007 and was part of the gold medal winning team in the 2007 SEA Games in Thailand. Although currently based at the Royal Johor Polo Club, he has also been playing regularly in Shanghai, Singapore, Korea, and the Philippines. Saladin is also a top Malaysian rally driver, competing in the World Rally Championship and the Asian Pacific rally championship

INDONESIA Player

Acep Krisnandar

Handicap : 4

Profiles: Francesco Bensadon is professional 8 Handicap handicap and like many of the world’s best polo players, he was born in Argentina 1987. His remarkable game is Julio Novillo Astrada Cup, Camara de Diputados SemiFinal in 2014 and Deauville Gold Cup 2011.

Billy Barsel Lumintang

Handicap : 4

Profiles: Francesco Bensadon is professional 8 Handicap handicap and like many of the world’s best polo players, he was born in Argentina 1987. His remarkable game is Julio Novillo Astrada Cup, Camara de Diputados SemiFinal in 2014 and Deauville Gold Cup 2011.

Glendy Buyung

Handicap : 4

Profiles: Francesco Bensadon is professional 8 Handicap handicap and like many of the world’s best polo players, he was born in Argentina 1987. His remarkable game is Julio Novillo Astrada Cup, Camara de Diputados SemiFinal in 2014 and Deauville Gold Cup 2011.

Novel Alpha Momongan

Handicap : 4

Profiles: Novel started playing polo in 2006 and since then has played with the national team in many countries such as Argentina, Thailand, Korea, India, Philippines, Malaysia, Australia, France, and Indonesia. He has been captain of the national team since his very first tournament, the 2007 SEA Games in Thailand.

MONGOLIA Player

Dorjpalam Battumur (Palam)

Handicap : 4

Profiles: At only 17 years old, Palam is one of Mongolia’s youngest players and brightest prospects to make it big in the international polo community. Growing up in a Nomadic family with a very strong horse culture, Palam has always been around horses and has won many horse racing competitions locally. He has been playing Polo with D’Artagnan since an early age and has also trained in New Zealand for the last few years. During the 2014 Polo season, he was awarded the “most improved player” inallofWansteadandCentralNewZealand. Heiscurrently playing at the Opianga Polo Farm and will be joining us for the All Asia Cup.

Bilguun Buyanjargal (Uune)

Handicap : 4

Profiles: Bilguun is 22 years and has been training and playing at the Genghis Khan Polo Club in Mongolia for the last 10 years. Since 2011, during the long winter months, he has trained and played Polo in New Zealand at the Opianga Polo farm in Wanstead, North Island and spent 3 months training with Roddy Wood at the Roddy Wood Polo School in the South Island last year. Uunee has become a popular name among the Polo fraternity of New Zealand Polo and he was upgraded to a 1 goal handicap after ending his season there in March of 2015. He is currently a college student in Ulaanbataar.

Uuganbayar Bold (Uugaa)

Handicap : 4

Profiles: Uugaa is the oldest and the most experienced player in the Mongolian Polo Team. He was also part of the first Mongolian team to participate at the All Asia Cup in 2012. He has been with the Genghis Khan Polo Club for many years now and also has a wife who plays for the Women’s team of Mongolia and the Genghis Khan Polo Club. Uugaa has played many tournaments internationally and is very excited to be back and representing Mongolia for the second time at the All Asia Cup.

D’Artagnan Giercke

Handicap : 4

Profiles: D’Artagnan will be captaining the Mongolian team for the second time in the All Asia Cup. Under his leadership, the Mongolian team, rather young, finished in the top four in the All Asia Cup 2014. His team won the last Genghis Khan Polo Cup in Mongolia. He also played with his Mongol against Harvard University in the United States and won the exhibition game. D’Artagnan is also the captain of the Harrow School Polo Team and he was awarded the Most Valuable Player during the SUPA Nationals played at the Rugby Polo Club in England, spring 2015. Spending his summer training and playing at the Emsworth Polo Club/Windsor where he took part in many tournaments throughout the season, he is ready to captain his young team and represent his country at this meeting of nations and play some good polo.

PHILIPPINES Player

Mikee Romero

Handicap : 4

Profiles: Mikee Romero, at 0 goals, is the team captain and team patron of Globalport team Philippines. He has played in many polo tournaments all over the world including Thailand, USA, UK, and Philippines. He won the USPA 12 goal Inter Circuit League 2012 in St Louis Missouri, USA. Mikee has lifted the level of polo in the Philippines and continues to contribute polo in the Southeast Asian region.

Antonio Veloso

Handicap : 4

Profiles: Antonio Veloso, rated 1 goal, is part of a polo playing family from the Philippines. He has played in many polo tournaments around the world including Malaysia, Thailand, USA, and Philippines. This is his third time playing the all Asia cup.

Adrian Garcia

Handicap : 4

Profiles: Francesco Bensadon is professional 8 Handicap handicap and like many of the world’s best polo players, he was born in Argentina 1987. His remarkable game is Julio Novillo Astrada Cup, Camara de Diputados SemiFinal in 2014 and Deauville Gold Cup 2011.

Antonio Menard

Handicap : 4

Profiles: Francesco Bensadon is professional 8 Handicap handicap and like many of the world’s best polo players, he was born in Argentina 1987. His remarkable game is Julio Novillo Astrada Cup, Camara de Diputados SemiFinal in 2014 and Deauville Gold Cup 2011.

KOREA Player

Jerry Kwak

Handicap : 4

Profiles: This is Jerry’s first time at All Asia Cup and he will be joining the rest of the Korean team as they continue to gain experience in the international polo community. At 0 goals handicap he is well on his way to becoming one of Korea’s best polo players.

David Ko

Handicap : 4

Profiles: The first local Korean who learned polo at the Korea Polo club. Together with his good rival, Jerry Kwak, he is leading the next generation of Korean polo, playing in Argentina and Thailand. David works for Skylae Incuvest & Co., as Director. David is now joint highest ranked polo player in Korea.

James Lee

Handicap : 4

Profiles: A longtime friend of J.B.Lee, James started polo in 2006 at Singapore polo club, but he had about 4 years away from the sport and started again in Korea Polo Club. He is working as President of the Petrochemical trading company Tychem.

J.B. Lee

Handicap : 4

Profiles: J.B. is the owner of the Korea Polo Country club, the only polo club in Korea. He started polo in 2005 at Singapore Polo Club, then immediately founded Korea’s first polo club.He is chairman of Korea Polo Association and at 53 years old, he is the oldest and highest handicapped player in Korea along with David Ko.