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Scotia Private Client, Audi showdown

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2012 | 12:00 AM

New champions will be crowned today in the third annual Scotia Private Client Group Jamaica Open Polo tournament at the Kingston Polo Club, Caymanas Estates, following the defeat of defending champions Bin 26 in semi-final action on Thursday.

The final between Audi and the Scotia Private Client team will be played today at the Caymanas Estates starting at 3 p.m.

Audi, captained by Member of Parliament James Robertson, clipped Bin 26 6-5 in overtime in the first semi-final at the Kingston Polo Club on Thursday afternoon, while the Scotia Private Client team with Raymond 'Mitta' Rousseau at the helm defeated Wyndham 5-3 in the second semi-final.

Prior to today's final, Bin 26 and Wyndham will meet in the consolation final starting at 2 p.m.

Robertson, Ricky Wates and the visiting Argentinean pro Jose Lartirigoyen were among the scores for the Audi team, which raced into a 4-1 lead. However, Bin 26, captained by top female player Lesley Fong Yee, fought back strongly to level the scores at 5-5 at the end of regulation time. But Lartirigoyen got the winner for the Audi team via a 30-yard penalty.

Spectacular shot

The highlight of the second semi-final match was a spectacular under-the-neck shot by Scotia Private Client's Paul Lalor from 30 yards out, as his team got the better of Wyndham.

The teams for the final are as follows:

Audi - James Robertson (captain), Jose Lartirigoyen, Ricky Wates and Jordon Samuda. Scotia Private Client - Mitta Rousseau (captain), Paul Lalor, Jason Wates and Jorge Donovan.

The theme for today's activities is Taste of the Caribbean - featuring top chefs flown in specifically from around the region for the event, while there will be a motor show put on by ATL Motors.

- O.C.