This weekend is the final of the last tournament in the 2018 season. The season may be drawing to a close but it is all to play for with the Billy Walsh Final one of the most coveted trophies at the club. Named after the club founder it has a long history as the final tournament for the season. This year eight teams have been playing for the trophy. We look forward to seeing you at the club this Sunday to support the teams.
Last Week at the Club
'Hamdicaps' for 2019 Season
Congratulations to the club players who have been put forward for handicap raises subject to ratification.From 1 to 2 goals:Benjie DavisFreddie VenturaFrom 0 to 1 goal:Lucy DowieSimon ChamberlainFrom -1 to 0 goals:Yahaya AttaBruno BensoussanGordon CampbellHoward Davis (Chairman)Jinni Featherstone-WittyHannah FirmanHugo MontgomeryGarrie RenucciKatharine SmithwickFrom -2 to -1 goals:Kate Lindsay-FynnMark SheldonTom SimeSebastian TarnowskiMarco Vignali
Friday Night Polo
The Friday Evening Polo at Ham has been a great success this year with four events taking place. Friday was the final instalment of the series and the evening was sponsored by M Restaurants and Rich Energy.
Photos by Phil McCarthy.
Jimmy Edwards Trophy
The Jimmy Edwards Trophy is a well established fixture on the HPC calendar. The late great comedian Jimmy Edwards having been a long standing member at the club. Edwards was an English Comedy writer and actor who regularly featured on television and film in the 1950s and 60s. On Sunday Avengers played Mavericks in a scintillating encounter.
Jimmy Edwards playing at Ham in 1970
Mavericks were victorious after a hard fought match. The Jimmy Edwards man of the match award was presented to Quentin Davis.
Junior Academy Challenge
Taking to the field on Sunday the Junior players of Ham put on a challenge match. After further coaching from Junior coach Lucy Dowie the players were looking sharp. It was a great display of the fast growing talent pool of youth players at the club.
David Brown Cup
The David Brown Cup is another trophy that is steeped in history at the club. Sir David Brown was an active member of the club during the 1960s and 70s helping to secure the freehold purchase of the club's main ground in 1970. He was also a prominent industrialist and one time owner of Aston Martin. You can still see his mark on Aston Martins to this day with his initials denoting the 'DB' on many of the current models.
In Sunday's match for the cup Jet Set played Vendetta. With both teams having played in many high level outside tournaments this summer it was always going to be a good match up. At the final bell Jet Set were the winners after some fantastic polo. A notable performance came from Chief Umpire Freddie Ventura who put in a great performance.