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CEDERIC SCHWERI GRABS HIS COVETED HUBLOT WATCH

The 22nd edition of the Hublot Polo Gold Cup Gstaad at Switzerland marked an astonishing victory for the team BANQUE ERIC STURDZA spearheaded by none other than Cederic Schweri

Hublot Polo Gold Cup

24 August 2017 | Switzerland


The 22nd edition of the Hublot Polo Gold Cup Gstaad at Switzerland marked an astonishing victory for the team BANQUE ERIC STURDZA spearheaded by none other than Cederic Schweri. Cederic had been waiting for this moment of triumph for quite some time with propitious premonitions. He had faced four consecutive failures in his attempt to win the coveted cup and his cherished Hublot Watch; even his father could not support him without a demur. It was Cederic’s perseverance and unflinching audacity and sportsmanship at the ground that even his elbow injury couldn’t stop him turning the fifth attempt into a day of celebration. He not only won the coveted Watch and trophy but also confuted his father’s jocular advice “to buy the Watch instead of winning it.”
A spectacular crowd of four thousand people fraught with excitement and thrill at every swerving and top-notch show of sportsmanship highlighted the tensed ethos of the match. Multiple Faults and timeouts were more than enough to provide a nail-biting spectacle for the excited spectators. The first game was played between team GSTAAD PALACE and team HUBLOT which resulted in a tie after the first three chukkers. It was in the fourth chukker that team GSTAAD established its claim on victory by scoring three consecutive goals against HUBLOT. Team GSTAAD remained at the third place.
The first two chukkers between another set of rival teams witnessed four goals (2-2) in the two chukkers and the third chukker provided a slight edge to the BANQUE ERIC STURDZA, which the rival RIVA nearly equaled in the fourth chukker (6-5). Cederic contributed one goal to the score but Marcos Riglos and Noco Lope Fuentes emerged as the last-minute heroes by taking the scoreboard at (8-5). Marcos Polo very appropriately summarized the overall unfolding of events at the match thus: “The field was not easy to play on after five games. It was difficult to make the ball roll and to control it… I am proud to have been nominated MVP but this victory truly was a team effort. The organization is perfect and the atmosphere great.” Cederic as the captain expressed the vote of thanks and acknowledgment to Eric Sturda and his team. The tournament turned out to be an enormous success with a lovely balmy weather.