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Polo in the Park - 2nd July 2017 - July 12, 2017

Teams
Caunton Bulls - 3 Points
John Michael, Paul Piddington, Peter Chojnacki

Dickinson Wood - 2 Points
Linda Baughan, Russ Baughan, Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Craig Buckley, Jane Cartwright

JSB - 1 Point
John Bagley, Cameron Bagley, Marie Sheen, Jim Cameron, Nat Grigg

Dickinson Wood bt JSB 4 - 2
Caunton Bulls bt JSB 2 - 1 1/2
Caunton Bulls bt Dickinson Wood 2 - 1 1/2




3rd Crown Mid-Week Challenge - 28th June 2017 - July 7, 2017

Teams
Strata - 2 Points
Victoria Coupe, Chris Ibbotson, Nat Grigg

Crown - 1 Point
Linda Baughan, Marie Sheen

Strata beat Crown 7 goals to 6.




Conservative Cup - 25th June 2017 - June 30, 2017

Teams
Ethos - 2 Points
Lisa Piddington, Russ Baughan, Linda Baughan, Natalie Grigg, John Michael, Sheila McIntosh
Strata - 1 Point
Paul Piddington, Jim Cameron, Marie Sheen
Ethos beat Strata 8 1/2 - 4




Jim's Birthday Match - 10th June 2017 - June 23, 2017

Teams
Strata - 4 Points
Paul Piddington, Hannah Holbrooke
JSB - 3 Points
John Bagley, Chris Ibbotson
The Glow Company - 2 Points
Jim Cameron, Craig Buckley
Dickinson Wood - 1 Point
Linda Baughan, Sally Brown

Round 1 - JSB beat The Glow Company 3 - 1 1/2
Round 2 - Strata beat Dickinson Wood 4 - 2 1/2
Subsidiary Final - The Glow Company beat Dickinson Wood 6 - 1/2
Final - Strata beat JSB 6 - 4 1/2




KRS Cup - 4th June 2017 - June 16, 2017

Teams
Crown Hotel - 2 Points
John Bagley, Lisa Piddington, Alice Bagley, Linda Baughan, Cameron Bagley, Natalie Grigg
The Glow Company - 1 Point
Jim Cameron, Paul Piddington, Craig Buckley, Amy Sallabank, Marie Sheen, Helen Sutcliffe
The Crown Hotel beat The Glow Company 5 1/2 - 3




2nd Crown Hotel Mid-Week Challenge - 31st May 2017 - June 13, 2017

Teams
Ethos - 2 Points
Paul Piddington, Craig Buckley, Amy Sallabank, John Michael, Victoria Coupe, Jane Cartwright, Helen Sutcliffe
JSB - 1 Point
John Bagley, Alice Bagley, Cameron Bagley, Lisa Piddington, Jim Cameron, Marie Sheen, Natalie Grigg
Ethos beat JSB 4 goals to 3 1/2




Victoria's Pride - 28th May 2017 - June 8, 2017

Teams
Dickinson Wood - 2 Points
Linda Baughan, Victoria Coupe, Paul Piddington, John Michael, Marie Sheen, Natalie Grigg
JSB - 1 Point
John Bagley, Jim Cameron, Amy Sallabank, Jane Cartwright, Craig Buckley, Helen Sutcliffe

Dickinson Wood beat JSB 6 goals to 1 1/2.




RAF Cranwell Cup - 21st May 2017 - May 26, 2017

Teams
Strata - 2 Points
John Bagley, Lisa Piddington, Diana Dickinson, Craig Buckley, Amy Sallabank, Helen Sutcliffe
Dickinson Wood - 1 Point
Russ Baughan, Paul Piddington, Peter Chojnacki, John Michael, Marie Sheen, Jane Cartwright
Strata beat Dickinson Wood 7 1/2 - 6




San Pan Suzi Vase - 30th April 2017 - May 10, 2017

Teams
JSB - 2 Points
John Bagley, Russ Baughan, Linda Baughan, Marie Sheen, John Michael
The Glow Company - 1 Point
Jim Cameron, Paul Piddington, Craig Buckley, Natalie Grigg
JSB beat The Glow Company 5 1/2 - 5




1st Crown Mid-Week Challenge - 26th April 2017 - May 9, 2017

Teams
Ethos - 3 Points
Paul Piddington, Chris Ibbotson, Victoria Coupe, Natalie Grigg
The Glow Company - 2 Points
Jim Cameron, Lisa Piddington, Marie Sheen
Dickinson Wood - 1 Point
Linda Baughan, Russ Baughan, Sally Brown, Helen Sutcliffe
1st Chukka The Glow Company beat Dickinson Wood 2 - 1 1/2
2nd Chukka Ethos beat Dickinson Wood 2 - 0
3rd Chukka Ethos beat The Glow Company 1 - 1/2




Easter Match - 23rd April 2017 - May 9, 2017

Teams
Dickinson Wood - 3 Points
Linda Baughan, Russ Baughan, Lisa Piddington
The Crown Hotel - 2 Points
Paul Piddington, Marie Sheen, Natalie Grigg
The Glow Company - 1 Point
Richard McAlister- Martin, Craig buckley, Helen Sutcliffe
1st Chukka Dickinson Wood beat The Crown Hotel 1 1/2 - 1
2nd Chukka The Crown Hotel beat The Glow Company 2 - 1/2
3rd Chukka Dickinson Wood beat The Glow Company 2 - 0.




Dawn Chukkas - 1st April 2017 - May 8, 2017

Teams
Dickinson Wood - 3 Points
Linda Baughan, Russ Baughan, Marie Sheen, Richard McAlister-Martin
The Crown Hotel - 2 Points
John Michael, Sally Brown, Hannah Holbrooke
The Glow Company - 1 Point
Jim Cameron, Paul Piddington, Victoria Coupe




Final Arena Match - 29th March 2017 - April 28, 2017

Teams
VYPC Blue - 2 Points
Lisa Piddington, Russ Baughan, Marie Sheen
VYPC Yellow - 1 Point
Craig buckley, Linda Baughan, Helen Sutcliffe

VYPC Blue beat VYPC Yellow 12 goals to 7 1/2




March Winter League - 19th March 2017 - March 30, 2017

Teams
VYPC Blue
Paul Piddington, Marie Sheen, Jim Cameron
VYPC Red
Richard McAlister-Martin, Craig Buckley
VYPC Blue beat VYPC Red 2 goals to 1.




Patrick Wilkinson Beach Challenge - 5th March 2017 - March 22, 2017

Teams
VYPC Red - 2 Points
Patrick Wilkinson, Craig Buckley, Jim Cameron
VYPC Yellow - 1 Point
Paul Piddington, Amy Reynolds
VYPC Red beat VYPC Yellow 3 1/2 - 3




February Winter League - 26th February 2017 - March 16, 2017

Teams
VYPC Yellow - 3 points
Craig Buckley, Russ Baughan
VYPC Red - 2 points
Will Wilkinson, Marie Sheen, John Michael
VYPC Blue - 1 point
Paul Piddington, Helen Sutcliffe, Nik Searston
VYPC Yellow beat VYPC Red and VYPC Blue.




January Winter League - 29th January 2017 - March 10, 2017

Teams
VYPC Red - 3 Points
Paul Piddington, Amy Sallabank, Marie Sheen
VYPC Green - 2 Points
Craig Buckley, Will Wilkinson
VYPC Blue - 1 Point
Helen Sutcliffe, Jane Cartwright, Nik Searston

VYPC Red beat VYPC Blue and VYPC Green




New Year Match - 8th January 2017 - January 20, 2017

Teams

Yellow - 2 Points
Paul Piddington, Jim Cameron, Marie Sheen

Red - 1 Point
Will Wilkinson, Craig Buckley, John Bagley, Amy Sallabank, Russ Baughan, Linda Baughan, Helen Sutcliffe

Yellow beat Red 3 - 2




December Winter League and Christmas Fancy Dress - 18th December 2016 - January 18, 2017

Teams

Santa's - 2 Points
Will Wilkinson, Craig Buckley, Russ Baughan, Marie Sheen

Christmas Jumpers - 1 Point
Paul Piddington, Lisa Piddington, Amy Sallabank, Linda Baughan, Helen Sutcliffe

Santa's beat Christmas Jumpers 2 1/2 - 2




November Winter League - 4th December 2016 - January 13, 2017

Teams
Yellow - 2 Points
Paul Piddington, Jim Cameron, Marie Sheen

Blue - 1 Point
Will Wilkinson, Amy Sallabank, John Bagley, Linda Baughan, Helen Sutcliffe

Yellow beat Blue 4 - 3 1/2




October Winter League - 13th November 2016 - January 6, 2017

Teams
VYPC Blue - 2 Points
Paul Piddington, Linda Baughan, Jim Cameron, Marie Sheen

VYPC Red - 1 Point
Will Wilkinson, Amy Sallabank, Craig Buckley, John Bagley, Amy Reynolds, Helen Sutcliffe

VYPC Blue beat VYPC Red 4 - 3 1/2




Halloween Match - 30th October 2016 - December 14, 2016

Teams
Grim Reapers - 2 Points
John Bagley, Will Wilkinson, Craig Buckley, Helen Sutcliffe

The Devils - 1 Point
Paul Piddington, Jim Cameron, Marie Sheen

The Grim Reapers won 6 1/2 - 5




Oakleigh Homes End of Season Match - 24th September 2016 - December 7, 2016

Teams
Oakleigh Homes - 2 Points
Lee Burgin, Sian Saxton, Will Wilkinson, Diana Dickinson, Marie Sheen, Victoria Coupe, Sheila McIntosh
The Glow Company - 1 Point
Jim Cameron, Alice Bagley, Amy Sallabank, Craig Buckley, Olivia Doherty, John Michael, Helen Sutcliffe, Megan Kershaw

Oakleigh Homes beat The Glow Company 5 goals to 3




Sabanasaurous Trophy - 17th September 2016 - October 25, 2016

Teams
The Old Shooters - 3 Points
Will Wilkinson, Lee Burgin, Jim Cameron, Linda Baughan

Village Idiots - 2 Points
Richard McAlister-Martin, Russ Baughan, Megan Kershaw, Craig Buckley

Country Bumpkins - 1 Point
Lisa Piddington, John Bagley, Olivia Doherty, Sian Saxton

Village Idiots beat the Country Bumpkins 2 - 1
Village Idiots drew The Old Shooters 0 - 0
Old Shooters beat the Country Bumpkins 1- 0




Prestige Plate - 11th September 2016 - October 14, 2016

Teams
Dickinson Wood - 3 Points
Linda Baughan, Russ Baughan, Paul Piddington, Marie Sheen, John Michael

JSB - 2 Points
John Bagley, Alice Bagley, Lisa Piddington, Lee Burgin, Sian Saxton, Olivia Doherty

Robinsons - 1 Point
Will Wilkinson, Richard McAlister-Martin, Amy Sallabank, Craig Buckley, Helen Sutcliffe, Sheila McIntosh

JSB beat Robinsons 3 - 1
Dickinson Wood beat JSB 4 - 3 1/2
Dickinson Wood beat Robinsons 5 - 2 1/2




Pollards Coffee Cup - 4th September 2016 - October 11, 2016

Teams
Pollards - 2 Points
Will Wilkinson, John Bagley, Amy Sallabank, Marie Sheen, Olivia Doherty

Dickinson Wood - 1 Point
Paul Piddington, Russ Baughan, Craig Buckley, Linda Baughan, Helen Sutcliffe, Sheila McIntosh, Megan Kershaw

Pollards beat Dickinson Wood 3 1/2 - 3




5th Crown Mid-Week Challenge - 31st August 2016 - October 4, 2016

Teams

Robinson's - 3 Points
Lee Burgin, Russ Baughan, Victoria Coupe

Fine and Country - 2 Points
Paul Piddington, Linda Baughan, Sarah Elliott

Deluxe Hair and Beauty - 1 Point
John Bagley, Olivia Doherty, Marie Sheen

Robinsons beat Delux 2 - 1
Fine and Country beat Deluxe 2 - 1 1/2
Robinson's beat Fine and Country 1 1/2 - 1




Epworth Show - 29th August 2016 - September 28, 2016

Teams

Dickinson Wood - 2 Points
Linda Baughan, Craig Buckley, Hannah Holbrooke

Oakleigh Homes - 1 Point
Lee Burgin, John Michael, Megan Kershaw

Dickinson Wood beat Oakleigh Homes 4 goals to 3.




Jodhpur Cup - 27th August 2016 - September 23, 2016

Teams
Jodhpurs - 2 Points
John Bagley, Alice Bagley, Diana Dickinson, Cameron Bagley, Oonagh Bagley, Marie Sheen

Oakleigh Homes - 1 Point
Lee Burgin, Sian Saxton, Richard McAlister-Martin, Will Wilkinson, Craig Buckley, Russ Baughan, Helen Sutcliffe, Sheila McIntosh

Draw 3- 3
Penalties Jodhpurs 3, Oakleigh Homes 2.




Church Cup - 20th August 2016 - September 16, 2016

Teams
Vanilla Rooms - 2 Points
John Bagley, Lee Burgin, Craig Buckley, Jim Cameron

Crown Hotel - 1 Point
Will Wilkinson, Richard McAlister-Martin, Olivia Doherty, John Michael, Hannah Holbrooke, Todd Watson, Marie Sheen

Vanilla Rooms beat Crown Hotel 4 1/2 - 2.




Dickinson Wood / Canine Partners Cup - 14th August 2016 - September 14, 2016

Teams

Time for Diamonds - 3 Points
Paul Piddington, Craig Buckley, Lee Burgin, Sain Saxton, Jim Cameron, Sarah Elliott

Pollards - 2 Points
Richard McAlister-Martin, Will Wilkinson, John Bagley, John Michael, Sheila McIntosh, Olivia Doherty, Susi Johnston, Victoria Coupe

Dickinson Wood - 1 Point
Lisa Piddington, Diana Dickinson, Russ Baughan, Linda Baughan, Megan Kershaw, Helen Sutcliffe, Sally Brown, Hannah Holbrooke

Time For Diamonds beat Dickinson Wood 3 - 1/2
Time For Diamonds beat Pollards 4 - 2 1/2
Pollards beat Dickinson Wood 3 - 0




Joshua's Cup - 7th August 2016 - September 13, 2016

Teams

Oakleigh Homes - 2 Points
Leigh Burgin, Sain Saxton, Paul Piddington, Craig Buckley, Megan Kershaw

JSB - 1 Point
John Bagley, Richard McAlister-Martin, Will Wilkinson, John Michael, Helen Sutcliffe, Sheila McIntosh

Oakleigh Homes beat JSB 4 - 1/2




Matilda Trophy - 31st July 2016 - August 25, 2016

Teams
Pollards - 2 Points
Alice Bagley, John Bagley, Craig Buckley, Megan Kershaw, Helen Sutcliffe

Oakleigh Homes - 1 Point
Richard McAlister-Martin, Will Wilkinson, Lee Burgin, Susi Johnston, Marie Sheen, Sian Saxton, Jim Cameron, Sheila McIntosh

Pollards 3 - Oakleigh Homes 2




4th Crown Hotel Mid Week Challenge - 27th July 2016 - August 24, 2016

Teams
Origin Broadband - 2 Points
Jim Cameron, Paul Piddington, Russ Baughan, Linda Baughan, Olivia Doherty

Deluxe Hair and Beauty - 1 Point
Lee Burgin, John Bagley, Todd Watson, Marie Sheen, Victoria Coupe

Origin Broadband beat Deluxe Hair and Beauty 3 goals to 2 1/2




The Hunt Cup - 24th July 2016 - August 23, 2016

Teams
The Glow Company - 2 Points
James Cameron, Paul Piddington, Craig Buckley, Helen Sutcliffe, Victoria Coupe, Hannah Holbrooke

Dickinson Wood - 1 Point
Linda Baughan, Russ Baughan, Diana Dickinson, Richard McAlister-Martin, Will Wilkinson, John Michael, Sian Saxton

The Glow Company beat Dickinson Wood 3 - 1 1/2.




Crowle Show - 17th July 2016 - August 15, 2016

Teams
The Glow Company - 2 points
Jim Cameron, Craig Buckley, Linda Baughan

JSB - 1 point
John Bagley, Cameron Bagley, Hannah Holbrooke

The Glow Company won 4 goals to 2




Parkinson's Cup - 10th July 2016 - July 29, 2016

Teams
The Glow Company - 2 Points
Jim Cameron, Paul Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Amy Sallabank, Marie Sheen

Oakleigh Homes - 1 Point
Lee Burgin, Sian Saxton, John Bagley, Helen Sutcliffe, Sheila McIntosh

The Glow Company beat Oakleigh Homes 5 - 4 1/2




Bawtry Cup - 3rd July 2016 - July 28, 2016

Round 1
Deluxe Hair and Beauty beat The Crown Hotel
Round 2
Vanilla Rooms beat Origin Broadband
Round 3
China Rose beat Fine and Country
Round 4
The Glow Company beat Robinsons
Semi Final 1
China Rose beat Vanilla Rooms
Semi Final 2
The Glow Company beat Deluxe Hair and Beauty
Final
China Rose beat The Glow Company




3rd Crown Hotel Mid Week Challenge - 29th June 2016 - July 27, 2016

Teams
Delux - 2 Points
Lisa Piddington, Lee Burgin, Russ Baughan, Todd Watson, Marie Sheen, Victoria Coupe
China Rose - 1 Point
Paul Piddington, John Bagley, Jim Cameron, Linda Baughan
Delux beat China Rose 5 1/2 - 4




Yorkshire Game Fair Day 2 - 26th June 2016 - July 19, 2016

Teams
JSB - 2 Points
John Bagley, Lee Burgin, Craig Buckley
Dickinson Wood - 1 Point
Linda Baughan, Richard McAlister-Martin, Sian Saxton
JSB 5 goals, Dickinson Wood 3 goals




Yorkshire Game Fair Day 1 - 25th June 2016 - July 18, 2016

Teams
Oakleigh Homes - 2 Points
Lisa Piddington, Criag Buckley
Crown Hotel - 1 Point
Antonia Dowie, Paul Piddington, Megan Kershaw
Oakleigh Homes beat Crown Hotel 5 1/2 goals to 4




The Conservative Cup - 19th June 2016 - July 8, 2016

Teams
JSB - 3 Points
John Bagley, Alice Bagley, Oonagh Bagley, Cameron Bagley, Lisa Piddington
Oakleigh Homes - 2 Points
Lee Burgin, Sian Saxton, Richard McAlister-Martin, Diana Dickinson, Susi Johnston, Katherine Van Aardt, Sheila McIntosh, Simon Bower
The Glow Company - 1 Point
Jim Cameron, Paul Piddington, Craig Buckley, Linda Baughan
JSB beat Oakleigh Homes 2 - 1
JSB beat The Glow Company 2 1/2 - 2
Oakleigh Homes beat The Glow Company 4 1/2 - 1




Jim's Birthday Match - 11th June 2016 - June 22, 2016

Teams
Fine and Country - 4 Points
Lee Burgin, Craig Buckley
Vanilla Rooms - 3 Points
Paul Piddington, Sian Saxton
The Glow Company - 2 Points
Jim Cameron, Richard McAlister-Martin
The Crown Hotel - 1 Point
John Bagley, Joe Harper
Round 1
Vanilla Rooms beat Glow Company 3 - 2 1/2
Round 2
Fine and Country beat The Crown 3 - 2
Subsidiary Final
Glow Company beat The Crown 5 - 1 1/2
Final
Fine and Country beat Vanilla Rooms
3 1/2 - 3




The KRS Cup - 5th June 2016 - June 17, 2016

Teams
The Glow Company - 2 Points
Jim Cameron, Will Wilkinson, Richard McAlister-Martin, Susi Johnston, Marie Sheen, Alice Bagley
Robinsons - 1 Point
Paul Piddington, Helen Sutcliffe, Craig Buckley, Sheila McIntosh
The Glow Company won 5 1/2 - 3




Victoria's Pride - 29th May 2016 - June 16, 2016

Teams
Dickinson Wood - 3 Points
Linda Baughan, Russ Baughan, Richard McAlister-Martin, John Michael, Helen Sutcliffe, Susi Johnston
Bagley JSB - 2 Points
John Bagley, Will Wilkinson, Diana Dickinson, Marie Sheen, Hannah Holbrooke
VYPC - 1 Point
Paul Piddington, Victoria Coupe, Olivia Doherty, Craig Buckley, Sheila McIntosh, Simon Bower
1st Round Dickinson Wood vs JSB 0 - 0
2nd Round Dickinson Wood vs VYPC 2 1/2 - 2
3rd Round JSB vs VYPC 1 1/2 - 1




Crown Hotel Mid-Week Challenge - 25th May 2016 - June 15, 2016

Teams
Fine and Country - 4 Points
Lee Burgin, Linda Baughan
Vanilla Rooms - 3 Points
Russ Baughan, Marie Sheen
Origin Broadband - 2 Points
Paul Piddington, Victoria Coupe
Beau Hair and Beauty Lounge - 1 Point
Richard McAlister-Martin, Antonia Dowie
Final
Fine and Country beat Vanilla Rooms 5 - 3
Subsidiary Final
Origin Broadband beat Beau Hair and Beauty Lounge 5 - 4 1/2




Greyhound Cup - 22nd May 2016 - June 15, 2016

Teams
Crown Hotel - 2 Points
Antonia Dowie, Paul Piddington, John Bagley, Sian Saxton, Helen Sutcliffe, Sheila McIntosh
Pollards - 1 Point
Simon Bower, Will Wilkinson, Richard McAlister-Martin, Diana Dickinson, Marie Sheen, Linda Baughan
Crown Hotel beat Pollards 3 - 2 1/2




VYPC Vs RAF Cranwell - 30th April 2016 - May 24, 2016

Teams
VYPC - Oakleigh Homes - 2 Points
Paul Piddington, Lee Burgin, Richard McAlister-Martin, Diana Dickinson, Alice Bagley, Craig Buckley, John Bagley
RAF Cranwell - 1 Point
Dave Black, Ft Lt Sara Darby, Wg Cdr Mark Smith, William Spicer, Fg Off Ben Lane
VYPC beat RAF Cranwell 6 goals to 5




The Greyhound Trophy - 30th April 2016 - May 20, 2016

Teams
Dickinson Wood - 2 Points
Linda Baughan, Will Wilkinson, Marie Sheen
Jodhpurs - 1 Point
John Bagley, Craig Buckley, Victoria Coupe, Hannah Holbrooke
Dickinson Wood won 4 goals to 1 1/2




1st Crown Mid-Week Challenge - 27th April 2016 - May 19, 2016

Teams
China Rose - 3 Points
Russ Baughan, Lee Burgin
Crown Hotel - 2 Points
Paul Piddington, Victoria Coupe, Hannah Holbrooke
Robinsons - 1 Point
Richard McAlister-Martin, Linda Baughan, Marie Sheen

China Rose beat Robinsons 3 1/2 - 3
China Rose beat The Crown 7 1/2 - 6
The Crown beat Robinsons 6 - 1/2




San Pan Suzi Vase - 24th April 2016 - May 17, 2016

Teams
Oakleigh Homes - 2 Points
Lee Burgin, Paul Piddington, Craig Buckley
Dickinson Wood - 1 Point
Linda Baughan, Will Wilkinson, Richard McAlister-Martin, John Bagley, Marie Sheen
Oakleigh Homes beat Dickinson Wood 5 goals to 3 1/2




Belton Horse Trails - 17th April 2016 - May 12, 2016

Teams
Jodhpurs - 2 Points
John Bagley, Paul Piddington, Craig buckley
Dickinson Wood - 1 Point
Linda Baughan, Russ Baughan, Richard McAlister-Martin
Jodhpur beat Dickinson Wood 5 goals to 4




Laysoft Trophy - 27th March 2016 - April 20, 2016

Teams
ABI Red - 3 Points
Paul Piddington, Lee Burgin, Sian Saxton, John bagley
ABI Blue - 2 Points
Lisa Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Alice Bagley, Marie Sheen
ABI Green - 1 Point
Richard McAlister-Martin, Diana Dickinson, Craig Buckley
ABI Blue beat ABI Green 3 - 2 1/2
ABI Red beat ABI Green 2 - 1 1/2
ABI Red beat ABI Blue 2 - 1 1/2




6th ABI Beach Challenge - 13th March 2016 - March 31, 2016

Teams
ABI Orange
Richard McAlister-Martin, Lee Burgin, Joe Harper
ABI Green
Paul Piddington, Sian Saxton, Jim Cameron
Orange 4 1/2 - Green 4




Patrick Wilkinson Beach Challenge - 28th February 2016 - March 14, 2016

Teams
ABI Green
Paul Piddington, Lee Burgin, Sian Saxton
ABI Red
Patrick Wilkinson, Richard McAlister-Martin, Simon Bower
ABI Green won 7 goals to 6 1/2.




Valentines Beach Match - 14th February 2016 - February 24, 2016

Teams
ABI Yellow - 2 Points
Paul Piddington, John Bagley, Sian Saxton
ABI Red - 1 Point
Richard McAlister-Martin, Lee Burgin, Craig Buckley
Yellow beat Red 3 goals to 2 1/2 goals




4th ABI Beach Challenge - 31st January 2016 - February 12, 2016

Teams
ABI Green
Paul Piddington, Craig Buckley
ABI Blue
Richard McAlister-Martin, John Bagley
ABI Green beat ABI Blue 6 goals to 2 1/2




Burns Beach Riot - 17th January 2016 - January 28, 2016

Teams
The Gay Gordans - 2 Points
Paul McBurns, Lee McBurns, Sian McBurns
The Jock Straps
Hobgoblin McBurns, Lisa McBurns, Craig McBurns
The Gay Gordans beat the Jock Straps 5 goals to 3.




Fancy Dress Beach Challenge - 3rd January 2016 - January 11, 2016

Teams
Santas
Diana Dickinson, Russ Baughan, Lee Burgin, Hazel Jones
Christmas Jumpers
Richard McAlister-Martin, Craig Buckley, Antonia Dowie, Sian Saxton
Santas beat Christmas Jumpers 5 - 3




3rd Beach Match - 13th December 2015 - December 18, 2015

Teams
ABI Red - 2 Points
Richard McAlister-Martin, Simon Bower, Michael Boushi
ABI Blue - 1 Point
Lisa Piddington, Linda Baughan, Sian Saxton
ABI Red beat ABI Blue 4 - 2




3rd ABI Beach Match - 29th November 2015 - December 17, 2015

Teams
ABI Blue - 2 points
Lisa Piddington, Lee Burgin, Simon Bower, Antonia Dowie
ABI Red - 1 Point
Richard McAlister-Martin, Jim Cameron, Michael Boushi, Sian Saxton
ABI Blue beat ABI Red 5 - 1




2nd ABI Beach Match - 15th November 2015 - November 19, 2015

Teams
ABI Yellow - 1 Point
Paul Piddington, Hollie White, Simon Bower
ABI Blue - 2 Points
Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Antonia Dowie
ABI Yellow beat ABI Blue 3 - 2 1/2




Halloween Match - 1st November 2015 - November 18, 2015

Teams
Hobgoblins - 2 Points
Richard McAlister-Martin, Lisa Piddington, Polly Tracey, Craig Buckley, Hollie White
Skeletons - 1 Point
Paul Piddington, Simon Bower, Linda Baughan, Hannah Holbrooke, Will Wilkinson, Marie Sheen




1st ABI Beach Match - 18th October 2015 - November 13, 2015

Teams
ABI White - 2 Points
Paul Piddington, Lee Burgin, Romilly Thomason, Michael Boushi
ABI Blue - 1 Point
Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Will Wilkinson, Craig Buckley, Marie Sheen, Olivia Doherty
ABI White beat ABI Blue 2 - 1 1/2




Osberton Horse Trails - 4th October 2015 - November 12, 2015

Teams
Tompkins - 2 Points
Sophie Tompkins, Paul Piddington, Sian Saxton
Jodhpurs - 1 Point
John Bagley, Richard McAlister-Martin, Lee Burgin
Tompkins beat Jodhpurs 3 - 2 1/2




Osberton Horse Trails - 3rd October 2015 - November 11, 2015

Teams
Oakleigh Homes - 2 Points
Lee Burgin, Sian Saxton, Lisa Piddington
Max Design - 1 Point
Paul Piddington, Romilly Thomason, Hannah Holbrook
Oakleigh Homes beat Max Design 4 1/2 - 4




Oakleigh Homes Champagne Challenge - 26th September 2015 - October 9, 2015

Teams
Oakleigh Homes - 4 Points
Lee Burgin, Sian Saxton, Paul Piddington, Becky Doughty
Dickinson Wood - 3 Points
Linda Baughan, Russ Baughan, Lisa Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Marie Sheen, Joe Hinchliffe, Deb Basu, Amy Thompson
Jodhpurs - 2 Points
John Bagley, Alice Bagley, Oonagh Bagley, Cameron Bagley, Diana Dickinson
Crown - 1 Point
Richard McAlister-Martin, Helen Sutcliffe, Victoria Coupe, Sheila McIntosh, Joe Harper, Craig Buckley
Oakleigh homes beat The Crown
Dickinson Wood beat Jodhpurs
Subsidiary Final - Jodhpurs beat The Crown
Final - Oakleigh Homes beat Dickinson Wood.




6th Crown Mid Week Challenge - 24th September 2015 - October 8, 2015

Teams
Fine and Country - 2 Points
Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Russ Baughan, John Bagley, Hollie White, Olivia Doherty, Victoria Coupe.
Vanilla Rooms - 1 Point
Paul Piddington, Lee Burgin, Sian Saxton, Marie Sheen, Sheila McIntosh
Fine and Country 3 1/2 - 1 Vanilla Rooms




The Prestige Plate - 13th September 2015 - October 7, 2015

Teams
Max Design - 3 Points
Paul Piddington, John Bagley, Lee Burgin
Suttons - 2 Points
Richard McAlister-Martin, Polly Tracey, Sian Saxton, Sheila McIntosh
Pollards - 1 Point
Simon Bower, Lisa Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Diana Dickinson, Todd Watson, Linda Baughan, Tom Morris
Suttons beat Pollards 3 - 1
Max Design beat Pollards 2 - 1 1/2
Max Design beat Suttons 3 - 2 1/2




Pollards Coffee Cup - 6th September 2015 - September 22, 2015

Teams
Pollards - 3 Points
Simon Bower, Paul Piddington, Lee Burgin, Sian Saxton, Natalie Grigg
Jodhpurs - 2 Points
John Bagley, Lisa Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Alice Bagley, Oonagh Bagley, Cameron Bagley
Tompkins - 1 Point
Richard McAlister-Martin, Marie Sheen, Craig Buckley, Sheila McIntosh, Victoria Coupe, Sarah Hargreaves, Helen Sutcliffe
Jodhpurs beat Tompkins 2 - 0
Pollards beat Tompkins 2 - 1 1/2
Pollards beat Jodhpurs 1 - 1/2




Epworth Show - 31st August 2015 - September 16, 2015

Teams
Max Design - 2 points
Paul Piddington, Sian Saxton
Suttons - 1 point
Craig Buckley, Lee Burgin
Max Design beat Suttons 4 - 2.




Jodhpur Cup - 29th August 2015 - September 15, 2015

Teams
Tompkins - 3 points
Paul Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Craig Buckley, Russ Baughan, Polly Tracey, Marie Sheen, Lee Burgin, Sian Saxton, Joe Harper, Becky Doughty
Jodhpurs - 2 points
John Bagley, Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Diana Dickinson, Alice Bagley
Army Reserve / Royal Yeomanry - 1 point
Capt Will Mawby, Capt Dan von Barloewen, 2Lt Oli Harrison, Maj Terry Warburton
Jodhpurs beat Army 3 goals to 2
Tompkins beat Jodhpurs 2 goals to 1 1/2
Tompkins beat Army 5 goals to 4 1/2.




5th Crown Mid-Week Challenge - 26th August 2015 - September 8, 2015

Teams
Robinsons - 2 Points
Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Jogn Bagley, Linda Baughan, Marie Sheen
China Rose - 1 Point
Paul Piddington, Criag Buckley, Sheila McIntosh, Olivia Doherty, Simon Bower
Robinsons beat China Rose 6 1/2 - 1




Church Cup - 22nd August 2015 - September 1, 2015

Teams
Vanilla Rooms - 3 points
Lisa Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Alice Bagley, Diana Dickinson, Marie Sheen
Jasmines - 2 points
Paul Piddington, Craig Buckley, Lee Burgin, Linda Baughan
Jodhpurs - 1 point
Richard McAlister-Martin, John Bagley, Hannah Holbrooke, Holly White
Jasmines beat Vanilla Rooms 2 - 1 1/2
Vanilla Rooms beat Jodhpurs 3 - 1/2
Jodhpurs beat Jasmines 2 1/2 - 2




Joshua's Cup - 16th August 2015 - August 27, 2015

Teams
Tompkins - 2 Points
Paul Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Craig Buckley, Linda Baughan, Amy Thompson
Fine and Country - 1 Point
Richard McAlister-Martin, Lisa Piddington, Diana Dickinson, Hollie White, Marie Sheen
Tompkins beat Fine and County 4 - 3 1/2




Dickinson Wood Canine Partners - 9th August 2015 - August 20, 2015

Teams

Time for Diamonds - 3 Points
Paul Piddington, Todd Watson, John Bagley, Amy Thompson, Rebecca Dickenson

Crown Hotel - 2 Points
Antonia Dowie, Lisa Piddington, Diana Dickinson, Will Wilkinson, Craig Buckley, Marie Sheen, Sheila McIntosh

Dickinson Wood - 1 Point
Linda Baughan, Russ Baughan, Richard McAlister-Martin, Helen Sutcliffe, Deb Basu, Joe Hinchliffe, Natalie Grigg

Crown Beat Dickinson Wood 2 - 1/2
Time for Diamonds beat Crown 3 - 2 1/2
Time for Diamonds beat Dickinson Wood 2 - 1/2




4th Crown Hotel Mid Week Challenge - 29th July 2015 - August 18, 2015

Teams

Crown Hotel - 3 Points
Lisa Piddington, Todd Watson, Simon Bower

Robinsons - 2 Points
Richard McAlister-Martin, Russ Baughan, Sheila McIntosh

Suttons - 1 Point
Paul Piddington, Holly White, Marie Sheen

Crown beat Robinsons 0 - 0 (on advantage)
Robinsons beat Suttons 4 1/2 - 0
Crown beat Suttons 2 1/2 - 0




Hunt Cup - 26th July 2015 - August 11, 2015

Teams
Dickinson Wood - 3 points
Linda Baughan, Will Wilkinson, Craig Buckley, Amy Thompson
Max Design - 2 points
Richard McAlister-Martin, Todd Watson, Simon Bower, Victoria Coupe
China Rose - 1 point
Lisa Piddington, Alice Bagley, John Bagley, Marie Sheen

Max Design beat China Rose 1 -0
Dickinson Wood beat China Rose 2 - 0
Dickinson Wood beat Max Design 1 - 0




Crowle Show - 19th July 2015 - July 24, 2015

Teams
Dickinson Wood – 2 Points
Linda Baughan, Paul Piddington, Amy Thomson
Jodhpurs – 1 Point
John Bagley, Alice Bagley, Craig Buckley
Dickinson Wood beat Jodhpurs 5 goals to 4




Parkinson's Cup - 12th July 2015 - July 23, 2015

Teams
Time for Diamonds – 2 Points
Paul Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Linda Baughan, Craig Buckley, Sheila McIntosh, Amy Thompson
Pollards – 1 Point
Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Diana Dickinson, John Bagley, Marie Sheen, Simon Bower
Time for Diamonds beat Pollards 6 – 5 ½




Conservative Cup - 28th June 2015 - July 16, 2015

Teams
Time for Diamonds – 2 Points
Lisa Piddington, Richard MAlister-Martin, Diana Dickinson, Will Wilkinson, Rebecca Dickinson, Natalie Grigg
Suttons – 1 Point
Paul Piddington, Alice Bagley, Linda Baughan, Sheila McIntosh, Craig Buckley, Marie Sheen, Simon Bower
Time for Diamonds beat Suttons 9 ½ - 4




3rd Crown Hotel Mid Week Challenge - 24th June 2015 - July 15, 2015

Teams
China Rose – 4 Points
Richard McAlister-Martin, Russ Baughan, Marie Sheen
Vanilla Rooms – 3 Points
Lisa Piddington, Hannah Gertsen, Hollie White
Jasmines – 2 Points
Todd Watson, Tom Morris, Sam Morris
Robinsons – 1 Point
Paul Piddington, Cameron Bagley, Sheila McIntosh, Simon Bower
1st Round
China Rose beat Jasmines
Vanilla Rooms beat Robinsons
Subsidiary Final
Jasmines beat Robinsons
Final
China Rose beat Vanilla Rooms




Bride and Groom Match - 14th June 2015 - July 9, 2015

Teams
Bride – Pink – 2 Points
Paul Piddington, Lisa Piddington, Diana Dickinson, Antonia Dowie, Sarah Hargreaves, Rebecca Dickenson, Russ Baughan, Craig Buckley, Alice Bagley, Marie Sheen

Groom – Blue – 1 Point
Will Wilkinson, Alan Marcon, Richard McAlister-Martin, John Bagley, Cameron Bagley, Linda Baughan, Sophie Tompkins, Sheila McIntosh

Brides beat Grooms 6 - 5




KRS Cup - 7th June 2015 - July 7, 2015

Teams
Dickinson Wood – 3 Points
Russ Baughan, Paul Piddington, Marie Sheen, John Michael, Victoria Coupe

Pollards – 2 Points
Simon Bower, Richard McAlister-Martin, Diana Dickinson, John Bagley

Crown Hotel – 1 Point
Antonia Dowie, Lisa Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Craig Buckley, Sarah Hargreaves

Round 1 – Pollards beat Crown 3 – 1
Round 2 – Dickinson Wood beat Crown 2 – 1 ½
Round 3 – Dickinson Wood beat Pollards 2 – 1 ½




2nd Crown Hotel Mid- Week Challenge - 27th May 2015 - June 10, 2015

Teams
Fine and Country – 4 Points
Richard McAlister-Martin, Marie Sheen, Simon Bower
Vanilla Rooms – 3 Points
Lisa Piddington, John Michael, Natalie Grigg
Jasmines – 2 Points
Todd Watson, Russ Baughan, Sheila McIntosh
Max Design – 1 Point
Paul Piddington, Victoria Coupe, Jo Bristow

1st Round – Fine and Country beat Max Design 1 ½ - 1
2nd Round – Vanilla Rooms beat Jasmines 2 – ½
Sub-Final – Jasmines beat Max Design 1 ½ - 1
Final – Fine and Country beat Vanilla Rooms 3 – 1




Yorkshire Game Fair - 24th - 25th May 2015 - June 10, 2015

Teams
Jaipur – 2 Points
Paul Piddington, John Bagley
Tompkins – 1 Point
Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin
Dickinson Wood – 2 Points
Linda Baughan, Paul Piddington, John Bagley
Crown Hotel – 1 Point
Antonia Dowie, Lisa Piddington, Jo Bristow
Jaipur beat Tompkins 7 – 6
Dickinson Wood beat Crown Hotel 4 – 1




RAF Cranwell - 23rd May 2015 - June 10, 2015

Teams
VYPC -3
Paul Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Hannah Gertsen, Alice Bagley, Polly Tracey
Leadenham -4
George Vere Laurie, Leslie Maxfield-Gullet, Will Spicer, Julian Deeming
VYPC won 3 – 2 ½




VYPC vs RAF Cranwell - 16th May 2015 - May 22, 2015

Teams
VYPC
Paul Piddingon, Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Diana Dickinson, Alice Bagley, Amy Thompson
RAF Cranwell
Dave Black, Mark Smith, Dan Rose, Rob Grocock, Kerry Davey
VYPC won 7 - 6




Sabanasaurous Trophy - 2nd May 2015 - May 12, 2015

Teams
Hydro Active Pools and Spas – 4 Points
Paul Piddington, Stuart Hastings, Hannah Hornby
Fine and Country – 3 Points
Will Wilkinson, Marie Sheen, Sheila McIntosh, Craig Buckley
Time for Diamonds – 2 Points
Hannah Gertsen, Diana Dickinson, Amy Thompson
Sabanasaurous – 1 Point
Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Antonia Dowie
Round 1
Fine and Country beat Sabanasaurous 1 – ½
Round 2
Hydro Active Pools and Spas beat Time for Diamonds 2 – 1 ½
Subsidiary Final
Time for Diamonds beat Sabanasaurous 1 – ½
Final
Hydro Active Pools and Spas beat Fine and Country 3 – ½
Stuart Hastings fell off to enter the Mud Book on his first appearance at the club! Good work Stuart!!




Crown Hotel Mid-Week Challenge - 29th April 2015 - May 8, 2015

Teams
Max Design – 3 Points
Lisa Piddington, Diana Dickinson, Hollie White
Robinsons – 2 Points
Richard McAlister-Martin, Linda Baughan, Marie Sheen, Natalie Grigg
Suttons – 1 Point
Paul Piddington, Jo Bristow, Sheila McIntosh
Max Design beat Robinsons 1 – ½
Max Design beat Suttons 3 ½ - 1
Robinsons beat Sutton 3 ½ - 1




Greyhound Trophy - 19th April 2015 - April 26, 2015

Teams
Crown – 2 Points
Antonia Dowie, Lisa Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Richard McAAlister-Martin, Sophie Tompkins, Marie Sheen
China Rose – 1 Point
Paul Piddington, Diana Dickinson, John Bagley, Craig Buckley
Crown won 7 ½ - 3




San Pan Suzi Vase - 12th April 2015 - April 22, 2015

Teams
Dirty Jodhpurs – 2 Points
John Bagley, Alice Bagley, Paul Piddington, Russ Baughan, Craig Buckley
Tompkins – 1 Point
Sophie Tompkins, Lisa Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Diana Dickinson, Richard McAlister-Martin, Marie Sheen
Dirty Jodhpurs won 5 – 3 ½




April Fools Match - 1st April 2015 6.41am -

Teams
Dickinson Wood – 2 Points
Linda Baughan, Russ Baughan, Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin,
Pollards – 1 Point
Simon Bower, Paul Piddington, Hannah Gertsen
Dickinson Wood won 5 - 2




Laysoft Arena Trophy - 29th Match 2015 - April 15, 2015

Teams
Paul Piddington, Sarah Hargreaves – 6 Points
Lisa Piddington, Linda Baughan – 5 Points
Richard McAlister-Martin, Craig Buckley – 4 Points
Simon Bower, Russ Baughan – 3 Points
Will Wilkinson, Marie Sheen – 2 Points
Simon Bower, Hannah Holbrook – 1 Point

Round 1
Paul / Sarah beat Will/ Marie 8 – 4 ½
Lisa / Linda beat Simon / Hannah 9 – ½
Hob / Craig beat Russ / Simon 6 – 5

Final
Paul / Sarah beat Lisa / Linda 6 – 3 ½
Sub Final
Hob / Craig beat Russ / Simon 5 – 2
Wooden Spoon
Will/ Marie beat Simon / Hannah 5 – 1 ½




Final Beach Match - 22nd March 2015 - March 31, 2015

Teams
ABI Blue – 3 Points
Lisa Piddington, Diana Dickinson, Victoria Coupe
ABI Yellow – 2 Points
Paul Piddington, Deb Basu, Natalie Grigg
ABI Orange – 1 Point
Richard McAlister-Martin, Craig Buckley, Simon Bower
ABI Blue beat ABI Orange 2 – 1 ½
ABI Yellow beat ABI Orange 2 – ½
ABI Blue beat ABI Yellow 1 ½ - 1




6th ABI Beach Challenge - 8th March 2015 - March 11, 2015

Teams
ABI Orange – 2 Points
Paul Piddington, Alan Marcon, Victoria Coupe
ABI Blue – 1 Point
Lisa Piddington, Diana Dickinson, Craig Buckley
Green beat Blue 4 – 3 ½




10th Patrick Wilkinson Beach Challenge - 22nd February 2015 - February 27, 2015

Teams
ABI Green – 3 Points
Paul Piddington, James Marshall, Sheila McIntosh, Elizabeth Hinchcliffe
ABI Blue – 2 Points
Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Linda Baughan, Antonia Dowie
ABI Red – 1 Point
Patrick Wilkinson, Craig Buckley, Simon Bower
Blue drew 0 – 0 with Red
Green beat Blue 2 – 1 ½
Green beat Red 2 – ½




7th ABI Beach Match - 8th February 2015 - February 13, 2015

Teams
ABI Red – 2 Points
Paul Piddington, Craig Buckley, Diana Dickinson, Linda Baughan
ABI Blue – 1 Point
Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Sophie Tompkins
Red won 4 – 1 ½




6th Beach Challenge Burns Night Special - 25th January 2015 - February 1, 2015

ABI Blue – 4 Points
Lisa Piddington, Craig Buckley, Antonia Dowie, Linda Baughan
ABI Red – 3 Points
Paul Piddington, James Marshall, Elizabeth Hinchcliffe
ABI Orange – 2 Points
Richard McAlister-Martin, Diana Dickinson, Natalie Grigg
ABI Green – 1 Point
Hannah Gertsen, Alan Marcon, Rachel Herd

Blue beat Orange 3 – ½
Red beat Green 1 – ½
Orange bear Green 1 ½ - 0
Blue beat Red 1 ½ - 1




New Year Beach Match - 11th January 2015 - January 15, 2015

Teams
ABI Blue – 3 Points
Lisa Piddington, Sophie Tompkins, Alan Marcon
ABI Orange – 2 Points
Paul Piddington, Marie Sheen, Amy Thompson
ABI Green – 1 Point
Richard McAlister-Martin, Diana Dickinson, Simon Bower
Blue beat Green 1 – ½
Orange beat Green 1 – ½
Blue beat Orange 1 ½ - 1
Amy Thompson – Mud Book




Christmas Fancy Dress Beach Challenge - 28th December 2014 - January 14, 2015

Teams
Christmas Animals – 3 points
Lisa Piddington – Reindeer
Richard McAlister-Martin – Camel
Ben Sutcliffe – Minion
Santas – 2 Points
Paul Piddington
Craig Buckley
Russ Baughan
Christmas Decorations – 1 point
Hannah Gertsen – Christmas Tree
Linda Baughan – Bauble
Alan Marcon – Snow man

Animals beat Decorations 3 – 1
Santas beat Decorations 1 – 1/2
Animals beat Santas 2 ½ - 0




Christmas Fancy Dress Beach Challenge - 28th December 2014 - January 14, 2015

Teams
Christmas Animals – 3 points
Lisa Piddington – Reindeer
Richard McAlister-Martin – Camel
Ben Sutcliffe – Minion
Santas – 2 Points
Paul Piddington
Craig Buckley
Russ Baughan
Christmas Decorations – 1 point
Hannah Gertsen – Christmas Tree
Linda Baughan – Bauble
Alan Marcon – Snow man

Animals beat Decorations 3 – 1
Santas beat Decorations 1 – 1/2
Animals beat Santas 2 ½ - 0




Christmas Fancy Dress Match - 21st December 2014 - January 5, 2015

Teams
Lisa Piddington, Russ Baughan – 8 points
Will Wilkinson, Sarah Rennison – 7 points
Paul Piddington, John Bagley – 6 points
Hannah Gersten, Alan Marcon – 5 points
Craig Buckley, Marie Sheen – 4 points
Richard McAlister-Martin, Craig Buckley – 3 points

Paul / John 12 – 9 Hannah / Alan
Lisa / Russ 16 – 5 Richard / Craig
Will / Sarah 13 – 5 Craig/ Marie




3rd ABI Beach Match - 14th December 2014 - December 19, 2014

ABI Red – 3 Points
Paul Piddington, James Marshall, Elizabeth Hinchcliffe, Natalie Grigg
ABI Orange – 2 Points
Richard McAlister-Martin, Alice Bagley John Bagley
ABI Blue – 1 Point
Lisa Piddington, Diana Dickinson, Sophie Tompkins, Craig Buckley
1st Match – Orange beat Blue 1 ½ - 1
2nd Match – Red beat Blue 1 – ½
Final – Red beat Orange 1 – ½




2nd ABI Beach Match - 23rd November 2014 - December 10, 2014

Teams
ABI Orange – 3 points
Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Victoria Coupe
ABI Blue – 2 points
Paul Piddington, Elizabeth Hinchcliffe, John Bagley, James Marshall
ABI Yellow – 1 point
Hannah Gersten, Alan Marcon, Craig Buckley, Simon Bower
Round 1
Orange drew Yellow 0 – 0
Round 2
Orange beat Blue 2 ½ - 0
Round 3
Blue beat Yellow 2 – 1 ½




1st Beach Match - 9th November 2014 - November 17, 2014

Teams
ABI Yellow – 2 Points
Lisa Piddington, Hannah Gertsen, Richard McAlister-Martin
ABI Orange – 1 Point
Paul Piddington, Diana Dickinson, Alan Marcon, Simon Bower
ABI Yellow beat ABI Orange 3 ½ - 1




Halloween Match - 2nd November 2014 - November 12, 2014

Teams
Hobgoblins – 3 Points
Richard McAlister-Martin, Lisa Piddington, Hannah Gersten, Alan Marcon
Skeletons – 2 Points
Paul Piddington, Simon Bower, John Bagley, Marie Sheen
Ghouls – 1 Point
Will Wilkinson, Russ Baughan, Sarah Rennison, Adam Slingsby
Round 1 – Hobgoblins beat Ghouls 1 – ½
Round 2 – Skeletons beat Ghouls 1 – ½
Final – Hobgoblins beat Skeletons 2 ½ - 1




1st ABI Challenge - 19th October 2014 - November 7, 2014

Teams
ABI Blue – 2 Points
Lisa Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Richard McAlister-Martin, Diana Dickinson, Alan Marcon
ABI White – 1 Point
Paul Piddington, Craig Buckley, Alice Bagley, Linda Baughan, Marie Sheen
ABI Blue beat ABI White 2 ½ - 2




Osberton Horse Trails - 5th October 2014 - October 21, 2014

Teams
Land Rover – 2 Points
Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Deborah Newton
Marcon Polo – 1 Point
Alan Marcon, Paul Piddington, Simon Bower
Land Rover won 4 – 3.




Osberton Horse Trails - 4th October 2014 - October 21, 2014

Teams
Tompkins – 2 Points
Sophie Tompkins, Paul Piddington, Antonia Dowie
Dickinson Wood – 1 Point
Linda Baughan, Russ Baughan, Craig Buckley
Tompkins won 4 – 3.




Green and Reliable Trophy - 28th September 2014 - October 10, 2014

Teams
Marcon Polo – 3 Points
Alan Marcon, Paul Piddington, Alice Bagley, Simon Bower, Amy Thompson
Trident Dentistry – 2 Points
Martin Brookes, Diana Dickinson, Marie Sheen, Victoria Coupe
Dickinson Wood – 1 Point
Linda Baughan, Russ Baughan, Lisa Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Richard McAlister-Martin
Trident beat Dickinson Wood 3 – 1
Marcon beat Dickinson Wood 3 – ½
Marcon beat Trident 2 – ½.




6th Crown Mid Week Challenge - 24th September 2014 - September 30, 2014

Teams
Robinsons – 3 points
Richard McAlister-Martin, Diana Dickinson, Hannah Longmore
Max Group – 2 points
Lisa Piddington, Simon Bower, Linda Baughan
Suttons – 1 point
Paul Piddington, Marie Sheen, Hollie White
Robinsons beat Max ½ - 0
Max beat Suttons 2 ½ - 2
Robinsons beat Suttons ½ - 0




Prestige Plate 14th September 2014 - September 17, 2014

Teams
Tompkins – 3 Points
Paul Piddington, Diana Dickinson, Alice Bagley, Simon Bower, Amanda Fakeerah, Natalie Grigg
Effective Energy – 2 Points
Raoul Dowding, Craig Buckley, Marie Sheen, Adam Slingsby
The Vanilla Rooms – 1 Point
Lisa Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Richard McAlister-Martin, Alan Marcon, Antonia Dowie
Round 1
Effective Energy beat The Vanilla Rooms 3 – 1 1/2
Round 2
Tompkins beat The Vanilla Rooms 2 – ½
Final
Tompkins beat Effective Energy 2 – 1 ½




Pollards Coffee Cup - 7th September 2014 - September 11, 2014

Teams
Tompkins – 3 Points
Dave Black, Alice Bagley, Susi Johnston, Marie Sheen, Alan Marcon
Pollards – 2 Points
Simon Bower, Lisa Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Richard McAlister-Martin, Russ Baughan
Land Rover – 1 Point
Paul Piddington, Linda Baughan, Diana Dickinson, Adam Slingsby, Deborah Newton, Victoria Coupe
Round 1 – Tompkins beat Pollards 2 -1
Round 2 – Pollards beat Land Rover 4 ½ - 4
Round 3 – Tompkins beat Land Rover 2 ½ - 2




5th Crown Mid-Week Challenge - 27th August 2014 - September 10, 2014

Teams
Red Balloon – 3 Points
Lisa Piddington, Hannah Longmore, Simon Bower
Fine and Country – 2 Points
Richard McAlister-Martin, Diana Dickinson, Hollie White
Crown – 1 Point
Antonia Dowie, Paul Piddington, Marie Sheen, Georgina Micklethwaite
Red Balloon beat Fine and Country 2 – ½
Red Balloon beat Crown 2 ½ - 1
Fine and Country beat Crown ½ - 0




Epworth Show - 25th August 2014 - September 9, 2014

Teams
Pollards – 2 Points
Simon Bower, Lisa Piddington, Antonia Dowie
Effective Energy – 1 Point
Paul Piddington, Alan Marcon, Craig Buckley
Pollards beat Effective Energy 4 – 2.




Church Cup - 23rd August 2014 - September 5, 2014

Teams
Pollards – 2 Points
Simon Bower, Lisa Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Richard McAlister-Martin, Susi Johnston, Marie Sheen, Victoria Coupe
Green and Reliable – 1 Point
Alan Marcon, Paul Piddington, Alice Bagley, Craig Buckley, Alan Slingsby
Pollards won 6 ½ - 3




Bawtry Cup - 17th August 2014 - August 29, 2014

Teams
Crown Hotel
Antonia Dowie, Paul Piddington, Marie Sheen, Alice Bagley
The Vanilla Rooms
Rebecca Dickinson, Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Alice Bagley
Max Group
Dave Black, Martin Brookes, Rachel Herd / Ben Sutcliffe, Simon Bower
China Rose
Martin Brookes, Dave Black, Marie Sheen, Alan Marcon
Fine and Country
George Laurie, Richard McAAlister-Martin, Amanda Fakeerah, Alan Marcon
Suttons
George Laurie, Russ Baughan, Simon Bower, Sarh Rennison
Robinsons
Adam Vincent, Natalie Grigg, Linda Baughan, Alan Marcon
Red Balloon
Will Wilkinson, Amanda Fakeerah, Simon Bower, Natalie Grigg
China Rose beat Suttons 2 – 0
The Vanilla Rooms beat Robinsons 3 – 0
Max Group beat Fine and Country 1 – 0
Crown hotel beat Red Balloon 4 – 0
Semi Finals
The Vanilla Rooms beat China Rose 2 – 0
Crown Hotel beat Max Group 2 – 0
Final
Crown hotel beat Vanilla Rooms 3 - 0




Dickinson Wood / Canine Partners Cup - 10th August 2014 - August 13, 2014

Teams
Dickinson Wood – 2 Points
Linda Baughan, Russ Baughan, Richard McAlister-Martin, Alice Baglay
Effective Energy – 1 Point
Will Wilkinson, Diana Dickinson, Simon Bower, Marie Sheen
Dickinson Wood won 2 – 1.




Freed Beeches Polo Cup - 3rd August 2014 - August 7, 2014

Teams
Vanilla Rooms – 3 Points
Rebecca Dickinson, Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Alan Marcon
Dickinson Wood – 2 Points
Linda Baughan, Paul Piddington, Simon Bower, Sheila McIntosh
Tompkins – 1 Point
Adam Vincent, Will Wilkinson, Amanda Fakeerah, Marie Sheen, Diana Dickinson
Round 1
Vanilla Rooms beat Tompkins 2 ½ - 0
Round 2
Dickinson Wood beat Tompkins 1 – ½
(Sheila McIntosh in Mud Book!)
Final
Vanilla Rooms beat Dickinson Wood 2 ½ - 2




Crown Hotel Mid-Week Challenge - 30th July 2014 - August 2, 2014

Teams
Max Group – 3 Points
Paul Piddington, Linda Baughan, Hollie White
Crown Hotel – 2 Points
Lisa Piddington, Diana Dickinson, Hannah Longmore
Red Balloon Day Nursery – 1 Point
Richard McAlister-Martin, Russ Baughan, Marie Sheen
Crown Hotel beat Red Balloon 2 – ½
Max Group beat Crown hotel 1 – ½
Max Group beat Red Balloon 1 – ½




Parkinson's Cup - 27th July 2014 - August 1, 2014

Teams
Fine and Country – 2 Points
Paul Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Diana Dickinson, Christian Caddy
Suttons – 1 Point
Lisa Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Adam Vincent, Russ Baughan, Marie Sheen
Fine and Country won 4 – 3 ½




Crowle Cup - 20th July 2014 - July 23, 2014

Teams
Pollards – 2 points
Simon Pollard, Paul Piddington, Antonia Dowie
Marcon Polo – 1 point
Alan Marcon, Richard McAlister-Martin, Amanda Fakeerah
Pollards won 4 – 3 with golden goal in extra time.




Hunt Cup - 13th July 2014 - July 17, 2014

Teams
Robinsons
Paul Piddington, Simon Bower, Tom Eastwood, John Michael, Justine Bassindale, Rachel Herd
Vanilla Rooms
Lisa Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Diana Dickinson, Alice Bagley, Russ Baughan, Marie Sheen
Robinsons beat Vanilla Rooms 4 – 3 ½




Joshua's Cup - 6th July 2014 - July 10, 2014

Teams
Suttons – 2 Points
George Laurie, Lisa Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Linda Baughan, Simon Bower, Antonia Dowie
Marcon Polo – 1 Point
Alan Marcon, Paul Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Alice Bagley, Marie Sheen, Sheila McIntosh
Suttons won 4 – 3.




Conservative Cup - 29th June 2014 - July 9, 2014

Teams
Max Group – 6 Points
Paul Piddington, Antonia Dowie, Natalie Grigg
Pollards – 5 Points
Simon Bower, Will Wilkinson
Red Balloon Day Nursery – 4 Points
Lisa Piddington, Simon Bower
Suttons – 3 Points
Adam Vincent, Sheila McIntosh
China Rose – 2 Points
Adam Vincent, Marie Sheen
Land Rover
Diana Dickinson, Alan Marcon

First Round
Pollards beat Land Rover 9 – ½
Red Ballon beat Suttons 9 – 1
Max Group beat China Rose 11 – 1 ½
Final
China Rose beat Land Rover 5 – 2 ½
Red Balloon beat Suttons 7 – 2
Max Group beat Pollards 5 – ½




3rd Crown Hotel Mid Week Challenge - 25th June 2014 - July 3, 2014

Teams
Robinsons – 3 Points
Paul Piddington, Simon Bower, Marie Sheen, Hollie White
China Rose – 2 Points
Lisa Piddington, Diana Dickinson, Hannah Longmore
Fine and Country – 1 Point
Richard McAlister-Martin, Linda Baughan, Russ Baughan
China Rose beat Fine and Country 3 – 1 ½
Robinsons beat Fine and Country 1 – ½
Robinsons beat China Rose 1 – ½




The RAF Cranwell Cup - 22nd June 2014 - June 25, 2014

Teams
VYPC – 3 points
Paul Piddington, Tom Eastwood, John Michael, Sheila McIntosh, Linda Baughan, Natalie Grigg, Justine Bassindale
RAF – 2 points
Wing Commander Hobgoblin, Squadron Leader Alice, Flt, Lt Alan
Vanilla Rooms – 1 point
Lisa Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Diana Dickinson, Susi Johnston, Simon Bower, Marie Sheen, Sophie Collins
RAF beat Vanilla Rooms 3 ½ - 3
VYPC beat Vanilla Rooms 3 – ½
VYPC beat RAF 3 – ½




KRS Cup - 15th June 2014 - June 17, 2014

Teams
Pollards – 3 Points
Simon Pollard, Paul Piddington, Alice Bagley, Marie Sheen
Land Rover – 2 Points
Lisa Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Richard McAlister-Martin, Susi Johnston, Russ Baughan, Antonia Dowie
Marcon Polo – 1 Point
Alan Marcon, Adam Vincent, Craig Buckley, Sheila McIntosh
Land Rover beat Marcon 4 – 1
Pollards beat Marcon 4 – 1 ½
Pollards beat Land Rover 4 – ½




2nd Crown Mid-Week Challenge - 28th May 2014 - May 31, 2014

Teams
Red Balloon Day Nursery – 4 Points
Adam Dikko, Linda Baughan
Vanilla Rooms – 3 Points
Lisa Piddington, Simon Bower
Max Group – 2 Points
Paul Piddington, Alan Marcon, Marie Sheen
Crown Hotel – 1 Point
Adam Dikko, Diana Dickinson

Round 1 – Vanilla beat Crown 8 – 7
Round 2 – Red Balloon beat Max Group 3 – 2
Sub-Final – Max Group beat Crown 4 – 1
Final – Red Balloon beat Vanilla 5 – 2

Alan Marcon hit the floor to record his first Mud Book entry.




Yorkshire Game Fair Day 2 - 26th May 2014 - May 29, 2014

Teams
Dickinson Wood – 2 Points
Linda Baughan, Paul Piddington, Deborah Newton
St James’ Place – 1 Point
Russ Baughan, Richard McAlister-Marti, Alan Marcon
4 – 1 win to Dickinson Wood




Yorkshire Game Fair Day 1 - 25th May 2014 - May 28, 2014

Teams
Marcon
Alan Marcon, Paul Piddington, Craig Buckley – 2 points
Tompkins
Lisa Piddington, Diana Dickinson, Antonia Dowie – 1 point
4 – 2 win to Marcon




1st Crown Mid-Week Challenge - 30th April 2014 - May 6, 2014

Teams
Crown – 3 points
Lisa Piddington, Diana Dickinson, Russ Baughan, Marie Sheen
Fine and Country – 2 points
Richard McAlister-Martin, Diana Dickinson, Simon Bower
Robinsons – 1 point
Paul Piddington, Hannah Longmore, Hollie White
Crown beat Robinsons 4 ½ - 1
Fine and Country beat Robinsons 2 ½ - 0
Crown beat Fine and Country 1 – ½




The Greyhound Trophy - 27th April 2014 - April 30, 2014

Teams
Land Rover
Paul Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Russ Baughan, Alan Marcon, Sheila McIntosh, Craig Buckley
Pollards
Simon Pollard, George Laurie, Lisa Piddington, Diana Dickinson, Richard McAlister-Martin, Marie Sheen
Pollards 5 ½ - Land Rover 3
2 points to Pollards, 1 point to Land Rover




San Pan Susy Vase - 6th April 2014 - April 9, 2014

Teams
China Rose – 2 points
Paul Piddington, Craig Buckley, Richard McAlister-Martin, Marie Sheen, Ross Hodge
Dickinson Wood – 1 point
Russ Baughan, Lisa Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Diana Dickinson, Sheila McIntosh, Hollie White
China Rose 3 – Dickinson Wood 1 ½




Sheffield University win the Varsity Match against rivals Sheffield Hallam - 1st April 2014 - April 8, 2014

Sheffield Uni Yellow
Adam Dikko, Hannah Holbrook, Shannon Potter
Sheffield Hallam Red
Alice Stockton. Sophie Collins, Caitlin O’Mara
Sheffield Uni Blue
Emma Templar, Immi Brown, Tanya Coopland
Sheffield Hallam Orange
Sally Mounsey, Louise Bowling, Ami Waite

Sheffield Yellow beat Hallam Red 2 – 0
Sheffield Blue beat Hallam Orange 1 – 0
Sheffield Yellow bear Hallam Orange 3 – 1
Sheffield Blue beat Hallam Red 1 – 0

1st Sheffield Uni Yellow
2nd Sheffield Uni Blue
3rd Hallam Orange
4th Hallam Red




Laysoft Trophy - 16th March 2014 - March 28, 2014

Teams
ABI Blue
Lisa Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Richard McAlister-Martin, Diana Dickinson, Marie Sheen
ABI Yellow
Paul Piddington, Dan Rose, Sheila McIntosh, Ross Hodge
Final score 2 ½ - 2 to ABI Blue
2 points to ABI Blue, 1 point to ABI Yellow.




6th ABI Beach Challenge - 2nd March 2014 - March 28, 2014

Teams
ABI Blue
Adam Vincent, Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin
ABI Green
Paul Piddington, Craig Buckley, Sheila McIntosh
4 – 2 at half time
5 – 2 final score, win to ABI Blue.




5th ABI Beach Challenge - 16th February 2014 - February 18, 2014

Teams
ABI Green – 2 Points
Paul Piddington, Diana Dickinson, Sheila McIntosh
ABI Blue – 1 Point
Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Hollie White
Half time Green 2, Blue ½
Full time Green 3, Blue 1 ½
Sheila – Mud Book




4th ABI Beach Challenge - 2nd February 2014 - February 6, 2014

Teams
ABI Green – 2 points
Paul Piddington, Craig Buckley, Diana Dickinson, Deborah Newton

ABI Blue – 1 point
Lisa Piddington, Sophie Tompkins, Richard McAlister-Martin, Sheila McIntosh

0 – ½ at half time.
2 – 1 ½ at full time.




Patrick Wilkinson Beach Challenge - 19th January 2014 - January 23, 2014

Teams
ABI Blue
Patrick Wilkinson, Lisa Piddington, Diana Dickinson, Sophie Tompkins
ABI Green
Paul Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Craig Buckley, Sheila McIntosh
Half time 1 ½ - 1 to ABI Blue
Full time 2 ½ - 2 to ABI Blue.




New Year Beach Match - 5th January 2014 -

Teams
ABI Blue
Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin
ABI Green
Paul Piddington, Craig Buckley, Sheila McIntosh
Half time Blue 3 ½ - Orange 0
Full time result 5 ½ - 3 to Blue.




Christmas Fancy Dress Beach Challenge - 22nd December 2013 - January 9, 2014

Teams
Baubles
Paul Piddington, Linda Baughan
Reindeer
Lisa Piddington, Sophie Tompkins, Diana Dickinson
Santas
Adam Vincent, Craig Buckley, Rachel Herd
Elves
Richard McAlister-Martin, Russ Baughan, Marie Sheen

Reindeer beat Elves 4 – ½
Baubles beat Santas 2 – ½
Santas beat Elves 2 – 1 ½
Baubles beat Reindeer 1 – ½




3rd ABI Beach Match - 8th December 2013 - December 10, 2013

Teams
ABI Blue
Paul Piddington, Sophie Tompkins, Sheila McIntosh
ABI Green
Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Sarah Hargreaves
Half time ABI Green led by 3 ½ goals to 3. Full time ABI Blue won 5 – 4 ½.
ABI Blue 2 points, ABI Green 1 point.
The highlight of the match was a goal scored by ABI Blue’s Paul Piddington downwind from the half way line that literally crept over the line! Without a doubt the longest goal in VYPC beach history!




2nd ABI Beach Match - 24th November 2013 - December 2, 2013

Teams
ABI Blue
Lisa Piddington, Sophie Tompkins, Richard McAlister-Martin, Marie Sheen
ABI Orange
Paul Piddington, Craig Buckley, Diana Dickinson, Sheila McIntosh
ABI Blue won 4 – 3, half time scores 3 – 3!
ABI Blue 2 points, ABI Orange 1 point.




1st ABI Beach Match - 10th November 2013 - November 14, 2013

Teams
ABI Blue
Lisa Piddington, Craig Buckley, Richard McAlister-Martin, Sarah Hargreaves
ABI Orange
Paul Piddington, Diana Dickinson, Sheila McIntosh, Ross Hodge
ABI Blue won 5 – 3.
2 Points to ABI Blue, 1 point to ABI Orange.




The Halloween Trophy - 3rd November 2013 - November 8, 2013

The Mummies – 6 points
Will Wilkinson, Sophie Tompkins
The Grim Reapers – 5 points
Richard McAlister-Martin, Craig Buckley
The Skeletons – 4 points
Paul Piddington, Marie Sheen
The Skeletons 2 – 4 points
Lisa Piddington, Craig Buckley
The Zombies – 2 points
Diana Dickinson, Russ Baughan
The Devils Nuns – 2 points
Paul Piddington, Sarah Rennison

Round 1
Zombies drew with the Skeletons 2
Mummies beat Devils Nuns
Grim Reapers beat Skeletons

Final
Mummies beat Grim Reapers 6 – 5

Subsidiary Final
Skeletons drew 7 – 7 with Skeletons 2

Wooden Spoon
Zombies drew 4 – 4 against Devils Nuns




Wentworth Game Fair - 6th October 2013 - October 16, 2013

Teams
Dickinson Wood
Linda Baughan, Paul Piddington, Amanda Fakeerah
Dale Murten Wealth Management
Russ Baughan, Lisa Piddington, Diana Dickinson
Dickinson Wood won 4-3.




Wentworth Game Fair - 5th October 2013 - October 16, 2013

Teams
Land Rover
Paul Piddington, Craig Buckley, Linda Baughan
Tompkins
Sophie Tompkins, George Laurie, Richard McAlister-Martin
Land Rover won 3 – 2.




Caddy Cup - 28th September 2013 - October 8, 2013

Teams
Dickinson Wood
Linda Baughan, Paul Piddington, Amanda Fakeerah, Diana Dickinson, Marie Sheen
Tompkins
Sophie Tompkins, George Laurie, Richard McAlister-Martin, Rachel Herd, Hannah Hornby, Amy Steventon
Land Rover
Will Wilkinson, Adam Vincent, Lisa Piddington, Sheila McIntosh, Susi Johnston

Round 1 Tompkins drew 2-2 with Land Rover
Round 2 Dickinson Wood beat Tompkins 3 – 2 ½
Round 3 Dickinson Wood beat Land Rover 2 – ½.




6th Crown Mid-Week Challenge - 25th September 2013 - October 4, 2013

Teams
Red Balloon Day Nursery
George Laurie, Will Wilkinson, Adam Vincent, Diana Dickinson, Sheila McIntosh, Marie Sheen
Crown Hotel
Antonia Dowie, Paul Piddington, Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Linda Baughan.
In a thrilling match on perfect ground but with ever fading light Red Balloon won by 5 ½ goals to 4. Crown, despite losing their patron Antonia Dowie in a fall, fought back from 3 goals down to nearly beat Red Balloon.




Pollards Coffee Cup - 22nd September 2013 - October 4, 2013

Teams
Crown Hotel
Antonia Dowie, Paul Piddington, Kerry Davey, Diana Dickinson, Deborah Newton
Pollards
Will Wilkinson, Adam Vincent, Lisa Piddington, Sheila McIntosh, Hannah Hornby
Dickinson Wood
Linda Baughan, George Laurie, Marie Sheen, Amy Steventon, Richard McAlister-Martin
Dickinson Wood beat Pollards 2-2 (Advantage in extra time).
Crown beat Dickinson Wood 2 – 1/2.
Pollards beat Crown 2 ½ - 2.
Hobgoblin entered the Mud Book for the first time this season.




Air Ambulance - 15th September 2013 - October 4, 2013

Teams
Dickinson Wood
Linda Baughan, Russ Baughan, Paul Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Richard McAlister-Martin, Sheila McIntosh, Susi Johnston, Rachel Herd
Tompkins
Sophie Tompkins, George Laurie, Adam Vincent, Lisa Piddington, Marie Sheen, Amber Lloyd, Shirley Haywood
Dickinson Wood beat Tompkins 3 – 1 ½. Rachel Herd entered the Mud Book for the first time this season.




5th Crown Mid-Week Challenge - 28th August 2013 - September 27, 2013

Robinsons
George Vere-Laurie, Will Wilkinson, Marie Sheen, Richard McAlister-Martin, Linda Baughan
Crown
Antonia Dowie, Paul Piddington, Lisa Piddington, Matt Haycox, Sheila McIntosh
Robinsons beat Crown 5 ½ - 1.




The Church Cup - 24th August 2013 - September 27, 2013

Martin Brookes Equine Dentists
Martin Brookes, Dave Black, Lisa Piddington, Sophie Tompkins, Lyndsey Povy, Antonia Dowie
Pollards
George Vere-Laurie, Adam Vincent, Kerry Davey, Vicky Batty
Dickinson Wood
Linda Baughan, Paul Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Susi Johnston, Marie Sheen, Ross Hodge.
The Dentists beat Pollards 2 ½ - 0.
Pollards beat Dickinson Wood 4 – 3.
The Dentists beat Dickinson Wood 4 ½ - 1.




Bawtry Cup - 18th August 2013 - September 25, 2013

Crown Hotel
Antonia Dowie, Paul Piddington, Amy Sallabank, Craig Barker
Red Balloon
Paul Piddington, Diana Dickinson, Mark Lynch, Amber Lloyd
Fine and Country
Vicky Batty, Dave Black, Lisa Piddington, Georgia Cooper
China Rose
Martin Brookes, Will Wilkinson, Amy Steventon, Craig Barker
Womacks
Mark McClune, George Vere-Laurie, Richard McAlister-Martin, Sheila McIntosh
Robinsons
Martin Brookes, Matthew Mitchell, Hannah Hornby, Sophie Tompkins
Dale Murten Wealth Management
Russ Baughan, George Vere-Laurie, Amanda Fakeerah, Marie Sheen
Strata Finance
Dave Black, Adam Vincent, Ross Hodge, Marie Sheen

In the biggest match of the season first round victories went to Fine and Country, Crown Hotel, Red Balloon Day Nursery and China Rose.
Semi Final victories to Crown Hotel and Red Balloon Day Nursery led to an excellent final won by the Crown Hotel.




Dickinson Wood Canine Partners - 10th August 2013 - August 14, 2013

Teams
Tompkins
Martin Brookes, Richard McAlister-Martin, Diana Dickinson, Amy Steventon, Sheila McIntosh, Craig Barker, Hannah Hornby
Dickinson Wood
Linda Baughan, Russ Baughan, Paul Piddington, Rupert Watkins, Deborah Newton, Rachel Herd, Shirley Haywood

Land Rover
Will Wilkinson, Lisa Piddington, Amy Sallabank, Mark Lynch, Amanda Fakeerah, Marie Sheen, Antonia Dowie
Tompkins beat Land Rover by 2 goals to 0, Dickinson Wood beat Land Rover by 2 goals to ½ and Tompkins beat Dickinson Wood 2 ½ - 0. Tompkins 3 points, Dickinson Wood 2 points, Land Rover 1 point.




4th Crown Mid Week Challenge - 31st July 2013 - August 14, 2013

Teams
Fine and Country
Vicky Batty, Will Wilkinson, Linda Baughan
China Rose
Lisa Piddington, Diana Dickinson, Rachel Herd, Hollie White
Strata
Richard McAlister, Hannah Longmore, Ross Hodge, Marie Sheen
Womacks
Mark McClune, Paul Piddington, Sheila McIntosh
Fine and Country beat Womacks 2 ½ goals to 0 and China Rose 2 - 0 to lift the trophy and claim 4 points, China Rose beat Strata 2 – 1/2 to claim 3 points, Strata beat Womacks 2 ½ - 0 to claim 2 points and Womacks claimed 1 point and the wooden spoon.




Hunt Cup -21st July 2013 - August 14, 2013

Teams
Land Rover
Paul Piddington, Debbie Trafford, Diana Dickinson, Craig Barker
Strata
Dave Black, Kerry Davey, Amanda Fakeerah, Marie Sheen
Dickinson Wood
Russell Baughan, Lisa Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Richard McAlister-Martin, Georgia Cooper, Amy Steventon
Land Rover beat Strata 2 – 1/2 and Dickinson Wood 2 – 1 ½ to claim the silverware and 3 points, Strata beat Dickinson Wood by 2 ½ to 2 to claim 2 points, Dickinson Wood got the wooden spoon and 1 point.




Parkinson's Cup - 14th July 2013 - August 14, 2013

Teams
Land Rover
Dave Black, Amy Sallabank, Richard McAlister-Martin, Shirley Haywood
Tompkins
Sophie Tompkins, Lisa Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Adam Vincent, Russ Baughan, Craig Barker
Dickinson Wood
Paul Piddington, Tom Wigglesworth, Linda Baughan, Rachel Herd, Marie Sheen
Land Rover beat Tompkins by 3 ½ goals to 1 and Dickinson Wood by 2 ½ goals to 2 to lift the silverware and claim 3 points. Tompkins beat Dickinson Wood by 3 ½ goals to 0 to claim 2 points and Dickinson Wood claimed the spoon and 1 point.




Joshua's Cup - 7th July 2013 - August 14, 2013

Teams
Pollards
Martin Brookes, Adam Vincent, Will Wilkinson, Antonia Dowie, Craig Barker, Amy Steventon
VYPC
Lisa Piddington, Dave Black, Amanda Fakeerah, Georgia Cooper
Outwood Academy
Paul Piddington, Linda Baughan, Diana Dickinson, Sophie Tompkins, Lynsey Povy, Marie Sheen
Hillhouse School
George Vere-Laurie, Richard McAlister-Martin, Sarah Rennison, Hannah Hornby

VYPC beat Hillhouse in extra time after a 2 all draw in full time. Pollards beat Outwood Academy by 3 ½ goals to 1 for a place in the final. In the final Pollards comfortably beat VYPC by 5 goals to 1 and Hillhouse picked up the wooden spoon after Outwood Academy beat them into 3rd place. Pollards received 4 points, VYPC 3 points, Outwood Academy 2 points and Hillhouse School 1 point.




Conservative Cup - 30th June 2013 - August 7, 2013

Teams
Land Rover
Raoul Dowding, Lisa Piddington, Amy Sallabank, Diana Dickinson
Dickinson Wood
Linda Baughan, Paul Piddington, Marie Sheen, Richard McAlister-Martin, Will Wilkinson, Kerry Davey
Tompkins
George Vere-Laurie, Dave Black, Mark Lynch
It was a pleasure to welcome the Sherwood Forest MP to present the Cup won in extra time by Land Rover after a 2 – 2 draw at full time. Land Rover claim all 3 points, Dickinson Wood 2 points and Tompkins 1 point.




3rd Crown Mid-Week Challenge - 26th June 2013 - August 7, 2013

Teams
Crown
Antonia Dowie, George Laurie, Lisa Piddington, Richard Jones, Richard McAlister-Martin
Red Balloon Nursery
Paul Piddington, Kerry Davey, Linda Baughan, Russ Baughan, Diana Dickinson, Marie Sheen
Crown Hotel proved way too strong for Red Balloon with all their team mates linking up well. Red Balloon were under pressure from the start and missed a crucial penalty to leave the final score 4 ½ - 2 to the victorious Crown.




KRS Cup 16th June 2013 - June 19, 2013

Teams
Dale Murten Wealth Management
Russ Baughan, Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin
Dickinson Wood
Linda Baughan, Paul Piddington, Marie Sheen, Craig Barker
Land Rover
Will Wilkinson, Diana Dickinson, Susi Johnston

Dale Murten Wealth Management beat Land Rover 1 – 0 and thrashed Dickinson Wood 3 ½ - 1 to claim all 3 points and the silverware. Dickinson Wood had the consolation of second place and 2 points by beating Land Rover and Land Rover took 1 point with the wooden spoon.




Sabanasaurous - 8th June 2013 - June 19, 2013

Teams
Pink
Lisa Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Richard McAlister-Martin, Amy Sallabank, Amy Steventon, Antonia Dowie, Marie Sheen, Hannah Hornby
Green
Paul Piddington, Amanda Fakeerah, Tom Wigglesworth, Rachel Herd, Sarah Hargreaves, Linda Baughan
This fun match was always going to be close with the teams selected at random. The final score of 5 ½ - 4 to pinks reflected a close game that pinks were always in control of. 2 points to pinks, 1 point to green. We would like to thank Amy Steventon for organising the shirt production and Amy and Hannah for their after party games!!




2nd Crown Mid Week Challenge - 29th May 2013 - June 19, 2013

Teams
Robinsons
Paul Piddington, Marie Sheen, Hollie White
Strata
Simon Bower, Diana Dickinson
Fine and Country
Lisa Piddington, Georgia Cooper
Robinsons beat both Fine and Country and Strata to take 3 points and Strata beat Fine and Country to take 2 points. Fine and Country take the wooden spoon and 1 point.




Yorkshire Game Fair Day 2 - 27th May 2013 - June 19, 2013

Teams
Dale Murten Wealth Management
Russ Baughan, Lisa Piddington, Hannah Hornby
Tompkins
Sophie Tompkins, Richard McAlister-Martin, Diana Dickinson
Another massive crowd enjoyed VYPC’s demonstration with Dale Murten’s Wealth Management in murderous form taking Tompkins to the cleaners by 4 goals to 2. 2 points to Dale Murten Wealth Management, 1 point to Tompkins.




Yorkshire Game Fair Day 1 - 26th May 2013 - June 19, 2013

Teams
Land Rover
Paul Piddington, Antonia Dowie, Sarah Hargreaves
Dickinson Wood
Linda Baughan, Mark Lynch, Simon Bower
A capacity crowd enjoyed a thrilling match that Land Rover just piped in the last seconds of the match. Mark Lynch graced the Mud Book which gave everyone a glass of champagne to commiserate, ha ha!! 2 points to Land Rover, 1 point to Dickinson Wood.




1st Crown Hotel Mid-Week Challenge - 24th April 2013 - May 22, 2013

Teams
Womacks
Paul Piddington, Sheila McIntosh, Marie Sheen, Kerry Davey
China Rose
Lisa Piddington, Hannah Longmore, Linda Baughan
Dale Murten Wealth Management
Russ Baughan, Richard Jones, Diana Dickinson
Crown
Richard McAlister-Martin, Simon Bower, Hollie White
4 Teams lined up and the order of play was drawn. Womacks drew Crown for their first round match and won despite star player Sheila McIntosh taking a nasty tumble which resulted in her missing the final. China Rose also beat Wealth Management for a place in the final. The wooden spoon between Wealth Management and the Crown was won in extra time by Dale Murtens team for 2 points, leaving Crown 1 point. The final was won by Womacks for 4 points and the photograph shows patron Mark McClune celebrating with his team. China Rose claimed 3 points for second place.




The Greyhound Cup - 21st April 2013 - May 22, 2013

Teams
Pollards
Paul Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Russ Baughan, Georgia Cooper, Marie Sheen, Diana Dickinson
Martin Brookes Equine Dentist
Martin Brookes, Lisa Piddington, Amy Sallabank, Richard McAlister-Martin, Sheila McIntosh
The second cup match of the season was played in perfect conditions with the polo ground looking amazing. A competitive match saw goals traded each end and a final score of Pollards 3, Dentists 2 ½ was a fair reflection of a close match. Pollards take 2 points, Dentists 1 point.




San Pan Suzi Vase - 7th April 2013 - April 10, 2013

Teams
Tompkins
Sophie Tompkins, Adam Vincent, Will Wilkinson, Richard McAlister-Martin, Sophie Tompkins, Marie Sheen
Dickinson Wood
Russ Baughan, Paul Piddington, Antonia Dowie, Sheila McIntosh, Craig Barker, Sarah Hargreaves, Georgia Cooper
In the first cup match on grass this season VYPC welcomes new member Craig Barker to the club. Unfortunately his maiden voyage was to end in defeat as Tompkins proved way to strong and Russ Baughan could not hit a barn door stood in front of it! Tompkins 2 points, Dickinson Wood 1 point. The summer season has begun!




Laysoft Arena Challenge - 24th March 2013 - April 10, 2013

Teams
VYPC Yellow
Paul Piddington, Hollie White
VYPC Green
Richard McAlister-Martin, Simon Bower
VYPC Red
Will Wilkinson, Rachel Herd
VYPC Light Blue
Lisa Piddington, Russ Baughan
VYPC Blue
Linda Baughan, Hannah Longmore
VYPC Orange
Simon Bower, Sheila McIntosh
In an arena round robin goal difference was everything if you wanted a place in the final. VYPC Yellow beat VYPC Green to claim 6 points, Green 5 points, VYPC Red beat VYPC Light Blue to claim 4 points, Light Blue 3 points, VYPC Blue beat VYPC Orange to claim 2 points, Orange 1 point. This finished an excellent arena season were over 100 chukkas have been played by over 40 members. Now we look forward to the oncoming grass season. Many thanks to all the members who made this winter so enjoyable.




6th ABI Beach Match - 17 th March 2013 - April 10, 2013

Teams
ABI Blue
Lisa Piddington, Linda Baughan, Simon Bower
ABI Yellow
Richard McAlister-Martin, Amy Sallabank, Diana Dickinson
ABI Red
Paul Piddington, Sarah Hargreaves, Sheila McIntosh
ABI Blue beat ABI Red and ABI Yellow to claim 3 points and their names on the silverware, ABI Yellow beat ABI Red to condemn them to the wooden spoon. Despite only receiving 1 point Sheila McIntosh becomes ABI Beach Points Champion for this beach season. This has been our best beach season ever with no weather problems and a record 11 days played. We have also had guests from all over the country and from many different clubs. We will be back in October!




5th ABI Beach Match - 17th February 2013 - March 13, 2013

Teams
ABI Orange
Paul Piddington, Sheila McIntosh, Sarah Hargreaves
ABI Blue
Lisa Piddington, Linda Baughan, Kerry Davey
ABI Green
Richard McAlister-Martin, Diana Dickinson, Simon Bower
Three teams played a round robin match for the 5th ABI Challenge. Blue beat Green 1- ½, Orange beat Green 1 – ½ and Orange beat Blue 1 – ½ . It was Diana Dickinson’s turn to roll around in the water during this match and on one of the coldest days this season nobody envied her, however, we all thoroughly enjoyed the champagne back at the lorry. ABI Orange received 3 points, ABI Blue 2 points and ABI Green 1 point.




4th ABI Beach Match - 27th January 2013 - March 13, 2013

Teams
ABI Blue
Paul Piddington, Sean Caddy, Christian Caddy, Sheila McIntosh
ABI Green
Adam Vincent, Marie Sheen, Racheal Herd,
ABI Yellow
Lisa Piddington, Sophie Tompkins, Amy Sallabank, Jenny Haycox
ABI Red
Linda Baughan, Simon Bower, Sean Caddy
4 Teams on a beautiful winters day competed in the 7th beach match in the series for the 4th ABI Beach points. This was a straight match knockout with ABI Green beating ABI Red 5 – 1 ½ and ABI Blue beating ABI Yellow by 4 goals to ½. Rachel Herd managed some rodeo stunt riding for a place in the mud book. ABI Blue lift the trophy and 4 points, ABI Green 3 points, ABI Yellow 2 points and ABI Red 1 point.




Patrick Wilkinson Beach Match - 13th January 2013 - January 16, 2013

Teams
ABI Yellow
Adam Vincent, Sean Caddy, Sophie Tompkins
ABI Red
Patrick Wilkinson, Greg Hill, Issy Budge
ABI Blue
Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Kerry Davey
ABI Green
Paul Piddington, Simon Bower, Sheila McIntosh, Marie Sheen
In the first round Red beat Blue by 2 goals to 0, in the second round Yellow beat Green by 2 ½ goals to 0, for the wooden spoon Blue beat Green 2 ½ goals to 0 and in the final Yellow destroyed Red 4 goals to 1. Yellow claim 4 points, Red 3 points, Blue 2 points and Green 1 point.




3rd ABI Beach Match - 16th December 2012 - January 16, 2013

Teams
ABI Red
Adam Vincent, Amy Sallabank, Sophie Tompkins
ABI Blue
Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Sean Caddy
ABI Yellow
Paul Piddington, Sheila McIntosh, Chloe McGee
In the first round Red beat Blue 2 goals to 0, in the second round Blue beat Yellow 3 ½ - 2 and to finish a bad day in the office for Yellow, Red claimed the trophy by beating Yellows 2 ½ - 1. ABI Red receive 3 points, ABI Blue 2 points and ABI Yellow 1 point.




2nd ABI Beach Match - 2nd December 2012 - January 15, 2013

Teams
ABI Yellow / Orange
Richard McAlister-Martin, Linda Baughan, Russell Baughan, Sarah Hargreaves
ABI Blue
Paul Piddington, Simon Bower and Georgia Cooper
ABI Green
Lisa Piddington, Amy Sallabank, Sheila McIntosh, Sophie Tompkins
In the first round Yellow beat Greens by 1 ½ goals to 0, in the second round Blue beat Green 2 – 1 ½ leaving a winner takes all final between Yellow and Blue which was won by Yellow 2 ½ goals to 2. Yellow received 3 points, Blue 2 points and Green 1 point. Photograph shows Linda Baughan in Yellow 3 playing Bollotchi in his last winning match.




1st ABI Beach Match - 28th October 2012 - November 14, 2012

Teams
ABI Blue
Lisa Piddington, Adam Vincent, Sophie Tompkins, Georgia Cooper, Sheila McIntosh, Will Wilkinson, Richard McAlister-Martin
ABI White
Paul Piddington, Amy Sallabank, Linda Baughan, Rachel Herd, Marie Sheen, Sean Caddy, Christian Caddy
ABI Blue beat ABI White by 4 ½ goals to 4. 2 points to ABI Blue, 1 point to ABI White.




Halloween Match - 27th October 2012 - November 14, 2012

Teams
Hobgoblins
Richard McAlister-Martin, Lisa Piddington, Hannah Longmore
Ghouls
Paul Piddington, Linda Baughan, Russell Baughan, Will Wilkinson
Hobgoblins beat ghouls 5 – 2. 2 Points Hobgoblins, 1 points Ghouls.




Caddy Cup - 30th Septmeber 2012 - November 14, 2012

Teams
Crown
Antonia Dowie, Adam Vincent, Richard McAlister-Martin, Georgia Cooper, Sheila McIntosh
Tompkins
Sophie Tompkins, Lisa Piddington, Martin Brookes, Sarah Hargreaves, Diana Dickinson, Amy Sallabank
Caddy
Sean Caddy, Paul Piddington, Hayley Robinson, Christian Caddy, Chloe McGee, Hannah Hornby, Russ Baughan
Dickinson Wood
Linda Baughan, Will Wilkinson, Andy Gaddas, Sally Donaldson, Marie Sheen, Issy Budge, Amy Steventon
Round 1 Crown beat Caddy, Tompkins beat Dickinson Wood. In the subsidiary final Caddy beat Dickinson Wood and in the final Crown beat Tompkins.
Crown 4 points, Tompkins 3 points, Caddy 2 points and Dickinson Wood 1 point.




No 1 Law Ladies Match - 29th September 2012 - November 14, 2012

Teams
VYPC White
Lisa Piddington, Hannah Longmore, Sophie Tompkins, Sheila McIntosh
VYPC Pink
Sally Donaldson, Susi Johnston, Diana Dickinson, Hannah Hornby, Sarah Hargreaves
VYPC White beat VYPC Pink 2 goals to 1.




6th Crown Mid-Week Challenge - 26th September 2012 - November 14, 2012

Teams
Womacks
Adam Vincent, Linda Baughan, Marie Sheen
Coco Ice
Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Antonia Dowie, Sophie Tompkins
Yasmins
Paul Piddington, Chloe McGee, Sean Caddy
First round Womacks beat Coco Ice 2 – 1, Coco Ice beat Yasmins 2 ½ - 2, Womacks beat Yasmins 2 ½ - 2.
Womacks 3 points, Coco Ice 2 points, Yasmins 1 point.




The Pollards Coffee Cup - 23rd September 2012 - November 14, 2012

Teams
Pollards
Simon Bower, Paul Piddington, Christian Caddy, Richard McAlister-Martin, Issy Budge, Diana Dickinson
Caddy
Sean Caddy, Will Wilkinson, Adam Vincent, Andy Gaddas, Sheila McIntosh, Chloe McGee, Georgia Cooper
Dickinson Wood
Linda Baughan, Martin Brookes, Lisa Piddington, Sally Donaldson, Kerry Davey, Marie Sheen
In the 1st round Pollards beat Dickinson Wood and then Caddy in the final. Caddy beat Dickinson Wood in the subsidiary Final.
Pollards 3 points, Caddy 2 points, Dickinson Wood 1 point.




The Prestige Plate - 16th September 2012 - November 14, 2012

Teams
Crown
Antonia Dowie, Sally Donaldson, Martin Brookes, Sheila McIntosh, Michael Durdy
Dickinson Wood
Linda Baughan, Paul Piddington, Susi Johnston, Marie Sheen, Georgia Cooper, Chloe Simpson
Tompkins
Sophie Tompkins, Adam Vincent, Lisa Piddington, Joe Vickers, Diana Dickinson
Caddy
Sean Caddy, Christian Caddy, Chloe McGee, Chloe Tattersall, Richard McAlister-Martin, Will Wilkinson, Andy Gaddas
In round 1 Crown beat Tompkins 2 – 0. In round 2 Dickinson Wood beat Caddy 2 – 1 ½, Tompkins then beat Caddy 2 – 1. In the final Crown beat Dickinson Wood 2 – 0. Crown 4 points, Dickinson Wood 3 points, Tompkins 2 points and Caddy 1 point.




5th Crown Mid-Week Challenge - 29th August 2012 - September 17, 2012

Teams
China Rose
Lisa Piddington, Diana Dickinson
Hurst Lane Nurseries
Linda Baughan, Hannah Longmore
Womacks
Chloe Simpson, Hannah Longmore
Yasmins
Paul Piddington, Michael Durdy
Coco Ice
Richard McAlister-Martin, Simon Bower
Mode
Paul Piddington, Marie Sheen
Torrential rain forced us indoors for a 6 chukka knockout. China Rose beat all to claim 6 valuable points, Hurst Lane Nurseries were 2nd on goal difference to claim 5 points, Womacks 3rd for 4 points, Yasmins 4th for 3 points, Coco Ice 5th for 2 points and Mode won the wooden spoon and 1 point.




The Conservative Cup - 26th August 2012 - September 17, 2012

Teams
Robinsons
Dave Black, Richard McAlister-Martin, Susi Johnston, Sheila McIntosh, Chloe McGee

Crown
Sally Donaldson, Martin Brookes, Sean Caddy

Land Rover
Lisa Piddington, Adam Vincent, Joe Vickers, Christian Caddy, Sophie Tompkins, Diana Dickinson

ABI
Paul Piddington, Linda Baughan, Hayley Robinson, Sophie Brown, Georgia Cooper, Marie Sheen

In the first round match Crown narrowly beat ABI by 2 ½ goals to 2. The second match saw Robinsons comfortably beat Land Rover by 3 ½ goals to 1. The subsidiary final saw Land Rover beat ABI in another close match 3 ½ goals to 3 and the final was won by Robinsons completely overwhelming Crown by 3 goals to 0. 4 points to Robinsons, 3 points to Crown, 2 points to Land Rover and 1 point to ABI.




The Church Cup - Saturday 25th August 2012 - September 17, 2012

Teams
Dickinson Wood
Russ Baughan, Paul Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Michael Durdy, Hannah Hornby, Sheila McIntosh

Tompkins
Sophie Tompkins. Adam Vincent, Lisa Piddington, Hayley Robinson, Chloe Simpson, Joe Vickers

Caddy
Christian Caddy, Chloe McGee, Andy Gaddas, Will Wilkinson, Sally Donaldson

3 Teams competed for the first playing of the Church Cup and a beautiful silver champagne bucket complete with champagne awaited the winners. Tompkins beat Caddy in round 1 and Dickinson Wood beat Caddy in round 2 to set up a meeting in the final. Given the champagne motivation Dickinson Wood pulled out all the stops for a very close final against Tompkins and claimed both champagne, silverware and 3 championship points, Tompkins claimed 2 points and Caddy 1 point.




The Bawtry Cup - 19th August 2012 - August 29, 2012

Teams
Crown
Antonia Dowie, Paul Piddington, Linda Baughan, Georgia Cooper
Robinsons
Raoul Dowding, Kerry Davey, Diana Dickinson, Sarah Hargreaves
Mode
Susi Johnston, Sally Donaldson, Sarah Hargreaves, Sheila McIntosh
China Rose
Martin Brookes, Hayley Robinson, Chloe McGee, Marie Sheen
Womacks
Will Wilkinson, Chloe Simpson, Marie Sheen, Christian Caddy
Yasmins
Andy Gaddas, Christian Caddy, Sean Caddy, Chloe McGee
Coco Ice
Richard McAlister-Martin, Lisa Piddington, Georgia Cooper, Diana Dickinson
Hurst Lane Nursery
Adam Vincent, Sophie Tompkins, Sheila McIntosh, Amy Sallabank
The biggest crowd ever at VYPC completely surrounded the ground for a straight 8 knockout. In the 1st round Mode beat Coco Ice, 2nd round Crown beat Womacks, 3rd round China Rose beat Hurst Lane Nurseries, 4th round Robinsons beat Yasmins. In the 1st semi final Crown beat Mode, in the 2nd semi final Robinsons beat China Rose. In the final match Crown polished off Robinsons to lift the very first Bawtry Cup. Many thanks to Emma Gosling and everyone at Bawtry.org for a magnificent first tournament. The Aurora Cancer charity also benefitted from all gate receipts and we very much look forward to supporting them again next year.




Grove and Rufford Hunt Cup - 12th August 2012 - August 29, 2012

Teams
Caddy
Sean Caddy, Paul Piddington, Chloe McGee, Hannah Hornby
Pollards
Simon Bower, Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Georgia Cooper
Crown
Antonia Dowie, Sally Donaldson, Hayley Robinson, Sarah Hargreaves
Dickinson Wood
Linda Baugham, Adam Vincent, Marie Sheen, Chloe Simpson

What a difference a week makes, 4 teams lined up for the magnificent Hunt Cup however Dickinson Wood were positively battered into last place, Caddy proved too strong for the rest claiming 4 points, Pollards 3 points and the Crown 2 points. This match is the only qualification match of the season and all players had a least one days hunting to be able to enter this match.




Dickinson Wood Canine Partners Match - 5th August 2012 - August 29, 2012

Teams
Dickinson Wood
Linda Baughan, Russ Baughan, Paul Piddington, Diana Dickinson, Susi Johnston, Chloe Simpson, Marie Sheen
Caddy
Sean Caddy, Christian Caddy, Chloe McGee, Andy Gaddas, Will Wilkinson, Richard McAlister-Martin
Pollards
Simon Bower, Joe Vickers, Martin Brookes, Sally Donaldson, Sheila McIntosh, Sarah Hargreaves
Tompkins
Sophie Tompkins, Lisa Piddington, Adam Vincent, Hayley Robinson, Antonia Dowie

A large crowd gathered to support Canine Partners Charity match sponsored by Dickinson Wood. Caddy beat Tompkins in round 1, Dickinson Wood beat Pollards in round 2. Round 3 saw Pollards beat Tompkins for 2 points with Tompkins receiving 1 point and an excellent final with patrons Linda and Russ Baughan of Dickinson Wood dynamic mother and son duo playing to victory against Caddy. 4 Points for Dickinson Wood, 3 points for Caddy.




4th Crown Mid-Week Challenge - 25th July 2012 - August 29, 2012

Teams
Dickinson Wood
Russ Baughan, Paul Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Joe Vickers, Marie Sheen, Chloe McGee
Tompkins
Sophie Tompkins, Dave Black, Lisa Piddington, Adam Vincent, Linda Baughan, Diana Dickinson, Hayley Robinson
Crown
Sally Donaldson, Will Wilkinson, Andy Gaddas, Chloe Simpson, Sean Caddy, Christian Caddy

Three very strong teams lined up for the July Crown Midweek Challenge and a gnat’s cock wouldn’t have separated the teams. As it turned out Dickinson Wood claimed 3 points by beating Tompkins who had 2 points and the Crown with 1 point.




Parkinsons Trophy - 15th July 2012 - July 18, 2012

Teams
Crown
Paul Piddington, Sean Caddy, Marie Sheen, Chloe McGee

Tompkins
Martin Brookes, Will Wilkinson, Linda Baughan, Rupert Watkins

Pollards
Simon Bower, Sally Donaldson, Richard McAlister-Martin, Diana Dickinson

Land Rover
Lisa Piddington, Andy Gaddas, Amy Sallabank, Susi Johnston

If you need more proof of how waterproof VYPC is, here’s another match report from the grass. Four teams lined up to compete for the silverware, however Crown Hotel proved way too strong for everyone with Sean Caddy (Man of the Match) on his new ponies Jimbo and Tinta. In second place Tompkins played well with Martin Brookes proving to be an excellent future prospect. Pollards played well with Diana scoring her first competitive goal (we all enjoyed the champagne for that one!) however the whipping boys were Land Rover who despite recent successes for Andy and Lisa could not beat Pollards in normal time and the resulting penalty shoot out went to Pollards with Hobgoblins golden goal. 4 points to Crown, 3 points to Tompkins, 2 points to Pollards and 1 point to Land Rover.




Wroot Show - 14th July 2012 - July 18, 2012

Teams
Dickinson Wood
Linda Baughan, Lisa Piddington, Amy Sallabank

Caddy
Sean Caddy, Paul Piddington, Chloe McGee

On an excellent surface despite the rain there were goals galore with the teams tied at 4 goals all with extra time beckoning. Dickinson Wood scored the golden goal to claim a 5 – 4 victory and 2 points for the championship. Amy Sallabank managed an unscheduled dismount during the presentation.




Greyhound Trophy - 1st July 2012 - July 4, 2012

Teams

Tompkins
Sophie Tompkins, Adam Vincent, Will Wilkinson, Andy Gaddas, Chloe Simpson, Diana Dickinson, Susi Johnston

Pollards
Simon Bower, Paul Piddington, Joe Vickers, Amy Sallabank, Linda Baughan, Marie Sheen

Caddy
Dave Black, Richard McAlister-Martin, Miles Davey, Kerry Davey, Chloe McGee, Sheila McIntosh

Despite more heavy rain the polo ground played brilliantly and 3 teams fought hard for the Greyhound Trophy. Tompkins came out all guns blazing with Adam, Will and Andy providing good ball cover, they had all bases covered. Caddy were the first team to be beaten and despite initially leading Tompkins were victorious by 4 goals to 2 ½. Next up Tompkins faced Pollards and under blitz conditions somehow held their ground. Pollards missed goal after goal and Tompkins won by half a goal to nil. In the final match Pollards managed to hit the target beating Caddy 2 goals to ½. Tompkins 3 points, Pollards 2 points, Caddy 1 point.




3rd Crown Mid-Week Challenge - 27th June 2012 - July 4, 2012

Teams

Crown
Lisa Piddington, Andy Gaddas, Richard McAlister-Martin, Chloe Simpson

Tompkins
Sophie Tompkins, Paul Piddington, Diana Dickinson, Deborah Newton, Chloe McGee, Simon Bower

Dickinson Wood
Linda Baughan, Adam Vincent, Sophie Tomkins, Diana Dickinson

The Crown drew Tompkins in the first round clash and whilst receiving half a goal on handicap managed to win by 3 ½ goals to 2. Up steps Dickinson Wood who conceded 5 goals against the inform Crown losing 5 – 2 ½. In round 3 Tompkins heaped more misery by defeating Dickinson Wood by 3 goals to 2 ½. Crown take 3 points, Tompkins 2 points and Dickinson Wood 1 point.




Mixed Inter-Club Challenge - 17th June 2012 - June 27, 2012

Teams

Pollards
Ralph Day, Dave Black, Raymond Bull, Kerry Davey

Caddy
Sean Caddy, Paul Piddington, Diana Dickinson, Will Wilkinson, Antonia Dowie, Richard McAlister-Martin, Marie Sheen

Players came from far and wide to enjoy VYPC’s free draining sand soil on another rain swept weekend. Pollards were by far the strongest team on paper and proceeded to score at will against Caddy. Dave Black and Ralph Day proved too strong in all departments and ran out comfortable winners by 9 goals to 3. Pollards take 2 points and Caddy 1 point. Photograph shows Dave Black in action for the Pollards team.




No 1 Law Ladies Match - 17th June 2012 - June 27, 2012

Teams

Dickinson Wood
Linda Baughan, Julie Fieldsend, Hannah Longmore, Vicky Batty, Chloe McGee

Land Rover
Amy Sallabank, Kerry Davey, Hayley Robinson

The Crown
Antonia Dowie, Polly Tracey, Diana Dickinson, Sheila McIntosh, Marie Sheen, Susi Johnston

Three teams were doing battle for the No 1 Law crystal bowl and with players from all over the country a good competition was set. Dickinson Wood with a very strong captain in Julie Fieldsend dominated proceedings. Having drawn Land Rover in round 1 they demolished them 6 – 1/2 and in a repeat performance against the Crown they demolished them 6 – ½ again. The last match between Land Rover and the Crown saw victory by 2 goals to 0 to Land Rover ending a very disappointing day for the Crown who failed to score. Dickinson Wood 3 points, Land Rover 2 points and the Crown 1 point. The photograph shows action from Dickinson Wood patron Linda Baughan.




Sporting Mentors - 16th June 2012 - June 27, 2012

Teams

Sporting Mentors
Ralph Day, Raymond Bull, Amy Sallabank, Will Wilkinson, Sean Caddy

Tompkins
Sophie Tompkins, Paul Piddington, Adam Vincent, Lisa Piddington, Andy Gaddas, Susi Johnston, Linda Baughan, Richard McAlister-Martin

It is always a pleasure to welcome guests from other clubs and this weekend with the weather disrupting matches all over the country we had guests from Leadenham, Toulston and Ascot. The match proved to be a tight contest with Sporting Mentors winning by their handicap of half a goal. Lisa entered the Mud Book spectacularly and for the first time in many years. 2 points to Sporting Mentors and 1 point to Tompkins.




Diamond Jubilee Cup Carlton Towers - 4th and 5th June 2012 - June 13, 2012

Teams
Robinsons
Paul Piddington, Greg Hill, Chloe Simpson

Dickinson Wood
Linda Baughan, Lisa Piddington, Marie Sheen

Land Rover
Richard McAlister-Martin, Sean Caddy, Linda Baughan

Caddy
Sean Caddy, Paul Piddington, Chloe McGee

4 teams competed in the Queens Diamond Jubilee Celebration Cup matches, with Dickinson Wood beating Caddy by 3 goals to 2 and claiming 3 points and Robinsons beat Land Rover by 4 goals to 3 to claim 4 points. The photograph sows Chloe McGee entering the Mud Book. Caddy receive 2 points and Land Rover 1 point.




2nd Crown Mid-Week Challenge - Wednesday 30th May 2012 - June 12, 2012

Teams
Crown
Lisa Piddington, Adam Vincent, Andy Gaddas, Martin Brookes, Sophie Tompkins, Linda Baughan

Pollards
Paul Piddington, Simon Bower, Sean Caddy, Sally Donaldson, Richard McAlister-Martin, Beth Barber-Atkinson

Despite heavy rain the polo field is playing brilliantly and a fast match created 16 goals. Martin Brookes playing for the very first time scored a hat trick to clinch the Crowns victory. Photograph shows him celebrating with a victory bottle of champagne.




The Yorkshire Game Fair - 26th - 27th May 2012 - June 1, 2012

Tompkins
Sophie Tompkins, Lisa Piddington, Vicky Fenner

Pollards
Simon Bower, Paul Piddington, Antonia Dowie

Caddy
Chloe McGee, Richard Jones, Richard McAlister-Martin

Brilliant weather brought a record crowd to Stockeld Park near Harrogate for the ever popular Yorkshire Game Fair. The first match pitted Dickinson Wood against Tompkins Marine and an excellent match traded goals throughout. At 4 all the golden goal fell to Dickinson Wood for 2 points.
The second match between Pollards and Caddy Consultancy welcomed Richard Jones back into the saddle after a long lay off and despite playing an inspired game they just lost out 5 goals to 3. Pollards also take 2 points with 1 point each for Caddy and Tompkins.




San Pan Suzi Vase 20th May 2012 - May 23, 2012

Teams

Caddy Consultancy
Sean Caddy, Lisa Piddington, Sally Donaldson, Richard McAlister-Martin, Diana Dickinson

Dickinson Wood
Linda Baughan, Will Wilkinson, Andy Gaddas, Amy Sallabank, Chloe Simpson

Crown Hotel
Antonia Dowie, Paul Piddington, Susi Johnston, Marie Sheen, Sarah Hargreaves

Three teams lined up to compete for the 2012 San Pan Suzi and Caddy drew hot favourites Dickinson Wood in the first round. In a surprise result Caddy beat Dickinson Wood in the dying seconds of the match to line up a show down with the Crown. The Crown fought hard but could not stop Caddy’s momentum to leave Caddy’s outright winners with 3 championship points. Dickinson Wood went on to beat the Crown for 2 points and remarkably despite libations of champagne the Mud Book was untouched.




Sabanasaurous Trophy - 6th May 2012 - May 11, 2012

Teams
Pollards
Simon Bower, Sally Donaldson, Sarah Hargreaves, Richard McAlister-Martin.

Dickinson Wood
Russ Baughan, Andy Gaddas, Greg Hill, Rupert Watkins

Caddy
Sean Caddy, Will Wilkinson, Chloe Simpson, Araba Cole

Tompkins
Sophie Tompkins, Lisa Piddington, Susi Johnston, Diana Dickinson.

The dinosaurs were out to do battle in remembrance of Lisa’s pony Sabana. With the grass playing brilliantly all 4 teams were eager to get on the ground. In the first round match Dickinson Wood beat Caddy, in the second round match Pollards beat Tompkins. In the subsidiary final Caddy beat Tompkins and in the final Pollards polished off Dickinson Wood. 4 points to Pollards, 3 points to Dickinson Wood, 2 points to Caddy and 1 point to Tompkins.




1st Crown Mid Week Challenge - 25th April 2012 - May 1, 2012

Teams
Pollards
Paul Piddington, Simon Bower
Dickinson Wood A
Russ Baughan, Andy Gaddas
Dickinson Wood B
Sally Donaldson, Linda Baughan
VYPC
Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin
First round match saw Dickinson Wood A beat Dickinson Wood B and Pollards polishing off VYPC setting up a very interesting final. Pollards were victorious with 7 goals to 6 and with the clock ticking down Dickinson Wood could easily have come back but ran out of time – a 13 goal thriller!! Pollards received 4 points, Dickinson Wood A 3 points, Dickinson Wood B 2 points and VYPC 1 point. The next Crown Hotel match will be on Wednesday 30th May.




KRS Cup - 22nd April 2012 - April 27, 2012

Teams
VYPC Red – Andy Gaddas and Vicky Batty
VYPC Green – Lisa Piddington and Sean Caddy
VYPC Yellow – Paul Piddington and Diana Dickinson
VYPC Blue – Sally Donaldson and Richard McAlister-Martin
VYPC Orange – Will Wilkinson and Sheila McIntosh

In a busy afternoon of round robin polo VYPC Red won the silverware and 5 points with 2 wins and a total of 14 goals. Second place was VYPC Green claiming 4 points with 2 wins and 12 goals. In third place and 3 points went to VYPC Yellow with 1 win and 10 goals. VYPC Blue claimed 2 points and Orange 1 point.
We were delighted to have Ken Swales from USA watching proceedings and presenting the silverware to the winning team.




Selby Game Fair - 6th April - 9th April 2012 - April 12, 2012

Teams
Pollards
Simon Bower, Paul Piddington, Diana Dickinson
Dickinson Wood
Linda Baughan, Lisa Piddington, Antonia Dowie
Land Rover
Richard McAlister-Martin, Adam Vincent, Vicky Batty
Crown Hotel
Antonia Dowie, Paul Piddington, Diana Dickinson
Caddy
Sean Caddy, Paul Piddington, Marie Sheen
Robinsons
Russ Baughan, Lisa Piddington, Adam Vincent
Tompkins
Adam Vincent, Richard McAlister-Martin, Linda Baughan
Selby Game Fair
Paul Piddington, Sean Caddy, Antonia Dowie
Horrendous weather was predicted for all four days of this grass arena tournament, however we luckily kept dry for all four matches.
On day 1 Pollards beat Dickinson Wood 3 – 2.
On day 2 Crown Hotel Bawtry beat Land Rover 3- 2.
On day 3 Robinsons beat Caddy 3 – 2.
An d in the final match of the series and saving the best until last Tompkins beat Selby by 5 goals to 4.




The Laysoft Arena Challenge - 18th March 2012 - April 12, 2012

Teams
Will Wilkinson and Adam Vincent
Sally Donaldson and Richard McAlister-Martin
Andy Gaddas and Chloe Simpson
Lisa Piddington and Richard McAlister-Martin
Marie Sheen and Sally Donaldson
Diana Dickinson and Andy Gaddas

6 teams played 12 action packed chukkas with a total of 66 goals scored, 2 visits to the mud book by Hobgoblin and an impressive 16 goals scored for Adam Vincent and Will Wilkinson to lift the final crystal trophy of the arena season.




6th ABI Beach Challenge - 11th March 2012 - March 14, 2012

Teams
ABI Green
Paul Piddington, Marie Sheen, Simon Bower
ABI Red
Adam Vincent, Sophie Tompkins, Chloe Simpson, Antonia Dowie
ABI Blue
Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Sarah Hargreaves, Diana Dickinson
3 Teams lined up for battle on the final Beach Match of the season, the temperature was knocking on 20 degrees and Cleethorpes was packed beyond belief. The summer has arrived!! The first round match saw an in form ABI Red score two quick goals and blast their way into the final. The second round match saw ABI Green inflict more punishment on Blue setting up a great final. ABI Red started out well, however the holding ground stopped Adam Vincent’s usual fast flowing attacks and allowed Green to score a long range winner. Many thanks to everyone who brought champagne to the after party and a big thank you to everyone who took part in what has been a vintage beach season.




5th ABI Beach Challenge - 26th February 2012 - March 4, 2012

Teams
ABI Blue
Paul Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Simon Bower, Marie Sheen
ABI Green
Adam Vincent, Lisa Piddington, Linda Baughan
Glorious spring weather brought out a brilliant crowd who thoroughly enjoyed the polo spectacular. Perfect conditions allowed for fast, open polo and Blue went straight on the attack. Both teams played well together, however Greens were punished for their mischances. The final score of 4 – 3 reflects on the high scoring game and the photograph shows Blues on the attack. 2 points to Blues, 1 point to Green. The final match of this seasons beach challenges is on 11th March at 2pm




4th ABI Beach Challenge - 29th January 2012 - February 2, 2012

Teams
ABI Green
Adam Vincent, Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Sophie Tompkins
ABI Orange
Paul Piddington, Simon Bower, Marie Sheen, Linda Baughan

Perfect conditions allowed for fast open polo and that is exactly what we got. Both goals attacked throughout the match and a draw looming with the match closing in. Paul sent a ball to the middle of the goal which stopped on the line allowing Hobgob to clear what should have been the winner. In a repeat of the last beach final Adam “inform” Vincent and speedy Pabella took an end to end gallop with ball to score the winning goal. Green’s 2 ponits, Oranges 1 point.




3rd ABI Beach Challenge - 22nd January 2012 - January 25, 2012

Teams
ABI Blue
Patrick Wilkinson, Lisa Piddington, Sean Caddy, Diana Dickinson
ABI Red
Anna Ward, Hayley Robinson, Sarah Hargreaves, Antonia Dowie
ABI Green
Paul Piddington, Marie Sheen, Linda Baughan
ABI Yellow
Adam Vincent, Richard McAlister-Martin, Sophie Tompkins, Simon Bower
Windy conditions kept the ball at the Leisure Centre end for all four chukkas with not a single goal being scored at the pier end. First round match Blue beat Yellow, second round match Red beat Green. In the final it was 2 goals all and as the photograph shows Blues had the advantage to win in extra time with Paddy and Lisa attacking well together to claim 4 points, Red received 3 points with Anna and Hayley linking up well, Green 2 points and Yellow 1 point. Plenty of Mud Book activity with both Diana and Simon eating sand and rinsing it away with champagne.




Patrick Wilkinson New Year Beach Challenge - 8th January 2012 - January 9, 2012

Teams
ABI White
Paul Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Marie Sheen, Simon Bower
ABI Blue
Anna Ward, Lisa Piddington, Linda Baughan, Diana Dickinson
Caddy
Patrick Wilkinson, Adam Vincent, Sophie Tompkins
Amazing spring like weather greeted the first beach match of 2012. ABI Blue drew Caddy in the first round match and a very close battle ensued. Always scoring first ABI Blue went into a 3-2 lead with a minute to play. Excellent team work between Anna and Lisa kept the ball heading into Caddy’s goal mouth. Patrick and Adam combined well, however their last minute chance to equalise was missed by Adam and Blue’s took the ball to safety and a place in the final. Enter ABI White and immediately Caddy’s were going backwards. The eventual score was 2-1 setting up an interesting final. ABI Blue scored first with a fast Anna / Lisa break from the lineout, however the resulting hit out was intercepted and Whites began to punish Blue. A brilliant match saw Whites winning 3 goals to 2 with the winning goal hit in the last 30 seconds. Many thanks to Patrick Wilkinson for providing Champagne and many thanks to Sophie for rolling in the sand and providing more Champagne. Photograph shows a desperate ABI Blue team attempting to defend a White howitzer from Paul.




2nd ABI Beach Challenge - 27th November 2011 - November 30, 2011

Teams
ABI Blue
Anna Ward, Lisa Piddington, Adam Vincent, Sophie Tompkins
ABI White
Paul Piddington, Jenny Haycox, Linda Baughan
Caddy
Patrick Wilkinson, Richard McAlister-Martin, Chloe Simpson, Chloe McGee
Round 1 drew Caddy against ABI Blue and with Lisa, Anna and Adam teaming up murderously Caddy’s didn’t stand a chance. Four unanswered goals dispatched Patrick’s team and so fired up were they that even when 30 seconds were called the girls still battered Paddy! Round 2 was a comedy of errors as ABI White failed to beat Caddy. Following Blues thrashing Whites took it easy but not hearing the bell failed to score the winning goal in time. The final round saw a very frustrated Whites dominate the Blues without conceding a goal and beating them by 1 goal to a half. Blues were victorious to claim 3 points, Whites 2 points and Caddy’s 1 point.




1st ABI Beach Challenge - 6th November 2011 - November 9, 2011

Teams
Crown
Paul Piddington, Antonia Dowie, Lisa Piddington, Hayley Robinson, Linda Baughan, Russ Baughan
Dickinson Wood
Sally Donaldson, Adam Vincent, Richard McAlister-Martin, Sheila McIntosh
Robinsons
Andy Gaddas, Will Wilkinson, Chloe Simpson, Diana Dickinson, Marie Sheen, Sean Caddy
Dickinson Wood came out on fire and polished off Robinsons by 3 goals to nil, Sally, Adam and Hobgoblin linking up well in attack. Crown Hotel also polished off Robinsons setting up an excellent final. Despite giving away half a goal on handicap Crown scored first and then traded goals to win by 4 goals to 3 ½. 3 points to the Crown, 2 points to Dickinson Wood and 1 point to Robinsons.




Hobgoblin Halloween Challenge - November 7, 2011

Teams
Hobgoblins
Paul Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Susi Johnston, Marie Sheen, Sheila McIntosh
Devils
Andy Gaddas, Lisa Piddington, Linda Baughan, Antonia Dowie, Will Wilkinson
Witches
Sally Donaldson, Adam Vincent, Diana Dickinson, Sophie Tompkins
Why use an arena when the grass is still perfect!! The Devils beat the Witches and the Hobgoblins beat the witches which left a scrap between the Hobgoblins and the Devils. Hobgoblin was on fire playing for his namesakes and scored 2 amazing goals leaving the devils as mere onlookers. 3 points to Hobgoblins, 2 points to the devils and 1 point to the witches.




The Caddy Cup - 25th September 2011 - November 7, 2011

Teams
Crown
Paul Piddington, Antonia Dowie, Todd Watson, Sheila McIntosh
Tompkins
Sophie Tompkins, Adam Vincent, Marie Sheen, Diana Dickinson, Chloe Simpson, Melaine Banks
Dickinson Wood
Andy Gaddas, Jenny Haycox, Russ Baughan, Linda Baughan, Kerry Haycock
Caddy
Sean Caddy, Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Susi Johnston, Sarah Hargreaves, Will Wilkinson
First round match Crown beat Caddy with Paul and Todd linking well, Tompkins surprisingly beat Dickinson Wood with Andy and Jenny struggling to convert their chances. The final was an excellent match between the Crown and Tompkins with Adam enjoying his last match as a -2 and showing why his handicap had to be raised. Dickinson Wood beat Caddy in the subsidiary. Crown 4 points, Tompkins 3 points, Dickinson Wood 2 points and Caddy 1 point.




6th Crown Hotel Mid Week Challenge - 21st September 2011 - November 7, 2011

Teams
Dickinson Wood
Andy Gaddas, Lisa Piddington, Linda Baughan, Joe Vickers, Liz Spurdens, Hayley Robinson
Crown
Paul Piddington, Stephan Hurst-Goulden, Chloe Simpson, Antonia Dowie, Kerry Haycock
Caddy
Sally Donaldson, Will Wilkinson, Adam Vincent, Richard McAlister-Martin, Sean Caddy, Sophie Tompkins, Sarah Hargreaves
The final Crown Hotel of the summer saw Dickinson Wood victorious after their last poor performances. Crown overcame the once victorious Caddy team. Dickinson Wood 3 points, Crown 2 points, Caddy 1 point.




Prestige Plate - 18th September 2011 - November 7, 2011

Teams
Caddy Consultancy
Sally Donaldson, Joe Vickers, Melaine Banks, Sean Caddy, Sarah Hargreaves, Todd Watson
Crown
Andy Gaddas, Richard McAlister-Martin, Antonia Dowie, Rupert Watkins, Reg Fear
Dickinson Wood
Paul Piddington, Linda Baughan, Hayley Robinson, Kerry Haycock, Marie Sheen, Sheila McIntosh
Tompkins
Lisa Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Adam Vincent, Sophie Tompkins, Susi Johnston, Diana Dickinson, Chloe Simpson
First round match the Crown beat Tompkins with Andy and Hobgob linking up well, Caddy beat Dickinson Wood with Joe and Todd linking up well. The final saw excellent attacking and defending from Sally leaving the Crown with no answers to the onslaught. Caddy received 4 points, Crown 3 points, Dickinson Wood 2 points and Tompkins 1 point.




5th Crown Hotel Mid Week Challenge - 31st August 2011 - November 7, 2011

Teams
ABI
Paul Piddington, Lisa Piddington, Adam Vincent, Richard Jones, Diana Dickinson, Chloe Simpson
Crown
Sally Donaldson, Andy Gaddas, Will Wilkinson, Linda Baughan, Antonia Dowie, Hayley Robinson
An excellent high scoring match saw ABI beat the Crown by 5 goals to 4 ½, Richard Jones played an excellent cameo popping up at just the right time to score the winning goal. ABI claim 2 points, the Crown 1 point.




Canine Companions - 14th August 2011 - November 7, 2011

Teams
Land Rover
Raoul Dowding, Adam Vincent, Lisa Piddington, Jenny Haycox, Penny Ryan, Richard McAlister-Martin
Crown
Andy Gaddas, Sally Donaldson, Susi Johnston, Diana Dickinson, Antonia Dowie, Lauren Knight
Dickinson Wood
Paul Piddington, Melaine Banks, Linda Baughan, Sheila McIntosh, Simon Hutton
Caddy
Ryan Mooney, Will Wilkinson, Sean Caddy, Christian Caddy, Marie Sheen, Chloe Simpson, Todd Watson
First round Land Rover drew Dickinson Wood and despite a solid battle, Raoul and Adam held on to win by their handicap with heroic goal mouth defending. Crown dispatched Caddy for a place in the final. The final was an excellent game, however Land Rover were too strong all over the park and claimed all 4 points. Dickinson Wood beat Caddy for 2 points and an excellent party concluded a worthy charity match.




Hunt Cup - 7th August 2011 - August 10, 2011

Teams
Caddy Consultancy
Paul Piddington, Lisa Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Richard McAlister-Martin, Susi Johnston, Sheila McIntosh, Marie Sheen, Christian Caddy, Sean Caddy, Sarah Hargreaves, Simon Hutton
Dickinson Wood
Sally Donaldson, Ryan Mooney, Andy Gaddas, Linda Baughan, Russell Baughan, Lauren Knight, Chloe Simpson, Diana Dickinson, Antonia Dowie, Todd Watson

Caddy Consultancy welcomed local vet and club welfare officer Simon Hutton into his first competitive match and what a thriller! Dickinson Wood lead 4-1 after 4 chukkas of this 7 chukka marathon with Lisa retired injured things did not look good for the Caddy team. However, once more into the breach stepped Hobgoblin to score 2 thriller goals riding super fast ex racehorse Just Cliff. The resulting draw led to a penalty shoot out where nerves jangled. Dickinson Wood held theirs and Hobgoblin clean missed the ball!!! The highs and lows of sport come thick and fast!
Dickinson Wood 2 points, Caddy Consultancy 1 point.




4th Crown Hotel Mid Week Challenge - 27th July 2011 - August 10, 2011

Teams
Caddy Consultancy
Paul Piddington, Sean Caddy, Bentley Stephenson, Melaine Banks, Sarah Hargreaves
ABI
Andy Gaddas, Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Richard Jones, Chloe Simpson
Dickinson Wood
Ryan Mooney, Will Wilkinson, Linda Baughan, Russ Baughan, Hayley Robinson, Todd Watson
Crown
Karen Nuttall, Sally Donaldson, Lottie Nuttall, Diana Dickinson

4 Teams took part in July’s Crown Challenge with first round match between Caddy and Crown going Caddy’s way. Second round match was victory to ABI over Dickinson Wood setting up an excellent final. Caddy and ABI had an excellent match, however missed chances cost ABI the cup. Crown and Dickinson Wood were all square and shared the points for 3rd and 4th.
Caddy Consultancy 4 points, ABI 3 points, Dickinson Wood and Crown 1 ½ points.




Conservative Cup - 17th July 2011 - August 10, 2011

Teams
ABI
Paul Piddington, Lisa Piddington, Richard McAlister-Martin, Susi Johnston, Sarah Hargreaves, Hayley Robinson
Dickinson Wood
Steve Radford, Will Wilkinson, Adam Vincent, Linda Baughan, Chloe Simpson, Russ Baughan, Suzanne Hart
Wrights
Andy Gaddas, Sally Donaldson, Melaine Banks, Sean Caddy, Marie Sheen
3 teams lined up to challenge for this seasons Conservative Cup. First round match between ABI and Wrights was a well fought contest, however ABI were comfortable victors. Second round match pitted ABI against Dickinson Wood and despite Radders and Adam linking up well ABI pulled off a very close fought victory (Adam Vincent’s handicap is definitely under review as he looks very cheap off minus 2). Final round was another close battle however Dickinson Wood beat Wrights.
3 Points to ABI, 2 points to Dickinson Wood and 1 point to Wrights.




Westgate Farm Polo Competition - 2nd - 3rd July 2011 - July 19, 2011

Teams
White – Paul Piddington, Natasha Baker, Lisa Piddington, Will Wilkinson, Mel Northgraves
Red – Ralph Day, Ashley Foreman, Sean Caddy, Richard Jones, Andy Coulbeck, Chloe Simpson
Purple – Steve Radford, Abbi Foreman, Linda Baughan, Karen Nuttall, Susi Johnston
Navy – Andrew Foreman, Andy Gaddas, Louise Coulbeck, Melaine Banks
Orange – Ben Foreman, Sally Donaldson, Debbie Stabler, Julie Fieldsend, Ray Bull
Black – Jose Lezcano, Jenny Haycox, Penny Ryan, Todd Watson, Richard Hobgoblin, John Nuttall
VYPC – Andrew Foreman, Suzanne Hart, Sarah Hargreaves, Hayley Robinson
Beverley – Paul Piddington, Lottie Nuttall, Ruth Duffy, Brit O’Sullivan

8 teams enjoyed an excellent weekend of polo courtesy of the Nuttalls at Westgate Farm. Saturdays preliminary matches led to Sundays finals were all the matches were closely fought and played in terrific spirit. The Lincolnshire Cup was eventually won by the Navy team beating Orange in the final. Both Whites and Purples had good victories as did the VYPC girls beginners team.
Saturday nights assado was well cooked by Jose and the champagne flowed into the early hours. No rooms remained empty at the Nuttalls residence as people crashed and burned throughout the night. Many thanks to John and Karen for a brilliant weekend.




3rd Crown Hotel Mid Week Challenge - 29th June 2011 - July 8, 2011

Teams
Crown
Steve Radford, Will Wilkinson, Todd Watson, Suzanne Hart, Chloe Simpson
Tompkins
Paul Piddington, Lisa Piddington, Adam Vincent, Richard McAlister-Martin, Sophie Tompkins
ABI
Andy Gaddas, Sally Donaldson, Linda Baughan, Richard Jones, Sean Caddy
The Crown Hotel claimed all 3 points in this months challenge by firstly beating Tompkins and then ABI. Runners up spot was a close contest between Tompkins and ABI where a last second goal at 5 all gave Tompkins the narrowest of victories to claim 2 points, ABI collect 1 point.




Sporting Mentors Mens Challenge - 19th June 2011 - July 8, 2011

Teams
Trumpstoo
Steve Radford, Ryan Mooney, Rupert Watkins, Sean Caddy
Sporting Mentors
Paul Piddington, Andy Gaddas, Will Wilkinson, Richard McAlister-Martin
Following his victory in the Jump Challenge earlier in the day Steve Radford was firing on all cylinders. Receiving half a goal on handicap always looked like easy work as he combined well with Ryan to start finding the target. Despite working hard Sporting Mentors couldn’t find the lead and constantly fought to stay in touch with Trumpstoo. Trumpstoo were easy victors by 5 ½ goals to 3 never looking like being caught.




No 1 Law Ladies Challenge - 19th June 2011 - July 8, 2011

Teams
No 1 Law
Karen Nuttall, Lisa Piddington, Susi Johnston, Sheila McIntosh, Chloe Simpson, Melaine Banks
Dickinson Wood
Louise Coulbeck, Sally Donaldson, Linda Baughan, Diana Dickinson, Lauren Knight, Suzanne Hart
No 1 Law organised immediately to set up a 2 nil lead, Beverley’s Louise Coulbeck took a chukka to establish team tactics and started an excellent come back from half time. Karen Nuttall proved the most valuable player with consistent ball hitting and continuously punished Dickinson Wood. An excellent free flowing match with No 1 Law deserving winners.




Essence Healthcare Cup - 5th June 2011 - June 7, 2011

Teams
Land Rover (VYPC)
Paul Piddington, Steve Radford, Sally Donaldson, Richard McAlister-Martin, Linda Baughan

Essence (Leadenham)
Dave Black, Raoul Dowding, Andy Gaddas, Todd Watson, Rupert Watkins

On a beautiful hot day with a slight cooling breeze and the polo ground looking and playing magnificently both teams lined up for battle. VYPC scored two quick goals before Leadenham had got out of bed! What then followed was an extraordinary battle where no ground was given and no more goals scored. Both Leadenham and VYPC missed several close chances but the ball simply refused to go in! The final score of 2 – ½ was the closest match Paul can ever recall playing in his career and we very much look forward to the return match which will be held at Leadenham.




Yorkshire Game Fair 29th -30th May 2011 - June 7, 2011

Teams
Crown
Antonia Dowie, Paul Piddington, Sarah Hargreaves

Robinsons
Richard McAlister-Martin, Rupert Watkins, Sheila McIntosh

Land Rover
Paul Piddington, Chloe Simpson, Linda Baughan

Tompkins
Sophie Tompkins, Adam Vincent, Richard McAlister-Martin

Round 1 match was a close encounter between Crown and Robinsons with the highlight being the Chicken Royale direct hit by Mr Piddington (no serious damage done!). Final result was 3 – 2 to Crown. Second match between Land Rover and Tompkins was highly competitive end to end scrap with limited damage done to the crowd of spectators despite several near misses. Land Rover won by 3 goals to 1. Final round took place at the beer tent when the “little old lady” (Linda Baughan 103 years old) was seen to be signing autographs and having celebrity photographs taken. Age Concern have been informed concerning onset delusions of grandeur!!!




2nd Crown Hotel Mid Week Challenge - 25th May 2011 - May 26, 2011

Teams
Tompkins
Sophie Tompkins, Paul Piddington, Karen Nuttall, Lisa Piddington, Andy Gaddas, Adam Vincent, Sarah Hargreaves, Richard McAlister-Martin, Chloe Simpson

Crown
Antonia Dowie, Steve Radford, Ryan Mooney, Will Wilkinson, Sally Donaldson, Hannah Longmore, Richard Jones, Linda Baughan, Todd Watson, Hayley Robinson

This months Crown Mid Week was a 6 chukka marathon between Tompkins and Crown and boy did Steve Radford mean business when he blasted his team to a 3 nil lead in the first chukka. Tompkins Captain Pidders settled his team which included Beverley’s Karen Nuttall (seen here on her well conditioned pony Maria) for a steady fight back. By half time it was 3 all and by the start of the 6th and final chukka it was 5 all. Paul seized a chance to fire in a long range winner and then set about defending Tompkins lead to the last bell. 2 points to Tompkins, 1 point to the Crown. The next Crown Hotel match will be on Wednesday 29th June at 6.30pm.




San Pan Suzi Vase - 15th May 2011 - May 18, 2011

Teams
ABI
Paul Piddington, Lisa Piddington, Andy Gaddas, Linda Baughan, Diana Dickenson, Richard Jones, Richard McAlister-Martin
Trumpstoo
Steve Radford, Ryan Mooney, Suzanne Hart, Will Wilkinson, Hannah Longmore, Antonia Dowie, Chloe Simpson, Sheila McIntosh
Revenge is very sweet and was enjoyed with several bottles of sword opened champagne. Hot favourites Trumpstoo combining the power of Radders and Ryan fresh from their victory in the Crown Challenge took on the ABI minnows and what a match! First chukka saw a 2-1 lead to ABI followed by two goalless chukkas of end to end polo, the 4th chukka Trumpstoo drew level leaving all to play for in the 5th. Despite a clear run on goal Radders failed to slot the potential winner, leaving ABI one last successful counter attack to claim the prize.
2 points to ABI, 1 point to Trumpstoo.




1st Crown Hotel Mid Week Challenge - 27th April 2011 - May 18, 2011

Teams
JCT600
Steve Radford, Ryan Mooney, Will Wilkinson, Chloe Simpson, Linda Baughan, Suzanne Hart
Crown Red
Raoul Dowding, Andy Gaddas, Todd Watson, Vicky Batty, Sheila McIntosh, Antonia Dowie
Crown Yellow
Paul Piddington, Lisa Piddington, Adam Vincent, Richard McAlister-Martin, Hannah Longmore, Jenny Haycox

3 Teams competed for the first Crown points of the season, hot favourites JCT600 combining Radders and Ryan made hard work of beating Crown Red by 1 goal. Second round match saw Paul’s Crown Yellow overcome Raouls Reds by 3 goals to 1 1/2, however Reds missed numerous attacks on goal and should have done better. The final between Crown Yellow and JCT600 was always going to be tough for Yellow, under constant pressure in defence Paul miss queued a clearance which deflected into his own goal, with scores level JCT600 earned a 60 yard penalty which Radders fired through the posts at a snails pace! 3 sleeping Yellows watched the ball creep over the line. The captain was not amused!




The Sabanasaurous Trophy - 1st May 2011 - May 11, 2011

Teams
Tompkins
Paul Piddington, Lisa Piddington, Sophie Tompkins, Adam Vincent, Linda Baughan, Hannah Longmore

Trumpstoo
Steve Radford, Suzanne Hart, Sally Donaldson, Will Wilkinson, Diana Dickenson, Chloe Simpson

Wrights
Andy Gaddas, Richard Hobgoblin, Ryan Mooney, Sarah Hargreaves, Sean Caddy, Susi Johnston, Vicky Batty

In the first round Trumpstoo encountered Wrights and despite the score being 1-1 at half time the flood gates opened and Trumpstoo scored a further 3 goals for a place in the final. The second round match was a closer contest with Tompkins giving away half a goal on handicap, despite scoring first Wrights could not maintain the lead and Tompkins won 2 – 1 ½ for a place in the final. A very close final match with Tompkins again giving away half a goal witnessed a great team effort with goals from Lisa and Linda matching goals from Radders, Tompkins winner came from a long range effort by Paul that made the posts. 3 points to Tompkins, 2 points to Trumpstoo and 1 point to Wrights




Selby Game Fair - 22nd - 25th April 2011 - April 27, 2011

Teams
ABI
Richard Jones, Linda Baughan, Vicky Batty
Crown
Antonia Dowie, Sarah Hargreaves, Paul Piddington
Robinsons
Jenny Haycox, Antonia Dowie, Richard Hobgoblin
Trumpstoo
Suzanne Hart, Chloe Simpson, Paul Piddington
Tompkins
Sophie Tompkins, Adam Vincent, Paul Piddington
Land Rover
Vicky Batty, Linda Baughan, Ryan Mooney
The 4 day tournament was run with 3 qualifying rounds with the 2 best winners going into the final. Day 1 saw a very close victory to the Crown beating ABI 2-1. Day 2 goals were very hard to come by and Trumpstoo beat Robinsons by 1 goal to nil. Day 3 was a goal fest with Tompkins beating Land Rover 5-4 in a 9 goal thriller. Day 4 the final was an excellent match between Tompkins and the Crown with both teams tied 3-3 in the dying seconds, both teams had chances for a golden goal however, the Crown sneaked one past for victory. Congratulations to the Crown winning with the oldest and the youngest female members of the club.




KRS Cup - 17th April 2011 - April 19, 2011

Teams
Trumpstoo
Paul Piddington
Lisa Piddington / Will Wilkinson
Suzanne Hart
Hannah Longmore / Richard McAlister-Martin

No 1 Law
Steve Radford
Sally Donaldson
Sarah Hargreaves / Chloe Simpson
Linda Baughan

Crown
Raoul Dowding
Andy Gaddas
Antonia Dowie / Rupert Watkins
Susi Johnston

With fantastic weather and the new boards glistening 3 teams took to the ground for the first silverware of the season. Round 1 pitted the Crown against No 1 Law and Steve Radford soon had his team in the lead and eventually won 2-0. The second round match was a different affair with Trumpstoo beating No 1 Law with 4 goals to 1 1/2. Accurate field goals punished the wasteful No 1 Law team who squandered too many chances. In the final round the Crown needed to beat Trumpstoo by more than 3 goals which was always going to prove difficult, despite many attacks on goal the Crown missed chance after chance and ended up with just 2 of the 3 goals required leaving Trumpstoo to claim the silverware and the first 3 points of the season. The Crown received 2 points, with the No 1 Law team picked up the wooden spoon and 1 point.




Lay-Soft Arena Trophy - 23rd March 2011 - April 13, 2011

Teams
Land Rover
Lisa Piddington, Jenny Haycox
VYPC
Paul Piddington, Vicky Batty
Mercian
Andy Gaddas, Lauren Knight
ABI
Richard Jones, Adam Vincent
4 Ever IT
Chloe Simpson, Ryan Mooney
Hobgoblins
Richard Hobgoblin, Sally Donaldson
No 1 Law
Sally Donaldson, Jenny Haycox
Robinsons
Sarah Hargreaves, Andy Gaddas

8 Teams entered the final trophy match of the winter season. Split into two 4 team divisions, it was essential to win by loads of goals. First round matches saw No 1 Law beat Robinsons and VYPC beat 4 Ever IT, also Land Rover beat Hobgoblins and Mercian beat ABI. Second round saw a close victory with VYPC beating No 1 Law by just a single goal, Land Rover however demolished Mercian by 7 goals to 4 which gave them the trophy on goal difference. The wooden spoon was taken by the Hobgoblins who suffered the biggest defeat of the night with a 10 -2 drubbing by ABI. Many thanks to our sponsors Lay-Soft for their beautiful crystal trophy. Now bring on the grass!




North East Construction Bowl - 26th September 2010 - October 8, 2010

Teams

ABI
Steve Radford
Lisa Piddington / Adam Vincent
Susi Johnston / Linda Baughan

Sporting Mentors
Paul Piddington
Hannah Longmore / Todd Watson
Jenny Haycox / Lauren Knight

NEC
Gary Robinson
Andy Gaddas
Sophie Tompkins / Antonia Dowie

Hobgoblins
Ryan Mooney / Will Wilkinson
Sally Donaldson
Richard Hobgob / Sheila McIntosh

In the first round match Sporting Mentors comfortably defeated inform Hobgoblins and ABI took no prisoners in seeing off NEC. Steve Radford was murderous following an early night at the Angel Inn and took on Sporting Mentors in the final like a man possessed. A comfortable victory in the final gave ABI 4 points leaving Sporting Mentors battered by the onslaught. The wooden spoon saw NEC defeat Hobgoblins to claim 2 points and despite taking the silverware on Wednesday the Hobgoblins went back to their caves empty handed. Many thanks to Gary for organising the match however having spent the night in Leeds forgot to collect the winning prizes so we will save them for a rainy day.




No 1 Law Ladies Match - 25th September 2010 - October 8, 2010

Teams

Land Rover
Darcy Rainsford Blackett
Ellie Tempest
Rachael Oddie
Sheila McIntosh / Lydia Maskery
Sarah Hargreaves / Antonia Dowie

No 1 Law
Sally Donaldson
Lisa Piddington
Jenny Haycox / Susi Johnston
Hannah Longmore / Lauren Knight
Liz Spurdens / Linda Baughan

Despite heavy rain the polo ground was perfect and a very competitive match was on the cards. Land Rover received half a goal in handicap and scored two quick goals to establish an early lead. Our 3 guest players linked up well together for Land Rover and it took No 1 Law a couple of chukkas to peg them down. The 5th chukka saw the score at 3 ½ - 3 with continuous pressure by No 1 Law looking for the winning goal. This pressure resulted in a penalty in the dying seconds, however Lisa Piddington failed to convert for No 1 Law. Many thanks to everybody who took part in particular Sally Donaldson for her generosity as always.




Doncaster Cancer Scanner / Prestige Match - 19th September 2010 - October 7, 2010

Teams

No 1 Law
Paul Piddington
Adam Vincent
Will Wilkinson
Todd Watson
Sally Donaldson
Gary Robinson

Sporting Mentors
Steve Radford
Andy Gaddas
Lauren Knight
Hannah Longmore
Susi Johnston
Richard Hobgoblin
Linda Baughan

A 5 chukka thriller in the pouring rain tested everyone’s determination right to the very end. Despite No 1 Laws early lead Sporting Mentors fought back for a draw at full time. This called for sudden death penalties between the players in the last chukka and who would have predicted Andy Gaddas to miss the first. Despite trading goals and misses it all came down to the last ball which Paul converted for the win. 2 points to No 1 Law, 1 point for Sporting Mentors. Many thanks to Victoria Fletcher for organising such a worth while match we very much look forward to doing this again next year.




Northern Racing College Demonstration - October 7, 2010

Teams

Crown
Paul Piddington
Lauren Knight
Linda Baughan

Robinsons
Lisa Piddington
Adam Vincent
Todd Watson

With our young thoroughbreds playing in a demonstration match things are always going to be exciting. Luckily this year we had no fallers and a good exciting match. Goals were traded end to end and at full time the scores were 6 all requiring a golden goal. Luckily on this occasion the Crown managed to slot a counter attack winner to claim 2 points.




6th Crown Hotel Mid Week Challenge - 22nd September 2010 - October 7, 2010

Teams

Hobgoblins
Steve Radford
Richard Hobgoblin
Liz Spurdens
Sheila McIntosh

Crown
Paul Piddington
Hannah Longmore
Lauren Knight
Dee Russo

Robinsons
Ryan Mooney
Lisa Piddington
Todd Watson
Jenny Haycox

No 1 Law
Will Wilkinson
Sally Donaldson
Adam Vincent
Susi Johnston

Rain and darkness brought the Crown mid week evening matches to an end with this excellent well fought contest. Hobgoblins beat No 1 Law and the Crown beat Robinsons for a place in the final. Robinsons beat No 1 Law and Hobgoblins visited the trophy cabinet once more in overcoming the Crown. 4 points to Hobgoblins, 3 points to the Crown, 2 points to Robinsons and 1 point for No 1 Law. Watch out for the announcement of this years mid week points champion.




Epworth Show - 30th August 2010 - October 6, 2010

Teams

Land Rover
Paul Piddington
Hannah Longmore
Sophie Tompkins

Robinsons
Todd Watson
Adam Vincent
Linda Baughan

A massive crowd enjoyed excellent weather and a very competitive exhibition match at this superb show ground. As always the match was nip and tuck right through to the dying seconds were at 6 – 6 a golden goal was required. Robinson’s after narrowly missing the first opportunity suffered an immediate counter attack and the winning goal was conceded to Land Rover.




Parkinsons Cup - 29th August 2010 - October 6, 2010

Teams

Tompkins
Paul Piddington
Lisa Piddington / Adam Vincent
Jenny Haycox
Sophie Tomkins / Hannah Longmore

Leadenham
Dave Black
Miles Davey
Will Spicer

Robinsons
Steve Radford
Todd Watson / Sheila McIntosh
Sally Donaldson
Susi Johnston

Hobgoblins
Andy Gaddas
Ryan Mooney / Will Wilkinson
Richard Hobgob / Lauren Knight
Linda Baughan

Despite heavy rain the ground held up brilliantly and all matches were played in a fast, furious and safe fashion. In form Tompkins along with Leadenham won their first round match to go into the final, this left Robinsons and Hobgoblins to fight it out for the wooden spoon and what a difference a couple of days make after winning on Wednesday Hobgoblins came stone cold last today. In the final Tompkins were well organised and despite fast, thrusting play Leadenham were over run and Tompkins take 4 points.




5th Crown Hotel Mid Week Challenge - 25th August 2010 - October 6, 2010

Teams

Hobgoblins
Raoul Dowding
Hannah Longmore
Richard Hobgoblin
Chloe Tattersall

Robinsons
Paul Piddington
Lisa Piddington
Todd Watson
Linda Baughan

Crown Hotel
Ryan Mooney
Adam Vincent
Susi Johnston
Liz Spurdens

No 1 Law
Sally Donaldson
Andy Gaddas
Sheila McIntosh
Lauren Knight

4 teams entered the draw for the penultimate Crown Match. Hobgoblins had a hard first round match against Crown and despite being 1 – 1 at full time claimed their place in the final under the advantage rule. Robinsons comfortably overcame No 1 Law 3 – 0 to set up a final with Hobgoblins. The 3rd and 4th place was between the Crown and No 1 Law, with Ryan and Adam linking up well to win 3 – 1 and claim 2 points. In the final Hobgoblins narrowly beat Robinsons by 2 goals to 1 to claim all 4 points.




Hunt Cup - 15th August 2010 - August 18, 2010

Teams

Tompkins
Paul Piddington
Lisa Piddington / Adam Vincent / Hannah Longmore
Sophie Tompkins / Jenny Haycox
Richard McAlister-Martin / Sally Donaldson

RNF
Dave Black / Richard Newbert
Ryan Mooney / Will Wilkinson
Suzi Johnston / Sheila McIntosh / Linda Baughan
Lauren Knight / Toni Sutherton / Penny Ryan

The weather has finally broken and the much needed rain came at last. Unlike most other polo clubs our surface was unaffected by the weather and an excellent 6 chukka match was had. A fast and exciting match saw goals traded end to end and with the scores at 5 all at the end of the 5th chukka nerve endings began to tingle amongst the teams. The experience of Tompkins held firm as RNF capitulated under the pressure resulting in a final chukka rout and an 8-5 result to Tompkins. Another good day in the office saw Tompkins claim 2 points and RNF 1 point. Many thanks to the Hunt supporters for all their help.




Canine Companions Cup - 1st August 2010 - August 18, 2010

Teams

Tompkins
Paul Piddington
Huw Beavan
Lisa Piddington / Ryan Mooney
Jenny Haycox
Sophie Tompkins / Adam Vincent
Andy Gaddas

Essence Health Care
Raoul Dowding
Steve Radford
Sally Donaldson
Lauren Knight
Susi Johnston / Sheila McIntosh
Will Wilkinson/ Richard McAlister-Martin / Linda Baughan

Two very strong teams faced each other over a gruelling 6 chukka match. Paul and Huw combined well to put themselves in a commanding 7-2 lead after 4 chukkas, however Raoul and Radders fought back hard to end the 5th 7-6 just 1 goal behind. In the final chukka Tompkins put Essence to the sword and ran out 10-6 winners and despite the continued dry spell the ground is playing brilliantly. Many thanks to Sarah for organising a brilliant day and the club were delighted to raise enough money to purchase a guide dog. Tompkins claim 2 points and Essence 1 point.




4th Crown Hotel Mid Week Challenge - 28th July 2010 - August 18, 2010

Teams

RNF
Raoul Dowding
Richard Newbert
Joe Vickers

ABI
Paul Piddington
Hannah Longmore
Richard Jones

Hobgoblins
Will Wilkinson
Adam Vincent
Richard McAlister-Martin
Linda Baughan

Essence Health Care
Andy Gaddas
Lisa Piddington
Jenny Haycox

The Crown
Ryan Mooney
Sally Donaldson
Lauren Knight
Liz Spurdens

First round matches saw convincing wins for RNF and ABI for a place in the final. The second round match proved very interesting as the Hobgoblins came 3rd, Essence 4th and surprisingly The Crown 5th. Hobgoblins won through on a dramatic penalty shoot out. The final was an end to end encounter with RNF stealing the winning goal in the dying seconds. So we have 5 points for RNF, 4 points for ABI, 3 points for Hobgoblins, 2 points for Essence and 1 point for the Crown. The August match will be held on 25th.




Conservative Cup - 18th July 2010 - July 22, 2010

Teams

Land Rover
Paul Piddington
Sally Donaldson / Lisa Piddington
Jenny Haycox / Richard Jones
Will Wilkinson / Ryan Mooney / Adam Vincent

Radland
Steve Radford
Debbie Stabler / Hannah Longmore
Gary Robinson / Richard McAlister-Martin
Lauren Knight/ Linda Baughan/ Susi Johnston

A large crowd of Conservatives, a beautiful afternoon weather wise, an over-flowing champagne and buffet tent with 6 chukkas of polo to enjoy! What a fantastic afternoon!
From the first throw-in this was always going to be a fast and furious match. Land Rover secured two quick goals to settle their nerve however, Debbie Stabler and Steve Radford had a number of quick attacks at goal that missed by inches. By half time the scores were 4 all with Gary Robinson scoring two break-away goals from the line out. The crowd was clearly in for a great game and despite Radland taking a 5 – 4 lead into the last chukka Land Rover fought back to firstly equalise and then force a safety 60 which Paul converted for the winning goal. Final Score 6-5 to Land Rover and 2 championship points.
After the match the members enjoyed the Conservatives hospitality until the champagne ran dry.




The Greyhound Trophy - 4th July 2010 - July 14, 2010

Teams

Radland Orange
Steve Radford
Andy Gaddas
Richard Hobgoblin
Sheila McIntosh / Antonia Dowie
Linda Baughan / Liz Spurdens
Will Wilkinson

Land Rover
Paul Piddington
Dave Black
Lisa Piddington / Adam Vincent
Sally Donaldson
Lauren Knight / Jenny Haycox
Penny Ryan / Rupert Watkins

An exciting 6 chukka match saw Rutland’s Radland team steam into a 3 nil lead. Land Rover captained by Paul Piddington and assisted by Leadenham’s Dave Black started the fight back and eventually managed to overhaul the Oranges for a 6 – 4 victory. Despite the dry conditions the sand land and mature grass is playing perfectly. Land Rover claim 2 points, Radland 1 point.




3rd Crown Hotel Mid Week Challenge - 30th June 2010 - July 14, 2010

Teams

Crown Red
Raoul Dowding
Pete Ransford
Jenny Haycox
Penny Ryan

Crown Yellow
Andy Gaddas
Lisa Piddington
Adam Vincent

Hobgoblins
Sally Donaldson
Will Wilkinson
Richard Hobgoblin
Linda Baughan

ABI
Paul Piddington
Richard Jones
Hannah Longmore

Four teams entered the June Crown Match. The first round pitted Crown Red against ABI White and a close contest saw Reds win by 2 goals to 1. Second round Crown Yellow beat Hobgoblin Black by 2 goals to 0 setting up an all Crown final. The wooden spoon was between Blacks and Whites, however it was to be shared as the final bell tolled on 1 goal each. An exciting final saw Raoul lead Crown Reds into an excellent win against Crown Yellows with Andy Gaddas playing in top form and only just loosing out. The next Crown Hotel match will be on July 28th at 6.30pm.




Doncaster Racecourse Family Day - 13th June 2010 - June 16, 2010

Teams

Land Rover
Paul Piddington
Hannah Longmore

Robinsons
Lisa Piddington
Todd Watson

Crown Hotel
Andy Gaddas
Linda Baughan

No 1 Law
Sally Donaldson
Adam Vincent

Race-goers were treated to chukkas in between races on Sunday’s Family Race Day. 4 teams in a knock-out contest provided a short sharp chukka for a place in the Racecourse Cup final. First round saw Robinson’s beat No 1 Law and Land Rover beat The Crown. Todd Watson entered the Mud Book with a spectacular fall in front of the Grand Stand (we look forward to the Champagne!). The subsidiary final for 3rd and 4th place was won by The Crown and the final saw victory to Land Rover. We very much look forward to competing here again next year. 4 points to Land Rover, 3 points to RFobinson’s, 2 points to The Crown and 1 point to No 1 Law.




Yorkshire Young Farmers County Rally - 6th June 2010 - June 16, 2010

Teams

Crown Hotel
Adam Vincent
Lauren Knight
Antonia Dowie

Land Rover
Todd Watson
Cash Merrell
Hayley Robinson

2 Youth teams from the Vale of York Polo Club were invited to play a demonstration match at the Yorkshire Young Farmers County Rally at Pately Bridge. Excellent play from Land Rover saw them leading at half time by 5 goals to 2, however undeterred the Crown came back to win by 6 goals to 5!! Special mention to Hayley Robinson playing in her first match. After the polo Paul, Ryan and Kirsty challenged the two polo teams to an archery competition and promptly showed them how it was done. Final scores the grooms 56 points, Land Rover 53 points and the Crown 35 points with Ryan Mooney top scoring with 3 bulls eyes.




The Yorkshire Game Fair at Harewood House - 30th - 31st May 2010 - June 16, 2010

Sunday Teams

Robinson’s
Lisa Piddington
Jenny Haycox
Todd Watson

Tompkins
Adam Vincent
Sophie Tompkins
Penny Ryan

Monday Teams

Land Rover
Richard McHobgob
Jenny Haycox
Sophie Tompkins

Crown Hotel
Adam Vincent
Lauren Knight
Antonia Dowie

4 teams competed over 2 days for the Yorkshire Game Fair Cup, as usual a very large crowd very much enjoyed the drama and spectacle of the polo demonstration. On day 1, Tompkins took on Robinson’s and although it was a very close match just won by Robinson’s, the main excitement came from the mud book as firstly Sophie departed from Bloo and then Paul Piddington (the Umpire/Commentator) departed from Vinny! An interesting blend of rodeo/polo!

Day 2 was a much more sober affair with lots of goals and no carnage. Land Rover just beat the Crown Hotel by 5 goals to 4 with special mention to Hobgoblin who sneaked the winning goal in extra time. 2 points a piece to Land Rover and Robinson’s, 1 point to Tompkins and The Crown.




2nd Crown Hotel Mid-Week Challenge - 26th May 2010 - June 16, 2010

Teams

Land Rover
Paul Piddington
Lisa Piddington
Jenny Haycox

ABI
Andy Gaddas
Lauren Knight
Penny Ryan
Linda Baughan

Wrights
Sally Donaldson
Richard Newbert
Pete Ransford
Hannah Longmore

Crown Hotel
Ryan Mooney
Richard McHobgob
Antonia Dowie
Cash Merrell

The rain was much appreciated as the first round matches got under way. ABI polished off the Crown and Land Rover beat Wrights for a place in the final. 4 points were up for grabs to the winner and Land Rover made light work of ABI to claim the prize. Wrights then beat the Crown in the subsidiary final to complete the contest. 4 points to Land Rover, 3 points to ABI, 2 points to Wrights and 1 point to the Crown. The next Crown Hotel mid-week challenge will be on Wednesday June 30th at 6.30pm.




San Pan Suzi Vase - 9th May 2010 - May 12, 2010

Teams

JCT 600
Ryan Mooney
Lisa Piddington
Hannah Longmore
Jenny Haycox

Tompkins UK
Sally Donaldson
Will Wilkinson
Adam Vincent
Cash Merrell
Richard McHobgob

Essence
Andy Gaddas
Richard Newbert
Lauren Knight
Sheila McIntosh

The first round pitched JCT against Essence and on paper the Andy Gaddas and Richard Newbert partnership should have proven to be the worthy favourites. However, JCT relentlessly attacked and proved comfortable winners by 3 goals to 0. Still shell shocked from their first round defeat Essence next drew Tompkins who introduced debutante Cash Merrell in his first match and with Adam Vincent playing out of his skin on Pampa, Essence won a comfortable 2 – 1 victory for a place in the final.
The final proved to be a well fought contest with every attack neutralised by defence, however, Ryan managed to slip the pack and slot the winning goal on Vinny. Paradoxically Vinny is owned by the Captain of Tompkins, Sally Donaldson so it would have been a bitter sweet goal for her. Photograph shows Jenny Haycox from the winning JCT team playing Paul’s Julie.
3 Points go to JCT 600, 2 points to Tompkins UK and 1 point to Essence. The next match will be on Wednesday 26th May and will be the second Crown Hotel Wednesday Night Challenge.




1st Crown Hotel Mid-Week Challenge - 28th April 2010 - April 29, 2010

Teams

No 1 Law
Sally Donaldson
Lisa Piddington
Hannah Longmore
Jenny Haycox

Hobgoblin
Ryan Mooney
Richard McHobgob
Todd Watson
Chloe Tattersall

Crown Yellow
Andy Gaddas
Adam Vincent
Penny Ryan
Linda Baugham

Crown Red
Will Wilkinson
Lauren Knight
Richard Newbert
Antonia Dowie

The straight knockout format always produces competitive polo and this match was no exception. The Hobgoblins surprisingly beat a strong Crown Yellow, however, No 1 Law drew with Crown Red but won the resulting penalty shoot out for a place in the final. Crown Yellow polished off Crown Red for 2 points and No 1 Law comfortably over-came the Hobgoblins for a maximum 4 points. The next Wednesday night challenge is on May 26th.




KRS Cup - 25th April 2010 - April 28, 2010

Teams

Land Rover
Ryan Mooney
Lisa Piddington
Jenny Haycox
Adam Vincent

Wrights
Andy Gaddas
Gary Robinson
Antonia Dowie
Richard McHobgob

No 1 Law
Sally Donaldson
Will Wilkinson
Hannah Longmore
Jordan Castlehow
Lauren Knight

Glorious weather and perfect ground conditions allowed for fast open polo and in this American tournament Land Rover played Wrights in the first round. Despite Land Rover going into a 2 nil lead Wrights fought back for a final score of 2 goals a piece. Wrights next played No 1 Law and needing a greater goal difference if they were to win the cup set about the task of over whelming the No 1 Law team. A strong start but weak finish resulted in a 4 – 0 victory to Wrights. The final match saw Land Rover take on No 1 Law needing more than 4 goals to win the cup and after a slow start they produced an excellent finish to win by 6 goals and take the silverware plus 3 championship points. Photograph shows the winning team.




Selby Game Fair Day 4 - 5th April 2010 - April 28, 2010

Teams

JCT 600
Paul Piddington
Jenny Haycox
Penny Ryan

No 1 Law
Sally Donaldson
Adam Vincent
Richard McHobgob

Final day of the 4 match series saw a very close encounter between two strong teams. Sister power between Jenny and Penny ruled the day however as they managed to force an injury time winner to secure victory 5 goals to 4. 2 points to JCT 600. Photograph show Jenny Haycox aboard her pony Honey.




Selby Game Fair Day 3 - 4th April 2010 - April 28, 2010

Teams

Land Rover
Lisa Piddington
Richard McHobgoblin
Lauren Knight

Crown Hotel Bawtry
Paul Piddington
Jenny Haycox
Antonia Dowie

A massive crowd and brilliant weather were treated to an excellent exhibition of polo. For fans of Emmerdale the Crown Hotel Team had former actress Jenny Haycox in the team and Cain Dingle was the guest of honour during the match. Land Rover were inspired by their soap star fan which left the Crown slightly star struck. Final result saw Land Rover win by 4 goals to 2 and claim the championship points. Photograph shows the winning team.




Selby Game Fair Day 2 - 3rd April 2010 - April 28, 2010

Teams

Wrights of Tickhill
Paul Piddington
Pete Ransford
Lauren Knight

Tompkins Marine UK
Ryan Mooney
Lisa Piddington
Hannah Longmore

A much warmer day and a larger crowd witnessed a high scoring match which Wrights managed to win 6 goals to 5. Particular mention goes to Lauren Knight who at 14 years of age played her first public polo match and showed the crowd that “anyone can play polo”. The photograph shows the team enjoying a well earned drink after the match. 2 championship points go to the Wrights team.




Selby Game Fair Day 1 - 2nd April 2010 - April 28, 2010

Teams

ABI Blue
Paul Piddington
Adam Vincent
Richard Jones

ABI White
Ryan Mooney
Lisa Piddington
Hannah Longmore

The first grass match of the season saw fresh ponies enjoying a chilly spring day’s polo. ABI Blue managed to keep 1 goal ahead of the Whites and post a first victory on the board for ABI Finance Director and Patron Richard Jones. Final score 4-3 to Blue and Blue collect the first 2 championship points of the season.




Champagne Challenge to end the season 24th March 2010 - March 28, 2010

Teams

Land Rover
Lisa Piddington
Pete Ransford

VYPC Yellow
Paul Piddington
Penny Ryan

VYPC Red
Andy Gaddas
Susi Johnston

ABI
Hannah Longmore
Adam Vincent

Tompkins UK
Sally Donaldson
Sophie Tompkins

Wrights
Ryan Mooney
Jenny Haycox

Hobgoblin
Richard Jones
Richard McAllister-Martin

The last match of the arena season proved so popular that we could barely transport all the horses to the arena! The 7 teams were divided into groups with VYPC Yellow comfortably beating ABI Blue, however, Tompkins and Wrights had a ding dong battle with a 5 all draw with special mention of Sophie Tompkins who despite rarely playing this winter put in a storming performance. In the 3 team round robin Land Rover comfortably beat the Hobgoblins and VYPC Red. The finals saw a close match between Land Rover and VYPC Yellow which turned into an easy victory despite Penny putting in an admirable first match performance. Third place went to VYPC Red after a 5-4 victory against ABI Blue and then the final round of matches resulted in Tompkins running in 5th, Wrights 6th and Hobgoblins 7th. Many thanks go to Sally Donaldson and Andy Gaddas for providing excellent food back in the club house for our final arena supper. We are all now thoroughly looking forward to the light nights and the grass. Photograph shows Pete Ransford who teamed up brilliantly with Lisa Piddington to win his first tournament in his first season.




Lay-Soft Arena Challenge Trophy - March 18, 2010

Teams

NEC
Gary Robinson
Hannah Longmore

Hobgoblins
Richard McAllister-Martin
Sally Donaldson

Ransford Electrical
Pete Ransford
Lisa Piddington

VYPC
Paul Piddington
Jenny Haycox

Wrights Town and Country
Andy Gaddas
Adam Vincent

ABI
Richard Jones
Todd Watson

6 Teams went into the draw for the 1st Lay-Soft competition. The first round matches were crucial as the teams with the best goal differences progressed to the final. Victories for Hobgobin and NEC got them into the final, however 2 strong teams were drawn against each other with VYPC and Ransford Electrical having an excellent battle the match proved too tough to provide a finalist and they ended up playing each other for 3rd and 4th place. The wooden spoon was fought out between ABI and Wrights with a comfortable 6-3 win to Wrights and the final was an NEC massacre of the Hobgoblins. NEC had Beverley based Gary Robinson team up with Hannah Longmore both having an excellent evening of fun and claiming a valuable 6 points and the crystal tophy. 5 points to Hobgoblins, 4 points to Ransford Electrical, 3 points to VYPC, 2 points to Wrights and 1 point to ABI.




6th ABI Beach Match 14th March 2010 - March 18, 2010

VYPC Orange
Paul Piddington
Richard McAllister-Martin
Jenny Haycox
Penny Ryan

VYPC Blue
Gary Robinson
Lisa Piddington
Adam Vincent

Perfect beach conditions on a warm start of spring day produced excellent polo for the last beach match of the season. Having experienced the worst winter for over 30 years it was testament to the hardy members who had battled the elements throughout. Today’s match welcomed Gary Robinson from Beverley and Thailand however his presence on the Blue team whilst always exciting didn’t stop the Oranges capitalising on every defensive error to run out 4-2 victors and claim the points. It was an excellent introduction to Penny and Jenny who had never previously played on the beach and to start with a win is always a bonus.




5th ABI Beach Match 28th February 2010 - March 7, 2010

Teams

VYPC Blue
Todd Watson
Adam Vincent
Ryan Mooney

VYPC Orange
Paul Piddington
Lisa Piddington
Richard McAllister-Martin

An amazing rising tide some 2 hours earlier than predicted was attributed to the Chilean earthquake!! This did not stop VYPC Blue from answering every question posed by VYPC Orange and despite moments of madness by Ryan and Todd going beach walk-about Adam Vincent was always on the money and on the ball. The highest scoring match of the season so far saw 9 goals traded in a super competitive match with the Blues sneaking the winner in the dying seconds. The final ABI Beach Match of the season will be on 14th March at 2 pm.




4th ABI Beach Match 31st January 2010 - February 3, 2010

Teams

VYPC Yellow
Paul Piddington
Richard Jones
Antonia Dowie
Lauren Knight

VYPC Blue
Lisa Piddington
Adam Vincent
Richard McAlister-Martin

Perfect weather and beach conditions provided the ideal environment fast, open polo and the teams did not disappoint. From the 1st throw-in the thrusting Blues made their intentions clear from the start, unfortunately their finishing did not match their attacking ability allowing Yellows to clear their goal line and counter attack. Despite Yellows winning comfortably by 4 goals to 2 the goal of the day has to go to Adam Vincent with a nearside back hand that flew past Paul Piddington’s usually solid defence. Yellows collect 2 points, Blues collect 1 point.




New Year Beach Challenge Shiled 3rd January 2009 - January 8, 2010

Teams

Red
Ryan Mooney
Richard McAlister Martin
Leon Colley

Yellow
Paul Piddington
Lisa Piddington
Antonia Dowie

Despite the continued snow and freezing conditions Cleethorpes beach was at its very best. The good surface conditions allowed for fast polo and long ball hitting which Ryan Mooney fully capitalised on. VYPC Yellow welcomed Antonia Dowie to the beach for the first time and she could not have picked a hotter match to open her account with. Half time saw Reds 2-0 up and the second half didn’t get any better for the Yellows. Despite prolonged attacks Antonia and Lisa could not break through Reds defence with Leon saving a certain goal by the goal posts. The final goal saw a massive hit from Ryan go nearly to the goal mouth which Richard Hobgoblin galloped down on Delores and slotted majestically through the posts. The final score of 5-2 gave the Reds 2 points and left the Yellows with 1 point.




Christmas Fancy Dress Beach Challenge 20th December 2009 - December 27, 2009

Teams

Santas
Paul Piddington
Lisa Piddington
Leon Colley

Snowmen
Ryan Mooney
Hannah Longmore
Adam Vincent

In amazing snow the teams prepared to do battle. The Snowmen were obviously at a huge advantage camouflaging well into the background with Adam proving particularly stealthy! Santas worked hard to keep in the match and another incredibly exciting match saw goals traded for a 2-2 draw. Yet another penalty shoot out this time favoured the Santas as the Snowmen proved wanting in the snowball fight department! It was an excellent debut for Leon who played his stockings off in front of a very supportive family entourage. Santas collect 2 points, Snowmen 1 point.




3rd ABI Beach Match 6th December 2009 - December 27, 2009

Teams

Blue
Lisa Piddington
Hannah Longmore
Ryan Mooney

Red
Paul Piddington
Richard McAlister-Martin
Rupert Watkins

A competitive match allowed beach virgin Rupert Watkins to have a baptism of fire. End to end polo in perfect weather could not separate the teams and with the scores level at full time penalties were again set to test the players nerves. Unfortunately for the red team Richard and Rupert failed to hit the target which is a bit worrying as Rupert is an artillery officer! The more experienced Blues hit the target and claimed the championship points.




2nd ABI Beach Match - 22nd November 2009 - December 3, 2009

Teams
Orange
Paul Piddington
Julie Wright
Adam Vincent
Richard McAlister-Martin

Blue
Andy Gaddas
Ryan Mooney
Sally Donaldson

Torrential rain on route to the beach miraculously cleared to allow the teams to play in the dry on a very tricky wet sand surface. Ball control was very difficult however VYPC Orange with debutant Julie made the best of the conditions and allowed for a comfortable 3-1 victory again a strong VYPC Blue. Adam and Hobgoblin go from strength to strength and Orange claim the 2 points and the Blues 1 point. The next beach match is on Sunday 6th December at 2pm.




Halloween Trophy Sunday 1st November - November 4, 2009

Teams

The Witches
Lisa Piddington
Sally Donaldson
Hannah Longmore
Ryan Mooney

The Hobgoblins
Paul Piddington
Andy Gaddas
Adam Vincent
Richard McAlister Martin

With absolutely filthy weather outside the match was played indoors away from the wind and rain. A high scoring game saw the Hobgoblins enter the last chukka 2 goals clear, however, the Witches were having non of it and drew level at 15 goals a piece, despite Adam Hobgoblin having an open shot at goal with 10 seconds remaining. The penalty shoot out that followed saw both teams complete 1 round of goals, however once the ball was taken further away Andy Gaddas unexpectedly missed to the left!!! Allowing Lisa to finish off the match 5-4 on penalties. 2 points to the Witches, 1 point to the Hobgoblins.




1st ABI Beach Match 25th October 2009 - November 4, 2009

Teams
Red
Paul Piddington
Adam Vincent

Orange
Lisa Piddington
Hannah Longmore
Richard Newbert

Yellow
Andy Gaddas
Lauren Knight
Laura Ransford

Blue
Sally Donaldson
Todd Watson
Peter Ransford

4 teams lined up to play the 1st ABI Beach Challenge on their new beach location at Cleethorpes. An excellent crowd saw Red beat Blue and Orange beat Yellow to go through to the final. With beach conditions perfect and the sun shining Red proved too strong beating the Orange team by 3 goals to 1. The first match of the season sees Red taking 4 points, Orange 3 points, Yellows 2 points and Blues 1 point.




No 1 Law Ladies Bowl 27th September 2009 - October 16, 2009

Teams
No 1 Law
Sally Donaldson
Lisa Piddington
Louise Zemlik
Julie Wright
Hannah Longmore

Tompkins UK

Sophie Tompkins
Lucy Butler
Antonia Walker
Lauren Knight
Sheila McIntosh
Liz Spurdens

It was a pleasure to welcome Julie Wright to VYPC in her first competitive club match ever. Both Umpires Paul Piddington and Steve Radford needed a stiff drink before commencing their umpiring against 2 all ladies teams who were ready to do battle. Whatever happened we figured that the No 1 Law team with solicitor Sally Donaldson as the patron were guaranteed to win regardless of the score on a technicality. As it turned out the match was all square at half time and well organised possession and team work had kept the game flowing. No 1 Law ran out 5-2 winners to claim 2 points and wrap up what has been VYPC’s best ever season.




NEC Bowl 26th September 2009 - October 16, 2009

NEC White
Paul Piddington
Lisa Piddington
Gary Robinson
Richard Jones
Robert Barnie
Sally Donaldson
Will Wilkinson
Richard Newbert

Radland Red

Steve Radford
Liz Spurdens
Joe Vickers
David Parker
Richard McAlister-Martin
Sophie Tompkins
Adam Vincent
Andy Gaddas
Lauren Knight

VYPC welcomed the Beverley based NEC Construction team and its patron Gary Robinson to fight out a 6 chukka match against Rutland based patron Steve Radford. A very fast match on perfect ground created an excellent spectacle for the numerous people watching the last Saturday match of the season. Radland established an early lead in the first 2 chukkas however, Paul Piddington consolidated his team and reversed NEC’s position.

A comfortable win in the end led to NEC taking all the points. We very much look forward to playing the fixture again next season.




Final Stride Electrical Mid Week Challenge 23rd September 2009 - September 24, 2009

Teams

Land Rover

Paul Piddington
Lisa Piddington
Ryan Mooney
Hannah Longmore
Richard Newbert

Radland

Steve Radford
Richard McAlister-Martin
Will Wilkinson
Joe Vickers
Adam Vincent

Wrights Town and Country

Andy Gaddas
Sally Donaldson
Todd Watson
Liz Spurdens
Lauren Knight
Louise Zemlik

As the night drew in 3 teams battled out for the final championship points of this mid week challenge. Radland started quickly by beating Wrights however Land Rover came on cold and very quickly warmed up. Good team play saw off Radland and then Wrights to claim the 3 points. Next year we look forward to playing with new sponsors the Crown Hotel Bawtry.




Prestige Plate 20th September 2009 - September 24, 2009

Teams
Radland

Steve Radford
Andy Gaddas
David Parker
Lucy Butler
Richard McAlister-Martin
Sheila McIntosh
Lauren Knight

Tompkins UK

Paul Piddington
Lisa Piddington
Sally Donaldson
Sophie Tompkins
Hannah Longmore
Richard Newbert
Robert Barnie

In fantastic end of season weather the above 2 teams played a 6 chukka match for the Prestige Plate. With the team members changing regularly the match was kept to a high pace with fresh players arriving to do battle at the start of each chukka. Radland played a solid game scoring with every opportunity they had. Tompkins despite lots of possession failed to convert their chances and lost by 8 goals to 5 giving Radland 2 valuable championship points.




Sophie Tompkins 21st Birthday Fancy Dress Polo Match - 5th September 2009 - September 14, 2009

Teams

The Girls Blouses

Paul Piddington
Richard Hobgoblin McAlister-Martin
Rupert Watkins
Joe Vickers

Ann Summers Girls

Lisa Piddington
Will Wilkinson
Hannah Longmore

The Fat Girls

Antonia Walker
Louise Zemlik
Lauren Knight
Ryan Mooney

The Birthday Girls

Sophie Tompkins
Sally Donaldson
Richard Newbert

Following a pre-match drinks party (a very sober affair!) 4 teams staggered out to do battle. Round 1 saw the Ann Summers Girls hand bag the Birthday Girls to win a place in the final. Round 2 saw The Big Girls Blouses mud wrestle the Fat Girls into submission for a place in the final. The wooden spoon was taken by the Birthday Girls after Round 3 saw them easily taken apart by the Fat Girls. The final proved to be a tough play ground skirmish with the Girls Blouses coming out on top to take all 4 points on offer. Many thanks to Sophie for providing much entertainment to those taking part and the spectators enjoying it from the side lines.




Epworth Show Polo Cup - 31st August 2009 - September 14, 2009

Teams

VYPC Red

David Parker
Andy Gaddas
Louise Zemlik

Essence Healthcare Blue

Paul Piddington
Rupert Watkins
Hannah Longmore

A cram packed show ground provided an excellent audience for the first playing of the Epworth Cup. The conditions were perfect and the polo was exciting which gave the first time crowd an excellent insight into the game. The Blue team show cased Hannah Longmore playing her ex-showjumper Star for the first time in public including an end to end goal to wow the crowd. Blues won by 5 goals to 1 and we very much look forward to repeating our performance next year.




Parkinsons in the Park - 30th August 2009 - September 10, 2009

Teams

VYPC Red

Paul Piddington
David Parker
Andy Gaddas
Sheila McIntosh / Louise Zemlik

Essence Blue

Dave Black
Ryan Mooney
Lisa Piddington
Richard Newbert / Will Wilkinson

A good crowd and excellent weather helped the Pimms tent overflow. Despite end to end fast flowing polo the goals all went in Blues direction. A massive defeat by 8 ½ goals to 0 saw Blues take the points and the silverware and with end of season handicap reviews imminent I can see several handicaps going up. Many thanks to Sue and Ian Wilkinson for organising an excellent day and we look forward to doing it again next year.




5th Stride Electrical Wednesday Night Challenge - 26th August 2009 - September 10, 2009

Teams

ABI Blue

Paul Piddington
Lisa Piddington
Sally Donaldson

ABI White

Ryan Mooney
Andy Gaddas
Will Wilkinson
Richard Jones

ABI Blue were in top form for this evenings match and although loosing a man to a last minute cancellation still managed to win by 8 goals to 2 claiming 2 points for the Championship.




Air Ambulance Cup - 23rd August 2009 - September 10, 2009

Teams

VYPC Yellow

Sally Donaldson
Andy Gaddas
David Parker

JCT 600 Black

Lisa Piddington
Richard Newbert
Robert Barnie

This year’s Air Ambulance Cup was played as part of the Air Ambulance / Maltby Riding Clubs fund raiser at the Tickhill Show Ground. A good crowd of showjumpers and show riders enjoyed a very close match that was just won by VYPC Yellow.




Hunt Cup - Sunday 16th August 2009 - September 10, 2009

Teams

Radland White

Paul Piddington
Steve Radford
Lisa Piddington / Sophie Tompkins
Lucy Butler / Sheila McIntosh

JCT 600 Black

Dave Black
Raoul Dowding / David Parker
Andy Gaddas
Will Wilkinson / Richard Newbert

An big crowd from the morning’s Inter-Hunt match loitered with intent to get drunk during this excellent match. Receiving ½ a goal on handicap Blacks played solidly however, Radders and Pidders linked up well to give their forward playing girls plenty of goal action. The final score of 5 – 4 ½ to Radland gave the White players 2 valuable championship points a piece.




4th Stride Electrical Wednesday Night Challenge 5th August 2009 - August 14, 2009

Teams

Essence Health Care Blue

Paul Piddington
Lisa Piddington
Joe Vickers
Robert Barnie
Richard Newbert

VYPC Red

David Parker
Andy Gaddas
Sally Donaldson
Will Wilkinson

The 4th Mid Week Stride Electrical Challenge witnessed a murderous Essence Blue Team put the Reds well and truly to the sword. Every member of the Blue team bar Joe Vickers who is more intent on breaking land speed records filled their boots with goals. An unusually disorganised Red team were repeatedly punished for their defensive weaknesses allowing Blues to score 9 goals. 2 Championship points therefore go to the Blue members with a consolation point picked up by the Reds. The 5th Stride Electrical will be played on Wednesday 26th August at 6.30pm.




Conservative Cup 2nd August 2009 - August 14, 2009

Teams

JTC 600 Black

Paul Piddington
Lisa Piddington
David Parker
Sheila McIntosh
Richard Newbert

Radlands White

Steve Radford
Lucy Butler
Andy Gaddas
Sally Donaldson
Will Wilkinson

Giving Radland ½ a goal on handicap the Black team needed to score quickly to keep in the match. 4 very close chukkas saw goals traded and the ball flying from end to end. Legend Parker was having a particularly difficult day with the umpires and as a consequence gave away several soft goals, the last of which was a killer blow as it give Radlands the lead with just seconds left on the clock. Congratulations to Radland who put in a good performance to secure victory in a very tight contest. 2 Championship points rewarded to the White players with the Blacks picking up 1 point.




Revesby Estate Country Show - Sunday 12th July 2009 - July 14, 2009

Teams

JCT 600 Black
Paul Piddington
David Parker
Sheila McIntosh

VYPC Yellow
Ryan Mooney
Lisa Piddington
Lucia Mander

VYPC Yellow were further reinforced with the addition of Lucia Mander to their ranks. JCT600 fought hard for a 5-5 draw yesterday, however today we were always swimming against the tide. The 3 yellows consistently pummelled the Blacks defence going into an immediate 2 goal lead which the Blacks fought hard to claw back. The final score of 5 goals to 4 was a fair reflection of a good game.




Revesby Estate Country Show - Saturday 11th July 2009 - July 14, 2009

Teams

JCT 600 Black
Paul Piddington
Will Wilkinson
Antonia Walker

VYPC Yellow
Ryan Mooney
Lisa Piddington
Hannah Longmore

To set the tone for the weekend the youth of VYPC Yellow took on the experience of JCT600 Black. JCT600 put in an excellent performance matching Yellows goal for goal. Despite end to end polo accurate goal scoring kept the score board on the move and the final score line of 5 goals a piece set us up for a dramatic final on the Sunday. Special mention to Hannah Longmore who was playing in her very first demonstration match.




Greyhound Trophy - 5th July 2009 - July 8, 2009

Teams

Radland
Paul Piddington
Steve Radford
Lisa Piddington
Lucy Butler

Essence Health Care
Roaul Dowding
Dave Black
David Parker
Will Wilkinson / Sheila McIntosh

A good crowd came along to enjoy what proved to be an exciting end to end polo match. Visiting players all agreed that the old diary turf was not in the least bit affected by the prolonged dry spell and played amazingly. Radlands, giving away 1 ½ goals on handicap used the first chukka to organise themselves and then started finding their range. By the end of the third chukka Radlands had a comfortable 3 goal lead at 5-2 ½ but Essence were never going to give up. Having survived a nasty fall Paul sat back to consolidate Radlands lead but Dave Black and Roaul continued to attack and following an amazing goal from Roaul cut from the back line looked like they could possibly win!

The final result was a fair reflection on a good game and had Essence scored in the dying seconds it would have been well deserved. Many thanks to all the players involved.




Jim Bell Trophy @ Toulston 28th June 2009 - June 29, 2009

Teams

VYPC JCT600 Black
Paul Piddington
Lisa Piddington/ Will Wilkinson
Stephen Fall
Sarah Lloyd/ Beth Atkinson

Toulston Blue
Gareth Gaunt
Julie Fieldsend
Glynis Shaw
David Parker / Liz Spurdens
Liz Haigh

Toulston White
Josh Haigh
Ralph Day
Sally Donaldson/Andy Gaddas
Harry Towers
Raymond Bull

VYPC were delighted to be asked to compete at Toulston Polo Club for the Jim Bell Trophy. Despite fielding a -4 team against the two -3 teams VYPC Black kept a tight defence and killer attack which resulted in victories against Toulston White and Toulston Blue to claim the silverware. Photograph shows the victorious Blacks who thoroughly enjoyed downing the champagne from within the trophy. VYPC would like to thank Mr and Mrs Jim Haigh for their hospitality and splendid after match tea.




3rd Stride Electrical Wednesday Night Challenge 24th June 2009 - June 29, 2009

Teams

Yellow
Paul Piddington
Lisa Piddington
Will Wilkinson
Lucia Mander
Liz Spurdens

Blue
Raoul Dowding
Andy Gaddas
David Parker
James Robertson
Richard Jones

Its mid-season in the polo summer calendar and all the players are up to speed. The ground is perfect so fast end to end polo is the order of the day. Two very competitive teams could not be separated over 5 chukkas and at 4-4 penalties where required to find a winner. This is were a cool nerve and straight ball hitting is required and Will Wilkinson (pictured) stepped up to the plate to not only score his penalty but give victory and 2 championship points to the Yellows.




2nd Stride Electrical Wednesday Night Challenge 27th May 2009 -

Teams

ABI Blue
Paul Piddington
Richard Jones
Liz Spurdens
David Parker

ABI White
Ryan Mooney
Will Wilkinson
Andy Gaddas

The second Stride Electrical proved to be a very close fought match. Paul chose to play his young thoroughbreds in their first competitive chukka and as a result the low scoring match gave victory to ABI White by 1 ½ goals to 1. Whites therefore pick up 2 championship points and it is a pleasure to see two more young thoroughbreds start out their polo career. Special mention goes to Sally Donaldson’s “Vinny” who could well be a polo star in the making. Watch this space!
Photograph shows Ryan Mooney who captained victorious ABI White for the first time.




San Pan Suzy Vase 21st June 2009 - June 22, 2009

Teams

JCT 600 Black
Paul Piddington
Will Wilkinson
Sally Donaldson
Andy Gaddas

Essence Health Care Blue
Ralph Day
Julie Fieldsend
Raymond Bull
David Parker

ABI White
Roaul Dowding
James Robertson
Richard Jones

Players from Leadenham, Chester and Toulston were invited to VYPC to play in the popular San Pan Suzy Vase. Three strong teams faced each other in an American style tournament which pitted Black against Blue for the first 2 chukkas. Despite the good fast open play of Toulston’s team, VYPC based JCT 600 proved the more accurate with Will Wilkinson helping to achieve a 4-2 victory.

ABI Whites took on Toulston for the following 2 chukkas and despite a much tighter game ran out winners to face Black in the final.

The final proved to be a very close contest, ABI Whites captain Raoul Dowding was thoroughly enjoying his afternoon on two of Paul and Lisa’s best ponies Zambuka and Sabana and teamed up well with James and Corporal Jones. Blacks led throughout the match but a last ditched campaign by Whites and poor defending by Blacks saw the White patron Richard Jones slot the winning goal with just seconds to spare to run out worthy winners.

Whites take 3 points, Blacks 2 and Blues 1 for the Championship League table.




No 1 Law Ladies Bowl - June 22, 2009

Teams

Blue and White
Karen Nuttall
Lucia Mander
Sarah Lloyd
Liz Spurdens

Pink and Blue
Natasha Foreman
Lisa Piddington
Sally Donaldson
August Atkinson

It was a pleasure to welcome players from Beverley and Toulston Polo Clubs to the new VYPC ground and with playing conditions perfect we were in for a good game. An excellent crowd turned up to watch and with Paul and Andy officiating it was game on.

The pace was fast from the first throw in and a clean open game saw the ball race from end to end. Pinks opened the scoring but by half time all was square. In the last chukkas it was apparent that Lucia’s pony power was relentless and teaming up well with Karen punished the Pinks with consistent fast attacks. Excellent defence by Pinks kept the game very tight but Whites managed to sneak the winning goal and ran out worthy winners.




Patrington Cup 14th June 2009 - June 15, 2009

Teams
JCT600 Black
Paul Piddington
Lisa Piddington
Sally Donaldson
Sheila McIntosh

ABI White
Ryan Mooney
Will Wilkinson
Andy Gaddas
David Parker

ABI White started with a 2 goal advantage however, this did not stop JCT 600 storming the 1st chukka. Lisa Piddington in her first competitive match after giving birth to Oscar 2 weeks ago linked up brilliantly with Paul to score 3 quick goals to end 3-2 up at the end of the first chukka. White were having one of those days when it seemed impossible not to score, they made the impossible possible. Blacks capitalised on Whites lack of penetration with half time seeing the lead extend to 6-3.
Will Wilkinson decided to take things in hand and in the last chukka scored firstly with a nearside backhand and then a solo effort from the half way line but it was too little too late and the final score ended 6-5 to Black. Final analysis would have to conclude that Whites lost this match rather than Blacks won it but we must always remember in polo that if you don’t score you don’t win!
Blacks take 2 championship points, Whites 1 point.




Yorkshire Game Fair Monday 25th May 2009 - May 26, 2009

Teams
ABI Blue
Paul Piddington
David Parker
Richard Jones

VYPC Red
Ben Irwin Brown
Sophie Tompkins
Andy Gaddas

Day 2 pitted youth against experience and Red proved too hot from the first throw in. By the end of the first chukka they led by 3 goals to 1 and in the second chukka despite an excellent goal from Corporal Jones ABI never got the 2 goals back and the final score was 5-3 to Red. Photograph shows a delighted Red team with the silverware and the old devils retired to the real ale beer tent to reflect on how unlucky they were!!!




Yorkshire Game Fair Sunday 24th May 2009 - May 26, 2009

Teams
Essence Health Care
Ben Irwin Brown
Sophie Tompkins
Ryan Mooney

JCT600
Paul Piddington
Will Wilkinson
Sally Donaldson

Day 1 of the Yorkshire Game Fair Cup witnessed a massive crowd and excellent weather and despite queuing for over an hour to get in the teams were fired up for the match. Goals were traded with excellent team play from both sides and full time created a golden goal opportunity which is always much appreciated by the crowd. Luckily for JCT Ben just missed allowing a counter attack to slam home the winner. Final score 4 -3 to JCT.




Lincolnshire Game Fair Monday 4th May - May 10, 2009

JCT600 Black

Paul Piddington
David Parker
Sally Donaldson

Essence Health Care Blue

Andy Gaddas
Kate Parks
Joe Vickers

Day 3 Finals Day of the Lincolnshire Cup. Good weather again allowed for exciting polo and Joe Vickers opened his account for the club. Goals were traded throughout the 2 chukkas with Blue at one point gaining a 3-1 lead. A heroic fight back by Blacks saw a full time draw needing a golden goal. Kate Parks had the opportunity to win the match but pulled the ball wide allowing “Legend” Parker to score at the other end. Congratulations to JCT 600 for winning the Lincolnshire Cup. Photograph shows the runners-up Essence Team.




Lincolnshire Game Fair Sunday 3rd May - May 10, 2009

JCT600 Black

Paul Piddington
Will Wilkinson
David Parker

ANC Red

Ben Irwin Brown
Sophie Tompkins
Louise Zemlik

Day 2 of the Lincolnshire Cup saw youth and beauty pitted against age and experience! The JCT600 team with a combined age of 345 years took on the University students in what proved to be an exciting match. The Blacks let Reds gallop around the park and Ben proved a great success with the crowd. However, every time Reds scored Blacks cranked up their pace makers to equalise. Another draw at full time needed a golden goal and despite trading misses at each end Blacks booked their place in the final with a last second goal.




Lincolnshire Game Fair Saturday 2nd May -

VYPC Yellow

Paul Piddington
Will Wilkinson
Antonia Walker

ABI Blue

Ryan Mooney
Kate Parks
Sally Donaldson

Day 1 of the Lincolnshire Cup witnessed the polo clubs debut at Market Rasen Race Course. An excellent arena in front of the grand stand created a superb theatre for play. A close match throughout resulted in a 3 all draw at full time with extra time needed for the golden goal. Despite several attempts to score Yellows managed to drive a ball through the goal and into the bar!!! A fitting way to win the match. A special mention for Antonia Walker playing in her first public match.




1st Stride Electrical Wednesday Night Challenge - May 10, 2009

VYPC Yellow
Paul Piddington
Liz Spurdens
Andy Gaddas

ABI Blue
Ben Irwin Brown
Ryan Mooney
Richard Jones
Kate Parks

Despite heavy rain the ground was perfect for the first mid week challenge and championship points were up for grabs. Yellows immediately clawed back the half goal given away on handicap and Andy Gaddas riding Pinky was on fire. Blues fought hard however, long range shots by Ben missed the target and allowed Yellows to counter attack. Final score 2 – 1 ½ allows Yellows to take 2 points towards the Championship. The next Stride Electrical will be on Wednesday May 27th.




Selby Game Fair Monday 13th April 2009 - May 5, 2009

Teams

JCT 600 Brooklands
Gary Robinson
David Parker
Andy Gaddas

VYPC Yellow
Paul Piddington
Sally Donaldson
Kate Parks

Day 4 - Finals Day witnessed a very good competition between Blacks and Yellows, however, the current Selby Game Fair Cup holders were in no mood for compromise. A high scoring match saw the match drawn at half time 3-3 but the second chukka saw Yellows put Blacks to the sword. The final score of 7-4 gave Yellows the cup. Photograph shows David Parker hooking Kate Parks.




Selby Game Fair Sunday 12th April 2009 - May 5, 2009

Teams

ANC Red
Ryan Mooney
Will Wilkinson
David Baarda

VYPC Yellow
Paul Piddington
Liz Spurdens
Kate Parks

On Day 3 of the Game Fair the weather was excellent and the crowd witnessed a fast and furious match. Two very strong teams battled out for a place in the Monday Final and excellent team play by David Baarda and Ryan Mooney was eclipsed by accurate goal scoring by Kate Parks. Final result 4-3 to VYPC. Photograph shows David Baarda and Paletta challenging the Yellows.




Selby Game Fair Saturday 11th April 2009 - May 5, 2009

Teams

JCT 600 Brooklands
Paul Piddington
Liz Spurdens
Sally Donaldson

Team ABI
Richard Jones
Andy Gaddas
Ryan Mooney

Day 2 of the Game Fair, the crowds are building up and the weather is excellent. This time last year it was snowing in the main ring!!! JCT600 dominated the play today and despite goals from the ABI team, the final score of 6-4 was an accurate reflection of the match. Many congratulations to Liz who played her first demonstration match on her pony Ruby. Photograph shows Andy Gaddas riding Pinky.




Selby Game Fair Friday 10th April 2009 -

Teams
Team Selby Game Fair
Paul Piddington
Sophie Tompkins

Essence Health Care
Ryan Mooney
Louise Zemlik

The first exhibition match of the season at Carlton Towers brought good weather and a good crowd. A close match resulted in the Game Fair Team winning 4-3 to go through to the next round for the finals on bank holiday Monday. Photograph shows Paul Piddington riding his newly acquired ex high goal pony Julie.




Final ABI Beach Challenge - March 16, 2009

Teams

ABI White
Paul Piddington
Ross Tiplady
Kate Parks

ABI Blue
Richard Jones
Gary Robinson
Will Wilkinson

In beautiful spring like conditions with a big open beach this last trip to Fraisthorpe for VYPC proved to be an exciting encounter. Both teams were very evenly matched with either Gary or Kate needing to win to claim the campionship.

First blood went to Kate with a super solo run to goal leaving the half time score 1 - 1/2. Gary had his chances to go ahead, however, Pabella's speed got the better of him and a series of miss hits allowed Whites to keep the lead.

The final score saw Whites win 2 - 1 1/2 and a well deserved Championship Victory to Kate Parks.

Next season we look forward to playing at Cleethorpes Beach in Lincolnshire.




Beach Polo 8th March 2009 - March 11, 2009

Teams

VYPC Yellow
Paul Piddington
David Baarda
Will Wilkinson
Georgina Harrison

VYPC Blue
Kate Parks
Gary Robinson
Ryan Mooney

Glorious sunshine bathed todays competition in stark contrast to the snow storm we experienced driving home. On paper a strong Blue team featuring campionship leaders Kate and Gary accompanied by Ryan should have been unbeatable, however, David Baarda, Will Wilkinson and Georgina Harrison playing in her first match had different ideas. Blue's played quickly, however the soft sand disrupted their play allowing Yellows to pick up the pieces and score 4 goals. Blues managed 1 goal with a quick break from Kate Parks but they were never going to bridge the gap.

2 Championship points to Yellow and 1 point to Blue leaves Kate and Gary in joint first position on 16 points with 1 match to play.




February ABI Beach Challenge - February 27, 2009

Teams
VYPC Red
Paul Piddington
Andy Gaddas
Richard Jones
Olivia Mcleod

VYPC Yellow
Ryan Mooney
Gary Robinson
Kate Parks

On a beautiful spring like afternoon with the sea as calm as a mill pond two teams battled it out for the February ABI.

The first chukka was very close with 1 goal a piece and 13 year old Olivia enjoying the thrill of her first match, however, the second chukka was murderous.

The strong Yellow Team spearheaded by Ryan Mooney with fast support from Kate and Gary proved unstoppable and the ball rarely left the Reds half. Final score 4 1/2 - 2 and the Yellows collect 2 valuable championship points.

Our next match is on March 8th at 12pm.




Beach Polo 8th Februay 2009 - February 9, 2009

Teams

Blue
Paul Piddington
David Parker
Gary Robinson
Kate Parks

Yellow
Andy Gaddas
David Baarda
Will Wilkinson
Gemma Dransfield

With the whole of England shut down through snow the hardy folk of VYPC took to the beach. Despite the cold the surface was superb allowing for fast open polo. It was good to have David Baarda back in action and he played brilliantly given the amount of time he has been away.

The first chukka was very close with Blues leading just 1 goal to a half, however, from the start of the second chukka Gary Robinson having stollen a whip from the opposition (Andy Gaddas will regret that!) stole the show. Gary closely supported by Kate Parks galloped all out to goal cutting an angle to score that was quite astonishing even the opposition were amazed.

The final score ended 4 - 1 1/2. Great fun was had by all. The next match is Sunday 22nd February 2009, 12pm kickoff.




January ABI Beach Challenge - January 28, 2009

Teams

ABI Blue
Paul Piddington
Ryan Mooney
David Parker
Will Wilkinson

ABI Red
Andy Gaddas
Kate Parks
Gary Robinson
Richard Jones

The January ABI produced a high scoring match considering the windy conditions. Blue opened the scoring with an excellent backhand from Ryan Mooney, but goals were traded between Reds and Blues.

In the final chukka Richard Jones sneaked a goal to draw within half a goal with Blue, however, the chukka finished before Reds had a chance to score again.

Blues claim 2 points leaving David Parker and Paul Piddington leading the Beach Challenge League.

The next beach match is 8th February 2009 12pm kick off.




Beach Polo 11th January 2009 - January 21, 2009

Teams

VYPC Yellow
Paul Piddington
Sally Donaldson
David Parker

VYPC Green
Will Wilkinson
David Baarda
Andy Gaddas

VYPC Blue
Gary Robinson
Sophie Tompkins
Kate Parks

On one of the coldest days of the season three teams braved the strong winds to battle out for championship points. The Yellow team were strengthened by Paul having a fully fit Roxy back in the team.

The first chukka saw a surprisingly easy victory to Green over Blue with both Kate and Gary lacking match practice. Yellow's then compounded Blue's misery setting them up to play Green in the final. A close match followed however Will Wilkinson's defensive backhand straight to Paul proved very costly and Andy Gaddas let Will know that he considered it to be the wrong shot!!

Yellows take 3 points, Greens 2 points and Blues 1 point.

The next match 25th January 12 noon kick off due to incoming tide.




Patrick Wilkinson Fancy Dress Beach Challenge 28th December 2008 - January 5, 2009

Teams

Santas
Abi Watts
Lisa Piddington
Jacqui Stride

Fairies
Will Wilkinson
Richard Jones
Sophie Tompkins
Louise Zemlik

Snowmen
Paul Piddington
David Parker
Sheila McIntosh

An excellent festive crowd enjoyed 3 teams competing for the Patrick Wilkinson Siverware. The first chukka saw a lucky victory with Santas beating the Fairies by 2 goals to 1.

The 2nd and 3rd chukkas brought the Snowmen into battle, however, they proved too fat and slow and were easily overrun by the Santas and the Fairies. This produed another victory and 3 valuable points to the Santas. Leaving Lisa Piddington 3 points clear in the Championship.

The next beach match is January 11th 2009. 1pm kick off.




Young Farmers Matches 21st Dcember 2008 - December 23, 2008

Teams
Escrick
Ben Green
Richard Falkingham
Katheryn Baarda

Easingwold
Rachel Beaumont
Jill Thompson
Rachel Hawkhead

Bainton
Sarah Walker
Katherine Walker
Lauren Taylor

Rillington
Ross Tiplady
James Barrett
Ryan Mooney

1st match Escrick beat Rillington 2-0.

2nd match Bainton beat Rillington 3-0.

3rd match Easingwold beat Rillington 2-0.

4th match Escrick beat Bainton 5-1.

5th match Easingwold beat Bainton 3-0.

6th match Escrick beat Easingwold 3-0.

The next round of matches take place 4th January 2009 when Beacon take on the other Young Farmers.




2nd ABI Beach Match - 14th December 2008 -

Teams
VYPC Blue
Sally Donaldson
Gary Robinson
David Parker
Ryan Mooney

VYPC Green
Paul Piddington
Andy Gaddas
David Baarda

The 2nd ABI Beach Challenge saw just two teams compete with illness and injury depleting the field. Current league leaders Lisa Piddington is expecting her second child, Kate Parks has a broken hand and Will Wilkinson missed his first match in 3 years with man flu - he really must be ill!

The Green team proved too strong for Blues running out winners by 4 goals to 2 1/2. Particular mention to David Baarda who having not sat on his horse for a month played a blinder.

Green take 2 points and Blue 1 point.




Beach Polo 30th November 2008 - December 6, 2008

Teams
Blue - Paul Piddington, Will Wilkinson and Liz Spurdens
Red - Lisa Piddington, Kate Parks, Gary Robinson and Sally Donaldson
Yellow - Abi Watts, Jacqui Stride, Andy Gaddas and David Parker.

Despite the cold wind conditions were perfect for todays match. Yellows drew Reds for the first chukka and a convincing win from Reds put them straight into the final.

Blues then played Yellow and despite Abi's best eforts Blues won through to play Red in the final.

The final chukka had Reds as strong favourites however a change of tactics by Blues Captain Paul stopped Reds open game allowing Liz Spurdens on pony Ruby playing their first beach match to score her first goal. Despite a last minute attack by the Reds Blues take all the points.

The next beach match is 14th December, again at the slightly earier time of 1pm due to tide times.




2nd Beach Match- 16th November 2008 - November 17, 2008

Green
Lisa P
Kate P
Davey B

Light Blue
Paul P
Gary
Sheila McIntosh

Orange
Chris G10
Sally
Andy

Blue
Abi
Jacqui
Will W

Green easily beat orange in the first chukka, it was tough going for Chris who has arrived back from exerise in Kenya, so the beach must have seemed pretty chilly. The second chukka saw light blue beating dark blue to set up the final. The wooden spoon went to dark blue, who were beaten in the third chukka by the orange team. The final, was an exciting encounter between light blue and green, with Paul resorting to splashing the opposition whenever the ball neared water. However, green held their nerve to claim a great victory. This now leaves Kate and Lisa heading the beach championship at this early stage. The next match will be the 30th November, at 1pm.




First ABI Challenge 2008/2009 Season- 2/11/2008 - November 5, 2008

VYPC Green
Lisa
Kate
Gary Robinson

ABI White
Richard Jones
Sally Donaldson
David Baarda
David Parker

ABI Blue
Andy Gaddas
Will Wilkinson
Jacqui Stride
Sheila McIntosh

The first round match saw close competition between white and blue result in a 2-1 victory to the whites. The second round saw a comfortable 3-0 victory for VYPC green, setting up a final between green and white. The weather proved decisive in this final as whites going downwind could not keep cpntrol of the ball, and greens struggled to move it towards goal, the drawn out battle resulted in a 0-0 draw which saw greens victorious on goal difference against blue. The villains of the match were Richard Jones, who missed an open goal, and David Baarda who resorted to unashamed violence towards Kate!!!




NEC Bowl- 28th September - October 14, 2008

NEC
Paul Piddington
Gary Robinson
David Baarda
Bradley Birmingham
David Jackson

ABI
Abi Watts
Kate Parks
Lisa Piddington
Will Wilkinson
Rich Jones
Sally Donaldson

A brilliant match to end the season saw the teams drawing 6-6 at full time with good goals being scored by Gary Robinson to close the gap in the final chukka. This lead to a dramatic penalty shoot out which saw a whole round of penalties still leave the teams tied. The second round, of sudden death penalties, saw NEC emerge as victorious after a dramatic miss by villain of the day Richard Jones. Many thanks to Gary Robinson for sponsoring this cup.




Grainger Appleyard Ladies Match- 27th September - October 14, 2008

Pink
Kate Parks
Lisa Piddington
Emma Baarda
Sophie Tompkins
Sara Jackson

Blue
Abi Watts
Sally Donaldson
Jacqui Stride
Louise Zemlik
Sheila McIntosh

An excellent ladies only match saw an in-form Abi Watts take all her chances and scoreing 5 goals to pinks 2 goals. Abi's Pelotta was in top form also and was voted best playing pony. Best turned out was the Baarda's Paletta, and best six legs, not surprisingly was Kate and Sugar. Many thanks to Sally Donaldson for all her prizes and we look forward to next years ladies matches.




Stride Electrical- Weds. 24th September - October 14, 2008

Essence Blue
Kate Parks
Lisa Piddington
Sally Donaldson

Stride Pink
Abi Watts
David Baarda
Gemma Dransfield
Jacqui Stride

Stride Brown
Paul Piddington
Will Wilkinson
Sarah Jackson

The final evening game saw Blue and Pink equally matched and drawing 1 goal apiece in the first chukka. Blue and Pink then put an out of form Brown team ("Will! Go to goal!") to the sword, which allowed Blue all three points, by scoreing most goals. Many thanks to Jacqui Stride for sponsoring these six evening matches, and congratulations to Kate for amassing the most points of the season.




Parkinsons in the Park- 31st August 2008 - September 23, 2008

ANC
Guy Robertson
David Jackson
Jacqui Stride
Will Wilkinson
Abi Watts
Chris Bower
Sally Donaldson
Andy Gaddas
Nicola Burrows

JCT600
James Robertson
Kate Parks
Bradley Birmingham
Gary Robinson
Katie Fanthorpe
Richard Jones
David Baarda
Rachel Cooper
Lisa Piddington
Ryan Mooney

The biggest match of the season saw a capacity crowd fill both sides of the polo ground, and with all the players fired up a great game ensued. New sponsors JCT600 playing for the first time at VYPC showed considerable nervousness in front of goal, missing endless oppourtunities to take the lead in this match. ANC held their nerve and were never headed, the closest JCT600 got was to level at half time 3-3. ANC ran out worth winners 7-5 and special mention to Guy Robertson who played a key role in driving ANC forward. Many thanks to Ann-Marie Jackson and Bill Birmingham for promoting this worthwhile charity match.




SanPan Suzy Vase- Sunday 21st September 2008 - September 23, 2008

Essence Healthcare
Lisa Piddington
Paul Piddington
Andy Gaddas
Gary Robinson
Will Wilkinson
Jacqui Stride

Stride
Abi Watts
Kate Parks
David Baarda
Sally Donaldson
Richard Jones

A very close match saw Essence take advantage of a depleted Stride Pink with excellent teamwork Jacqui Stride scored two penalties, Gary Robinson claimed a hat-trick and Will Wilkinson polished off the winning goal for a 6-5 1/2 victory. Many thanks to Aruna and David Parker for donating this vase in memory of their mare SanPan Suzy. We look forward to playing it next year.




Air Ambulance Cup- Sunday 14th September - September 17, 2008

Essence Healthcare
Kate Parks
Lisa Piddington
Richard Jones
Ryan Mooney

Stride Electrical Brown
Sally Donaldson
Paul Piddington
Gary Robinson
Will Wilkinson
Jacqui Stride

Breast Cancer Pink
Andy Gaddas
Abi Watts
Katie Fanthorpe
Sara Jackson
Rachel Cooper

Following a week of rain we were delighted to play the Air Ambulance Cup on grass. The first round saw a more than comfortable win by Essence, beating Pink by 5-1. The second round saw an amazing fight back by Brown to beat Pink by 6-5 1/2, with Gary Robinson and Will Wilkinson linking up well to score 3 goals in their last chukka. This set up a final between Essence and Stride that saw a well organised Essence team control the match and despite Ryan Mooney missing 3 open goals, the silverware was clinched by a last minute Richard Jones' goal. Blue therefore take 3 points, Brown 2, and the Pinks collect just 1, with just 3 matces left before the end of season.




VYPC vs. Toulston- Saturday 30th August -

VYPC
Paul Piddington
Lisa Piddington
Kate Parks
Abi Watts
James Robertson
Sally Donaldson
Andy Gaddas
Will Wilkinson

Toulston
Gareth Gaunt
Glynnis Coates
Liz Hague
August Atkinson
Rita Messenger
Rachel Cooper
Matt Cooper

This was the first playing of the inter-club challenge and took place at Toulston's beautiful Tadcaster grounds. The five chukka match proved every bit as exciting as the players had anticipated. However, VYPC took an early lead and never relinquished it. Good organisational skills from the young players proved too much for the local team and the eventual score of 7-3 was a fair reflection of the match. Many thanks go to Gareth Gaunt for both the invitation and his constructive captaincy and umpiring. We very much look forward to playing this fixture again next season.




August Stride Electrical- 27th August - August 28, 2008

VYPC Green
Rachel Cooper
David Jackson
David Baarda
Will Wilkinson

Yellow
Chris G10
Kate Parks
Richard Jones

Pink
Abi Watts
Lisa Piddington
Sally Donaldson

Blue
Paul Piddington
Bradley Birmingham
David Parker

A very competitive evening match saw a well balanced green pick off the favourites pink in round one. Yellows easily beat a very novice blue, with Bradley playing his first club match, setting up a final between green and yellow. Despite being favourites yellows were defeated by a well organised greens who capitalised on a couple of simple yellow errors. This allowed greens to take all 4 points, yellows 3. Pinks easily overran blues to take 2 points, leaving blues with a 1 point wooden spoon.

The club championship is closer than ever after Sundays polo in the park result, we shall reveal the placings!!




VYPC vs. Leadenham- Sunday 24th August - August 28, 2008

VYPC
Paul Piddington
Lisa Piddington
Kate Parks
Abi Watts
Chris G10
Will Wilkinson
David Baarda
Sally Donaldson
Andy Gaddas

Due to heavy rain this fixture was moved from Leadenham to John Tinsley's Branston ground. Billed as a beginners match, VYPC were slightly overwhelmed to be facing 1,0 and -1 opposition. However, never daunted, VYPC proved both well organised and creative. Chris G10 scored the goal of the day with a mid-air stop and volley through the posts.

The five chukka match proved close throughout with VYPC only half a goal down with just one minute left to play, and unfortunately Hero Suzuki broke clear wilst VYPC were relentlessly pushing for a last goal and stole the match. We very much look forward to repeating this fixture next year, and our thanks go to James for providing the hospitality.




VYPC Hunt Cup- 17th August 2008 -

Yellow
Paul Piddington
David Parker

Orange
Rachel Cooper
Will Wilkinson

Red
James Robertson
Sally Donaldson

Green
Andy Gaddas
David Baarda

Light Blue
James Robertson
Jacqui Stride

Blue
Lisa Piddingon
Abi Watts

Six teams fought out an arena hunt cup due to torrential rain making the polo field unsafe. Goal difference meant all the teams had to score as many as possible in the first round which lead to a final between yellow and surprisingly, light blue (Jacqui Stride scored two amazing goals to secure the final slot). The second round results distributed the points as follows: orange- 1 point, blue- 2 points!!!, green- 3 points, red- 4 points, light blue- 5 points, yellow- 6. A good crowd enjoyed a BBQ after the match, and our thanks go to Sally and Jacqui for all their hard work.




Inter-Hunt Cup- 17th August 2008 - August 19, 2008

York and Ainsty South
Ben Green
Ollie Beckerlegge
Rachel Beaumont

The Grove and Rufforth
Andy Gaddas
Abi Woods
Michael Tomlinson

The Sinnington
Kerry Edwards
Sally Donaldson
David Parker

Bramham and Badsworth
Peter Turland MFH
Sally Prescott
Joe Vickers

After an initial lesson to get the teams familiar with basic rules and technique, the competition began for the 2008 hunt cup. The South comfortably beat the B & B and the Sinnington beat the Grove and Rufforth. The final between the South and Sinnington saw a close battle, however, the Beckerlegge/Green combination proved too strong and the South held on for victory. The wooden spoon went to the B & B, however, as the only Master of Foxhounds, a special mention should go to Peter Turland for being such a good sport. This cup in its third year is going from strength to strength and we look forward to even more teams competing in 2009. South Hunt Committee member Elizabeth Beckerlegge is pictured here presenting the Trophy.




Tribella Trophy in aid of Sancton church bell tower- 10th August 2008 - August 19, 2008

VYPC Yellow
Paul Piddington
David Baarda
Andy Gaddas
Will Wilkinson
Jacqui Stride

Stride Pink
Abi Watts
Kate Parks
Lisa Piddington
Katie Fanthorpe
Rachel Cooper

Stride Brown
Milo Watson
Nicola Burrows
Ryan Mooney
Sally Donaldson
David Jackson

A good crowd came to watch the Tribella trophy being played for in aid of the Sancton church bell tower. The above three teams competed for this super trophy with pink immediately defeating brown. VYPC yellow further dampened browns day, resulting in their one point for third place. A very close final two chukkas saw a well organised all girl pink team play good open four-man polo and a worthy victory to claim the trophy. The pink girls claim three points, yellow take two. Photo shows the Rev. Linda and Jim Rickett presenting the trophy.




Conservative Cup- 3rd August 2008 - August 14, 2008

Essence of Healthcare Blue
Paul Piddington
Lisa Piddington
Abi Watts
Kate Parks
Matt Cooper
Ryan Mooney

Stride Pink
Milo Watson
David Baarda
Sally Donaldson
Andy Gaddas
Katie Fanthorpe
Will Wilkinson
David Jackson

Due to demand this match was played over 5 chukkas creating a captains overlap. This allowed pinks, captained by Milo to gain a significant lead in the first chukka when Blue's captain was umpiring. After very competitive polo the last chukka left the Blue's requiring 8 goals to win!!! Given the 7 minutes Blues needed to score more than a goal a minute to stand any chance of winning and miraculously with just 30 seconds left,Blues had a chance to win the match, unfortunately their last attack was sucessfully defended by Katie Fanthorpe to run down the clock. Pinks take the 2 points,leaving blues with 1.




4th Stride Electrical- 30th July 2008 -

VYPC Yellow
Paul Piddington
Richard Jones
Ryan Mooney
Sally Donaldson
David Baarda

VYPC Green
Abi Watts
Lisa Piddington
Kate Parks
Chris G10
James Robertson
Matt Cooper
Sarah-Rebecca Dernie

ANC Red
Milo Watson
Nicola Burrows
Rachel Cooper
Will Wilkinson
Andy Gaddas
Sarah Jackson

An excellent eighteen man entry provided great sport for the fourth Stride Electrical Wednesday evening challenge. With the league championship hotting up between three lady players, points were eagerly fought for. Unfortunately for yellow, they proved ineffective against green and red, and only collected one point. Greens proved slightly more effective in claiming two points, but the champions were ANC, taking all 3 points. The next Stride electrical is on 27th August.




Burton Constable Hall Demonstration Match- 13/7/08 - July 15, 2008

Stride
Paul Piddington
Jacqui Stride
Matt Cooper

ANC
Rachel Cooper
Will Senior
Gemma Dransfield

On a glorious day a very large crowd came out to view our demonstration match in the beautiful parkland of Burton Constable Hall. Two teams enjoyed a competitve match on an excellent playing surface, allowing for fast, exciting polo. Goals were traded creating a 6-6 draw in the dying seconds of the last chukka. However, ANC, with a shot to win missed the goal, allowing Stride to charge down for a last gasp goal.

Many thanks to all those who took part.




York Against Cancer- Sunday 16th July - July 15, 2008

Stride Brown
Paul Piddington
Jacqui Stride
Nicola Burrows
Rachel Cooper
Gemma Dransfield
Katie Fanthorpe

VYPC Yellow
Lisa Piddington
Kate Parks
Chris Gerskowitch
James Robertson
Andy Gaddas

Grainger Appleyard
Milo Watson
Sally Donaldson
Liz Spurdens
Will Wilkinson
David Jackson

Despite heavy rain, a large crowd enjoyed a sit down meal and a six chukka polo match for the York Against Cancer Charity. The ground held up brilliantly, allowing fast open polo. The first two chukkas saw a well organised VYPC beat Grainger Appleyard. The next match brought Stride Brown into the action, who, starting cold, were beaten by Grainger Appleyard. This set up a final two chukkas between Stride and VYPC with Stride needing to win by two clear goals. With good defensive play by James and Chris attempting to shut down Pauls attacks, Stride found it very difficult to score. However, with the last play of the match Paul broke free from the throw in and scored with the last hit of the game.

Stride take 3 Championship points.
VYPC-2, and Grainger Appleyard-1.

We very much look forward to playing this match again next year, many thanks to Mary for arranging the day.




Newby Hall Demonstration 4th & 5th July 2008 - July 11, 2008

Day 1:
Grainger Appleyard Blue
Paul Piddington
Ryan Mooney
Emma Baarda

ANC Red
Lisa Piddington
Kate Parks
Abi Watts

Day 2
Grainger Appleyard Blue
Paul Piddington
Sally Donaldson
Emma Baarda

Stride Pink
Jacqui Stride
Andy Gaddas
Emma Baarda

This two day demonstration in one of Yorkshire's most beautiful homes saw a good crowd appreciate the cut and thrust of arena polo. Day one saw Grainger Appleyard beat ANC 5-4 and day two witnessed another victorious Grainger Appleyard performance- beating Stride 5-4. Many thanks to all the members who took part.




June Stride Electrical- (25/6/08) -

Blue
Abi Watts
James Robertson
Kate Parks
Lisa Piddington

Green
Milo Watson
Andy Gaddas
Sally Donaldson
Will Wilkinson

Yellow
Paul Piddington
Katie Fanthorpe
David Baarda
Gemma Dransfield

Perfect weather created an excellent playing surface for what turned out to be a fast competitive interclub match. Yellows comfortably beat green but as it turned out later, not comfortably enough as the blues positively annihilated them. This set up a final between blue and yellow that was always going to be a close fought match. Blues had to be favourite with all the players in top form and new player James showing excellent potential. Paul chose to play a youngster and with 30 seconds left on the clock was winning by 1 goal. However, a superlative run from end to end, involving the whole team saw a last second match drawing score by Kate. Paul foolishly thought a penalty shoot out left the yellows favourites, however, legal eagle Lisa noted goal difference from the earlier match gave them victory without need for penalties. A final thought goes out for cannon fodder Gemma who managed to absorb 2 beautifully driven clearances by her captain!! I fear large bruises to follow!!

Maximum 3 points go to blue, 2 points to yellow, and 1 to the wooden spooners green. We all eagerly anticipate the midseason championship table results.




Grainger Appleyard Ladies Match- 22nd June 2008 - June 25, 2008

Pink/Blue
Jacqui Stride
Abi Watts
Gemma Dransfield
Lucy Cowan
Lucia Manda
Liz Spurdens

Blue/White
Sally Donaldson
Kate Parks
Lisa Piddington
Sue Earles
Erin Green
Sara Jackson

Despite heavy rain on the Saturday and strong winds on Sunday all the ladies were fired up for this first all girl match. We had players from the Berkshire, Lincolnshire, Warwickshire and Beverley join our Yorkshire stalwarts to do battle. The first chukka saw no goals, second chukka blues went into a 2-1 lead, but from then on it was all pink. Abi Watts scored 2 breakaway goals and despite a last minute regroup it ended 4-3 to red.
There will be another ladies match on Saturday 27th September.
Photograph shows the victorious Pink/Blues receiving their trophy.




Patrington Cup 2008 (15/6/08) -

Patrington Cup- 15th June 2008

ABI
Paul Piddington
Will Wilkinson
Sally Donaldson
Richard Jones
David Jackson
Liz Spurdens

Pink Ladies
Lisa Piddington
David Baarda!!
Abi Watts
Andy Gaddas!!
Chris Gerskowitch!!
Jacqui Stride

Despite the showery conditions, the players enthusiasm wasn't dented as valuable championship points were up for grabs in this afternoons Patrington Cup. Following the match draw, Richard Jones' ABI started 2 goals down which they quickly set about recovering. By half time, Pink Ladies had managed to add another 2 goals to their tally, leading 4-2. A torrential downpour saw players dive for the shelter of the oak trees, and the second half was restarted with ABI breaking back immediately. With dying seconds to go, Paul bashed a 'hail Mary' pass from the half way line, that found it's way through 7 sets of horses legs to score a match tying goal at 7-7, setting up the first penalty shoot out of the season.

Unfortunately for the Ladies, their nerve didn't hold and ABI won 3-2 on penalties to secure 2 championship points for the team.




Katie Roberts-Stride Cup 2008 (8/6/08) -

KRS Cup - 8th June 2008

VYPC Yellow
Paul Piddington
Lisa Piddington
Kate Parks
Jacqui Stride
Sally Donaldson
Rachel Kellett

ANC Red
Milo Watson
Andy Gaddas
David Baarda
Gary Robinson
Will Wilkinson
Sara Jackson
Chris Gerskowitch

Fantastic weather created a perfect day for polo. A five chukka match was played providing plenty of sport for the spectators. Goals where traded by both teams with ANC going 2 goals ahead by the 3rd chukka. VYPC rallied to lead by 1 goal going into the final chukka. A fast last chukka saw Milo and Paul making full use of the ground galloping from end to end with the final goal being slotted by Milo to win by 7 ½ goals to 7 in the last chukka. Maximum points go the ANC team members and we have one more match before the half way season points are totaled.




Young Farmers County Championship Final - 1st June 2008 - June 11, 2008

Young Farmers Lasses
Abi Watts Wensleydale YFC
Jill Thompson Easingwold YFC
Rachel Beaumont Easingwold YFC

Young Farmers Lads
Joe Vickers Pontefract YFC
Ryan Mooney Market Weighton YFC
Richard Falkingham Escrick YFC

This 2 chukka final exhibition match took place at the Nidderdale Agricultural Show Ground at Pately Bridge North Yorkshire. A large crowd of enthusiastic Young Farmers cheered on their clubs but unfortuntely the lads took a pounding from the lasses loosing by 2 goals after the 1st chukka, the lasses continued to pummel the lads with a comfortable victory.

Photograph shows Katheryn Baarda presenting the trophy to Escrick Captain Ben Green and Wensleydale Captain Abi Watts.




May Stride Electrical - 28th May 2008 -

Yellow
Paul Piddington
David Jackson
Liz Spurdens

Blue
Lisa Piddington
Kate Parks
Sally Donaldson

Stripey
Abi Watts
Jacqui Stride
David Baarda

The second Stride Mid Week Challenge saw another impressive performance from girl power. The first round saw Blues easily beat the Stripes to put them in the final. Yellow also beat the stripes for a showdown with girl power. A close fought final saw goals scored each end but VYPC never regained the half goal handicap. Blues ran out winners 51/2 - 3. Blues therefore take all 3 points, yellows 2 points and stripes 1 point towards their championship totals.




Greyhound Trophy 18th May 2008 -

Teams

NEC Blue (The Boys)
Paul Piddington
David Baarda
Gary Robinson
Andy Gaddas
Will Wilkinson

Stride Electrical Pink (The Girls)
Lisa Piddington
Kate Parks
Abi Watts
Sally Donaldson
Jacqui Stride

The Greyhound Trophy was played on another beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon. A good crowd from the Greyhound Trust witnessed a tight hard fought 5 chukka match.

The teams traded goals right up to the 5th chukka were the boys had to play without their captain Paul Piddington, needing to defend a half goal lead. The girls had shown great organisational team play throughout the match and broke through for the winning goal allowing the girls to take maximum league points. Many thanks to Sue and we look forward to playing this again next year.




Prestige Plate 11th May 2008 -

VYPC Yellow
Paul Piddington
Lisa Piddington
Katie Fanthorpe
Gary Robinson
Rachel Kellett
Andy Gaddas

ANC Red
David Jackson
Sally Donaldson
Kate Parks
Will Wilkinson
David Baarda
Milo Watson

Another rescheduled match cancelled in rainy April was played in glorious sunshine. ANC Red getting half a goal on handicap scored first and continued to put pressure on VYPC. Reds better team work and another fast attacking performance was the difference between the 2 teams. Reds came out 9 ½ – 7 winners to claim 2 points. The photograph shows Terrington Hall Prep School pupil presenting the Prestige Plate to ANC Red. VYPC would like to thank Terrington Hall Prep school for their match day support.




April Stride Electrical 7th May 2008 -

Stride Pink
Lisa Piddington
Kate Parks
Abi Watts

Green
Will Wilkinson
Richard Jones
Sara Jackson
David Baarda

Stride Brown
Paul Piddington
Jacqui Stride
Sally Donaldson

Blue
Andy Gaddas
Gary Robinson
Katie Fanthorpe

This rescheduled April Challenge saw 4 teams battle out the 1st Wednesday Night Challenge. Pink got off to a winning start beating Green 2-1, Brown also booked a place in the final by beating Blue. In the wooden spoon match Blue beat Green to secure their 2 points. In the final Brown overcame Pink to claim their maximum 4 points.




VYPC Vs RAF A Team 4th May 2008 -

Teams

VYPC
Paul Piddington
Steve Radford
Lisa Piddington
Kate Parks
Abi Watts

RAF
Wg Cdr Mark Smith
Fg Off Vicky Woodhead
Gp Capt Tim Brown
Sqn Ldr Martin Adcock

Another very tough match saw VYPC 2 goals down at the end of the first chukka, however with a change of personnel for the second chukka and the RAF relaxing we scored 4 unanswered goals to go into half time ahead. The battle continued with VYPC never surrendering the lead. An excellent win to VYPC against the odds. Our secret weapon on the day was Kate Parks and also recognition for Abi Watts who at 14 years of age played in the victorious 1st team.




VYPC Vs Rutland 3rd May 2008 -

Teams

VYPC
Paul Piddington
Steve Radford
Lisa Piddington
Kate Parks
Abi Watts
Will Wilkinson

Rutland
Joe North
Paul Girdham
Martin Reason
Sally Donaldson
Andy Gaddas

Having picked the hardest team in the tournament on day 1, it was with some trepidation we kicked off the first chukka. Fast open play resulted in our more accurate attacking team finding the goal more reliably than Rutland leaving us ½ a goal ahead with less than a minute to play. Joe North had a 30 yard penalty to win what should have been an easy match for them however pressure and the Polo Gods conspired to miss!! We were in the Sunday Final!!




Selby Game Fair 2008 -

VYPC played 4 days of exhibition matches including 1 day in the snow!!! Many thanks to our team sponsors – ABI, Stride Electrical, NEC Construction, Granger Appleyard and Selby Game Fair and to everyone who took part.




East Riding of Yorkshire Awards - 27/02/2008

The Vale of York Polo Club received three awards from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council\\\'s Sport and Play awards for 2008 for their achievements in sport.

The Club received an award in recognition of its open doors policy and for its continued charity work benefiting the local community.

Paul Piddington was recognised for his coaching and his motto “anyone can play polo” he has opened the sport to everyone.

Finally Abi Watts, a 14 year old school girl was recognised for her outstanding achievement in playing polo throughout Britain.




4th ABI Beach Challenge - 04/02/2008

Teams

ABI White
Alistair Latham
Sally Donaldson
Andy Gaddas
Will Wilkinson

ABI Blue
Mark Siddle
Lisa Piddington
Gary Robinson

VYPC Red
Paul Piddington
Johan Ohlsson
David Baarda

Blessed once more with beautiful weather ABI White played ABI Blue to start proceedings. Alistair was in top form having just returned from Argentina and overwhelmed Marks ABI Blues by 2 goals.

Blues fought back in the next match to beat Reds by 1 ½ to 1 in a shock result. David and Johan again finding the pace very fast.

In the last match Red needed to beat White by 3 goals and giving ½ a goal on handicap this was going to be tough.

Alistair was again in good form well supported by his 3 team mates and a crucial goal from Will Wilkinson and only 2 goals from Red meant that despite beating Whites the Reds had not done enough to win.

Many congratulations to ABI Whites.

The last ABI Challenge is 23rd March at 2.00pm.




3rd ABI Beach Challenge - 01/02/2008

Teams

ABI Blue
Mark Siddle
Lisa Piddington
Gary Robinson
Richard Jones

ABI White
Sally Donaldson
Andy Gaddas
Will Wilkinson
Abi Watts

VYPC Red
Paul Piddington
David Baarda
Johan Ohlsson
Rachel Kellett

Following the BBC\'s coverage of the ABI Beach Challenge we had the Daily Telegraph reporting on our beach match today. The weather was amazing with incredible sunshine and a perfect flat surface. ABI Blue who have won the last 2 matches quickly overwhelmed ABI White by 3 goals with Mark working closely with Lisa.

This led to Red entering the arena for the first time this season with Paul Piddington captaining 3 beginners. Their first chukka saw them narrowly defeat Whites setting up a final between them and the defending champions. In what can only be described as a very fast match the ex racehorses amongst the finalists showed their speed and again VYPC Red sneaked a close victory to put their name on the shield.

The next ABI Challenge will be 24th February at 2pm.




Yorkshire Young Farmers Polo Competition - 12/01/2008

The Yorkshire Young Farmers Polo Competition has now seen 11 teams competing in a round robin league. The following results are totaled with 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for a loss. As of the end of January the table stands as below:

1st – Beverley Young Farmers 23 points
2nd - Wensleydale Young Farmers 17 points
3rd – Market Weighton Young Farmers 14 points
4th – Escrick Young Farmers 14 points
5th – Easingwold Young Farmers 14 points
6th – Pontefract Young Farmers 12 points
7th – Beacon Young Farmers 8 points
8th – Selby Young Farmers 6 points
9th – Doncaster Young Farmers 5 points
10th – Tadcaster/Wetherby Young Farmers 1 point
11th – Howden Young Farmers 1 point

The Championship Shield kindly sponsored by Baarda Tomatoes, will be presented on 1st June 2008 at the Young Farmers County Show.




Patrick Wilkinson Beach Challenge 2008 - 28/12/2007

Teams

Father Christmas\'s
Lisa Piddington
Abi Watts
Andy Gaddas

Snowmen
Ryan Mooney
Rachel Cooper
Rachel Kellett

Kings
Gary Robinson
Will Wilkinson
Richard Jones

Zoros
Chris Bower
Sally Donaldson

This is the third year running that we have played the Patrick Wilkinson Beach Challenge and being Christmas we decided to make it Fancy Dress. The first round saw the Santa\'s overwhelm the Zorros with a hat trick from Lisa Piddington. In the other opening round the Kings drew 2-2 with the Snowmen requiring a penalty shoot out. The resulting penalties saw the Snowmen hammer all 3 through the posts knocking the Kings out of the contest.

The wooden spoon was therefore between Zorros and the Kings which was won convincingly 3-0 by the Kings. A fitting seasonal final saw a clash between the Santas and the Snowmen which was a battle of the youth. The Snowmen where all students and the Santas had the youngest member of the club. The final saw the Santas win 2-0 with better and more controlled team play.




2nd ABI Beach 16th December 2006 - 13/12/2007

Teams

ABI Blue
Lisa Piddington
Mark Siddle
Gary Robinson
Richard Jones

ABI White
Will Wilkinson
Sally Donaldson
Andy Gaddas
Rachel Cooper

With the BBC Film Crew adding to the excitement the second ABI Beach Challenge was always going to be a tense match. The first chukka saw end to end polo with only a single goal scored by Mark Siddle. The second chukka saw Blues settle into a more positive rhythm and finish off the job with 2 more goals scored by Gary Robinson who is in top form on the beach in his first season.

Rachel Cooper played on the beach for the first time with her new pony Piggy and looks very promising. Everybody is looking forward to the fancy dress on 30th December.


Durham University Vs Nottingham University - 13/12/2007 @ 11:28
November 24th 2007

One of the strongest university Polo Clubs in the Country boasting 6 different teams came up to Vale of York Polo Club to challenge Durham University. The teams where: Nottingham – Sophie Ballard, Rosie Trousdell and Felix Ritchy, Durham – Jamie Pike, Emma Chapman and Tamara Huddleston.

A very well organised Nottingham team took an early lead against a Durham side with much less experience as a team. Jamie Pike who captained Durham worked very hard throughout the match and scored a consolation goal at the end but Nottingham proved too strong and finished 3 goals to 1.

We are at present trying to organise other university teams to continue the university challenge.




ABI Beach Challenge - 05/12/2007

2nd December 2007
Fraisthorpe Beach

Teams

ABI Blue
Mark Siddle
Lisa Piddington
Gary Robinson
Richard Jones

ABI White
Sally Donaldson
Andy Gaddas
Will Wilkinson
Chris Bower

Beverley based holiday home manufacturer ABI has sponsored this winter\'s monthly beach challenge. The first match between ABI Blue and ABI White witnessed a close battle in breezy conditions. The retreating tide left a perfect playing surface allowing for fast running polo.

ABI\'s Finance Director Richard Jones played for ABI Blue enjoyed the first victory in the series winning 5 – 3. Local vet Mark Siddle captained the Blues and scored an impressive hat trick on his new pony Alfi, an ex-racehorse which has recently swapped winning flat races for winning polo matches.

To start the winter points championship the ABI team receive 2 points each for the win and ABI White received 1 point each.




Beach Polo 28th October 2007 - 01/11/2007

Following a fantastic summer season the beach polo kicked off on Sunday 28th October with our first winter match. Two teams from the Vale of York Polo Club battled it out on a glorious sunny afternoon. The beach conditions were perfectly flat with very little wind allowing for exciting flowing polo. VYPC Blue sneaked the winning goal with an excellent backhand from first timer Johan Ohlsson in the dying seconds.

VYPC Blue
Abi Watts
Sally Donaldson
Andy Gaddas
Johan Ohlsson

VYPC Red
Lisa Piddington
Steven Wilson
Will Wilkinson
Richard Jones




Yorvale Corporate Polo Day - 13/09/2007

Accountants, Solicitors, Property Developers and Estate Agents gathered at Houghton Hall for a Corporate Polo Experience. 16 eager to learn volunteers enjoyed both the beautiful surroundings and amazing weather to try their skills at polo.

4 teams had several challenges to compete against their fellow professionals all counting towards the eventual winner of this polo day.

Lunch was enjoyed in the Hall with Lord Manton\'s Butler Derek providing for everybody\'s requirements. To avoid drunken excesses his Lordships wine cellar was kept under lock and key.

The whole day culminated in a two chukka match between the 4 teams with Chris Digby\'s Blues coming out the eventual winners.

The day was rounded up with drinks and prize presentation at the local Red Lion in Holme on Spalding Moor followed by the guests enjoying evening chukkas with the members of the club.

Many of those taking part had never sat on a horse previously so as I state my company moto is “anyone can play polo”.




Universities Championships - 24/08/2007

University Championships

Many congratulations to Durham University for winning the University Polo Championships. Along with players from Leeds, York, London Vet School and Warwickshire Universities, Durham have been regularly coached by Paul Piddington at the Vale of York Polo Club and it is tremendous to see one of my teams win through.

Special mention to Jamie Pike of Durham for all his work in organising the Universities Lessons.




Pony Club Championships - 24/08/2007

Pony Club Championships

Many congratulations to the Beadale Pony Club from North Yorkshire for coming second in the National Pony Club Championships at Cowdray.

Paul Piddington has been coaching these children for the last 2 years and to beat the Beaufort in the semi-final must have opened everyones eyes to the strength and commitment of polo in the North. Special mention to 14 year old Abi Watts who has been playing her first season this year with the adults at VYPC who successfully hit a 60 yard penalty to win the match and this is in a team with 3 boys. WELL DONE ABI.




Conservative Cup - 24/08/2007

Essence of Health Care – Blue
Paul Piddington
Lisa Piddington / Rachel Cooper
Katie Fanthorpe / Will Wilkinson
Liz Spurdens

Stride Electrical – Pink
Milo Watson
Mark Siddle
Matt Cooper / Sally Donaldson
Jacqui Stride / Chris Bower

The new sponsors Essence of Healthcare provided a beautiful trophy to be played yearly for the Conservative Party Funds. A large crowd witnessed a very closely fought match with Essence winning 6 – 51/2 scoring the winning goal in the dying seconds of the last chukka. It was a excellent occasion with Dee and David of Essence Healthcare looking after their guests in glorious weather.

It was also the maiden match for brother and sister Matt and Rachel Cooper drawn in separate teams giving first blood to Rachel. I\'m sure there will be many more opportunities for them to clash mallets again. Special mention to Derek who helped to organise such a lovely day and many thanks to Lord and Lady Manton for opening up the Hall for tea and cakes afterwards.




July Stride Electrical - June 5, 2008

VYPC Yellow
Paul Piddington
Lisa Piddington
Liz Spurdens
Jacqui Stride

VYPC Green
Milo Watson
Tom Watson
Will Wilkinson
Katie Fanthorpe

This evenings match welcomed 2 new members to their first competitive match. Liz Spurdens playing her new pony Ruby started with a comfortable win with Yellows beating Greens 4 – 1. Lord Manton\'s son Tom also played his first match after coming up from Cambridge but the Father and Son team has more work to do.




June Stride Eletrical - 24/08/2007

Teams
Stride
Paul Piddington
Lisa Piddington
Jacqui Stride
Will Wilkinson

ABI
Richard Jones
Mark Siddle
Ryan Mooney
Katie Fanthorpe

The worst flooding since records began has hit Yorkshire!! Our grounds are under water and our new sponsors ABI with member Richard Jones where disappointed at the weather conditions.

Paul Piddington devised a forty ball penalty challenge on the Wooden Horse as a replacement match. With 10 shots at goal per round using both forehand and backhand options the teams competed at the 30 yard penalty spot. Consistent ball hitting from the Stride Team meant a gradual increase in goals put more pressure on ABI. The final score: Stride 95 goals beating ABI with 75 goals creating what must be the biggest ever match winning score.




Patington Cup - 17/07/2007

Teams
VYPC Yellow
Paul Piddington
Ryan Mooney / Nicola Thompson
Katie Fanthorpe / Sally Donaldson

Stride Brown
Milo Watson
Lisa Piddington / Jacqui Stride
Abi Watts / Will Wilkinson

Rain fell all day proving challenging for both the ground and the players. Stride Brown took advantage of their half goal handicap start scoring first putting immediate pressure on VYPC Yellow. Despite several scoring chances VYPC\'s attack failed to produce the goods. Most notably the miss of the season coming from Ryan Mooney who managed to shank a ball wide that was sat 1 metre away from the centre of the goal mouth. This pretty much summed up Yellow\'s afternoon and further goals from Brown\'s man of the match Jacqui Stride sealed a very wet victory.




Katie Roberts-Stride Trophy - 11/07/2007

Teams
Pink
Milo Watson
Mark Siddle
Ryan Mooney / Will Wilkinson

Brown
Paul Piddington
Lisa Piddington / Abi Watts
Katie Fanthorpe / Sally Donaldson
Katie Roberts-Stride

The second playing of the Katie Roberts-Stride Cup enjoyed fabulous weather with the grounds playing exceptionally fast. Team selection for this match created a girls versus boys challenge, which was always going to prove difficult for the Brown team. Giving half a goal to the Pinks proved costly as they scored first to put immediate pressure on the Brown Team. Despite heroic efforts by the Browns who where camped in the Pinks half for the majority of the match the ball simply refused to cross the goal line.

Mark Siddle played a pivotal role in securing an excellent victory for the Pinks and looks terrific value off his -2 handicap. It must be said that the two chukkas he played on Lightning did a lot of damage to the Brown effort. Many thanks to Katie Roberts-Stride and we look forward to playing the Cup next year.




May Stride Electical - 13/06/2007

Teams
VYPC Yellow
Paul Piddington
Lisa Piddington
Will Wilkinson

VYPC Green
Milo Watson
Chris Bower
Sally Donaldson

Stride Electrical
Mark Siddle
Katie Fanthorpe
Jacqui Stride

The second Stride Electrical of the season saw the Yellows coming out on top with comfortable victories over Green and Stride Electrical. Will Wilkinson is now leading the points title with 2 wins out of 2.

The next match will be 27th June.




Newby Hall - 12/06/2007

Teams
VYPC
Paul Piddington
Sally Donaldson
Chris Bower

Stride Electrical
Lisa Piddington
Abi Watts
Jacqui Stride

This was our first tournament at be held in the beautiful Newby Hall grounds and we very much look forward to playing here again.

Despite Paul looking like the only gay in the village wearing a two sizes too small pink shirt he continued to play as best he could however the opposition proved too much and overcame what should have been a much stronger team.

Treading in a half time added a whole new dimension to polo when you consider that we followed the dancing JCB demonstration. The driver would have ended up in the tower had this happened at Windsor.

The weather was excellent bringing in good crowds to watch what was their first polo match in many cases. Queues of people followed each match having a go on the wooden horse. They certainly experienced how difficult hitting the ball can be.




Grey Hound Trophy - 12/06/2007

Teams:
VYPC Yellow
Paul Piddington
Lisa Piddington / Abi Watts
Richard Jones / Will Wilkinson

Stride Electrical
Milo Watson / Mark Siddle
Katie Fanthorpe / Jacqui Stride
Toby Wilkinson / Sally Donaldson

Despite horrendous rain we were the only polo club to be playing on the grass in Yorkshire this weekend, which shows just how superb these grounds are at Houghton Hall particularly when you consider that after 4 chukkas there was no sign of any damage done.

The match provided new sponsors, The Grey Hound Trust with the opportunity of starting an annual fixture to promote their activities, but unfortunately on this occasion the weather drove away what could have been a good crowd of spectators.




RAF Vs VYPC - 12/06/2007

VYPC Vs RAF

After an amazingly dry April which left most polo grounds rock hard we were pleasantly surprised to arrive at RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire to play on a fantastic surface. This must be the most underused polo ground in Britain.

Teams

VYPC
Paul Piddington 1
Mark Siddle / Sab Gogna -2
Will Wilkinson / Katie Fanthorpe -2
Lisa Piddington / Sally Donaldon -2

RAF
Joe North 1
Ft Lt Dave Black -1
Gemma Turner Wright -2
Ally Lee -2

Umpire: Martin Reason

This was always going to be a close battle and receiving half a goal on handicap was to prove critical. We exchanged goals throughout the match leading to a nail biting final chukka with the RAF leading by 4 goals to 3 ½. End to end play produced no goals until 16 seconds from the end Paul Piddington slipped a pass through to Mark Siddle just outside the RAF\'s 60 and with a cool head he ran the ball in to win in emphatic style.

After several years of competition this was the first victory against the RAF and the celebrations went on into the night at a sumptuous dress dinner in College Halls.




Stride Electrical Challenge - 12/06/2007

Three teams competed for the first of six mid-monthly mid-week challenges. A blind draw ensures different teams with the results creating points won.
Teams

Stride Electrical Brown
Mark Siddle
Will Wilkinson
Jacqui Stride
Chris Bower

Stride Electrical Pink
Paul Piddington
Lisa Piddington
Nicola Thompson

VYPC
Milo Watson
Katie Fanthorpe
Sally Donaldson
Richard Jones

In this round robin american Brown beat VYPC by 3 1/2 goals to 1 with excellent 4 man polo. Pink beat VYPC by 1 goal setting up the final between brown and pink. Excellent defending by Brown maintained their 1/2 goal advantage to run out the surprise winners of this first challenge. They each receive 3 points, pinks 2 points and VYPC 1 point.

The next Stride Electrical Challenge takes place on 30th May 2007.


- 05/04/2007 @ 09:34
Patrick Wilkinson Beach Challenge
25th March 2007

VYPC Yellow: Paul Piddington (2)
Lisa Piddington (0)
Abi Watts (0)

VYPC Red: Mark Siddle (0)
Chris Bower (0)
Katie Fanthorpe (0)
Will Wilkinson (0)

VYPC Blue: Alistair Latham (0)
Emma Nicholson (0)
Sally Donaldson (0)
Andy Gaddas (0)

In glorious sunshine and with masses of kites to add to the drama we competed for this annual plate. First off Red played Blue and despite a valiant attempt by Mark Siddle to play the new horse Clive the kites proved to much and Blue\\\'s ran out 3 – 0 victors.

Second game saw Yellow play Red which proved a much tighter contest and ended with a penalty shoot out narrowly won by yellow after extra time.

The final between Yellow and Blue witnessed a fast end to end match however Alistair failed to find the posts allowing Yellow to win 3 – 1.

Apres chukka food and drinks where kindly provided by Jacqui Stride to round off another excellent season.




VYPC Vs Ranksborough @ Ranksborough - 11/05/2007

VYPC Vs Ranksborough @ Ranksborough (18th March 2007)
Result VYPC 13, Ranksborough 12.

In weather conditions that changed from bright sunshine, gale force winds, pitch black cloud and driving snow we played a fast competitive four chukka match.

VYPC scoring first broke into a good lead which they never conceded throughout this brilliant match. Ranksborough had a desperate second chukka conceding four goals against the driving snow.

The change of ends at half time witnessed a Ranksborough fight back to end the 3rd chukka one goal down.

Special mention should go to Mark Siddle playing in his first competitive arena match, played an excellent defensive role as well as scoring a couple of crucial goals.

Saving his best pony till last Paul Piddington riding Victoria kept a rampant Ranksborough at bay scoring 3 goals a piece to seal the victory. A total of 25 goals scored in 4 chukkas shows just how good this arena is.

Teams

Vale of York Polo Club
Paul Piddington 2
Mark Siddle 0
Lisa Piddington / Katie Fanthorpe 0

Ranksborough
Joe North 2
Rupert Heggs 0
Alex Brooman–White 0

Umpire: Ed Winterton

Chukka score 1st 3-2, 2nd 7-3, 3rd 10-9, 4th 13-12.




VYPC Vs Ranksborough @ Rutland - 19/03/2007

VYPC Vs Ranksborough @ Rutland (18th February 2007)

The Vale of York Polo Club traveled down to the Rutland based Ranksborough Arena for a friendly arena match. This superb new arena allowed for fast open polo which saw a narrow 6 – 5 victory to the Vale of York Polo Club.

Teams

Vale of York Polo Club
Paul Piddington 2
Matt Yeo / Mark Siddle 0
Oliver Yeo / Lisa Piddington 0

Ranksborough
Joe North 2
Ed Winterton 2
Dave Black 0


VYPC Vs Durham @ Fraisthorpe Beach (25th February 2007)

In perfect conditions the Durham Team captained by Jamie Pike spent the morning having polo tuition followed by a challenge match on the nearby beach. The first chukka was hard fought and finished 1 goal a piece, but by the second chukka VYPC had settled and ran away 4 – 2 victors. Special praise should go to Oliver Yeo who is playing well above his handicap.

Teams

VYPC
Matt Yeo 0
Oliver Yeo 0
Will Wilkinson 0
Oliver Fielder 0

Durham
Jamie Pike 0
Alessandra Doyle 0
Tamara Hudlistin 0
Mark Siddle 0




Fancy Dress Polo on Bridlington Beach - 23/01/2007

This Christmas Eve saw Fancy Dress Polo on Bridlington Beach for the Vale of York Polo Club. It was very unseasonal weather to see Santas, Elves, Fairies and Napoleons cantering round in the bright sunshine. The tournament was kindly sponsored by Guy Gosselin Spine Centre who provided a very festive trophy.

Four teams entered for what looked like a tough challenge. First up Guy Gosselins Napoleons played Matt Yeos Fairies. The Fairies fluttered around and came out the winners. Next, Paul Piddingtons Santas played Jacqui Strides Elves. The Santas gave the Elves a good run around and went into the final after some good goals where scored by the two Mrs Santas, Lisa Piddington and Abi Watts.

The Final saw the Santas clash with the Fairies and after a tough battle the Santas took 1st place. The wooden spoon was collected by the Napoleons as the Elves beat them 3 -0.

The polo was finished off by a fantastic festive feast and mulled wine kindly provided by Jacqui Stride.

If anyone is interested in joining us for some beach polo please phone Paul Piddington on 07788 426968. Ponies are available to hire.

Santas
Paul Piddington
Lisa Piddington
Abi Watts

Elves
Oliver Yeo
Mark Siddel
Jacqui Stride

Napoleons
Guy Gosselin
Louise Hould
Kylie Atkinson / Ryan Mooney

Fairies
Matt Yeo
Will Wilkinson
Katie Fanthorpe





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