Cottonian Polo Team Plays in Hawaii USA

As part of the celebrations  to commemorate the 40th year of the class of ’71 passing out of BCS, I led my polo team called the ‘Cottonian Polo Team’ to play an Invitational International Polo tournament in Hawaii, USA from 25 Aug to 5 Sept, 2011. The final match played on Sunday 4th Sept was won by the ‘Cottonian Polo Team’ against the local favorites the  ‘Hawaii Polo Club Team’ by a nail biting 9-8 goal score line. The match was keenly contested by both teams & played in a fast paced encounter on the beautiful Hawaii Polo Ground located on the beach of the famous North Shore of Oahu in Honolulu, Hawaii. This match was the Grand Finale event of the Hawaii Polo season & was watched by a record crowd of over 3,000 spectators, enjoying the polo, after polo party, a sky diving display & the festive atmosphere. I will be sending pictures of the match later, to be posted here.

Best Regards
Vikram Sodhi [C 62-71]

7 thoughts on “Cottonian Polo Team Plays in Hawaii USA

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  2. Iftikhar Malik

    This is a wonderful effort.I have passed on the story to Polo fans in Lahore which is the center of Polo activities in Pakistan.
    Wonderful also to see the bonding of the class of 1971.

  3. Vivek Bhasin

    Dear Vikram
    Congratulations to the Cottonian Polo Team for such a wonderful tour of Hawaii and your great victory!! I can see this is not the first time you have visited those beautiful Islands; more significant to me as the company I work for DOLE FOOD Co. has an extremely strong presence in the Islands; where in fact, the first roots of the Dole Pineapple business were established in Wahiawa by a Harvard graduate Jim Dole who arrived from Boston on November 16, 1899. The Island of Lanai is owned by Castle & Cook whose CEO Mr David Murdoch continues to head Dole Food Co.
    So I am sure you must have enjoyed the Islands tranquility, the delicious Dole Pineapples, the victory in Polo and much more.
    It is wonderful to see and note such great success by Cottonians who are always supported by their wives.

    Warm Regards and Best Wishes to Sumathy and your self.
    Well Done Cottonian!!
    Vivek Bhasin
    Chairman (OCA) United Kingdom

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