News - China to host Asia's first ever Snow Polo tournament

24th Cartier Polo on Snow, St. Moritz
The recently opened Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club, the largest polo club in China, will be hosting Asia’s first ‘Snow Polo’ tournament from February 15 to 20, following the Chinese New Year holidays.  The “Metropolitan International Snow Polo Challenge Tournament” will be a competition between six teams from the world’s leading polo playing nations: England, France, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina and China. Two matches will be played daily in a league format, 14 goal open, during the week-long event. The tournament winners will take home a trophy made by Asprey, the famed bespoke jewellers to Britain’s royal family.

Snow polo originated in the Swiss winter resort of St. Moritz in 1985 and is considered the pinnacle of the polo sport for its spectacle. The game is contested by three players on each side with an orange ball slightly bigger than is traditionally played on grass.