Zambian international defender Pamela Greenshields will be the main timekeeper at the 8-Goal-Autumn Cup Polo Championships that begin today afternoon at Northern Polo Club, in Timau.
Greenshields, who was a member of the Zambian National Women’s Team that played their Kenyan counterparts at the Bell Inn/Swinbourne Cups Championships at Gilgil’s Manyatta Polo Club, returns to officiate in timekeeping in the tournament that has attracted four teams.
The four sides are Touchdown Forte, Topic Try Hards, Cherokee Chiefs and Celest Top Trojans.
Of all the sides taking part in the main tournament, Cherokee Chiefs team that has Jonathan Stichbury (1), Tony Sugden (1), Stuart Millar (1.5) and Jammie Murray, is the team with the top handicap at 8.5 while Celest Top Trojans and Topik Try Hards are tied on handicap 8 apiece.
The handicap 7.5 team of Kenyan international Casimir Gross (5), Henry Limb (2.5), Aisha Gross (1) and Morten Jenson (1) is the only side in the main tournament with the lowest handicap and will therefore start and play in all their three round-robin matches at the advantage of half a fraction of a goal.
In the first match at 12:30 pm, Cherokee Chiefs take on Topik Try Hards and the match will be officiated by Henry Limb and Craig Millar. Greenshields will be the chief timekeeper in most of the matches.
In the second match at 2 pm, Touchdown Forte will meet Celest Top Trojans, before paving way for the second-tier tournament of a three-team Abadan Cup Championships.
From 3:30 pm, Artea take on Cruiser before Cruiser play Cherokee in their second match. The final match will be Cherokee against Artea in the round-robin tournament.
The Championships will see a mixture of players from different handicaps.