BMW int Polo 2012 – Win!


…with BMW International Polo Series 2012

The BMW International Polo Series – which is the epitome of great sportsmanship, glamour and style – will take place once again in Durban and at a new venue in Johannesburg this month.

The first Test of the tournament takes place at Shongweni Club, in Hillcrest, Durban on the 19th of August. This will be followed by the second Test, played a week later on the 26th of August, at the spacious Waterfall Polo Park in Sunninghill, Johannesburg.

The South African Polo Team will be captained by the experienced Gillespie Armstrong who is also part of the team that won the Beresford Cup at the 2012 Inter-Provincials. His team being represented at the BMW International Polo Series includes 26 year old Leroux Hendriks from Pretoria; 21 year old Duncan Watson, the eldest son of South Africa’s most capped international polo player Russell Watson; powerful striker in the back position, Bryan Hein and 25 year old reserve Lance Watson.

This year, the Indian Polo Association has accepted the South African Polo Association’s invitation to send their national side to participate in the Series. India have only played in the BMW International Polo Series once previously in 2005, which saw the home side emerging victorious. BMW’s collaboration with the South African Polo Association is one of the longest-running sports sponsorships in South Africa – 2012 marks 23 years of BMW’s commitment to the sport.

Guests are invited to bring their families and a picnic basket to enjoy an afternoon of outstanding horsemanship, couture designs and, of course, patriotic support of the South African polo team.

Public tickets are not pre-sold and are only available at the gates on the day, which open at 10am. Shongweni tickets are sold at a cost of R80 per person (West Bank) and R50 per person (East Bank). However, guests arriving in a BMW will be able to enjoy the afternoon for just R60 or R30 per person for the West and East Banks respectively. Waterfall tickets are R100 per person and again BMW drivers will be able to enter for just R80 per person. Children under the age of twelve are given free access.

Please refer to or for further information with regard to ticket sales. Follow BMW on Twitter and join the conversation using #BMWPolo.


BMW is also running a competition on Twitter where one can win a set of double tickets to the BMW Marquee. To enter this competition have a look at #BMWtakemetothePolo on Twitter from 13 to 19 August.