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King Power beats Audemars Piguet in King's Cup Final

King Power beats Audemars Piguet in King's Cup Final

THAILAND: After a fun and ferocious week of elephant polo, attended by teams from all over the world as well as royals, celebrities and many other special VIP guests, the final day of the tournament offered up a showcase of skillful play, plenty of memorable moments and a new winning team for 2012.

Tuesday 18 September 2012, 06:29AM

The final match placed two stellar teams on the pitch, both of them full of storied elephant polo histories and exceptional players.

However, the combined offensive might of King Power's Nattapong Praumlee, Thanasin Chuawangkham and Captain Tom Claytor proved too much for the defending champions Audemars Piguet.

King Power's Thai super star players, Nattapong Praumlee, Thanasin Chuawangkham and the rock solid defense of Tom Claytor saw the defending champion team of brothers Angad and Uday Kalaan and Sanjay Choegyal out-manoeuvered and out played throughout the match. 

Nattapong Praumlee received nearly all the scoring glory of the game, batting in every single goal for his team. Captain Tom Claytor served up surgically precise assists, and fellow professional polo player Thanasin Chuawangkham provided the same impenetrable wall in front of the goal that kept the Audemars Piguet team on the defense for most of the game.

The final score was a resounding 13 - 9 to King Power.

The exciting week-long event has not only been about fun and games - a generous sum of B3.3 million was raised for various elephant charity projects at the Anantara Hua Hin gala dinner which hosted a gathering of top dignitaries and well known celebrities.

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Scores for 2012 King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament:

1. King Power
2. Audemars Piguet
3. Mercedes Benz
4. Rueng Chang
5. Citibank
6. Blue Label
7. Sara Story Design
9. PricewaterhouseCoopers 
10. The Nellies
11. PTT
12. Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas


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