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    Team Angry Birds crowned champions

    Fadhil Yunus

    His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam graced the Charity Polo Day 2021 at the Royal Brunei Polo and Riding Club in Jerudong yesterday.

    His Majesty also consented to present the coveted trophy and prizes to the winners.

    Upon arrival, His Majesty was greeted by His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen and Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah.

    Team Angry Birds led by His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah emerged champions in the three-team competition after defeating Team Addams Family 2-0 in two chukkas.

    Team Addams Family, led by Her Royal Highness Princess ‘Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah, came in second place while Team The Incredibles were third.

    Also watching the matches were His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel and Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah and Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna, Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam graced the Charity Polo Day 2021 at the Royal Brunei Polo and Riding Club in Jerudong yesterday. His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen and Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah also attended. Photo shows His Majesty presenting a prize to His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah as his team, Team Angry Birds, emerged champions.
    His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen, His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah, Her Royal Highness Princess ‘Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah, Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah and Pengiran Muda Bahar in a group photo with Team Angry Birds and Team The Incredibles during Charity Polo Day 2021. PHOTOS: MUIZ MATDANi & INFOFOTO
    Her Royal Highness Princess ‘Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah during a match
    ABOVE & BELOW: His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen and His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel share a light moment; Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah; and Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna, Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ABOVE & BELOW: The Royal Brunei Police Force band performs at the event; and a performance by Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam

    Earlier, Team Angry Birds defeated Team The Incredibles 3-2 in two chukkas while the other match saw Team Addams Family beat Team The Incredibles 4-3 in two chukkas.

    The tournament was contested in a round robin format with the team that registered the most wins crowned champion.

    Each match was played in a chukka or a half with a team needing to score through the goalposts by striking the ball using a mallet.

    The matches provided entertainment and competitive action to the spectators as polo made a return to the local sporting scene.

    The Charity Polo Day was last held in 2019 with Team Shrek bringing home the championship trophy.

    The Charity Polo Day 2021 was organised by Brunei Polo Team with the cooperation of the Royal Brunei Polo Association and Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam.

    Proceeds from the charity polo tournament will be donated to the Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah
    Al-Hajjah Maryam.

    Other highlights of the event included an auction for limited edition items as well as a selection of local food and beverage vendors.

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