MINT Polo in the Park’s Summer Dimension
Eight teams of three players, a smaller pitch, no changing of ends after each goal, point incentives for long shots on goal, hard plastic balls to give players more length to their shots and full match video coverage with live competitor commentary have updated the glamorous game of Polo to make the sport faster and harder in a similar way to how Twenty20 has changed the game of cricket.
Contracted by World Polo Ltd., Dimension Audio provided full audio facilities for the three day event. Control and playback in the form of LS9-16 and Instant Replay 360 were used whilst 16 EV XLEs, six d&b QSubs, four EM Acoustic EM122, eight turbo sound Impact 50s and four Ci80s were positionedaround the pitch supplying the sound in addition to the accompanying amplifiers. Furthermore, in excess of 2000 metres of speaker cabling was provided to facilitate the audio solutions, taking three days to be laid before the event began.
James Loveless, Dimension Audio’s project manager, was delighted by how well the audio was received by client and spectators alike. As James commented: “It was a fantastic event which has had a great response from the public. The commentary from the other team players throughout the tournament made for a wonderfully unique and sometime hilarious aspect to the matches played and I am very pleased as to how well our equipment complemented this exciting event.”
Paul Vernon, the event director commented “Dimension Audio has provided us with great audio facilities for this year’s tournament. Only in its second year, we look forward to this event going from strength to strength, becoming one of the main summer events of the social scene.”
The grand final on the third day of the tournament was played between IG Index Paris and City AM New York. Teams from global cities including London, Durban, Sydney, Moscow, Buenos Aires and Geneva also played in the knock out tournament. The trophy was presented by model Jodie Kidd to her brother Jack Kidd’s team, New York, who narrowly beat Paris 11-10.