Team Profile :

Chivas Regal

Mr. Peter Prentice, Captain :

Now enjoying his 17th year of elephant polo, Peter Prentice has accumulated a team of experienced WEPA legends to compete for the King’s Cup 2004. Two World Championship medals and a famous WEPA World Series Grand Slam title (2001) to his name, Prentice has captained the convivial and generous CHIVAS REGAL team for seven years. A useful player in his own right, he holds the record for the fasted ever goal scored (4.5 secs) in WEPA history, achieved during the King’s Cup 2003 semi-final play-offs. A man for all seasons, he can play defence, midfield or attack, although arguably his best position is at the bar orchestrating tidal waves of Chivas Manhattans for any unsuspecting opposition. Under his leadership, the Chivas Regal team will once again be looking to live life the full both on and off the pitch for the King’s Cup Tournament 2004.

His Grace, Torquhil Ian Campbell,
The 13th Duke of Argyll. :

Titles – THE MOST HIGH, POTENT AND NOBLE PRINCE HIS GRACE TORQUHIL IAN CAMPBELL, DUKE OF ARGYLL, MARQUESS OF KINTYRE AND LORNE, EARL OF ARGYLL, CAMPBELL AND COWAL, VISCOUNT LOCHAWE AND GLENYLA, LORD CAMPBELL, LORNE, KINTYRE, INVERARAY, MULL, MORVEN AND TYRIE IN THE PEERAGE OF SCOTLAND, BARON SUNDBRIDGE OF COOMBANK AND BARON HAMILTON OF HAMELDON IN THE PEERAGE OF GREAT BRITAIN, DUKE OF ARGYLL IN THE PEERAGE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, BARONET OF NOVA SCOTIA, HEREDITARY MASTER OF THE ROYAL HOUSEHOLD IN SCOTLAND, HEREDITARY KEEPER OF THE ROYAL CASTLES OF DUNOON, CARRICK, DUNSTAFFNAGE AND TARBET, ADMIRAL OF THE WESTERN COASTS AND ISLES, AND CHIEF OF THE HONOURABLE CLAN CAMPBELL, MACCAILEIN MHOR.

Mr. Matt Idiens :

W.E.P.A. World Champion 2003. Director of VANE Minerals plc., mining entrepreneur and explorer of excitement, Matthew has tried his hand at most sports and is a member of the St. Moritz Tobogganing Club having ridden the Cresta for the last 16 years.
A man of huge style and conviviality, he is used to the speed and excitement that Elephant Polo throws at you. Having first played at WEPA in 2001, he is now embarking on his 3rd WEPA outing and adds a certain style and grace to the Chivas Regal team (with the exception of “His Grace”). Matthew says he is honoured to have been asked to represent Chivas Regal as reigning World Champion on the TigerTops Nepal Team 2003 and holder of the Chivas Regal Sporting Moment Award. With his team mate Kristjan Edwards, it is likely that the evenings could be more competitive than the matches!

Mr. Kristjan Edwards :

Kristjan Edwards W.E.P.A. World Champion 2003, C.E.P.A. Champion 2004 CEO of TigerTops Nepal, international sportsman and world traveller; a man of many talents and tales. Kristjan is going for the treble having won the last two Elephant Polo tournaments in Nepal and Sri Lanka. Among his many achievements, he started the first Polo club in Mongolia and is also a member of the St. Moritz Tobogganing Club. He has ridden the Cresta for the last 16 years and is the fastest Icelander on the run. He comes from a great pedigree of Elephant Polo players as his father, with James Manclark, started Elephant Polo some 23 years ago. Kristjan has a string of 16 elephants but finds it difficult to transport them to games, so will be utilising T.E.P.A.’s excellent elephant this year.

Colonel Raj Kalaan, The Silver Fox :

Another WEPA veteran, the Silver Fox is an established legend in both horse and elephant polo worlds. Having played for India in the 70’s, Raj turned his skills to the pachyderm variety in 1987, originally becoming captain of the Oberoi team. However, his more exuberant love for Scotch saw him enjoy a high-profile transfer to the Chivas team, from which he has never looked back. A master in his art by day, the Silver Fox has also come to be known as one of WEPA’s most enigmatic and charming apres polo celebrities. Never short of a word (or a Chivas), he has charmed the world’s media from Ulaan Batur to Cape Horn with is articulate anecdotes gained from years of merry adventure. However, watch out for Raj on the pitch, he has made the Chivas No’ 3 shirt his own after years of resolute and reliable defence - his educated and elegant back-handers being the stuff of legend.

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Kings Cup Elephant Polo Tournament 2004, Hua Hin Thailand