Saturday 11 June 2011 — On the opening day of the Julius Baer Beach Polo World Cup, played on the stunning island of Sylt in Northern Germany, team Julius Baer saw off strong opposition to win Pool B and will now go on to face Audi in The Final on Sunday 12th June.
The six teams in the competition were split into two Pools and under the American Tournament system, played each other in a series of two chukka matches. The Julius Baer team of fifteen year old Lukas Sdrenka (Handicap 0) and Sven Schneider (3) both from Germany came through to win Pool B, whilst their opponents in The Final will be the Audi team of Argentina’s Gaston Maiquez (6) and Germany’s Siegfried Grohs (0).
Established in 2008 and now in its fourth year, the Julius Baer Beach Polo World Cup is Germany’s most popular polo event and is watched by over 10,000 spectators during the weekend. The tournament has strong links with the community of Sylt and is a leading supporter of the Coastal Protection Foundation Sylt; a charity established to protect the eroding coastline around the island.
As part of its inaugural title sponsorship for 2011, and to give its support for the fundraising being carried out by Coastal Protection Foundation Sylt, Julius Baer has introduced a new ‘Leading Scorer’ initiative and will be donating €200 for every goal scored by the highest individual scorer during the tournament.
Gaston Maiquez, with six goals, will wear the Julius Baer Leading Scorer armband going into the last day of the competition, and will be hoping to add to the overnight total of €1,200 being donated to the charity.
Bank Julius Baer in Germany was founded in 1989, and is entirely tailored to the demands of German customers. The bank has seven offices across Germany: Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Kiel, Munich, Stuttgart, Wuerzburg and head offices in Frankfurt am Main. Germany, as one of the Bank’s core markets, is of great importance to Julius Baer. Combining local market knowledge with global experience, local relationship managers and product specialists guarantee personalised service and provide a strong network to local companies and entrepreneurs.
With one of the six Julius Baer booking centres based in Frankfurt, the bank remains committed to enabling clients the economic and regulatory climate most suited to them.
About Julius Bär
Julius Bär is the leading Swiss private banking group, with an exclusive focus on servicing and advising private clients. Julius Bär’s total client assets amounted to CHF 271 billion at the end of April 2011, with assets under management accounting for CHF 173 billion. Bank Julius Bär & Co. Ltd., the renowned Swiss private bank with origins dating back to 1890, is the principal operating company of Julius Bär Group Ltd., whose shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ticker symbol: BAER) and form part of the Swiss Market Index (SMI) of the 20 largest and most liquid Swiss stocks.
Julius Bär employs a staff of over 3,500 in more than 20 countries and some 40 locations, including Zurich (head office), Dubai, Frankfurt, Geneva, Guernsey, Hong Kong, London, Lugano, Milan, Monaco, Montevideo, Moscow and Singapore.
For more information visit our website at www.juliusbaer.de.
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