Team Audi Victorious in Julius Baer Beach Polo World Cup Sylt 2011

New champions have been crowned at The Julius Baer Beach Polo World Cup Sylt after the Audi team of Siegfried Grohs from Germany and Argentina’s Gastón Maiquez overcame Julius Baer in the final to take the title.

After two close chukkas, the Julius Baer team of Germany’s Sven Schneider and fifteen year old Lukas Sdrenka opened up a 5-3 lead in the third, but six handicap Gastón Maiquez kept his side in the match scoring three unanswered goals to lead 5-6 going into the fourth chukka.

The final chukka saw Maiquez in devastating form, scoring two more goals to take a 5-8 lead and despite a late surge from team Julius Baer, Audi held on, eventually winning 7-8.

Maiquez performance saw him named the Julius Baer Leading Scorer, and with Julius Baer contributing €200 for every goal scored by the Leading Scorer, Maiquez’s outstanding total of 14 goals over the tournament raised €2,800 towards the event’s official charity, Coastal Protection Foundation Sylt. When combined with additional donations made during the weekend, over €15,000 was handed over to the charity by Julius Baer during the prize giving ceremony.

In recognition of his outstanding play over the weekend in Sylt, Lukas Sdrenka has been invited to join the Julius Baer International Polo Academy at Polo Park Zurich from 18-22 July. Over five days he will be able to develop his polo skills, both on and off the field, and build on what has already been a remarkable career for such a young player.

Earlier in the afternoon, team Maus Real Estate defeated team Koenig Pilsner 4-2 in the 3rd/4th place play-off, and team Lanson beat the all-female team of GOSCH 5-4 to take 5th place.

Played on the beautiful island of Sylt off the coast of northern Germany, and now in its fourth year, The Julius Baer Beach Polo World Cup is Germany’s leading polo event with over 10,000 spectators visiting over the weekend.

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.

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