Tim Revell (2017) and the Oxford University Polo Club were victorious in the Atlantic Cup polo tournament hosted by Harvard at Myopia Polo Club in Hamilton, Mass. from Sept 20th-23th.
The Atlantic Cup was established in 2002 as challenge by Yale to Oxford and Cambridge and since Harvard entered the tournament in 2016 has become a hard fought contest between four of the world’s most prestigious university polo brands. The tourament is meant to foster connections between Britain and the US and this was the first time it was hosted by Harvard since its inception.
Revell says the tournament was an ‘extraordinary experience with great players, people and of course horses’. Tim Revell scored six times in a 18-1 win against Yale in the first match of the tournament.
Oxford would go on to beat Cambridge 7-1 before meeting Harvard in the final on Gibney field, the oldest polo pitch in America, in front of a heavily attended crowd from Harvard, Yale and the Oxford and Cambridge Society of New England. Oxford came out on top with a 4-3 win. They didn’t lose a game in the tournament and were presented the winning trophy for the third time in a row.
Revell credits his experience as an ice hockey player and horseback rider for his success in polo and thanks Linacre for their generous financial support of varsity sports at Oxford. Revell has just completed an Mst in the History of Art and Visual Culture as the John Bamborough MSc Scholar in the Humanities at Linacre College, Oxford.
Revell (far left) with the winning Oxford team of the Atlantic Cup polo tournament hosted by Harvard at the Myopia Polo Club, Hamilton, Mass. Photo: Francesca Cornero (Harvard).