Regarded as one of the world's premier polo tournaments, the historic Indian Open Polo Championship was presented by the Airbus Group. The oldest trophy of Indian Polo, in its 115th year saw team Achievers take on defending champions Jindal Panther. It was a fierce battle for the Championship title and in the end it was Achievers who emerged victorious beating Jindal Panther by 7 goals to 5. Abhimanyu Pathak and Nicholas Pepper scored three goals each to guide Achievers to victory over Jindal Panther. Abhimanyu Pathak was adjudged the Most Valuable Player, while 'Carrot' ridden by J.P. Clarkin was declared the Best Polo Pony.
H.E. Francois Richier, Ambassador of France, H.E. Dr. Martin Ney, Ambassador of Germany, H.E. Gustavo de Aristegui, Ambassador of Spain &Dr. Alexander Evans, Charge d 'Affairs of the U.K. High Commission played the perfect hosts along with the Airbus Group India President, Pierre de Bausset. Other partners of the tournament included Panasonic, Trident Group, UltraTech, VE Commercial Vehicles, Coca-Cola, Cadbury, Union Bank, the Taj Mahal, New Delhi, PeroniNastroAzzuro and HT Mint. The final Sunday saw packed stands with a crowd of over 2000, cheering wildly for the two finalists.