Whopping €10m up for grabs in Team Play-Offs next year

 09 Nov 2017 - 0:03

Whopping €10m up for grabs in Team Play-Offs next year
Sheikh Ali bin Khalid Al Thani was among the quartet in Rio Olympics last year in which Qatar made their equestrian debut in the quadrennial multi-sporting event.

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A staggering sum of €10m will be up for grabs in the Team Play-Offs set to be introduced from next season, it was confirmed by Jan Tops, the Founder and President of Lomngines Global Champions Tour (LGCT), yesterday.
At the end of last month it was announced that the new Team Play-Offs will be held in the Czech capital Prague from December 13 to 16 at O2 Arena. The winning team will bag €3m.
“After the final event here in Qatar next year, the 16 best teams will be competing in Play-offs in December in Prague,” Tops said yesterday.
“It is going to be an indoor event. Everybody starts on zero points again. It will have a unique the prize money - I think something like that will be one of the highlights of the new series.
“You will see a lot of good teams. The competition will get stronger. This year we have 3-4 teams that can win. Next time we will see 12-14 teams. You will see strategies adopted by the teams,” Tops added as he gave details on the new series.
Prague is one of the world’s most beautiful cities and a UNESCO World Heritage site, promising unforgettable excitement for millions of equestrian fans worldwide. The O2 arena  hosts major concerts and sports events, and will be the first indoor event on the Longines Global Champions Tour and Global Champions League calendar.
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