Real Club de Polo de Barcelona will host the ABN AMRO EHL Men’s KO16 at Camp Eduardo Dualde in October to raise the curtain on the 17th season of the world’s best club competition.
The event will see 16 clubs from 11 different countries competing in a straight knock-out format from Oct 6-8. The draw to see who plays who will be made next week in Barcelona.
Reacting to the announcement, José Maria Batista, the Real Club de Polo Hockey President said: “Hosting the EHL KO16 is an exciting challenge for the club and the team, one more challenge we will have to look forward to this season.”
Polo player Marc Reyné added: “Playing the KO16 at home is very exciting and very motivating. I am sure that it will give us that extra motivation to fight to the maximum to reach the FINAL8”
“I am so happy to see the EHL return after 14 years to play at Real Club de Polo,” said EHF President Marijke Fleuren.
“The club has such a long and frequent history in the EHL. I am sure it will be a very memorable weekend in such an iconic city!”
For teams who win two successive games, they will earn one of the precious FINAL8 tickets on offer where they will join already qualified Pinoké, Rot-Weiss Köln, Gantoise and Club de Campo de Madrid.
SV Kampong, HC Bloemendaal (Netherlands), Mannheimer HC, Harvestehuder THC (Germany), Royal Léopold, Waterloo Ducks (Belgium), Real Club de Polo de Barcelona (Spain), Old Georgians, Holcombe HC (England), CA Montrouge, Racing Club de France (France), Post SV (Austria), Western Wildcats (Scotland), Banbridge (Ireland), Rotweiss Wettingen (Switzerland), TJ Plzen Litice (CZE)