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‘Golden oldies’ shine at Anti Kajlich Master’s Polo Cup in Slovakia

‘Golden oldies’ shine at Anti Kajlich Master’s Polo Cup in Slovakia
October 19, 2023

Anti Kajlich, founder of Brisbane-based aquatic sport equipment company, Anti Wave Global Pty Ltd has advised of the success of the Anti Kajlich Master’s Polo Cup, held in the Slovakian city of Piestany last month.

Held on 28th and 29th September 2023, the over 35-year-old Master's polo event celebrated its 23rd year with teams from around the world travelling to Piestany, a picturesque and historic natural spa town and Kajlich’s hometown, located 1.5 hours from Vienna Airport.

Kajlich, a former professional water polo goalie who has a long and celebrated history in the sport

of water polo around the world took part in the event as a member of a U81 team - the first year that the competition included this category – with five members of his team, Kajlich included, being aged over 80.

Kajlich, who resides with his family in Brisbane, Australia, made a surprise last minute 30,000km round-trip with his wife back to his hometown of Piestany to compete in the competition and share a beer and beef goulash with his old polo mates from 12 countries around the world.

The competition included teams from USA, Lviv in Ukraine, Budapest in Hungary, Prague in Czechia and Bratislava in Slovakia and was held over two days at Piestany’s historic ‘Eva Pool’ - a regional hub for aquatics which also has natural thermal hot pools in the facility.

Team Budapest were the winners of the competition in the U60 division, while Piestany were the winners in the U81 Golden Oldies division.

Best Goalie was awarded to Anti Kajlich, which he honourably accepted, despite his own reservations as to the transparency of the decision.

Kajlich has been a driving force in the development of performance swim and water polo equipment around the world since 1974, when he developed and patented the original Anti Goal - the world’s favourite water polo goal.

This was followed shortly after by the development of the now world famous patented Anti Wave Performance Racing Lanes, known globally for their innovative wave calming capability, user friendly top performance design and easy availability.

His Australian family company Anti Wave is now run by Anti's son Anton, also a former Australian Youth Polo Goalie, now with over 20 years experience in the sector.

Anti retains the role of Chair Emeritus and lead product designer for Anti Wave, and continues his long-standing polo career with appearances in the goal at Master’s Polo competitions around the world.

Anti Wave continues to maintain the leading edge in the performance aquatics sector through their ongoing original product innovations, as well as increasing global availability around the world through a widespread network of Authorised Distribution and Licensed production.

Anti Wave remain firmly grounded in their sporting roots and continue to design and supply top performance aquatics products with their long standing focus, ‘top performance equipment with best global availability by athletes for athletes’.

Click here to contact Anti Wave Global via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.

Images: The ‘Golden Oldies U81 team’ at the Anti Kajlich Masters Cup 2023 in Piestany, Slovakia (top), the Anti Kajlich Masters Cup 2023 trophy (middle) and Anti Kajlich in goal (below).

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