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The Longines Global Champions Tour adds a Club League to their concept for 2015

Monday, 22 September 2014

A new Club League will take place in conjunction with all Longines Global Champions Tour events around the world next year. In the Club League, club owners will field "star strikers" to compete on Friday competitions at each event on the calendar, including London, Shanghai, Monaco, Paris and Doha. Prize money for the whole season next year will rocket to around €20 million in total for the thrilling club competitions and the individual competitions.

World No1 Scott Brash and World No2 Ludger Beerbaum have spoken about a new era of "exciting" new football-style club competitions. Current LGCT ranking leader Ludger Beerbaum said: "I must say this is something really new, even for me with my experience. He for sure (Scott Brash) will be part of it for many years." Speaking about the tactics and strategy that will be involved in selecting two riders from the squad of four for the club competitions, Ludger said: "I don't know if maybe I will end up as the team manager and not ride any more, but it is something exciting."

Great Britain's Olympic gold medallist Scott Brash, who won the Longines GCT Championship last year and could still win again this year, said: "I think it is going to be really exciting for the viewers and the fans, and if an owner buys a club they are obviously going to want to have the best riders and horses in their club, so it opens up the market into buying and selling riders, and I think this becomes very interesting and strategic. If our sport can keep evolving, it can be spoken about and viewed along with the likes of golf, tennis and football."

Source: Press release from the Longines Global Champions Tour

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