Forfeit Gives El Cabure the 2014 Ylvisaker Cup Wellington Polo
El Cabure (Scott Wood, Sugar Erskine, Agustin Merlos and Carlucho Arellano) won the 2014 Ylvisaker Cup last Sunday after Valiente (Robert Jornayvaz, Santi Torres, Sapo Caset and Adolfo Cambiaso) were forced to forfeit the championship.
An hour before the final match started, Valiente was informed that they couldn’t play with a 21-goal lineup, with Robert Jornayvaz replacing his injured father Bob. So the USPA asked Valiente to change to another player. Bob needed to be replaced by a 0-goal player to return to the original 20-goal lineup.
In defense of Valiente, Sapo Caset said that three days before the championship, they informed the USPA that Robert was playing which was not a problem for the management.
He also added that they were asked to change the team but Bob didn’t want to because they were told that they could play with a 21-goal lineup. Bob said that if El Cabure’s patron, Scott Wood, accepted this, they would play. But Wood said no so they withdrew from the cup.
Wood was named MVP and Merlos’ Vagabunda took BPP honors.
Meanwhile, earlier in the day, Audi (Grant Ganzi, Lucas Lalor, Nic Roldan and Freddie Mannix) scored an 11-9 win over Faraway (Santiago Chavanne, Martin Pepa, Mariano Gonzalez and Hutton Goodman) in the Ylvisaker Cup subsidiary tournament, the George Haas subsidiary final.
Roldan led all scoring with eight goals, Mannix adding two and one goal by handicap for a total of 11 goals for Audi. While Gonzales scored four goals, Chavanne thrice, and each goal from Pepa and Goodman aggregated to the lose of the Farway.
Roldan was named MVP while Gonzalez’s Meghan as the BPP honors.