United States High-Goal Season Opener: Herbie Pennell Cup 2014
The United States High-Goal Season Opener, Herbie Pennell Cup 2014, will amaze the crowds again in the International Polo Club, Wellington. The Herbie Pennel Cup will be begin on January 2, 2014 and will be a three-day 20-goal tournament. The tournament is comprised of four teams which include the Villa del Lago/Casablanca, Coca-cola, Lechuza Caracas, and Palm Beach Illustrated.
On January 2nd at 3:00 p.m. the first match will be played between Villa del Lago/Casablanca and Palm Beach Illustrated. On January 3rd at 10:30 am, Coca-Cola will face Lechuza Caracas. The tournament finals will be played at IPC and will start January 5th at 3:00 p.m.
The Villa del Lago/Casablanca players are Jim Zenni, Pablo Pieres, Augustine Obregon and Iñaki Laprida with goal ratings 0, 9, 4 and 7 respectively.
Coca-Cola’s top players are 2-goal rating Gillian Johnston, 7-goal rating Jeff Hall, 9-goal rating Julio Arellano and 2-goal rating Nick Morrison.
Lechuza Caracas Lechuza Caracas will be playing Victor Vargas, Mariano Gracida, Pablo MacDonough and Nicolás Espain with 1-, 3-, 10-, and 6-goal ratings respectively.
Last but not least, Palm Beach Illustrated’s players are 2-goal rating Jared Zenni, 4-goal rating Tommy Collingwood, 6-goal rating Facundo Obregon and 8-goal rating Cristian Laprida.
Coca-Cola defended its second championship last year.
The Herbie Pennell Cup is named after Alfred G. “Herbie” Pennell, an American 8-goal indoor polo player. In the 1950’s and 1960’s, Herbie Pennell was one of this country top arena players.
The Herbie Pennel Cup will be followed by other prestigious high-goal competition tournaments such as the Joe Barry Memorial Cup, the Ylvisaker Cup, and the Piaget USPA Gold Cup. The season will end on April 20, 2014.
This is a good start for Wellington polo. 2014 will surely be filled with exciting polo events that will keep Wellington polo fans thrilled.