Wellington Polo News: Casablanca Wins USPA President’s Cup
Casablanca (Grant Ganzi, Juancito Bollini, Wes Finlayson and Juan Bollini) won the USPA President’s Cup 8-Goal Tournament over Goose Creek (Collin McCosh, Maureen Brennan, Michael Bellissimo and Brad Blake), 16-8, on April 19, 2014 at Grand Champions at Palm Beach Polo Club.
Juan Bollini was named Most Valuable Player while Brennan’s third chukker mare won the Best Playing Pony honor.
During the 10-day USPA President’s Cup tournament, the first game went with Goose Creek at 10-9 over Palm Beach Polo; in the second game, Palm Beach Polo was defeated this time by Casablanca, 11-9; and for the championship, Casablanca defeated Goose Creek at 18-6.
USPA President’s Cup has been played since 1969 throughout the country the last eight years in Wellington.
Before the President’s Cup, Team Black won with Chuck Stanislowski, Ursula LiPari, Jake Flournoy and Chip Campbel the USPA Board of Governors Cup Round Robin. Flournoy won Most Valuable Player honors.
In another Grand Champions at Palm Beach Polo championship tournament final, Pony Express (Bob Daniels, Justin Daniels, Benji Daniels, and Tomas Goti) defeated Ganaraska (Ian Angus, Marcos Onetto, Jonny Lavine and Tom McGuiness), 9-8, to win the Las Acacias 5-Goal Tournament.