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Another Wellington polo event held was the Joe Barry Memorial Cup!
The three-week second tournament of the season kicked off on January 9, 2014 with Valiente and Las Monjitas winning their matches on the opening day at the International Polo Club.
Valiente’s foursome Bob Jornayvaz, Santi Torres, Sapo Caset and Roberto Zedda made their 2014 debut by winning against Lechuza Caracas team: Victor Vargas, Mariano Gracida, Pablo MacDonough and Nico Espain., with 13-10 scores.
The match was followed by 10-6 victory of Las Monjitas over Flight Options. Camillo Bautista, Geronimo Obregon, Eduardo Etrada and Alejandro Astrada made up the Las Monjitos while Flight Options was composed of Melisssa Ganzi, Juan Bollini, Miguel Astrada and Fred Mannix.
There were 14 teams who took part in this tournament. Action in the 20-goal Joe Barry Memorial Cup continued between Palm Beach Illustrated, Coca-Cola, Tonkawa, CT Energia, Villa del Lago/Casablanca, Orchard Hill, Audi, Faraway, Los Machitos/Heathcote and El Cabure on the following days.
In the last year’s final, Audi lost a hard fought 11-9 match to Crab Orchard.
The Joe Barry Memorial Cup semifinals were held on the 22nd and 23rd of January. The Final was played on Sunday, January 26.
Wellington polo always gets more exciting with every match and event!
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The first international polo competition of the new year will begin on the 8th of January with twelve countries competing in the 2014 Fortune Heights Snow Polo World Cup in China which is to be hosted by the Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club.
The US team is represented by Tommy Biddle, Pelon Escapite, and Delmar Walton.
Biddle is a 10-goal arena handicap, and has a 6-goal outdoor rating. He has won many tournaments throughout the years.
Escapite also has a 6-goal outdoor rating. Excapite has played and won several prestigious tournaments such as the C.V. Whitney Cup, the Ylvisaker Cup, the Outback League, and the Kentucky Horse Park Invitational.
Walton holds a 3-goal outdoor handicap and became a professional player at the age of 16. He won the USPA Gold Cup twice and U.S Open Polo Championship.
The team will be competing against Hong Kong, Australia, England, Mexico, Spain, Chile, Brazil, France, New Zealand, South Africa and Canada.
Snow polo is a modern variation of traditional field polo with a smaller playing field and a hard-packed snow terrain.
The 2014 Fortune Heights Snow Polo World Cup is authorized by the Federation of International Polo (FIP) and Chinese Equestrian Association.
Valiente (Bob Jornayvaz, Santi Torres, Sapo Caset and Adolfo Cambiaso) meets Alegria (Julian Mannix, Clemente Zavaleta, Mariano Aguerre and Hilario Ulloa) after winning on Wednesday, March 19, semifinals of 2014 USPA Piaget Gold Cup.
In the first semifinal, Valiente registered a decisive win 14-10 over Audi (Marc Ganzi, Gonzalito Pieres, Rodrigo Andrade and Gonzalo Del Tour).
Torres of Valiente got the opening goal followed by a goal from teammate Caset, 2-0. Audi’s 10-goaler Pieres finally got his team back with a goal from the field. Teammate Andrade made the tying goal, 2-2. The first chukker ended with Cambiaso and Torres adding another goal to Valiente, 4-2.
In the second chukker, Valiente continued to lead as the chukker ended with 6-4 scores. And the first half ended with Valiente still on the lead, 7-6.
Valiente left Audi scoreless in the fourth chukker with goals from Caset and Cambiaso the only scores of the chukker, 9-6.
Caset scored twice with Santos and Cambiaso adding single goals in the fifth chukker while Pieres and Ganzi scoring each for Audi, 13-8.
In the last chukker, Audi couldn’t catch up anymore as the final horn sounded for the 14-10 Valiente victory.
Caset led the score with seven goals, Cambiaso added four and Torres scored three for the Valiente’s victory. While Andrade and Pieres each scored four and Ganzi and Del Tour each added one goal for the losing effort.
As for the second semifinal match, Algeria defeated Lechuza Caracas (Victor Vargas, Nico Pieres, Juan Martin Nero and Nico Espain) in an overtime, 8-7.
The first chukker went scoreless and the second chukker ended with only 2-0 scores, Lechuza Caracas in the lead. The first half ended with Lechuza Caracas still on the lead, 4-2.
The two teams traded goals in the fourth chukker, 5-3. In the fifth chukker, Lechuza Caracas continued to lead by two goals, 7-5.
But Alegria turned up the heat in the sixth chukker. Mannix and Ulloa managed to tie the scores into 7-7. Both teams struggled to earn the go-ahead goal but the final horn sounded it was all even.
Alegria managed to score a come-from-behind overtime win over Lechuza Caracas, 8-7.
Ulloa led all scoring with five goals, including the game winner, and Mannix and Zavaleta add two and one goals respectively. Pieres scored fourth times, Nero twice and Vargas once in the loss.
Wellington polo 2014 Piaget Gold Cup Championship game was held on March 23, 2014.
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NBA Ambassador Bob Delaney, together with the offices in NY and Sarasota, FL gave an outstanding and overwhelming lecture at the Wellington Polo Museum in Lake Worth, FL on Friday morning, March 14, 2014.
The lecture was about on the values of creating a strongly bonded polo team, that wins on and off the field. As an ambassador, he shared his experiences as an NBA Umpire Adviser. He has officiated over 1,700 regular season NBA Games, 200+ playoff games and 10 finals, including All Star games in China and Japan.
He was with Team USPA members Belinda Brody, Matt Baker, Brandon Van Loon, Augustine Arellano as well as Charlie Muldoon, Maggie Mitchell, Bobby Puetz, Elizabeth Hedley and Kris Bowman.
For continuing success and growth for the professional athlete, professional umpire, as well as for the leaders of professionals and support staff in a sport such as Wellington polo, he offered inspirational suggestions.
The objective was to help build the next generation of effective, informed leaders, on and off the polo field.
Valiente (Bob Jornayvaz, Santi Torres, Sapo Caset and Adolfo Cambiaso) won the opening competition of the American Triple Crown, the C.V. Whitney Cup Wellington polo, with a 12-8 lead over Orchard Hill (Steve Van Andel, Santiago Chavanne, Pablo MacDonough and Matias MacDonough) on Sunday afternoon at the International Polo Club.
In the first chukker, Adolfo Cambiaso scored the only goal through the period, making Valiente in the lead, 1-0.
The second chukker started with Santi Torres converting a 60-yard Safety but consecutive goals from MacDonough brothers, Pablo and Matias, tied up the scores into 2-2. Sapo Caset broke the tie and Torres made another goal, ending the second chukker with 4-2.
The first half ended with 5-4, Valiente still in the lead.
As the second half Wellington polo opened, Caset scored twice, 7-4. MacDonough brothers responded to this, making the scores to 7-6. Caset and Cambiaso each scored again while Pablo MacDonough cut the lead to 9-7 before the chukker ended.
Cambiaso scored back-to-back in the fifth chukker, 11-7. The fifth period ended 12-8 with Matias MacDonough and Caset scoring for Orchard Hill and Valiente respectively.
The sixth chukker ended without a score from the both teams. Valiente celebrated the 12-8 win.
Cambiaso and Caset led Valiente with five goals each, and Torres added a pair and was named MVP. While the MacDonough brothers scored three goals each, Van Andel and Chavanne adding each goal to the lose. Boeing, Bob Jornayvaz’s horse, (played by Cambiaso) took BPP honors.
Meanwhile, Flight Options (Grant Ganzi, Eduardo Astrada, Miguel Astrada and Alejandro Astrada) beat Audi (Marc Ganzi, Gonzalito Pieres, Rodrigo Andrade and Gonzalo Del Tour) in the Subsidiary Les Armour Cup, 11-10. Rodrigo Andrade was named MVP.
Out of eight teams competing against the new edition of 26-goal C.V. Whitney Cup, only Orchard Hill, Crab Orchard, Valiente and Alegria will advance to the next stage after winning in the quarter final games held last February 21 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach.
The opening day started with Orchard Hill (Steve Van Andel, Santiago Chavanne, Pablo MacDonough and Matias MacDonough) winning 12-7 score over Lechuza Caracas (Victor Vargas, Nico Pieres, Juan Martin Nero and Nico Espain).
Pablo MacDonough led all scoring with six goals, Matias MacDonough adding five and Chavanne scoring one for the 12 score win. While Pieres scored five, and Nero added two for the 7 losing score.
In the second match, Crab Orchard (Facundo Pieres, Magoo Laprida, Matias Magrini and George Rawlings) defeated Flight Options (Eduardo Astrada, Miguel Astrada and Alejandro Astrada) with 14-10 win.
Pieres scored 12 and Laprida adding two for the win. While Miguel Astrada led the Flight Options with eight goals and each goal from Eduardo Astrada and Alejandro Astrada added to the loss.
Valiente (Bob Jornayvaz, Santi Torres, Sapo Caset and Adolfo Cambiaso) had a difficult win against Audi (Marc Ganzi, Gonzalito Pieres, Rodrigo Andrade and Gonzalo Del Tour) with 11-9 in the third match.
Caset, Cambiaso and Torres scored eight, two and one respectively for the win. On the other hand, Audi’s losing effort was credited to Pieres and Del Tour scoring seven and two respectively.
The 2013 defending champion Alegria (Julian Mannix, Clemente Zavaleta, Polito Pieres and Hilario Ulloa) defeated Coca-Cola (Gillian Johnston, Sebastian Merlos, Julio Arellano and Facundo Obregon) in the last match of the day for 11-8 scores.
Mannix and Pieres each scored four goals, Ulloa added three for Alegria’s win. For Coca-Cola’s eight scores, these were credited to Merlos with four, and Arellano and Obregon with two goals each.
The semifinals of the CV Whitney Cup and the Subsidiary Les Armour Cup Wellington Polo were scheduled last February 26 and 27 respectively with Orchard Hill competing against Crab Orchard and Valiente versus Alegria while Lechuza Caracas against Flight Options and Audi versus Coca-Cola.