Two Zenni Teams Withdraw from Bobby Barry Memorial Cup Wellington Polo Semifinals
Palm Beach Illustrated’s Jared Zenni, Facundo Obregon, Magoo Laprida and Tommy Collingwood with Villa del Lago/Casablanca’s Jim Zenni, Austin Obregon, Inaki Laprida and Polito Pieres surprised the Wellington polo fans as they withdrew their positions in the subsidiary of the Joe Barry Memorial Cup, the Bobby Barry Cup. This is seen as a strategy to save the polo ponies for the upcoming Ylvisaker Cup. This move allowed the next two teams in order and from that bracket to take their positions.
Flight Options (Melissa Ganzi, Fred Mannix, Miguel Astrada and Juan Bollini) started the Bobby Barry Cup semifinals match against El Cabure (Federico Virasoro, Carlucho Arellano, Agustin Merlos and Stevie Orthwein). While Audi (Marc Ganzi, Carlitos Gracida, Nic Roldan and Nico Pieres) asked to move their match against Orchard Hill (Steve Van Andel, Lucas Criado, Facundo Pieres and Marcos Alberdi) from morning to afternoon.
Those teams who were not able to qualify for the subsidiary competed on January 24 and 26 for a consolation match with Lechuza Caracas (Victor Vargas, Mariano Gracida, Pablo MacDonough and Nico Espain) against Faraway (Hutton Goodman, Martin Pepa, Santiago Chavanne and Mariano Gonzales) and CT Energia (Alessandro Bazzoni, Kris Kampsen, Joao Ganon and Nick Manifold) against Los Monjitas (Camilo Bautista, Geronimo Obregon, Eduardo Astrada and Alejandro Astrada) respectively.
The matches for the Joe Barry Memorial Cup semifinals continued with Los Machitos/Heathcote (Steve Lefkowitz, Sterling Giannico, Mariano Aguerre and Matias Magrini) battle against Tonkawa (Jeff Hildebrand, Gonzalito Pieres, Tomas Alberdi and Rodrigo Andrade) on January 23 and was followed by a match between Valiente (Bob Jornayvaz, Santi Torres, Roberto Zedda and Sapo Caset) against Coca-Cola (Jeff Hall, Fillian Johnston, Nick Morrison and Julio Arellano).