Polo Players Edition

AUG 2018

Polo Players' Edition is the official publication of the U.S. Polo Association. Dedicated to the sport of polo, it features player profiles, game strategy, horse care, playing tips, polo club news and tournament results.

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cheer on their favorite team throughout the match. The event was held in the center's George Morris Arena, which measures 310-feet by 250-feet. A regulation-size polo arena is 300-feet by 150-feet so the larger size made for good, fast polo. Gladiator Polo has garnered both a national and international following. This is the second season Gladiator Polo has been played at TIEC. The players signed autographs prior to the match and guests were treated to kids activities, face painting and a traditional Argentine asado as "Roman gladiators" roamed the area. On the way to the final, Greenville defeated Spartanburg's Juan Martin "The Stitcher" Obregon, Geronimo "Chori" Obregon and Facundo "Facu" Obregon in the Battle for South Carolina, while Charlotte edged Ashville's Nano "the Snake" Gracida, Santi "The Polo Kid" Torres and Patrick "Tricky" Uretz for the Battle for North Carolina. Both winning teams took home $21,000. The series is sponsored by Coca Cola and team sponsors included Greenville- Spartanburg International Airport, Ingles Markets and North Carolina Education Lottery. NANO'S POLO MALLETS CUSTOM MADE MALLETS Professional and Prompt Mallet Repair Service Tipa Wood Heads Wide Selection of Canes We supply cane, grip heads for repair We have light mallets for women children NEW MALLETS IN STOCK OPEN YEAR-AROUND We honor Visa/Mastercard/AMX 3500 Fairlane Farms Road Suite # Wellington, FL 33414 www.polomallets.com info@polomallets.com (800)903-NANO (6266) Tel: (561) 793-4911 Fax: (561) 793-4714 POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N 29 MVP Pelon Escapite waits for Tommy Collingwood to release the ball.

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