Polo Players Edition

SEP 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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P O L O R E P O R T POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N 53 Erskine, Joe Wayne Barry), 12-9. Rice was MVP and Curtis Pilot's Pompita was Best Playing Pony. In the Cloud Peak Classic, BTA (KC Krueger, Steve Krueger, Miguel Astrada, Roper Morrow) edged Clearwater (Hope Arellano, Chip Campbell, Jeff Blake, Gonzalo Teves), 10-9. In the Bradford Brinton Memorial, played on July 21, Tito's (James P. Uihlein, Gonzalo de la Fuente, Francisco Lanusse, Joe Wayne Barry) defeated Parrot Heads (Roni Duke, Jason Crowder, Sugar Erskine, Harry Caldwell), 8-7. Tito's began with a two-goal handicap and Morrow added to it with a Penalty 2 conversion, the only goal in the first chukker. Lanusse split the uprights in the second before Roni Duke's Penalty 2 put Parrot Heads on the board. Morrow scored another Penalty 2 in the third, but Crowder and Erskine responded with field goals to cut the deficit to two, 5-3 at the half. Parrot Heads took control in the third with Duke, Crowder and Erskine tallying, while Tito's was held scoreless, giving Parrot Heads the 6-5 lead. Tito's took the lead back in the fifth with goals by Lanusse and Barry before Crowder tied it up, 7-7. The teams battled in the final chukker, each shooting at goal twice unsuccessfully. Lanusse finally found the mark to put Tito's ahead until time expired. Jason Crowder was MVP and Curtis Pilot's Tiara was Best Playing Pony. In the consolation Red Grade Cup, Jan Pamela (Wayne Garrison, Hector Galindo, Jeff Blake, Charlie Caldwell) edged Retama (Kelly Beal, Steve Krueger, Miguel Astrada, Tom Gose), 10- 9. Wayne Garrison was MVP and Steve Krueger's grey mare, Bugsy, was Best Playing Pony. In the consolation Turbin Creek Challenge, Bendabout (Gillian Johnston, Shane Rice, Julio Arellano, Craig Duke) edged Clearwater (Jim Parr, Chip Campbell, Gonzalo Teves, Frankie Bilbao), 9-8. The final of the Oliver Wallop Cup, scheduled for July 26, was rained out and was played on July 31. Jan Pamela (Wayne Garrison, Hector Galindo, Sugar Erskine, Stevie Orthwein) narrowly slipped Bendabout (Gillian Johnston, Lucas Arellano, Miguel Astrada, Kelly Beal), by 11-10. Bendabout began with a two-goal handicap and Jan Pamela quickly got to work neutralizing it, first with a goal from Erskine, then with a pair of Penalty 3s from Garrison. Johnston and Astrada fought back with goals in the second, while holding Jan Pamela scoreless. Jan Pamela responded in-kind in the third with unanswered goals by Garrison and Orthwein for a 5-4 halftime lead. Astrada put Bendabout on top in the fourth, but Orthwein tied the game at 6-all. Johnston and Astrada took back the lead, but Erskine and Orthwein tied it back up. In the last period, Erskine traded goals with Astrada before a pair of goals by Orthwein put Jan Pamela ahead by two. A Penalty 1 brought Bendabout within a goal but time ran out with Jan Pamela narrowly ahead. Orthwein was MVP and Gillian's fifth chukker horse, Sugar, was Best Playing Pony. In the first consolation round, The Villages (Jim Parr, Frankie Bilboa, Steve Krueger, Jason Crowder) edged Titos (Malia Bryan, James P. Uihlein, Julian de Lusarreta, Joe Wayne Barry), 11-9. Jim Parr was MVP while de Lusarreta's 7-year-old bay mare, Delphenia, was Best Playing Pony. In the other consolation round, Newport (Gene Goldstein, Harry/Charlie Caldwell, Michel Dorignac, Gonzalo Teves) edged Sonny Hill (Curtis Pilot, Francisco Lanusse, Steve Dalton, Jeff Blake), 10-9. WHY NOT WINS JAMES COLT CLASSIC Why Not powered to victory in the 8- goal James Colt Classic final at Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club in Carpinteria, California, July 14. Six teams divided into two brackets played a cross-bracket format over nine days. It was the opening tournament in the C A L I F O R N I A Tito's Joe Wayne Barry, Gonzalo Teves, Roper Morrow and Francisco Lanusse won the Bradford Brinton Memorial. Why Not's Jef Graham, Santi Wulff, Santi Trotz, Hana Grill and Jim Wright won the James Colt Classic.

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