Polo Players Edition

OCT 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 50 POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N Pamela outscored Sonny Hill 2-1 in the second and neither team reached the goal in the third to end the first half with Jan Pamela ahead, 7-4. The teams traded goals in the fourth and fifth to maintain Jan Pamela's three- goal advantage into the final period. Sonny Hill made up the difference but a Penalty 3 conversion by Wayne Garrison gave Jan Pamela the edge and the win. Garrison was MVP and his sixth chukker mare, Camilla, was Best Playing Pony. An earlier match game had Newport (Gene Goldstein, Michel Dorignac, James P. Uihlein, Joe Wayne Barry) defeat Bendabout (Gillian Johnston, Will Johnston, Miguel Astrada, Chip Campbell), 13-9. The following week, The Villages (Paige McCabe, Gene Goldstein, Frankie Bilbao, Michel Dorignac) got the best of Jan Pamela (Wayne Garrison, Hector Galindo, Jeff Blake, Steve Krueger) in the Moncrieff Cup. The Villages began with a two-goal handicap and Blake began the task of chipping away at the deficit. He got a goal on the board before Bilbao scored The Villages first goal. Garrison shot through a Penalty 2 but Bilbao answered once again. Jan Pamela was silenced in the second while Goldstein and Bilbao tallied to put The Villages ahead 6-2. Garrison traded goals with McCabe in the third to end the half with The Villages holding a comfortable 7-4 lead. Bilboa scored early in the fourth, but Krueger answered back. Krueger added another in the fifth and Blake swapped goals with Dorignac to enter the last chukker with Jan Pamela trailing by three. Krueger traded goals with Bilboa, then Krueger added a field goal and a Penalty 4 to come within one, 10-9, but time ran out and The Villages held the lead. Jeff Blake was named MVP and Hector Galindo's Spicy was Best Playing Pony. In the consolation Budweiser Classic, BTA (James P. Uihlein, Miguel Astrada, Joe Wayne Barry, Kelly Beal) slipped Bendabout (Julian de Lusarreta, Stevie Orthwein, Craig Duke, Gillian Johnston), 10-9. BTA jumped right out front with unanswered goals by Barry and Astrada in the first seven minutes. Duke and Beal traded Penalty 2 conversions in the second, before Bendabout turned up the heat. First Orthwein found the mark, then Johnston scored two in a row to take the lead, 4-3. A Penalty 2 by Beal early in the third leveled the score, but Johnston shot through two more to take back the lead. Astrada hit the target to bring BTA within one, 6-5, at the halfway mark. A converted Safety by Barry knotted the score in the fourth, the 6- 6 score holding into the fifth. De Lusarreta broke the tie, but Barry put it right back in place. De Lusarreta had the last word, putting Bendabout ahead, 8-7, entering the final period. Beal converted a Penalty 2 for another tie before Johnston took back the lead. Uihlein added his two cents for the fifth tie of the match. BTA missed on a couple of 30-yard shots that would have ensured them the victory, but it didn't matter. Beal split the uprights at just the right time to put BTA ahead for the win. Joe Wayne Barry was MVP and de Lusarreta's pretty chestnut, Platinada, was Best Playing Pony. In the early consolation Michelob Cup, Point Clear (Curtis Pilot, Gonzalo Tevis, Francisco Lanusse, Chip Campbell) defeated Prestige Worldwide (Roni Duke, Will Johnston, Sugar Erskine, Jason Crowder), 14-12. In a tight match, Point Clear outscored Prestige 7-6 in both the first and second halves. Chip Campbell was high scorer with five goals. In the Bozeman Trail Cup on August 21, Retama (Tom Gose, Steve Krueger, Miguel Astrada, Kelly Beal) got the best of Clearwater (Paige McCabe, Gonzalo Teves, Frankie Bilbao, Chip Campbell), 12-11. Clearwater began with a two-goal handicap and goals by Campbell Louisa and Leslie Johnston present trophies to Parrotheads' Gonzalo Teves, Roni Duke, Steve Krueger and Jason Crowder. The Villages' Michel Dorignac, Frankie Bilbao, Gene Goldstein and Page McCabe won the Moncrieff Cup.

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