Polo Players Edition

NOV 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 52 POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N After a 3-3 halftime score, Roldan scored the only goal in the fourth chukker to give Woodrow Farm a 4-3 lead. Mandarina found its offense in the fifth chukker, outscoring Woodrow Farm, 3-0, to take a 6-4 lead going into the final chukker. Ganzi's final goal in the sixth gave them a 7-4 advantage. Woodrow Farm tried to rally with two goals but ran out of time. This is the first season players are competing for the coveted Triple Crown of Polo. The Triple Crown of Polo Denver was won by Scone (David Paradice, Agustin Nero, Agusto Gomez Romero, Guillermo Terrera). The Palm Beach edition is set for Grand Champions Polo Club on Nov. 14. Designed by Tiffany & Co., the magnificent trophy is comprised of three separate trophies that fit perfectly together to create an entire polo scene that is breathtaking in sterling silver. The winning teams' names will be inscribed on the trophy and added to an impressive list of teams that feature several top players including Sebastian Merlos, Mike Azzaro, Tommy Biddle, Adam Snow, Nic Roldan, Matias Magrini, Jeff Hall, Mariano Gonzalez, Michel Dorignac and Kris Kampsen. The Triple Crown of Polo, an ESPN2 television series, was created in 2005 by David McLane, known for Pro Beach Hockey, Women of Wrestling and Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, to help promote polo in the U.S. The spectacular trophy was created for the event that had stops in Sarasota, Dallas, Santa Barbara and Aiken during its heyday. In the Just For The Love Of It Cup, Los Amigos (Pablo Dorignac, Stewart Armstrong, Lucas Lalor, Paul Foster) defeated La Karina (Alejandra De la Vega, Brian Boyd, Carlitos Gracida, Nacho Novillo Astrada), 11-10. Dorignac scored a team- high five goals for Los Amigos and was selected MVP for the subsidiary game. Foster had three, Armstrong scored two and Lalor added one. For La Karina, Novillo Astrada scored a game-high six goals. Boyd had two and De la Vega and Gracida each scored one goal. Los Amigos came from behind to tie at halftime and outscored La Karina, 5-2, in the fourth and fifth chukkers for a 10-7 lead going into the sixth. La Karina came back with three goals from Novillo Astrada but ran out of time. Foster's last goal turned out to be the game-winner. Earlier in the week, Mandarina (Sarah Magness, Melissa Ganzi, Nacho Novillo Astrada) defeated Casablanca (Carlitos Gracida, Ailsa Currier, Juan Bollini), 13-11, to capture the USPA Rocky Mountain Circuit Arena Congressional Cup at the club's outdoor arena. Magness scored a game-high eight goals and Ganzi added four. The team received one goal on handicap. Bollini and Currier each had four goals and Gracida had three. —Sharon Robb UCLA/LUCCHESE TOPS IN PRESIDENTS CUP UCLA/Lucchese came away with the Jackson Hole Horse Emporium USPA Regional Presidents Cup at Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club in Carpinteria, California, Sept. 24. UCLA/Lucchese (Conrad Kissling, Matt Walker, Agustin Molinas, John Muse) pushed Barrossa/STG (John Ziegler, Jef Graham, Max Menini, Francisco Guinazu) into sudden death P A C I F I C C O A S T Mandarina's Sarah Magness, Juan Bollini, Alejandro Novillo Astrada and Melissa Ganzi won the Triple Crown of Polo. CHIARO FOTO Mandarina's Alejandro Novillo Astrada interrupts Woodrow Farm's Nic Roldan's swing in the final of the Triple Crown of Polo. CHIARO FOTO

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