Polo Players Edition

JAN 2019

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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POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N 45 Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Morocco, Malaysia, Portugal, Slovakia, Singapore, Switzerland, Chile, Venezuela, Brazil, United Kingdom and the United States. The matches began on Tuesday, Sept. 25, with Mena Legal defeating Texas Monthly, 6-4; Cortijo defeating Bodega Fin del Mundo, 8-4; Gavea North defeating Quantocoin, 5-3; and Shawn Coulson defeating Kerres Partners, 9-1. Second-round games had Bodega Fin del Mundo defeating Quantocoin, 3-2; Cortijo defeating Gavea North, 4-2; Shawn Coulson defeating Texas Monthly, 5-3; and Mena Legal defeating Kerres Partners, 9-4. Mena Legal took its third win, defeating Shawn Coulson, 6-4; Gavea North edged Bodega Fin del Mundo, 3-2; Cortijo crushed Quantocoin, 9-4; and Kerres Partners got the best of Texas Monthly, 3-1. The final and consolation matches were played on Saturday, Sept. 29. Texas Monthly prevailed over Quantocoin, 3-1, for seventh place honors. Bodegas Fin del Mundo edged Kerres Partners, 2-1, for fifth place, while Shawn Coulson slipped Gavea North, 3-2, for third place. The final pitted Mena Legal against Cortijo, both with 3-0 records. It was a close match but in the end Cortijo prevailed, 6-4. Cortijo's Alfredo Vargas was named MVP, while Most Gentleman Player went to Quantocoin's Eduardo Bérèterbide. Cortijo: 2 Luis Nieto (Columbia) 1 Alfredo Vargas (Venezuela) 1 Elspeth Talbot (United Kingdom) 0 Felipe Mendes de Almeida (Portugal) 0 Shawn Coulson: 2 Juan Vigo (Argentina) 2 Rachid Arfaoui (Morocco) 0 Joel Romero (Argentina) 0 Piero Dillier (Switzerland) 0 Gávea North: 2 Jacinto Peralta Ramos (Argentina) 2 Guillermo Steta Mondragon (Mexico) 1 Miguel Caetano Freitas (Portugal) -1 Gerry Gan (Singapore) A Texas Monthly: 2 Sergio Eguiguren (Chile) 3 Mohamed Filali (Morocco) 0 Paul Hobby (United States) 0 Carlos Portugal Gouvea (Brazil) -1 Quantocoin: 1 Eduardo Bereterbide (Argentina) 1 Alston Beinhorn (United States) -1 Carlos Rivas (Venezuela) 1 Joseph Fitszimons (United States) 0 Kerres Partners: 1 Ahmed Moukachi (Morocco) 1 Christoph Kerres (Austria) 0 Martin Magal (Eslovaquia) 1 Farid Rifaat (Austria) -1 Bodega Fin del Mundo 2 Jose Frías Silva (Argentina) 2 Joachim Feller (Germany) 1 Misty Allen (United States) -1 Rodrigo Sola Torino (Argentina) 0 Mena Legal: 1 Sidi Mojamet (Morocco) 2 Dinyar Madon (India) 0 Philip Saame (Germany) 0 Luca Frontini (Italy) -1 The players and teams were introduced at a black-tie gala. The event brings together lawyers from around the world to mingle, network and enjoy some polo competition.

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