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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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 57 The action continued with four teams playing for the USPA Sportsmanship Cup. In the semi-finals, Hickory Furniture Mart pulled out an 8-7 win over the Girls I/S and Surface 678 defeated WCHL 97.9, 10-8. In an exciting consolation match, the Girls I/S edged WCHL, 11-10, in a shootout. The final between Surface 678 and Hickory started off even before Surface took a 4-2 halftime lead. The teams swapped goals in the third until Leslie Brooks took over in the fourth, scoring three goals on Best Playing Pony Hot Rod for a 9-4 victory. Hickory's Chris Wolf was named MVP. The always epic battle for the candy-filled Jack-O'-Lanterns was played between the Witches and the Ghosts. It turned out to be the Witches' day, but they were nice and shared their candy with the Ghosts. The coveted Turkey Cup was next, with the Candied Yams, Mash Taters and Gravy battling for the most coveted trophy in polo—or at least at Triangle Polo—played the weekend before Thanksgiving. The Yams came out on top with a 3-2 win over Mash Taters and a 5-3 win over Gravy. Tammy Havener and her ponies Blondi and Doc were named duos of the day. The Leftovers Cup finished out the season. Dressing's Tammy Havener, Sheana Funkhouser, Pat Bodager and Mark Hauser held on for a 9-8 win over Stuffing. Carson Tucker and her pony JJ were named Leftover's duo of the day. David and Leslie Brooks thank all of their members, sponsors and participants for a great 2018 season. MARINE CORPS TAKES GEN PATTON TOURNEY After a two-week rain delay, Central Texas Polo Association held the USPA Gen. George S. Patton Tournament Nov. 3-4. Teams representing Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard had players from Indiana, Houston and McAllen playing with locals. The first chukkers of a round robin saw Army (Lance Stefanakis, Jack Crea, Ariel Mancebo, John Greening) take on Navy (Sylvia Kampshoff, Gal Shweiki, Philipp Kampshoff, Karl Hilberg). Stefanakis and Mancebo scored to add to Army's half-goal handicap while Kampshoff scored Navy's lone goal. In the second, Navy held Army scoreless while Philipp added two more goals. The next round had Army vs Air Force (Kyle Brown, Morgan Tennant, Lalo Ramirez, Thomas Phelps). Ramirez scored in the first, but Army responded with two in the second. The S O U T H W E S T E R N Tammy Havener, Sheana Funkhouser, Pat Bodager and Mark Hauser won the Leftovers Cup at Triangle Area Polo Club. Marine Corps' Agustin Arrayago, Anson Moore, Leigh Hales Fulkerson and Taylor Morris with Tina Bracy and Karl Hilberg Army's Jack Crea gets a two-stride lead on Marines' Leigh Hales Fulkerson in the final of the Gen. Patton Tournament hosted by Central Texas Polo Association.

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