Polo Players Edition

NOV 2011

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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Russian Open teams Beluga Alejandro Traverso Mischa Rodzianko Anastasia Rodzianko Alexis Rodzianko Range Rover Martin Estrada Carlos Busquet Victor Huaco Anastasia Huaco alt. Zhanna Bandurko Ahmad Tea Egor Zaostrovtsev Pavel Isaev Evgeniy Ovcharov Hernan Traverso Moscow Polo Raya Sidorneko David Geovanis Silvio Coutino Celestino Rivera conditions were near perfect for the event. Saturday's preliminary matches were both decided by a single goal with Beluga topping Ahmad Tea and Range Rover beating Moscow Polo. On Sunday, Hernan Traverso gave spectators a brief polo demonstration before the final between Beluga and Range Rover. Playing for Beluga was Alejandro Traverso with Rodzianko, his son Mischa and daughter Anastasia, while Range Rover had Martin Estrada, Carlos Busquet, Victor Huaco and Anastasia Huaco. Zhanna Bandurko was an alternate on the Range Rover team. In the match, the teams were tied 2-2 after two periods, but Beluga dominated the second half, silencing Range Rover while scoring three more goals for the 5-2 win. Despite a one-sided second half, both teams made end-to-end runs to keep the match exciting. Best Playing Pony went to Azul. After the match, players and celebrated with champagne and Beluga cocktails. Alexis Rodzianko looks over his shoulder at daughter Anastasia in the final of the Russian Open. 48 POLO PLAYERS EDITION Beluga's Anastasia Rodzianko takes off toward goal, getting a big lead on the rest of the players in the final of the Russian Open. 6 5 2 0 -1 6 3 3 0 0 -1 2 -1 -1 0 4 4 -1 1 1 3 Mischa reaches out for the ball in the Argentine Cup, hosted by the Argentine Embassy and held at the Moscow Polo Club on June 5. guests

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