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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P O L O RE P O RT Lazy 3's Louisa Fikes, Roni Duke, Hugo Nunez and Russell Stimmel show off their prizes after winning the 4-goal Alonzo Galindo Memorial in Midland. that match, Sheila McGrew scored a goal in the first and second periods putting 5 Star up 2-0 at the half. Steven Hagist got 91 Ranch on the board in responded early in the fourth. With just one goal on the board, 91's Louie Eben and Hagist found the goal to bring 91 Ranch within distance, but it was not to be. Time ran out and 5 Star had the 4-3 win. TEAM ERG VICTORIOUS IN WESTERN REGIONAL Scott Wood's ERG team downed BTA in the final of the 12-goal USPA Western Regional at the Houston Polo Club in Houston, Texas on October 2. Five teams divided into two brackets competed over two weeks for the title. Young Santi Torres got the scoring for ERG and teammate Jeff started Blake followed with first a field goal then a penalty conversion. Steve Krueger put the first goal, a penalty, on the board for BTA. Scott Wood scored the only goal of the second period. Blake was on fire in the third, scoring three goals, added to another Wood tally while BTA was held to a pair of goals from Krueger. The half ended with ERG ahead 8-3. 52 POLO PLAYERS EDITION ERG's Jared Sheldon and BTA's Steve Krueger vie for the ball in the 12-goal. the third but McGrew striking Seward (3); ᑇᑐᑓᑈᑗ—Charles Fridge (A), J.W. Hall (4), Chris Nevins (4), Joe Wayne Barry (4). ᑃᑆᑄ—Scott Wood (A), Jared Sheldon (1), Santiago Torres (5), Jeff Blake (6); ᑂᑇᑁ—Chrys Beal (A), Steve Krueger (3), Jeff Hall (8), Kelly Beal (1). ᑆᑖᑉᑔᑒᑕᑑᑀᑅ—Carl Price (A), Tomming Collingwood (3), Marcos Villanueva (4), Carlucho Arellano (5). NORTHEASTERN ERG's Scott Wood, Santi Torres, Jared Sheldon and Jeff Blake BTA's 8-goal Jeff Hall converted a pair of penalty shots, but they were negated by goals from Torres. Jared Sheldon increased ERG's lead in the fifth. Hall countered with another penalty conversion and Torres and Kelly Beal traded goals. Trailing 12-7 going into the sixth, Hall struggled to catch up. He scored from the field and converted his fourth penalty shot but Torres scored again as time slipped away, giving ERG the 13-9 win. Jeff Hall's mare Fantasmita was honored as Best Playing Pony. ᑇᑖᑕᑔᑈᑘᑈ—Jeff Hildebrand (A), Guillermo Aguero (6), Carlitos Galindo (3), Jimmy BLOOMFIELD TOPS IN YLVISAKER CUP Six goals by 4-goaler Cuko Escapite helped Bloomfield Farms edge Brookland Plantation 11-10 in the 8- goal Ylvisaker Cup on August 19 at the Saratoga Polo Association in Saratoga Springs, New York. Brookland Plantation started the game in top form as it amassed a 5-2 lead after the first chukker thanks to three goals from Vincent Mesker and a goal by Rodrigo Salinas added to a handicap goal while holding Bloomfield to Penalty 3 conversions from Escapite and Matt Fonseca. Salinas and Escapite traded goals in the second to keep Brookland comfortably ahead by three. A penalty 4 conversion by Escapite and a

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