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 OC Polo's Heather Perkins, Jennifer Alexy and Matt Langford won the Bill Carter Memorial. and Kelli Newton to take the other final spot. OC Polo cooked French Toast Mafia in the consolation the next day. In the final Martinelli downed Poway. Martinelli's Karen and Kelly Shaw, playing their last match before heading to vet school in Scotland, scored five goals each in the win. Teammate Robyn Ramsay scored four. Also played on Day 1 was the first half of an eight chukker Pacific Coast Circuit Master's Open with returning champion Coldwell Banker's Manny Rodriguez, Lyn Cobb and Jessica Goldstein, taking the high school team called Poway Runners with Miguel Questel, Harrison Samaniego and Savannah Broderick. Coldwell Banker had its hands full with this young team, and ended the first day trailing 12-8. Manny had scored all eight goals for Coldwell despite a sore shoulder from a fall in the third period. The scoring for Poway was divided evenly between the three players. The next day, Rodriguez Poway Runners Savannah Broderick, Harrison Samaniego and Miguel Questel won the Pacific Coast Circuit Masters Open. Langford took on a Central Coast team with Stanford coach Heather Lake, Cal Poly senior Jane Isquith and Westmont sophomore David Samaniego. Central Coast came out strong and led most of the way, but a couple of missed penalties put OC Polo in the winner's circle. Bel Air's Francesca Finato and Anya was reenergized, and managed to tie the match at 22 goals in the seventh period. But Poway managed to win by a single point. All was not lost as Rodriguez was named MVP for his efforts. The 0- to 2-goal Bracket was played at the USPA Bill Carter Memorial and showcased some of the best on the California women's arena circuit. OC Polo's Heather Perkins, Jennifer Alexy and, due to an injury, Poway's Matt 58 POLO PLAYERS EDITION Hein, both Cal Poly Alumni, and Julie Ronning, took on JTP's Julie Empey, Todd Randall and Parker Scott. JTP had played three arena league tournaments prior to this event and were on a roll. They upset Bel Air to advance to the final against OC Polo. Bel Air was luckier in the consolation the next day as it defeated Central Coast. Francesca Finato was named MVP and Ray Ban, owned by Stanford and played by Heather Lake, was Best Playing Pony. The grand finale, the Carter Memorial final, saw Heather Perkins and Jennifer Alexy lead OC Polo to a 13-12 victory over Shanna Timms, Karen Shaw, Barbara Bowers, Kelly Shaw, Dani Woodward and Robyn Ramsay played the final of the -2 to 0-goal. Martinelli's (white shirts) won. Vomsteeg Polo's Al Vomsteeg, Paul Morisseau and Dan Lak won the Polo Student bracket. umpiring JTP. Perkins was named MVP and Julie Empey was awarded the sportsmanship award. Denny Geiler's grey mare, played by Perkins, was named Best Playing Pony. Ardeshir Radpour was a real sport, all the sanctioned games throughout the weekend. TRITECH/SAN JUDAS TOPS IN CA'S WILLIS ALLEN CUP Gaston VonWernich's seven goals helped lead Tritech/San Judas to an 11-10 victory over Starmeadow in the final of the Willis Allen Cup played at the San Diego Polo Club in Rancho Santa Fe, California on September 18. Jesse Bray got Starmeadow going by sandwiching goals around one from Tritech's Ashton Wolf in the first period. Graham Bray scored on a beautiful backshot near the goal line, barely making it into the goal, in the second period but he was answered by a pair of

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