Polo Players Edition

JUL 2018

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 47 (Mandeep Singh, Alan Martinez, Willie Hartnett, Hugh Worsham) edged Cooper Home & Stable (JD Cooper, Justin Pimsner, Eddy Martinez, Dennys Santana), 7-6, in the final of the Members Classic on May 13. Four teams played off over 10 days before the top two teams met in the final. In that match, Pimsner started the scoring off for Cooper Home & Stable with a lone goal in the first chukker. Alan Martinez put SIG on the board in the second, but Pimsner shot back with another. JD Copper found the uprights in the third and Eddy Martinez sunk a Penalty 3 to put Cooper Home & Stable ahead 4-1 at the end of the first half. The fourth had Alan Martinez wrapping goals around a goal from Pimsner to bring SIG within two. Hartnett and Alan Martinez found the target in the fifth to knot the score at 5- 5, but a goal by Pimsner late in the chukker put Cooper back on top. Alan Martinez leveled the score once again and found the mark with a Penalty 3 for the win. Alan Martinez was high-scorer with six goals and Pimsner, who lead Cooper with four goals, was named MVP. Willie Hartnett's Rose was Best Playing Pony. On the way to the final Sig/Foxdale and Cooper Home & Stable edged out Crestview Genetics (Aiden Meeker, Alan Meeker, Hugo Lloret, Mariano Gracida) and Peachtree (Randy Rizor, Winship Rees, Stuart Campbell, Marcos Onetto). ROCKING P/W-S WINS LIVINGSTON MEMORIAL Rocking P/W-S rocked its way to victory in the 8-goal Livingston Memorial final at Houston Polo Club in Houston, Texas on May 17. Five teams competed in the event including finalists Rocking P/W-S (Carl Price/Grayson Price, Wesley Sinor, Agustin Arellano, Marcos Villanueva) and Cinco Ranch (David Marks, Drew Luplow, Bryan Middleton, Robert Orthwein). These teams edged BTA (Chrys Beal, Julia Smith, Alejandro Gonzalez, Steve Krueger), Horsegate (Nick Stefanakis, Sloan Stefanakis/Ariel Mancebo, Joe Wayne Barry, Shane Rice) and Pegasus/Propaganda (Paul Hobby, Nick Cifuni, David Andras, Mason Wroe) in preliminary play. Marcos Villanueva put Rocking P on the board in the opening minutes of the final, but Middleton was quick with the response. Arellano split the uprights to put Rocking P on top 2-1. The No. 1s traded open-goal penalty S O U T H W E S T P O L O R E P O R T SD Farms' Peco Polledo, Juan Martin Obregon, Kegan Walsh and MVP Tristan Hurley won the Pete Bostwick Memorial. Rockin P/W-S' Wesley Sinor, Agustin Arellano, Grayson Price, an injured Marcos Villanueva and Geronimo Obregon with Jenny Sharrock and Tammy Livingston after the Livingston Memorial. Horsegate's Shane Rice, Joe Wayne Barry, Sloan Stefanakis, Lance Stefanakis, (subbing for Nick Stefanakis) and Ariel Mancebo (with son Luisito) won the 8-goal Officer's Cup. SIG/Foxdale's Mandeep Singh, Alan Martinez, Willie Hartnett and Hugh Worsham won the Members Classic. SHELLY MARSHALL SCHMIDT KATIE ROTH

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