25 Play in Arty Cameron Memorial Junior Tournament0

Posted on February 12th, 2013 in News

With three flights to play in (Roadrunner – leadline, Coyote – trot/slow canter, and Cobra – advanced) the 2013 Arty Cameron Memorial Tournament was played on Saturday and Sunday, February 9 & 10. With Arty Cameron Jr. umpiring both days, the first day was set up to evaluate the large entry with respect to abilitiy to enable the organizers to set teams for Sunday’s games.

Sunday’s polo started early – with a large group of parents and friends involved – with the Roadrunner group playing one 10 minute chukker featuring Fish Creek (Gabriella Trabitts & Matias Wolf) playing World Gym ( Jacqueline Trabitts & Nick Steinke). When the ten minutes was over – with a generous add-on by the timer of 2 minutes or so –  the score was tied at two. When speaking of the Roadrunner kids, one would be remiss if the presence of very young Austin Tibbs, who played on Saturday, wasn’t mentioned.

In the Coyote Flight, World Gym Green (Rosie Gonzalez, Ryan Kerley, Conner Garsed, and coach Jesse Bray) faced off against World Gym White (Thomas Steinke, Hope Kerley, Sydney Hoyt, and coach Jared Sheldon) in two 7 minute, 30 second chukkers. With some trotting and some cantering as well, it is believed that Green was victorious after the two very competitive sessions.

With the first two flights completed, it was time for the Cobra Flight – World Gym (Sydney Jordan, Rhandy Heredia, Gracie Gonzalez, and Alonzo Cruz0), Coldwell Banker (Sophia Von Wernich, Bauti Von Wernich, Chloe Von Wernich, and Grant Palmer), Hidden Creek (Riley Jordan, Bayne Bossom, Teo Von Wernich, and Julio Cruz) in a round robin with 7 minute 30 second ‘stop-time’ chukkers. In what turned out to be a very competitive and aggresive game, World Gym finished first with with Coldwell Banker and Hidden Creek in the runner-up spot.

The organization of a tournament such as this takes alot of work and many people. Those who gave their valuable time should be recognized and thanked and in no particular order the following should be mentioned; Danielle Kennedy (chair), Jan Hart, Graham Bray, Debbie Morrison, Rob Roenisch, James a’Court, Lacey Winterton, Madelyn Cobb, Jane Isquith, Mike and Claudia Uretz, Fish Creek Polo – Fred Mannix, Arty Cameron Jr., Jesse Bray, Jared Sheldon, and probably more that I, with apologies, have failed to mention.

Of course, when we think of the Arty Cameron Memorial Junior Polo Tournament, we most certainly think of the man who was involved from the start of junior polo at Eldorado and never missed a Saturday or Sunday junior polo session – a special thanks to Arty Cameron.

Tony Gregg