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USPA Carlton & Keleen Beal 12 Goal – February

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ANTELOPE 12                                         ANTELOPE JR. 12
Geoff Palmer 0                                         Grant Palmer 0
Santiago Trotz 5                                       Felipe Vercellino 6
Marco Llambias 4                                     Peter Blake 3
Jimmy Wright 3                                        Jose Martinez 3

HIGHWOOD 12                                        RH POLO 12
Ron Mathison 0                                        Ben Soleimani 0
Marcell Rodriguez-Abbiati 4                     Santigo Von Wernich 5
Francisco Mera Rodriguez 4                    Tommy Alberdi 4
Jared Sheldon 4                                       Joseph Stuart 3

TWIN PALMS 12                                       FARMERS & MERCHANTS BANK 12
Chris Maloney 1                                        Danny Walker 2
Graham Bray 3                                          Henry Walker 2
Ruben Coscia 4                                         Matthew Walker 2
Ulysses Escapite 4                                    Julian Mannix 6

Opening Day Presented By Ketel One Botanical

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Opening day 2019 was presented by Ketel One Botanicals and the expansive crowd witnessed games from the 8 Goal Mack and Madelyn Jason Memorial and the 4 Goal World Gym Tournaments.

The Jason Memorial featured Lazy 3 (Louisa Musselman-Fikes 0, Peter Blake 3, Jared Sheldon 4, Audrey Persano 0) and Bush League/FMB (Virgil Kyle 0, Danny Walker 2, Henry Walker 2, Ulysses Escapite 4) in an extremely entertaining game.
After six wide open, hit and run chukkers, Lazy 3 prevailed by three goals (one handicap) by a final count of 12 – 9.
For the winners Shelden led all scorers with eight goals (two fouls) and Blake counted three.
The reply for Bush League/FMB saw Danny Walker with five (two fouls), Kyle had a pair, and Henry Walker and Escapite struck once each.

In the World Gym 4 Goal, Ocean Air (David Carlson 0, Reg Whyte 0, Ernesto Ezcurra 2, Felipe Sordelli 2) defeated Luna Polo (Jennifer Alexy 0, Shannon Smull -.5, Diego Larregli 3, Santiago Mendez 1.5) 9 – 6.
Sordelli led the winners with five goals, Ezcurra grabbed three (one penalty 4), and Carlson had one.
For the runners-up, Larregli scored four (one foul) and Alexy provided two.

The winning teams from both games were presented with bottles of Ketel One Botanicals by Eric Estrada of Pacific Wine and Spirits.

Tony Gregg

Update 8 Goal-Teams/Schedule/Standings

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TWIN PALMS (8)
Chris Maloney 1
Ryan Robertson
Graham Bray 3
Ruben Coscia 4

BUSH LEAGUE/FMB (8)
Virgil Kyle
Dan Walker 2
Henry Walker 2
Ulysses Escapite 4

LAZY 3 (7)
Louisa Musselman Fikes
Jared Sheldon 4
Peter Blake 3
Audrey Persano

ANTELOPE (8)
Geoff Palmer
Grant Palmer
Santiago Trotz 5
Jim Wright 3 

SCHEDULE
Saturday January 5; Lazy 3 vs Antelope, Bush League/FMB vs Twin Palms
Sunday January 6; Antelope vs Twin Palms, Lazy 3 vs Bush League/FMB
Sunday January 13; Twin Palms vs Lazy 3, Bush League/FMB vs Antelope
Final –  Antelope vs Lazy 3

STANDINGS – January 13th
Antelope                            2   0   d Lazy 3, Twin Palms
Lazy 3                                2   1   d Bush League/FMB, Twin Palms   l Antelope
Twin Palms                        1   2   d Bush League/FMB   l Antelope, Lazy 3
 Bush League/FMB             0   2   l Twin Palms, Lazy 3

Update 4 Goal – Teams/Schedule/Standings

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BRACKET #1

COTTEREL FARMS (3)
Jennifer Luttrell-Benardoni .5
Francisco Benardoni 1.5
Gabriel Saccullo 1
Angel Jose Rodriguez 0

CedarCreek (3)
German Coppel 0
Nicholas Wilhelm -1
Ashton Wolf 3
Conrad Kissling 1

OCEAN AIR/THERMAL (4)
Reg Whyte 0
David Carlson 0
Ernesto Ezcurra 2
Felipe Sordelli 2

BRACKET #2

PALM DESERT/EXIT CONSULTING GROUP (4)             
Dan Horn 0                                                           
Lamar Rutherford -1
Matthew Walker 2                                                                                                
Rodrigo Salinas 3

LUNA POLO (4)
Jennifer Alexy 0
Shannon Mendez -.5
Diego Larregli 3
Santiago Mendez 1.5

SCHEDULE
Saturday January 5; Cotterel vs Palm Desert/Exit, CedarCreek vs Luna Polo
Sunday January 6: Palm Desert/Exit vs CedarCreek, Ocean Air/Thermal vs Luna Polo 
Sunday January 13; Luna Polo vs Cotterel, Ocean Air/Thermal vs Palm Desert/Exit
Final – Ocean Air/Thermal vs Luna Polo
Bracket #1 – 50% for a win. Bracket #2 – 33% for a win.

STANDINGS – January 13th
Ocean Air/Thermal          2 0 d Luna Polo, Palm Des/exit 100%
Luna Polo                          2 1 d CederCreek, Cotterel l Ocean Air 66%
Cotterel                             1   1   d Palm Des/Exit l Luna Polo                 50%
Palm Desert/Exit             1   2   d Cedar Creek   l Cotterel, OceanAir 33%
CedarCreek 1                     0   2   l Luna Polo, Palm Des/Exit

K2 Polo Ponies Captures Women’s B Flight

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The USPA Pacific Coast Women’s Challenge final was won by K2 Polo Ponies (Kim Kelly 3, Elizabeth Cunningham, Dayelle Fargey 6, Kirsten Ludwig 3)  over Bearsden (Carol Farnsworth 3, Audrey Persano 4, Catlin Dix, Hope Kerley 1) by a final score of 5 – 4 in a wide open and very entertaining game.

Trailing by two goals at halftime, K2 outscored Bearsden 4 to 1 in the second half to take a one goal victory.

Bearsden’s Audrey Persano was chosen as the MVP and Miami, played by Hope Kerley and owned by Jenny Luttrell-Benardoni was selected as the Best Playing Pony.

B Flight WINNERS – K2 Polo Ponies – (Elizabeth Cunningham, Kim Kelly, Dayelle Fargey, Kirsten Ludwig)

To win the C Flight in an extremely close game, Mary Kay Babes/SB Polo (Susan Guggenheim 2, Naima Scheraga 1,, Megan Rioux-Forker 1, Georgia Caesar 1) defeated The Partners (Bonnie Magill 1, Hannah Mitchell 1, Jennifer Hagstedt , Anne Terranova 1) in a shootout.

C Flight WINNERS – Mary Kay Babes – (Georgia Caesar, Megan Rioux-Forker, Susan Guggenheim, Naima Scheraga)

Alazanas Foxi Prevails in Women’s Challenge

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Displaying a very calculated and strong defensive game throughout, with the addition of second half offense, Alazanas Foxi (Kate Weber 4, Malia McCoy 5, Jessica Bailey 5, Meghan Gracida 3 – [17]) defeated Plank & Co, (Kendall Plank 4, Cheryl Schindel 2, Dayelle Fargey 6, Tiffany Busch 6 – [18]) by a final score of 4.5 – 3 to win the USPA Pacific Coast Circuit Women’s Challenge and WCT Qualifier played at Southern California’s Eldorado Polo Club. Playing in front of a very involved and vocal lunchtime Cantina crowd, the winners acquired a half point award at the start.

Due to sturdy defense from both sides, the first period was somewhat choppy and ended with no scoring for either foursome. Alazanas Foxi continued to lead with the handicap difference at .5 – 0.

Fargey – playing the eventual Best Playing Pony award winner – was able to get free during the second chukker and scored twice from the field. That would be it however, as both defenses continued to work well and Plank & Co. led at 2 – .5.

The third period opened up for Alazanas Foxi as Weber and Bailey counted goals. At the same time, their strong defensive play remained in business and the oft mentioned Plank & Co. offense was held at bay. Alazanas Foxi led once again by the award difference at 2.5 – 2.

With their solid defensive play continuing in the fourth, Alazanas Foxi continued to mix in offence as well and Gracida scored to increase the lead to one and a half goals. Continued offensive pressure forced a Plank & Co. error and Weber converted a penalty number two and the lead was now two and one half goals. Fargey was able to score her third of the game to narrow the difference but time was not her ally and it was over. Alazanas Foxi was the USPA Womens Challenge/WCT Qualifier champion.

Weber, based on her steady, strong, and knowledgeable play, was selected as the Most Valuable Player to her team and Ebony – Fargey’s second chukker mare – was adorned with the Best Playing Pony blanket. The Sunny Hale Memorial Horsemanship Award was presented to Catlin Dix playing for consolation winner Ocean Mist/Prime Time.
Tony Gregg

ALAZANAS FOXI Kate Weber, Meghan Gracida, Malia McCoy, Jessica Bailey
Presented by Bill Devane & Caroline Anier
(Photo: Kerri Kerley)

Women’s Challenge, WCT Qualifier – Finals Set

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With Friday play completed, the A and B Flight finalists have been determined.

In the A Flight, game victories by Plank & Co. and Alazanas Foxi over Luna Polo and Ocean Mist/Prime Time respectively set the stage for Sunday’s main event showdown at the Cantina.

On Saturday, Cantina patrons  will see K-2 Polo engage Bearsden at 12PM in the B Flight decider.
K-2 emerged as the winner of a round-robin with High Maintenance and Jackson Hole Emporium/Cheval Polo and Bearsden advanced with their game victory over Central Coast Polo Team.

The C Flight final will be contested Saturday at 1:30 PM between The Partners and Mary Kay Babes/SB Polo.

USPA Pacific Coast Women’s Challenge – Update Dec 28th

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A FLIGHT

PLANK & CO. (18)                                         LUNA POLO (18)
Kendall Plank 4                                             Jennifer Alexy 5
Cheryl Schindel 2                                          Megan Judge 4
Dayelle Fargey 6                                           Cindy Halle 4                                  
Tiffany Busch 6                                              Marissa Wells 5

ALAZANAS FOXI (17)                                    OCEAN MIST/PRIME TIME (17)
Meghan Gracida 3                                         Catlin Dix 4
Kate Weber 4                                                  Audrey Persano 4
Malia McCoy 5                                                Andrea Coscia 4
Jessica Bailey 5                                              Tiamo Hudspeth 5

Friday December 28;
Plank & Co. vs Luna Polo, Ocean Mist/Prime Time vs Alazanas Foxi
Sunday December 30;
Final – Plank & Co. vs Alazanas Foxi

  

B FLIGHT

CENTRAL COAST POLO TEAM (9)               BEARSDEN (12)
Hannah Heitzig 1                                            Carol Farnsworth 3
Margaret Papka 1                                            Audrey Persano 4
Megan Judge 4                                                Catlin Dix 4       
Cory Williams 3                                               Hope Kerley 1

HIGH MAINTENANCE (12)                             K2-POLO PONIES (12)
Julie Fernandez 2                                             Kim Kelly 3
Lesa Slaughter 1                                               Elizabeth Cunningham
Tiamo Hudspeth 5                                             Dayelle Fargey 6
Athena Malin 4                                                   Kirsten Ludwig 3

JACKSON HOLE EMPORIUM/CHEVAL POLO (9)
Jessica Dubin
Kim Garsed 2
Megan Flynn 3
Danielle Travis 4

Friday December 28;
Game – Central Coast vs Bearsden
Round Robin – High Maintenance vs K2 vs Jackson Hole
Saturday December 29;
Final 12 PM – Bearsden vs K2-Polo

C FLIGHT

THE PARTNERS (5)                                               MARY KAY BABES/SB POLO (5)
Bonnie Magill 2                                                     Susan Guggenheim 2
Hannah Mitchel 1                                                  Naima Scheraga 1
Jennifer Hagstedt 1                                               Megan Rioux-Forker 1
Anne Terranova 1                                                 Georgia Caesar 1

Final to be played on Saturday December 28 1:30 PM

Eldorado Women’s Chukker League

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Eldorado Polo Club would like to announce that we are starting a new Women’s Chukker League in 2019.  

The league will start in January and will consist of 4chukkers every Friday afternoon with 1 umpire and flaggers. The cost will be $300 a week or $1,000 a month.The club is introducing this new league for the month of January and if we receive enough interest we will extend it throughout the season. If you are interested please let our office know at eldorado@eldoradopoloclub.com

Eldorado Women’s Tournament Dec 27 – 30

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