Empire Polo Club Tournament Results
February 24th, 2019
8-Goal USPA Gen. Patton Finals
Lockton, (Tim Kelly 0/Athena Malen 0, Tommy Costello 1, Andres Gonzalez 2, Shane Rice 4) went to battle against Ridgway Hemp, (Beau Stanley -1, Meghan Gracida 0, Carlos Hernandez 4, Memo Gracida 5) in the finals of the 8-goal Patton Cup. The game began with a one point advantage for Lockton by handicap. Beau Stanley’s goal erased that lead, ending chukker one in a 1 to 1 tie. Lockton’s Costello, Gonzalez, and Rice each scored a goal and out-scored Ridgway Hemp’s Memo Gracida’s two points in the next chukker, ending it with Lockton leading, 4 to 3. Hernandez got loose for two back to back goals in the third chukker, which Gonzalez answered with his impressive, back to back runs to goal. Shane Rice followed with a successful penalty three shot, sending the teams to half-time with Lockton maintaining their lead 7 to 5. In the fourth chukker Hernandez and Memo capitalized on two penalty shots bringing the score to a brief tie at 7 to 7. Athena Malen joined Lockton and broke the tie with a gorgeous run to goal putting Lockton back into the lead to end chukker four, 8 to7. Hernandez scored a penalty two and the game was again tied 8 to 8. The Lockton team stated to pull away when Gonzalez added two points and Rice one point. Chukker six started with 11 to 8 on the score board and the game ended with Lockton increasing their lead, and winning 13 to 8 after Athena Malen and Shane Rice put two more points up for Lockton.
4-Goal USPA Gen. Patton Finals
In the 4-goal Patton Cup Buffalos, (Piers Bossom -1, Ross Adam 0, Felipe Sordelli 2, Tim Rudy 3) took on Hanalei Bay, (Krista Bonaguidi -1, Joe Coors 0, Ignacio Saracco 2, Luis Saracco 3). Hanalei Bay jumped to a lead, scoring the only two goals in chukker one. Tim Rudy came back in the second chukker with three goals, ending chukker two with Buffalos leading 3 to 2. Rudy and Adam each added a point in the third time period. In the fourth chukker, Joe Coors scored a penalty shot for Hanalei Bay and the Buffalos racked up four more points, ending the time period 9 to 3. Luis Saracco closed the lead in the fifth chukker by scoring twice but the win went to Buffalos with a final score of 9 to 5.
In the A flight Finals of the 1-Goal, CPC Pasadena, (Rick Karayan -1, Melanja Jones 0, Tom Schuerman 0, Domingo Questel 2) was up against Vashon, (Kim Bergman -1, Stephanie Davidson -1, Croix Waage -1, Mariano Gutierrez 4). The game was fast and furious, ending in a 5 to 5 tie which CPC Pasadena won in a shoot-out.
The B flight Finals of the 1-Goal was a round robin between Arizona Polo, (Amelia Perry -1, Martin Morey -1, Dan Faherty .5, Martin Gonzalez 2T), Vancouver, (Paul Sullivan -1, Benson Hurlbutt -1, Grant Lockhart -1, Nicolas Maciel 3), and CPC Smarty Pants, (David C./ Katty Wong -1, Chris Chun -1, Kirsten Ludwig 0, Craig Russell 2). CPC Smarty Pants beat Arizona Polo 9.5 to 1. Vancouver out-scored Arizona Polo 8.5 to 5. Vancouver was able to end up winning their game against CPC Smarty Pants, with a final score of 6 to 5.