8-Goal Champions Cup
March 22-31, 2019
4-Goal Lions Cup
March 23-31, 2019
8-Goal Champions Cup
March 22-31, 2019
4-Goal Lions Cup
March 23-31, 2019
March 17, 2019 – Empire Polo Club
Finals of the 8-goal USPA Constitution Cup and 4-goal USPA Congressional Cup
Cotterel Farms (Jenny Benardoni 0, Francisco Benardoni 1, Max Menini 4T, Francisco Guinazu 3), competed against Spindrift (John Bickford 1, Leandro Flocarri 2, Juan Curbelo 5, Tom Schuerman 0) in the finals of the 8-goal match. Flocarri put Spindrift on the board to start the game, followed by Guinazu’s two successful penalty shots which ended the first chukker 2-1. Curbelo put a penalty three in for Spindrift in the second chukker. Cotterel’s Menini and Guinazu each scored a goal in the second time period, increasing Cotterel’s lead, 4 to 2. Each team added two points in the third, and Jenny Benardoni got loose for a run, executing a gorgeous cut-shot through the posts. That ended the first half with a score of 7 to 4. Cotterel dominated the fourth chukker, which ended with an increased lead of 11 to 5. The two points Cotterel added in the fifth chukker went unanswered. Each team added two points in the sixth chukker, ending the match with Cotterel victorious, 15 to 7.
In the 4-goal Congressional Cup, Empire (Rob Scapa 0, Kyle Fargey 3, Riley Jordan 0, Jessica Bailey 1), went to the line-up against Hanalei Bay (Krista Bonaguidi -1, Joe Coors 0, Ignacio Saracco 2, Luis Saracco 3). Both teams came out on fire, each scoring twice. In Chukker two, Jordan’s goal was answered by Ignacio Saracco, keeping the score tied at 3 to 3. The Saracco brothers added three goals in the third chukker for Hanalei Bay, while Fargey made two for Empire putting Hanalei Bay in the lead, 6 to 5. The final chukker continued to be a close match. Rob Scapa and Jordan each scored a goal for Empire. Joe Coors scored twice and Luis once for Hanalei Bay, who won with the score 9 to 7.
Empire Polo Club – Game Results
4-Goal USPA Congressional Cup and 8-Goal USPA Constitution Cup Tournaments
Also included are the results of the the 1-Goal Weekend Tournament
At Empire Polo Club – March 10th, 2019
Events coming this weekend at Empire Polo Club …
March 15th, at 6:30 PM – Friday Night “Polo Under the Lights”
March 17th, at 12 Noon – Sunday Polo and St. Patrick’s Day (Don’t forget to wear green.)
Six teams competed in the 8-goal USPA Constitution Cup:
Lockton (Tim Kelly/ Athena Malin 0, Andres Gonzales 3, Tommy Costello 1, Shane Rice 4)
Evergreen (Tom Sprung -1, Carlitos Galindo 3, Taylor Freeman 2, Nicolai Galindo 4)
Cotterel Farms (Jenny Benardoni 0, Francisco Benardoni 1, Max Menini 4T, Francisco Guinazu 3)
STG/Chapel Hill (John Ziegler 0, Martin Juaregui 5T, Torrey Ripinsky 0, Juan Jo Gonzalez 3)
Spindrift (John Bickford 1, Leandro Flocarri 2, Juan Curbelo 5, Madelyn Cobb 0)
Ridgway Hemp (Beau Staley -1, Quinn Evans 0, Carlos Hernandez 4, Memo Gracida 5)
At the end of the weekend the standings are as follows:
Cotterel Farms has 2 wins, beating both Lockton 14 to 3, and Ridgway Hemp 8 to 6.
Spindrift also has 2 wins. They defeated Evergreen 11 to 10, and Lockton 10 to 9.
Evergreen has 1 win,victorious over STG/Chapel Hill 14 to 6, and a loss to Spindrift 11-10.
Ridgway hemp has 1 win,losing to Cotterel Farms 8 to6, and a win against STG/Chapel Hill 12 to10.
STG/Chapel Hill has 2 losses, being out-scored by Ridgway Hemp 12-10, and Evergreen 14-6.
Lockton also has 2 losses, defeated by both Evergreen 14 to 9, and Cotterel Farms 14 to 3.
Four teams participated in the 4-goal Congressional Cup:
Empire (Rob Scapa 0, Kyle Fargey 3, Riley Jordan 0, Jessica Bailey 1)
Cedar Creek (Jemma Contreras -1, Nicholas Wilhelm -1, Joseph Stuart 3, Ashton Wolf 3)
Hanalei Bay (Krista Bonaguidi -1, Joe Coors 0, Ignacio Saracco 2, Luis Saracco 3)
La Luna (Jennifer Alexy 0, Meghan Gracida 0, Bauti Von Wernich 1, Diego Llaregli 3)
Weekend one ended with the following standings:
Empire has 2 wins, victorious over both Cedar Creek 9 to 4, and La Luna 7 to 4.
Hanalei Bay has 2 wins, defeating La Luna 8 to 4, and Cedar Creek 11 to 6.
Cedar Creek has 2 losses, losing to Empire 9 to 4, and Hanalei Bay 11 to 6.
La Luna has 2 losses, beaten by Hanalei Bay 8 to 4, and Empire 7 to 4.
The March 10th 1-goal League had 2 flights and seven teams.
A flight winners were Taurus, (Kristen Armbruster -1, Sierra Dunbar -1, Ian Schoebelen 0, Robert Payne 3), who out-scored CPC/PPT, (Frank Li -1, AlexR/Ryan Kotten -1, Eugenio Vidal 1T, Alejandro 2) with a 6 to 3 win.
The B flight round-robin was won by C.P.C. Smarty Pants, (David C./Katty Wong -1, Chris Chun -1, Kirsten Ludwig 0, Craig Russel 2), defeating Flaming Chickens, (Joey Gallemore -.5, Elise Pardue -1, Hayward Pardue 0, Ricardo Garcia 2) and Columbia West, (Ana Wilson -1, David Barnett -.5, Toto Socas 2, Rafael Hernandez 0).
From last week’s 1-Goal League …
The March 3rd 1-goal Leagure final’s winner was Vashon, (Stephanie Davidson -1, Kim Bergman -1, Eileen Duffy -1, Mariano Gutierrez 4).
Join us for the first weekend of 4-Goal USPA Congressional and 8-Goal USPA Constitution Cup Games. Teams and draws are included below for each league.
We have Friday night “Polo Under the Lights” this Friday, March 8th at 5:30 PM on Field #3. Admission and parking are free on Friday nights. No VIP seating is available at the night games.
Sunday Polo starts at noon on Field 1. General Admission and parking are $20 per car and gates open at 10 AM. VIP seating is sold out for the next three Sundays. We still have a few seats left on March 31st. To request VIP reservations for the final day of Sunday Polo, contact Tony Schieffer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 760-393-7298.
Tim Kelly 0
|Ridgway Hemp 8
Beau Staley -1
Memo Gracida 5
Carlitos Hernandez 4
Quinn Evans 0
|Cotterel Farms 8
Jenny L-Benardoni 0
Francisco Benardoni 1
Max Menini 4T
Francisco Guinazu 3
Tom Sprung -1
Carlitos Galindo 3
Taylor Freeman 2
Nicolai Galindo 4
|STG/Chapel Hill 8
John Ziegler 0
Torrey Ripinsky 0
Martin Jauregui 5T
Juan Jo Gonzalez 3
John Bickford 1
Tom Schuerman 0
Leandro Floccari 2
Juan Curbelo 5
|Hanalei Bay 4
Krista Bonaguidi -1
Ignacio Saracco 2
Luis Saracco 3
Joe Coors 0
Rob Scapa 0
Kyle Fargey 3
Riley Jordan 0
Jessica Bailey 1
|La Luna 4
Jennifer Alexy 0
Meghan Gracida 0
Bauti Von Wernich 1
Diego Llaregli 3
|Cedar Creek 3
Nicholas Wilhelm -1
Jemma Contreras -1
Ashton Wolf 3
Luciano Vasquez 2
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.