Argentina Captures PTF International Cup; Poroto Cambiaso Named MVP

Argentina Captures PTF International Cup; Poroto Cambiaso Named MVP

Argentina, with a rich tradition in polo at every level, defeated PTF USA, 6-2, to win the fourth annual Polo Training Foundation (PTF) International Cup Thursday at Grand Champions Polo Club. After a thrilling 3-2 sudden death victory over Girls International (Riley Ganzi, Hope Arellano, Lolly Stanhope-White, Mia Novillo Astrada) in the opening round, the talented foursome of Santos Merlos, 11, Poroto Cambiaso, 11, Lucas Criado, 13, and Juanse Olivera, 14, bounced back with a convincing win. It was the first time the Argentine foursome played together as a team.

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Goose Creek Rallies To Defeat Grand Champions-Casablanca In George Haas Cup Semifinal

Goose Creek Rallies To Defeat Grand Champions-Casablanca In George Haas Cup Semifinal

Goose Creek, hoping the law of averages would catch up with them, rallied for an 11-8 victory over Grand Champions-Casablanca in the George Haas Cup semifinal Tuesday at Isla Carroll East. Trailing 7-2 midway through the fourth chukker, Goose Creek’s foursome of Maureen Brennan, father and son Mariano and Peke Gonzalez and Tomas Garcia del Rio, outscored Grand Champions-Casablanca, 7-1, in the final two chukkers to clinch the win.

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Grand Champions Polo Club Hosts PTF International Cup On Thursday; ChukkerTV To Livestream

Grand Champions Polo Club Hosts PTF International Cup On Thursday; ChukkerTV To Livestream

The sport’s next generation of polo players will be showcased at the fourth annual Polo Training Foundation (PTF) International Cup Thursday at Grand Champions Polo Club. One of the most-anticipated youth events of the winter season will feature four teams in a mini-tournament of eight chukkers. The teams are Argentina, England Jr. Colts, PTF USA and Girls International. The team rosters are: Argentina: Poroto Cambiaso, Lucas Criado, Juanse Olivera, Santos Merlos. England Jr. Colts: Jack Aldridge, Archie Fuller, Freddie Jodrell, Tom Jodrell. PTF USA: Malia Bryan, Kristos Magrini, Clark Mayer, Mackie Weisz. Girls International: Hope Arellano, Mia Novillo Astrada, Riley Ganzi, Lolly Stanhope-White.

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Sterling Cup, PTF International Cup Highlight Busy Month Of Polo At Grand Champions Polo Club

Sterling Cup, PTF International Cup Highlight Busy Month Of Polo At Grand Champions Polo Club

The second month of the winter season, highlighted by the Sterling Cup and PTF International Cup, is under way at Grand Champions Polo Club. After a successful season-opening month at the nation's busiest and innovative polo clubs, players and teams continue to compete in the regular 6, 8, and 12-goal tournaments in addition to high goal and major youth tournaments. One of the club highlights of the month is the Feb. 22-March 11 Sterling Cup (16-20-Goal).

 

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Valiente I Hangs On For Win Against Grand Champions-Casablanca In Ylvisaker Cup

Valiente I Hangs On For Win Against Grand Champions-Casablanca In Ylvisaker Cup

Faced with a must-win situation, Grand Champions-Casablanca's sixth-chukker rally fell short against Valiente I Sunday in front of a packed house at Grand Champions Polo Club. The foursome of Grant Ganzi, Nic Roldan, Inaki Laprida and Juancito Bollini lost a gut-wrenching 10-9 decision to Valiente I, which advanced into Sunday’s quarterfinals. Led by 10-goaler Adolfo Cambiaso, Valiente I took advantage of Grand Champions-Casablanca’s penalties and missed scoring opportunities to gain an edge and at least a one-goal lead for four chukkers.

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Seacap Captures Aspen Valley 8-Goal Cup Final; Henry Porter Named MVP

Seacap Captures Aspen Valley 8-Goal Cup Final; Henry Porter Named MVP

Playing together for the first time in a tournament, Seacap captured the Aspen Valley 8-Goal Cup Final on Sunday at Pony Express. The foursome of Mike Davis, Henry Porter, Santino Magrini and Kris Kampsen defeated Hawk Hill (Ternan Tognini, Bauti Crotto, Gringo Colombres, Phillip Mactaggart), 13-11, in the championship final. Seacap finished the tournament with a perfect 4-0 record. 

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Patagones Wins Aspen Valley 8-Goal Cup Handicap Final At Grand Champions; Benjamin Avendano MVP

Patagones Wins Aspen Valley 8-Goal Cup Handicap Final At Grand Champions; Benjamin Avendano MVP

Patagones won its second tournament of the season-opening month at Grand Champions Polo Club. On a cool, breezy Saturday afternoon in front of a worldwide ChukkerTV audience, the foursome of Joaquin Avendano, Santi Wulff, Benjamin Avendano and Santi Avendano captured the Aspen Valley 8-Goal Cup Handicap Final with an impressive 15-11 victory over Odosan. Patagones finished with a 3-1 record. Odosan (Joe Chai, Juanse Olivera, Matt Coppola, Nick Manifold) evened its record at 2-2.

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GSA Captures Limited Edition 12-Goal Series Handicap Final At Grand Champions; Torito Ruiz Named MVP

GSA Captures Limited Edition 12-Goal Series Handicap Final At Grand Champions; Torito Ruiz Named MVP

GSA, the youngest team in the tournament, won the Limited Edition 12-Goal Series Handicap Final on Thursday at Grand Champions Polo Club. The four teenagers (Henry Porter, 17, Santino Magrini, 15, Juan Zubia, 17, and Torito Ruiz, 18) defeated Beverly Equestrian (Bill Ballhaus, Hilario Figueras, Inaki Laprida, Ramiro Cordero), 12-6.   Playing together for the first time in the season-opening tournament, GSA (Global Student Accommodation) led from start-to-finish.

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Grand Champions-Casablanca Defeats Goose Creek In Ylvisaker Cup Thriller

Grand Champions-Casablanca Defeats Goose Creek In Ylvisaker Cup Thriller

Grand Champions-Casablanca survived a rollercoaster ride for a thrilling 12-10 victory over Goose Creek on Wednesday to remain alive in the Ylvisaker Cup at International Polo Club Palm Beach. For the second game in a row, Grand Champions-Casablanca led at the half, but unlike its 15-8 tournament-opening loss to Valiente II, the foursome of Grant Ganzi, Nic Roldan, Inaki Laprida and Juancito Bollini rallied for a crucial victory. 

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Willow Farm Knocks Off Banks Mill Feed To Win Metropolitan 6-Goal Cup Final; Andres Weisz Named MVP

Willow Farm Knocks Off Banks Mill Feed To Win Metropolitan 6-Goal Cup Final; Andres Weisz Named MVP

Willow Farm avenged an early tournament loss to Banks Mill Feed to capture the Metropolitan 6-Goal Cup Final with a thrilling 8-7 upset victory on Tuesday at Santa Rita Polo Farm. Banks Mill Feed (Hope Arellano, Agustin Arellano, Gillian Johnston, Lucas Arellano) was undefeated going into the final. Willow Farm (Mike Egan, Brendan Stenzel, Andres Weisz, Ted Brinkman), the oldest team in the tournament, broke a 7-7 tie in the final minute of the four-chukker matchup.

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