The fourth edition of Guards La Aguada Youth Tournament, the children’s polo competition organised between Guards Polo Club and La Aguada Polo Club, has been held on Saturday, June 18th at Guards Polo Club, Windsor Great Park, England.
This event, showcased team lineups featuring many talented young players aged between 7-years-old and 18-years-old. However, the importance of this tournament is that it not only reinforces the close partnership between two of the most important polo clubs in the world, but also encourages these young players to build lasting friendships with their South America or European peers.
With parents supporting from the sidelines – many familiar faces from the high-goal – players and parents enjoyed a fantastic day of fun and exciting polo.
THE WINNERS WERE:
• 11-15 year-old
La Aguada 5 vs. La Martina 1
Guards 4 vs. Las Monjitas 2
La Mojitas 4 vs. La Martina 1
La Aguada 4 -1 Guards
The Polo Magazine MVP: Segundo Darritchon of La Aguada
The Polo Magazine Lady MVP: Kiki Severn of La Mojitas
Fair Play Award: Aleksander Horvat of La Martina
• Minis (under 11-year-old)
La Aguada 4 vs. Guards 1
The Polo Magazine Most Valuable Player: Rufino Merlos (second year in a row) of La Aguada
Fair Play Award: Finaly Turner of Guards Polo Club
• 16 – 18-year olds
La Aguada 8 vs. Guards Polo Club 6
The Polo Times Best Playing Pony: Luke Wiles of Guards Polo Club received this rug for Cevillana
The Polo Magazine MVP: Cruz Novillo Astrada of the La Aguada team
Fair Play Award: Capi Granchi of the La Aguada team
The day finished in the best way – with all the children, families and friends enjoying and having fun at a fabulous asado at Guards’ Clubhouse!
• 11 – 15 year old
La Aguada: Lucas Monteverde, Tom Ojora, Edward Walker, Segundo Darritchon
La Martina: Iván de Poligny, Santos Merlos, Alexander Horvat, Max Hyde
Guards Polo Club: Adolfo Cambiaso Jr, Santiago Di Paola, Josh Hyde
Las Monjitas: Cruz Heguy, Benjamin Quiroga, Kiki Severn, Brina Horvat
• Minis (under 11 year old)
La Aguada: Lucio Novillo Astrada, Jemima Walker, Rufino Merlos, George Tomblin, Rufino Lahule
Guards Polo Club: Finlay Turner, Fèlix Toccalino, Beltrán Lahulé, Estanislao Darritchon
• 16 – 18 year old
La Aguada: Nikita Van Gils, Capi Granchi, Niels van der Hoeven, Cruz Novillo Astrada
Guards Polo Club: Justo Novillo Astrada, Luke Wiles, Eric Appen, Nicolás de Poligny