National 12-Goal Tournament Begins Monday

National-12-GoalOne of the nation’s most important and competitive tournaments offering major prize money has attracted some of the sport’s top players including several up-and-coming young athletes.
The single-elimination tournament features six teams. To see teams and fixture click here
The four-day tournament begins Monday with Casablanca playing Wildcat at 3:30 p.m. The championship final is Sunday at 10 a.m.
Defending champion is Aspen Valley Polo Club which defeated Newport, 8-7, in the final.
In front of a good crowd and worldwide audience, Audi (Grant Ganzi, Juancito Bollini, Mark Tomlinson, Wes Finlayson) turned in one of its best games of the season to win the much-anticipated winner-take-all final.
Newport (Gene Goldstein, 1, Joaquin Panelo, 4, Michel Dorignac, 6, Agustin Arellano, 1) mounted a late rally but Audi, which led from start to finish, never lost its composure.
Tomlinson, 32, one of England’s top polo players and rated seven goals in his homeland, was named Most Valuable Player.
In 2014, Palm Beach Equine won the inaugural tournament. In the final, the team of Dr. Scott Swerdlin, Alejandro Gonzalez, Tommy Collingwood and Luis Escobar came from behind to defeat Casablanca, 11-9. The Casablanca team featured Grant Ganzi, Juancito Bollini, Carlitos Gracida and Nic Roldan.

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