The Sun Cup gets under way Friday at Grand Champions Polo Club.
The Sun Cup, the third of six medium-goal tournaments that are scheduled for the nine-year-old club, features some of the nation’s top players including Julio Arellano, Jason Crowder, Nic Roldan and Piki Diaz Alberdi, a former 10-goaler in England.
Four teams will compete in the two-day tournament on Friday and Sunday.
On Friday, Newport plays Dutta Corp-White in the opening game at 1 p.m. followed by Flexjet playing The Dutta Corp-Blue at 4:30 p.m. In honor of Mother’s Day, the final and subsidiary games will begin 9:30 a.m.
The team rosters are:
Dutta Corp-White: Tim Dutta, Jason Crowder, Lucas Lalor, JJ Celis.
The Dutta Corp-Blue: Timmy Dutta, Tony Calle, Piki Diaz Alberdi, Brandon Phillips.
Flexjet: Melissa Ganzi, Kris Kampsen, Juan Bollini, Marc Ganzi.
Newport: Gene Goldstein, Grant Ganzi, Julio Arellano, Juancito Bollini.
The remaining spring tournaments are: May 13-15, USPA Eastern Challenge; May 20-22, Polo Gear Challenge Cup-Wellington Chamber of Commerce Kick-Off To Summer; and May 26-29,The Memorial.
In the spring season-opening Grand Champions Cup, Casablanca (Grant Ganzi, Juancito Bollini, Sebastian Merlos, Kris Kampsen) defeated Power Horse (Walter Scherb, Michael Bickford, Tincho Merlos, Nic Roldan),18-17. Kampsen was named MVP.
Casablanca won its second spring tournament in Week Two, the Spring Challenge Cup. The team of Gene Goldstein, Grant Ganzi, Julio Arellano and Kris Kampsen defeated Team NR (Tim Dutta, Melissa Ganzi, Nic Roldan, Juan Bollini), 10-8. Melissa Ganzi was named MVP.