USPA National 20-Goal Championship Begins Sunday, Kicks Off Big Week Of Polo At Grand Champions Polo Club.
The high goal season continues on Sunday with the USPA National 20-Goal Championship at Grand Champions Polo Club.
The second high goal tournament promises to be just as competitive as the season-opening USPA North American Cup won by Flexjet on Friday with a thrilling 11-9 victory over Audi.
The USPA National 20-Goal Championship features nearly the same four teams that competed in the USPA North American Cup.
In opening day action on Sunday, Audi plays Casablanca at 10:30 a.m. and KIG/Dutta Corp plays Flexjet at 3:30 p.m.
The winners advance into Wednesday’schampionship final at 3:30 p.m. The runners-up will meet in the handicap final at 10 a.m. The popular Grooms Race will also be held.
The team rosters are:
Audi: (17) Marc Ganzi, 1, Jesse Bray, 5, Carlucho Arellano, 5, Jeff Blake, 6.
Casablanca: (16) Grant Ganzi, 1, Juancito Bollini, 3, Julio Arellano, 8, JJ Celis, 4.
KIG/Dutta Corp: (16) Timmy Dutta/Bash Kazi, A, Kris Kampsen, 6, Guille Aguero, 6, Carlitos Gracida, 4.
Flexjet: (18) Melissa Ganzi, A, Jason Crowder, 6, Nic Roldan, 8, Jared Sheldon, 4.
In last year’s USPA National 20-Goal final, Audi (Marc Ganzi, Jeff Blake, Sugar Erskine and Carlucho Arellano) won with an 11-8 win over Flexjet (Melissa Ganzi, Jason Crowder, Nic Roldan, Juan Bollini) in front of a large crowd and worldwide ChukkerTV audience.