California Polo Club and Pasadena graced the stadium field Sunday afternoon for the 2017 Last Chance tournament with the Polo & Wine Festival in the background. Troy Crumley, Kim Garsed, Alejandro Nordheimer and Kristen Ludwig comprised the California Polo Club team. Alex Poole, Tom Schuerman, Antonio Juarez and Jeff Sheraga made up the opposing Pasadena team. The Last Chance tournament is a club favorite, featuring competitive teams, lots of laughter and a fun party to conclude the season.
CPC got off to a hot start, scoring five goals in the first two chukkers. Pasadena trailed, but held their ground, slowly gaining traction as the game progressed. Pasadena took control of the match in the third chukker, scoring three consecutive goals and tying the score at five goals a piece. A final goal by each team in the fourth and final chukker left the score tied at the end of regulation play. CPC clinched the win when Nordheimer scored his 60 yard penalty during the tie breaker shootout.
Best Playing Pony was awarded to “Figurine,” owned by Leigh Brecheen and played by Antonio Juarez. MVP honors went to Kristen Ludwig.
In the Consolation Final, Gipsy Farm defeated Barrossa.