Amongst the mountains and palm trees, four teams of advanced youth players participated in the first National Youth Tournament Series (NYTS) Qualifier of the 2019 season at Eldorado Polo Club in Indio, California. Undefeated Antelope bested both Bush League (3-2) and Seattle Polo (5-4) by a narrow one-goal margin. Bayne Bossom, Riley Jordan, Grant Palmer, Ryan Kerley, Hope Kerley, Athena Malin and Ian Schnoebelen were named All-Stars.
Antelope: Hope Kerley (-1), Ryan Kerley (-1), Grant Palmer (0), Jazmin Trotz (-1)
Bush League: Riley Jordan (0), Elise Pardue (-0.5), Micaela Saracco (-1), Quinn Kyle (-1)
Empire: Athena Malin (0.5), Ian Schnoebelen (0), Alyssa Garcia (-1), Rose Gonzalez/Grace Gonzalez (-1)
Seattle Polo: Bayne Bossom (2), Colby Smith (-1), Lars Neumann (-1), Charlize Bisogni (-1)
Antelope def. Bush League 3-2
Seattle Polo def. Empire 5-3
Bush League def. Empire 3-2
Final Antelope def. Seattle Polo 5-4
BPP: “December” played by Bayne Bossom
All-Stars: Bayne Bossom, Riley Jordan, Grant Palmer, Ryan Kerley, Hope Kerley, Athena Malin, Ian Schnoebelen
The NYTS program was designed to provide an opportunity for youth players to compete against their peers in USPA outdoor tournaments. Outdoor clubs interested in hosting a NYTS qualifier tournament, please contact Amanda Snow, firstname.lastname@example.org, to receive a NYTS Tournament Host Club Manual.
All photos courtesy of ©Kerri Kerly/Eldorado Polo Club.