Photo credit: Agustina Fonda
Beverly Polo narrowly beat Palm Beach Equine by 12 goals to 11 in the opening match of the Joe Barry Memorial Cup, the second 18-goal competition, at International Polo Club Palm Beach, in Wellington. The match gave Beverly Polo a chance to prove themselves against Scott Swerdlin’s team after suffering a loss in the Barry Cup final on Sunday.
Beverly Polo got off to a strong start, claiming the advantage in the first two chukkas. But Palm Beach Equine made a comeback to tie the match 7-all by half time. Scott Swerdlin’s team regained control in the following two chukkas, until the sixth where Beverly Polo tied the match 11-11 to send the match into extra chukka. Tolito Fernández Ocampo came through to score the winning goal and give Beverly Polo the victory.
The Joe Barry Memorial Cup resumes on Sunday, January 10, with a match between Beverly Polo and Santa Clara, due at 3pm. The final of the Joe Barry Memorial Cup is set for Sunday, January 17.
Score Beverly Polo: 5-3, 7-4, 7-7, 8-9, 9-10, 11-11, 12-11.
JOE BARRY MEMORIAL CUP – TEAMS:
Beverly Polo: Bill Ballhaus 0, Lucas Diaz Alberdi 6, Tolito Fernández Ocampo 6, Hilario Figueras 4. Total: 16.
Palm Beach Equine: Costi Caset 5, Robbie Bilbao 5, Gringo Colombres 8, Scott Swerdlin 0. Total: 18.
Santa Clara: Keko Magrini 2, Lucas Escobar 3, Matias Magrini 7, Luis Escobar 5. Total: 17.
JOE BARRY MEMORIAL CUP – FIXTURE:
Wednesday, January 6: Beverly Polo 12-11 Palm Beach Equine
Sunday, January 10, 3pm: Beverly Polo vs. Santa Clara
Wednesday, January 13, 3pm: Palm Beach Equine vs. Santa Clara
Sunday, January 17:
12pm: Subsidiary Final
3pm: Final Joe Barry Memorial Cup