Beverly Polo (who received two goals on handicap) claimed an 11-5 win over Tamera on Thursday, February 4 to qualify for the final of the 18-goal Ylvisaker Cup at International Polo Club Palm Beach.
The winners, who were able to hold an advantage throughout the match, were led by an impressive Hilario Figueras, the top scorer of the match, who converted seven goals. While Tamera got within a goal by half time, Beverly Polo maintained control, and by the end of the fifth, they had secured a 9-4 lead. Figueras went on to score two more goals in the last to seal the win for Beverly Polo and their place in the final.
They now face Palm Beach Equine on Sunday. It is interesting to note that these teams have already met this season, in the final of the Bobby Barry Cup, where Scott Swerdlin’s foursome claimed the title after securing a 13-11 victory.
Score Beverly Polo (+2): 4-1, 4-2, 5-4, 6-4, 9-4, 11-5.
Beverly Polo: Bill Ballhaus 0, Peke Gonzalez 6 (2 goals), Tolito Fernández Ocampo 6 (1), Hilario Figueras 4 (7). Total: 16.
Tamera: Hope Arellano 1, Lucas Escobar 3 (1), Diego Cavanagh 9 (4), Luis Escobar 5. Total: 18.
PHOTO CREDITS: AGUSTINA FONDA
YLVISAKER CUP – TEAMS:
Aspen: Keko Magrini 2, Ignacio Alberbode 5, Lucas James 8, Stewart Armstrong 3. Total: 18.
Beverly Polo: Bill Ballhaus 0, Peke Gonzalez 6*, Tolito Fernández Ocampo 6, Hilario Figueras 4. Total: 16 (*replaces an injured Lucas Díaz Alberdi 6).
Palm Beach Equine: Costi Caset 5, Robbie Bilbao 5, Gringo Colombres 8, Scott Swerdlin 0. Total: 18.
Tamera: Hope Arellano 1, Lucas Escobar 3, Diego Cavanagh 9, Luis Escobar 5. Total: 18.
YLVISAKER CUP – FIXTURES:
Wednesday 20, 3pm: Beverly Polo 11-10 Aspen
Thursday 21, 3pm: Palm Beach Equine 10-7 Tamera
Sunday 24, 3pm: Aspen 10-8 Palm Beach Equine
Tuesday 26, 3pm: Tamera 14-10 Beverly Polo
Saturday 30, 3pm: Palm Beach Equine 11-9 Beverly Polo
Sunday 31, 3pm: Aspen 11-10 Tamera
Wednesday, 3pm, mini semifinal: Beverly Polo 11 vs. Tamera 5
Sunday 7 – FINALS
10am Ylvisaker Subsidiary Cup: Aspen vs. Tamera
3pm Ylvisaker Cup Final: Palm Beach Equine vs. Beverly Polo