Iconica claimed a narrow 12-11 win over BTA and won the Joe Barry Memorial Cup, following the final that took place in the brand new National Polo Center, in Wellington, Florida, on Sunday January 22. The Joe Barry Memorial Cup kicks off the inaugural Florida Circuit 16-Goal Super-Series, and will serve as the first qualifying leg of four prestigious tournaments – Ylvisaker Cup, Iglehart Cup, Continental Cup and will culminate in the Florida Circuit 16-Goal Super-Series Championship. The Joe Barry Memorial Cup saw ten teams up to 16 goals, partake.
The Joe Barry Memorial Cup was established in 2005 as a tribute to Joe Barry, a Polo Hall of Famer since 1999, who sadly passed away in 2002. Barry´s major wins thoroghout his career include six U.S. Open Polo Championship titles, three USPA Gold Cup titles, and the 1971 Coronation Cup, in England.
Therefore, Maureen Brennan’s foursome took the cup home undefeated, having previously won their four league matches.
JOE BARRY MEMORIAL CUP – FINAL – SUNDAY JANUARY 22
ICONICA 12-11 BTA
Iconica: Maureen Brennan 0, Lucas Criado Jr. 6, Peke Gonzalez 6, Santos Merlos 4. Total: 16.
BTA: Kelly Beal 0, Steve Krueger 4, Nachi Viana 5, Jesse Bray 7. Total: 16.
MVP: Santos Merlos.
BPP: Gitano, ridden by Jesse Bray.
Cover Photo by Agustina Fonda.