The United States defeated Brazil today 9-7 at the 10thFederation of International Polo (FIP) World Polo Championship, being held in Santiago, Chile. The United States has defeated both of its opponents, Argentina and Brazil, to win its bracket and advance to Tuesday’s semi-final round, where they will face England.
Tournament now rescheduled to start on Friday The FIP World Championships tournament committee and host Club Mundial de Polo were forced to postpone the start of the 14 goal tournament following a violent weather front hitting Central and Northern Chile.
The first phase of the Santa María Polo Club tourism-sports project in Sotogrande was approved last Friday by the Territorial Planning Committee in Cádiz, depending on the Junta de Andalucía. This polo club in Sotogrande is one of the top three clubs in the world. Its Summer International Tournament is considered a "Tourist Interest Event” by the Junta de Andalucía, and gathers the best world polo players and teams every year from July to August in this selected housing development in San Roque, what means a great worldwide media impact.
BARBADOS MADE IT A CLEAN SWEEP of the 2015 UNNA ICBL Cheshire Polo Tournament when they handed Cheshire their third straight defeat in Sunday’s grand final played at the Holders grounds in St James. -
ICBL Barbados completed a clean sweep of their UNNA/ICBL Cheshire tour series when they defeated the visiting Cheshire team 4.5 to 2 in the finals at Holder’s Hill yesterday afternoon. Jaime Dickson was the hometown hero, scoring two goals to ensure Barbados remained unbeaten in the three match series.
At one point, the match was actually very closely contested, with Howard Taylor’s spectacular backhand shot from an acute angle bringing Cheshire within one goal at 4-3, at the beginning of the third chukka. But it was all one-way traffic from there as Crispin, who was having a fantastic match up to that point, turned up the pressure. After picking up the ball on the right side of the field, he coolly slotted the ball between the goalpost to make it 5-3. Seconds later, he stole the ball from Taylor, and galloped down the field before guiding the ball into the goal. He then put the match out of Cheshire’s reach, when he tapped in from close range after receiving a pinpoint pass from teammate Stuart Gill to make it 7-3. Marc Atwell got into the act in the final chukka with two late strikes, the first of which was beautifully set up by a pass from Crispin. Earlier, Crispin left mouths wide open after opening the scoring with an unbelievable shot. Picking up the ball
For the past three years, Team USPA has sent players to Argentina to be mentored by 7 goal professional Gaston Lauhlé. 24 year old Todd Thurston and 21 year old Russell Stimmel were selected this year for this opportunity. Over the past 10 weeks, they have been sharing their experiences right here at PoloZone.com. Russell Stimmel gives us the latest update on their past couple weeks of training.
n the action-packed world of professional polo, such are the renowned skills of Argentine players that those who play for overseas clubs are called "hired assassins".
The 2015 Barbados Polo Season is in full swing! Following behind the Barbados Polo Club, Apes Hill is jumping in to full swing with its first major tour of the year.
Sebastian and Agustin Merlos will feature in the 2015 line-up 2015 will see both Sebastian and Agustin Merlos return to the Triple Crown.