Grand Champions-Casablanca saw hopes of winning its first tournament of the season end on Wednesday in the semifinals of the Joe Barry Memorial Cup at International Polo Club Palm Beach.
In front of a packed house, Mt. Brilliant knocked off previously undefeated Grand Champions-Casablanca, 11-10, to advance into Sunday’s championship final against La Indiana, 10-6 winners over Tonkawa.
It will be La Indiana and Mt. Brilliant’s first appearance in the tournament final.
The first-year Grand Champions-Casablanca team, making its 20-goal IPC debut this season, committed too many mental and unforced errors, opening the door for upset-minded Mt. Brilliant.
Grand Champions Polo Club is making the most of its 20-goal debut this season at International Polo Club Palm Beach.
The foursome of Grant Ganzi, Nic Roldan, Inaki Laprida and Juancito Bollini remained undefeated Sunday in the Joe Barry Memorial Cup with an emotionally-charged 10-6 victory over Coca-Cola at Engel & Volkers Field.
On a chilly afternoon with brisk winds gusting up to 25-miles per hour, Grand Champions jumped out to an early lead and never relinquished it.