Black Watch Stuns Colorado In Palm Beach Open; Pite Merlos Named MVP; Semifinal Pairings Announced

Black Watch Stuns Colorado In Palm Beach Open; Pite Merlos Named MVP; Semifinal Pairings Announced

WELLINGTON, Fl., March 18, 2019---Let the showdown begin in the World Polo League's Palm Beach Open.

The semifinal schedule for the open and handicap tournament games were announced on Monday.

In the handicap games on Wednesday, Flexjet plays Alegria at 11 a.m. at Jan Pamela Field 3 and Valiente will face Black Watch at 4 p.m. at Grand Champions Field One.

On Thursday in the open games, SD Farms (4-0) plays Grand Champions (3-1) at 11 a.m. at Valiente Field 2 and Audi (4-0) plays Colorado (3-1) at 4 p.m. at Valiente Field 3. 

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Grand Champions Defeats Valiente, Secures Final Semifinal Berth In Palm Beach Open; Doubleheader On Sunday At Grand Champions Polo Club

Grand Champions Defeats Valiente, Secures Final Semifinal Berth In Palm Beach Open; Doubleheader On Sunday At Grand Champions Polo Club

WELLINGTON, Fl., March 17, 2019---The stage is set for this week's semifinals of the Palm Beach Open.

In a wild World Polo League game Saturday at Valiente Polo Farm, Grand Champions (Grant Ganzi, 3, Juancito Bollini, 4, Rodrigo Andrade, 9, Juan Martin Nero, 10) held off Valiente (Bob Jornayvaz, 2, Agustin Nero, 6, Alejandro Taranco, 8, Pelon Stirling, 10) for a thrilling 8-7 victory to clinch the fourth and final semifinal spot at Valiente Polo Farm.

Grand Champions (3-1) now joins Colorado (3-0), SD Farms (4-0) and Audi (3-0) for what promises to be two exciting semifinal games next week.

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Susan G. Komen U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship And WCT Qualifier Begins Saturday; Black Watch Among Field

Susan G. Komen U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship And WCT Qualifier Begins Saturday; Black Watch Among Field

WELLINGTON, Fl., March 16, 2019---Most of the world's top polo players will compete in the Susan G. Komen U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship that begins Saturday at Port Mayaca Polo Club in Okeechobee.

The field features a combination of international and U.S. star players including Nina Clarkin, rated 10 goals, Hazel Jackson, 9, and Sarah Wiseman, 8, of Great Britain; Lia Salvo, 8, of Argentina; Argentine teenagers Mia Cambiaso, 6, the daughter of 10-goaler Adolfo Cambiaso, currently competing in the 26-goal World Polo League and Mia Novillo Astrada, 6, the daughter of 9-goaler Miguel Novillo Astrada; and 7-goal rated American KC Krueger.

The tournament features a record eight teams including Black Watch featuring team captain Delfina Blaquier, competing in her first open tournament and Melissa Ganzi, President of Grand Champions Polo Club and co-founder of the 26-goal World Polo League. 

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March Madness Is Under Way At Grand Champions Polo Club; $50,000 National 12-Goal Begins Saturday

March Madness Is Under Way At Grand Champions Polo Club; $50,000 National 12-Goal Begins Saturday

WELLINGTON, Fl., March 15, 2019---The busiest winter polo season in the history of Grand Champions Polo Club continues Saturday with the opening game of the sixth annual $50,000 National 12-Goal Tournament.

The opening game features Audi/Sonny Hill against Beverly Equestrian Saturday at 10 a.m. at White Birch Field.

The popular tournament and nation's only 12-goal tournament that offers major prize money, features six competitive teams with no clear-cut favorite.

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Audi, Colorado, SD Farms Remain Undefeated, Advance To Semifinals; WPL Action Resumes Saturday

Audi, Colorado, SD Farms Remain Undefeated, Advance To Semifinals; WPL Action Resumes Saturday

WELLINGTON, Fl., March 15, 2019---Audi, Colorado and SD Farms all rose to the occasion to remain unbeaten and advance into next week's semifinal round of the Palm Beach Open.

In Thursday World Polo League action, Colorado (3-0) stunned Alegria (1-2), 15-7; SD Farms (3-0) held off Valiente (0-3), 11-10; and Audi (3-0) defeated Black Watch (0-3), 8-6.

After a day's rest on Friday, WPL action resumes on Saturday with two games. At 11 a.m., Flexjet plays SD Farms at Jan Pamela Field 3 and 4 p.m. Grand Champions plays Valiente at Valiente Polo Farm Field One.

Bracket play winds up Sunday with two games. At 11 a.m., Audi plays Alegria at Grand Champions Polo Club Field 1 and in the feature game Colorado plays Black Watch at 4 p.m. at Grand Champions Field 2. 

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San Saba Wins Sunny Hale Memorial Tournament At Santa Rita Polo Farm; Mia Cambiaso Named Most Valuable Player

San Saba Wins Sunny Hale Memorial Tournament At Santa Rita Polo Farm; Mia Cambiaso Named Most Valuable Player

WELLINGTON, Fl., March 7, 2018---San Saba defended its title in the Sunny Hale Memorial Tournament Wednesday at Santa Rita Polo Farm.

The Grand Champions Polo Club rain-delayed monthly women’s league final for February featured 2018 champion San Saba, WIPN and CrossFit El Cid in a six-chukker round robin.

San Saba (Misty Allen, 0, Alina Carta, 4, Mia Cambiaso, 6, Clarissa Echezarreta, 5) defeated CrossFit El Cid (Malicia Von Falkenhausen, 2, Slaney O'Hanlon, 4, Jennifer Williams, 3, Cecelia Cochran, 5), 4-1.5, to win the tournament. 

"This was the first time the four of us played together," Carta said. "It was fun to have both Mia Cambiaso and Mia Astrada play. It raised our level of play. They are both quick. It's great that they can play with us and that they are here. It was a great way to end the February league.

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