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Arena Polo 2006 Tournaments

 

Racetrack.... Champions!!!!!!
Racetrack
USPA 0 to 3 Champions

 

0 to 3 U.S.P.A.  Hawaiian Islands Amateur Cup

Makawao, Maui, Hawaii. Sunday April 23 rd. 2006.
3 teams competed in a Round Robin format at the Manduke Baldwin Polo Arena.

                                          The Teams

Coastal Berries Brandywine Racetrack
Scott McKay
Jessica Martin
Peter Martin
Derick Na'uau
Knox Weymouth
Bob Nooney
Greg Crostas

 

Valerie Fernandez
Julian Alvarez
Emiliano Achaval

 

A beautifull sunny day greeted the polo fans. A very welcome sight after heavy on and off rains for the past 8 weeks.
Maui has not seen this much rain in 55 years!
However all the horses and players were ready and in good shape for the first tournament of the Arena Polo Season.
Racetrack and Brandywine entered the field for the first 2 chukkers. Racetrack dominated the first chukker. The score was 3 to 1 when the bell announced the end of the chukker.
Brandywine came out strong in the second chukker, quickly adding 2 goals. Alvarez added 1 more for his squad and with almost no time left Weymouth scored to make the scored even at 4.
Captain Knox Weymouth chose to remain on the field and keep playing against Coastal Berries.
Derick "The Flying Hawaiian" Na'uau alternated wtih Peter Martin for Coastal Berries. Derick played first. Making a come back to polo after a 2 year hiatus, he showed he still has what it takes to play arena polo. But they were no match to a well mounted Brandywine. The score was 6 to 1 when the bell rung at the end of  their first chukker, the 3rd chukker of the day.
With alternate player Peter Martin Coastal Berries was no match for a motivated Brandywine. Scott Mckay played well all Sunday, he managed to score one more for his team, while Brandywine added 4 more goals. The final tally was a very high scoring 2 chukers, 10 to 2 in favor of Brandywine.

As old time announcer for the club, Franklin Crozier said "and the chase for 10 or more goals is on"!. Racetrack needed to score 10 or more goals to have a chance of winning. It seemed , at first , a very hard task to do.
With Coastal Berries coming out with their strong alternate, Na'uau, in their first chukker, the odds were against Racetrack. 
Alvarez quickly added a few on the scoreboard with Achaval putting up a few more. Valerie Fernandez played a very good defensive game, helping free up her teammates and sending some good backshots for them.
Horse power proved to be decisive, at the end of the chukker,  the score was 5 to 1 in favor of Racetrack.
The elusive "10 goals" needed now seemed attainable.
The last and final chukker of the day was a nail biter for Brandywine as they could only watch as Racetrack inched their way to an impossible win.
The final score was 10 to 1 !! Exactly what they needed to win...
Congrats to all 3 teams for participating and Mahalo to all those who helped .
Stay tuned for more Polo results, coming soon!!


Kathrine, EA & a bit of Nick

Story written by : Emiliano Achaval.
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ea (at) mauipolo (dot) com

 

10th. annual Island Biker Cup 2006