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.
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
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
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
annual Island Biker Cup 2006