USA Wellington, FL, IPC
The highly anticipated conclusion to the 2021 Gauntlet of Polo® and CaptiveOne U.S. Open Polo Championship® (28.3.-
Under sunny skies on the Home of the U.S. Polo Assn – Field 1, it was Scone’s father-
Although this is his ninth title, it may be one of the most memorable for Adolfo Cambiaso, winning alongside his son Poroto for the first time, who ties Nic Roldan for the youngest ever winner of the CaptiveOne U.S. Open Polo Championship® at just 15 years old.
Each capturing one leg in the Gauntlet of Polo®, the deciding tournament resulted in Scone rising to the top of the field by relying on their trio once again as Adolfo Cambiaso, Poroto Cambiaso and Gonzalez all finished with at least four goals in the victory.
After a quick start, Park Place’s offense was stagnant in the middle of the game until coming alive in the final chukker, but they were not able to capture the heroics of their semifinal victory despite the impressive 10-
It was a hard-
Asserting their strategy in the early moments, Park Place took the early lead on a cut-
An impressive goal from Park Place’s Andrey Borodin saw him jump on the line ahead of Adolfo Cambiaso and run to goal to finish under pressure and bring the game even at 4-
Carrying over a foul from the end of the third chukker, Peke Gonzalez stepped up and converted a Penalty 2, opening play in the second half as Park Place tried to fight their way back into the game.
Adolfo Cambiaso effectively played the back position, stifling Park Place’s offense while allowing Peke Gonzalez and son Poroto to attack forward and the duo added a field goal each to extend Scone’s lead to four. In desperate need of offense, Park Place turned to their 10-
Park Place found themselves in a similar position in their semifinal matchup against La Indiana, trying to recapture the magic of a sixth chukker comeback and threw everything they could at Scone in the final minutes.
Ulloa’s fifth penalty conversion cut the deficit to two, but Scone looked to seal the game after receiving two penalty conversions for Gonzalez, pushing the score to 14-
However, the persistent Park Place team never gave in, providing one final push that sent the game into the final seconds. Ulloa ran onto a Penalty 5 at full speed and won a ride-
With time ticking down, Ulloa continued to run to goal, scoring his tenth and final goal as time expired but it left Park Place one goal short as Scone celebrated the 14-
The Seymour Knox MVP: Adolfo Cambiaso
scoring four goals and adding four assists in the victory.
A series of Best Playing Pony:
*Willis L. Hartman Best Playing Pony award: Cambiaso’s Greta Libelula.
*Best Playing Pony of the US Open, Gauntlet of Polo®, and IPC Horse of the Year:
Cambiaso’s Lovelocks Camusericht.
*The Cria Polo Argentino Best Playing Pony of the US Open: Dolfina Maria.
Amateur Most Valuable Player award: Michael Bickford
For his exceptional play throughout the Gauntlet of Polo®, scoring 15 goals!
Polo matches at IPC are not open to the general public except for ticketed Sunday brunch. Sunday brunch will be available through May 9, Mother’s Day, thanks to the addition of three new Sunday game dates.
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US OPEN POLO CHAMPIONSHIP 2021
David Paradice, Outdoor: 0
Poroto Cambiaso, Outdoor: 6
Peke Gonzalez, Outdoor: 6
Adolfo Cambiaso, Outdoor: 10
Andrey Borodin, Outdoor: 0
Juan Britos, Outdoor: 8
Hilario Ulloa, Outdoor: 10
Matt Coppola, Outdoor: 4
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