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Craig Sakin Memorial / July 5 - July 7 The USPA North American Cup Draw / July 12 The ChukkerTV Challenge Cup / July 12 - July 14 The USPA North American Cup / July 14 - July 20 The Basalt Handicap / July 19 - July 21 The USPA Silver Cup Draw / July 20 The USPA National Arena Handicap / July 23 - August 6 The USPA Silver Cup / July 24 - August 11
The Emma Challenge Cup / July 26 - July 28
The ChukkerTV Arena Challenge / July 30
The High Alpine Cup / August 2 - August 4
Arena World Cup / August 7 - August 14
The Rocky Mountain Open / August 9 - August 17
The Mount Sopris Cup / August 16 - August 18
The Carbondale Classic / August 23 - August 25 The 2019 PoloFest Denver / August 31
The Triple Crown of Polo Trophy / September 1 - September 8
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CARBONDALE, Colo., August 17, 2019---Audi and Mountain Chevrolet won their semifinal games Friday at windy Sopris Mountain Ranch to advance into Sunday's Rocky Mountain Open championship final.
Mountain Chevrolet (Michael Payne, Grant Ganzi, Salvador Ulloa, Hilario Ulloa) held off McClure River Ranch (Gussie Busch, Pablo Spinacci, Nacho Novillo Astrada, Stewart Armstrong), 10-9, in the opening semifinal.
Audi (Marc Ganzi, Jared Zenni, Lucas Lalor, Nic Roldan) edged defending champion La Karina (Brian Boyd, Carlitos Gracida, Sebastian Merlos, Kris Kampsen), 8-7.
Audi and Mountain Chevrolet will play Sunday at McClure River Ranch Field 1 at 10 a.m. La Karina and McClure River Ranch will meet in the subsidiary final Just For The Love Of It at 12:30 p.m.
The Rocky Mountain Handicap begins Saturday at 11 a.m. at McClure River Ranch with one game. Los Amigos Red (Paul Foster, Juan Bollini, Alejandro Novillo Astrada, Tincho Merlos) plays Los Amigos Blue (Alejandra Foster, Pablo Spinacci, Juancito Bollini, Alfredo Bigatti). The score will carry over into Sunday's final at 11:15 a.m. at McClure River Ranch Field 1.
CARBONDALE, Colo., August 15, 2019---Two tournaments highlight this weekend's schedule as summer polo winds down at Aspen Valley Polo Club.
The Rocky Mountain Open and Rocky Mountain Handicap tournaments will be held at Sopris Mountain Ranch and McClure River Ranch.
The 12th and 13th tournaments of the summer polo season, begin Friday and Saturday. The Rocky Mountain Open starts Friday with two semifinal games at Sopris Mountain Ranch. The Rocky Mountain Handicap begins Saturday at McClure River Ranch with one game.
CARBONDALE, Colo., August 12, 2019---La Karina won its second tournament of the summer polo season Sunday at McClure River Ranch.
The reigning USPA North American Cup champion won the Mount Sopris Cup with a thrilling 11-10 overtime victory over Audi.
Sebastian Merlos scored a game-high five goals including the game-winner with seven minutes left in sudden death. Merlos won the throw-in and then seconds later picked up a loose ball and scored.
Merlos was named Most Valuable Player. Rebecca, played by 12-year-old Fran Spinacci and owned by Melissa Ganzi and Wellington-based Santa Rita Polo Farm, was Best Playing Pony.
After leading 6-4 at the half, La Karina (Brian Boyd, Lauren Sherry, Carlitos Gracida, Sebastian Merlos) pulled away for an 8-5 lead after the fourth chukker. Audi (Marc Ganzi, Nic Roldan, Nacho Figueras, Fran Spinacci) started to chip away at La Karina's lead. Fran Spinacci scored back-to-back goals to tie the game, 8-8, late in the fifth chukker.