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Grand Champions Polo Club Hosts USPA Sun Cup Friday And Sunday

Grand  Champions Polo Club Hosts USPA Sun Cup Friday And  Sunday

Photo credit Alex Pacheco.


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WELLINGTON, FL-May 9, 2013---KIG and Longfield return to action when Grand Champions
Polo Club hosts the USPA Sun Cup, its fourth tournament of the spring season, on
 Friday and Sunday.
Five teams will compete Friday in opening day action known as "Friendly Fridays"
 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Palm House, led by big-hitting 6-goaler Tommy Biddle, will play Longfield, led by
8-goaler Nic Roldan, in the opening six-chukker game at 11 a.m. on PB Polo Field
 8.
KIG, led by 6-goaler Kris Kampsen and 5-goaler Juan Bollini; Pony Express, led by
6-goaler Tomas Goti; and ELG, led by 5-goalers Lucas Lalor and Carlucho Arellano,
will compete in a round-robin beginning at 5 p.m. at Grand Champions Polo Club's
 Field 1.
The teams are rated from 11 to 13 goals.
The 2013 spring circuit has been Grand Champions most competitive with three different
champions emerging: ELG/Psycho Bunny (Palm City Open), Power Horse (Polo Gear Invitational)
and Audi (USPA Spring Challenge).
The two-day USPA Sun Cup tournament also features some of the sport's rising young
stars including ELG's Juancito Bollini, 17, a senior at Wellington High School and
Longfield's 14-year-old Grant Ganzi, a freshman at St. Andrew's.
Bollini and his father, Juan Bollini, have both won MVP awards during the first
three weeks of the season. Bollini Jr. was named MVP at the Polo Gear Invitational
after scoring five goals including the game-winner. Bollini Sr. was last weekend's
MVP for Piaget after rallying his team to a near-upset of Audi.
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The consolation and championship final will be held Sunday at times to be announced.
The teams are:
KIG, 12 goals, Bash Kazi, Marc Ganzi, Kris Kampsen, Juan Bollini.
Pony Express, 11, Gene Goldstein, Bob Daniels, Tomas Goti, Pancho Eddy.
ELG, 12, Avery Chapman, Juancito Bollini, Lucas Lalor, Carlucho Arellano.
Palm House, 13, Martin Estrada, Glenn Straub, Carlitos Gracida, Tommy Biddle.
Longfield, 13, Hannah Buchan, Grant Ganzi, Nic Roldan, Brandon Phillips.
People are still talking about last Sunday's marathon thriller that featured a wild
finish and Audi's 11-10 shootout victory over Piaget. Marc Ganzi clinched the win
with a 40-year penalty shot.
Juan Bollini will return to action for KIG despite still nursing a sore shoulder
 after getting hit with a polo ball.
The remaining Grand Champions spring tournaments are the May 17-19 USPA Eastern
Challenge and May 24-27 Memorial by Piaget.
GRAND CHAMPIONS SPRING SCHEDULE
May 10-12: The USPA Sun Cup
May 17-19: USPA Eastern Challenge
May 24-27: The Memorial by Piaget
GRAND CHAMPIONS POLO CLUB
WHERE: On the corner of South Shore Boulevard and Lake Worth Road, Wellington.
Photo credit Alex Pacheco.