USPA Rossmore Cup White Party

This last Sunday, September 2nd, the San Diego Polo Club held a White Party in celebration of Labor Day.  The pristine attire of polo onlookers was a striking accompaniment to the elegant and modern fleet of white Jaguars on display.

In the Polo Pavilion, Hoehn Jaguar of Carlsbad showcased their 2012 luxury models including the Jaguar XJL Supercharged, Jaguar XK Coupe, and Jaguar XF Supercharged-all of which captivated polo enthusiasts with sumptuous features meant to enhance the driving experience.  During the parade, the 2012 Jaguar XJ and XF Portfolio flanked Blaise Guld who sang the National Anthem.  Also in attendance on Sunday was Dahlia Fashion Boutique offering unique, one of a kind clothing styles.

The first match of the USPA Rossmore Cup was a ten-goal game featuring team Twin Palms/Starmeadow versus team Hanalei Bay.  Maricos Bignoly of team Hanalei Bay scored the first goal of the match.  By the end of the first chukker, both teams were neck-in-neck at two goals apiece.  In the second chukker, Colton Bancroft scored a point for team Twin Palms followed by two goals for Hanalei Bay on behalf of Santiago Trotz and Patrick Uretz.

In the third and fourth chukkers, the match took an unforeseen turn as team Hanalei Bay took the opportunity to pull ahead. Team Hanalei Bay went on the defensive preventing team Twin Palms from scoring in both the third and fourth chukkers.  In the meantime, Patrick Uretz scored two points for Hanalei Bay followed by an additional goal by Santiago Trotz wrapping up the fourth chukker at Hanalei Bay 7, Twin Palms 3.

While only a single goal was scored during the fifth chukker by Graham Bray of team Twin Palms, the sixth chukker was action-packed as both teams fought for the win.  The first goal of the sixth and final chukker was scored by Gaston VonWernich of team Twin Palms.  Patrick Uretz answered VonWerinich’s goal with a point for Hanalei Bay.  The last and final goal of the day was scored by Colton Bancroft for team Twin Palms-Twin Palms: 6, Hanalei Bay: 8.

The second match of the day featured the three-goal teams of Trinity and Hanalei Bay.  MVP Mariano Gutierrez, of team Trinity, scored the first goal of the match.  Gutierrez’s goal was quickly answered by Mariano Fassetta, of Hanalei Bay, who scored two points. In the second chukker, both teams scored a point apiece heading into the third chukker with team Trinity 2, team Hanalei Bay 3.

In the third chukker, team Hanalei Bay increased their lead with an additional two goals scored by Mike Kerley and Mariano Fassetta.  Team Trinity took advantage of the fourth and fifth chukkers to pull themselves back into the game and, eventually, the lead.  While the fifth and sixth chukkers were uneventful for team Hanalei, Mariano Gutierrez proved himself to be Trinity’s secret weapon, single-handedly scoring two goals followed by an additional goal by teammate Rick Paicius.

The sixth chukker was an enthralling one as both teams coupled captivating athleticism with exemplary teamwork, the result of which was a match tie with both teams garnering seven points respectively.  Ultimately, it was team Trinity with the win as Mariano Gutierrez scored the winning point in over time.  In fact, by the end of the match, Gutierrez’s helped to score six of Trinity’s eight points!

In remembrance of September 11th, this Sunday SDPC is hosting a day of reverence and gratitude for our service men and women.  Admission is free to all those who bring their Military ID.   Also, look forward to our intermission exhibition featuring vaulting….on horseback!

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