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The second day of the 22-goal Polo Challenge Silver Cup took place on Thursday at Los Establos and Casa de Campo. Teams Cinque Terre and La Potranca made their debut, claiming wins against Sebucan HPA and Casa de Campo, respectively.
Italian patron Alessandro Bazzoni’s team was able to keep the lead throughout the match. However, the match reached a tie during the last chukka, taking the game into overtime. Finally, Cinque Terre was able to score the golden goal and claim a 10-9 win. Both Toccalino brothers were highlighted as players of the match.
Meanwhile, at Casa de Campo, the local team faced La Potranca. Despite Ignacio Novillo Astrada’s injury and replacement with Milo Fernandez Araujo, La Potranca was able to control the game and defeat Casa de Campo; winning 11-8.
On Saturday, a much awaited Charity Polo Cup will take place at Casa de Campo. Some of the best Polo Challenge players will face each other in a thrilling match in aid of the “Fundación MIR” and “Hogar del Niño.” The day will come to a close with special show by the band Los Ilegales, in the after polo area.
22-GOAL SILVER CUP TEAMS:
Juan M. Nero
CASA DE CAMPO
Ignacio Novillo Astrada
POLO CHALLENGE RD
The Polo Challenge represents Polo’s first high season in Central America and the Caribbean based in the Dominican Republic. The series of 4 tournaments of up to 22 goals is made during the months of January to April and is conformed by: Gold Cup, Silver Cup, Bronze Cup and Caribbean Open.
Casa de Campo, Los Establos / Cap Cana and Lechuza are the 3 chosen venues, with first level courts prepared to receive players of the size of the 10 handicap goals. The Polo Challenge is an event for the whole family that opened its first season in January 2016.
Featured image by Matías Callejo.