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Casa de Campo Resort and Villas celebrated last Saturday, March 12, the final of the Gold Cup of the Casa de Campo Polo Challenge 2022, in an atmosphere full of emotions, live music, and massive attendance of local and international fans of this sport.
The match took place without problems on field number two of Casa de Campo, with La Carmela crowned as the winner. This is the second time that La Carmela is the winner of the polo tournaments this season; if you recall La Carmela defeated Casa de Campo in the Silver Cup, the first of the 2022 polo season.
Meanwhile, the finalist team was La Carbuccia, made up of the players: Anton Tejeda, Luis Carbuccia, Mateo Lafuente and Fernando Arata. La Carmela was made up of: Roberto García, Rafael García, Dennys Santana and Santiago Loza. The director of the Casa de Campo Polo Department, Fernando Arata, was part of the players who represented La Carbuccia, and as a way to honor him and his team, La Carbuccia wore the shirt of “La Aratina”.
“It was a tremendous final, where the team from La Carmela won 7 to 6 in the last chukker. The match was very close, because La Carmela is a very strong team, with a lot of replacement horses, and La Carbuccia, although not as ridden as La Carmela also did an excellent job. In the end, I believe the big winner was the public”, considered Fernando Arata, director of the Casa de Campo Polo Department.
The MVP of the match was the Dominican Dennys Santana. And the referee was the internationally renowned Argentinian Matias Baibiene. Fernando Arata thanked the Casa de Campo administration for its support, especially from its president, Andrés Pichardo, and the executive of Central Romana, Leo Matos, and Dr. José López.
On his side, Andrés Pichardo, president of Casa de Campo, expressed that he feels proud for the successful completion of the polo tournaments every year, and for the great reception they have received from the public that visits them at each match.
The game featured narration in a duo by Julio López, from La Romana, and Santos Rueda, from Argentina, who kept the public up to date with the details of the game and also entertained them with jokes and anecdotes.
The musical entertainment was in charge of the group Gold Music, who delighted the visitors with a repertoire of the most popular pop songs of the moment. The Casa de Campo Polo Challenge 2022 continues with the Casa de Campo Open starting on Saturday March 26! Stay tuned for more information!!
The following collection of photos was taken by Mairobi Herrera at the 2022 Casa de Campo Polo Challenge Gold Cup Finals on Saturday, March 12: