Polo Times Magazine Subscribe to Polo Times Home
HomeNewsTournamentsClassifiedsAbout usSubscribeContact

Tue 2nd Dec 2014

Grand Champions Polo Club plays host to Mexico and the 20 goal North America Cup

A busy weekend for the Florida Polo Club as the USA team won against Mexico

On Saturday 29 November a 15 goal team line-up of Marc Ganzi, Wes Finlayson, Nic Roldan and Mason Wroe for USA scored and won against a 15 goal team from Mexico and Team USPA playing off 14 goals. Alejandro Gonzalez, Mariano Gracida, Julio Gracida and Roberto Gonzalez playing for Mexico had a win against Team USPA (Jared Sheldon, Jesse Bray, Felipe Viana and Jesse Bray) with a score of 5 – 2, but lost to the USA by just ½ a goal with a final score of 3 – 2 ½ . It was another close call for Team USPA against USA as they lost by ½ a goal with a final score of 2  – 1 ½ . The American 8 goaler Nic Roldan scored the total of 5 goals for the USA team and was named Most Valuable Player for his efforts. Vegas, Halo Polo’s dark bay, was awarded the Best Playing Pony award.

The following day saw the finals of the 20 goal North American Cup with Casablanca taking on Palm Beach Polo Club consisting of Glenn Straub, Brandon Phillips, Jeff Hall and Tommy Biddle in the Final.  Palm Beach Polo Club beat Grand Champions Polo Club on Friday 28 November to make the final with a score of 11 – 8 and Casablanca beat Flight Options with a close score of 11 – 9 to become their opposition. Grant Ganzi, Kris Kampsen, Nic Roldan and Jeff Blake for Casablanca took the game into overtime before Kampsen scored the winning goal to make the score 10 – 9. Despite only scoring once for his team Nic Roldan won Most Valuable player for the second time that weekend. Jeff Hall’s chestnut mare, Texas Two Step, won Best Playing Pony.

Photograph: The winning USA team with Team USPA and Mexico by Alex Pacheo 

Follow Polotimes on Twitter

Other top stories

Thu 15th Nov 2018
Argentine Open Rescheduled
Tournament will begin this Saturday

Wed 14th Nov 2018
Snow Polo World Cups
Who will come out on top at Kitzbühel and St. Moritz 2019?

Mon 12th Nov 2018
Rocking P Secure Win
U.S. Open Women’s Polo Championship

Fri 9th Nov 2018
U.S. Open Women’s Polo Championship
Brits vs Brits in Sunday’s Final

Fri 9th Nov 2018
Argentine Open About to Begin
Pinnacle of Argentine Triple Crown commences at weekend

Wed 7th Nov 2018
Polo Times Out Now!
November issue packed full of polo goodies

Tue 6th Nov 2018
Ellerstina Secure The 125th Hurlingham Open
Third consecutive year on the podium

Tue 30th Oct 2018
Ellerstina Through to Hurlingham Open Final
Tournament drawing to a close

Mon 29th Oct 2018
Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Tragically Killed
King Power owner and polo devotee dies in helicopter crash

Thu 25th Oct 2018
HPA Release Final Handicap List
End of season handicaps amended

Tue 23rd Oct 2018
Winter Arena Fixtures
HPA announces dates

Mon 22nd Oct 2018
125th Hurlingham Open
Ellerstina, La Dolfina, La Aguada & Las Monjitas through to the Semi Finals

Thu 18th Oct 2018
Juan Martín Nero Returns to St. Moritz
Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz 2019

See all news in:

End of Polo Times news page

Advertiser information Contact us Subscribe Work for us All information is subject to copyright 2015


Latest Classified

Latest Classified

 Get into Polo

Get started in polo

Information on how to get started in polo
 Destination of the Month

The global game

Holidays and breaks playing or following polo around the world

Online magazine

Login to read current and back issues of the magazine
 Find your nearest club

Club contacts

Find your nearest polo club
Cookies in Use