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Mon 19th Feb 2018

PTF International Cup

Argentina, USA and England young guns compete in Florida

On Saturday 18 February, with less than two minutes to spare, Argentina rallied from a two goal deficit to win 4-3 against the USA to win the Final of the Polo Training Foundation (PTF) International Cup. The youth tournament saw teams from Argentina, the USA and England compete for the coveted trophy. In the Final, Poroto Cambiaso was presented with the Most Valuable Player Award, for the second year in a row, whilst the Sportsmanship Award went to Will Jacobs. In the Subsidiary Final, Girls International came up against Flannels English Colts, beating the British side 3-0. For the third year in a row, Mia Novillo Astrada was selected as the Most Valuable Player, whilst Brit Beanie Bradley was presented with the Sportsmanship honours. Regalito, played by Riley Ganzi and owned by Santa Rita Polo Farm, was awarded the APHA Best Playing Pony rug and his groom was awarded a $250 prize for his efforts. The British participation in this tournament is part of the PTF/HPA's annual exchange programme. All four of the Flannels English Colts players were making their debut on American soil. 16-year-old George Hobbs said after the match, "This was a big experience for us. We played these teams in England, but it is different here with the pitch and the horses." Teammate Harry Fuller continued, "This has been such an experience. I've never played in Florida before and the weather is so nice. This is a dream come true for us. The level of play here is quite intense." The Flannels English Colts will be returning to England today, having played in the Avendano Memorial Tournament yesterday. 

The PTF International Cup Teams:
Argentina: Francisco Spinacci, Miguel Novillo Astrada Jr., Poroto Cambiaso & Santos Bollini
USA: Juanse Olivera, Kristos Magrini, Clark Mayer & Will Jacobs
Girls International: Mia Novillo Astrada, Riley Ganzi, Hope Arellano & Mia Cambiaso
Flannels English Colts: Beanie Bradley, George Deverall, Harry Fuller & George Hobbs
 
Photograph: Flannels English Colts took on Girls International in the Subsidiary Final of the PTF International Cup in Florida. Courtesy of Grand Champions Polo Club

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