Rallies Past Millarville For 10-9 Victory Monday In C.V. Whitney Cup
At International Polo Club Palm Beach
Florida Ten-goalers Miguel Novillo Astrada and Adam Snow
scored 50 seconds apart early in the sixth chukker to snap an 8-8
tie and lift Bendabout over Millarville 10-9 in a first-round match
of the 26th annual C.V. Whitney Cup 26-goal polo tournament Monday
at International Polo Club Palm Beach.
opened the sixth chukker by knocking in a backshot from 15 yards
to give Bendabout a 9-8 lead. On the ensuing possession, Snow converted
a 30-yard penalty shot to give Bendabout a 10-8 advantage with 5:59
left in the game.
Mannix tapped in a loose ball from 10 yards out with 1:15 left in
the game to cut the margin to 10-9 but the teams spent the rest
of the game trying to gain control near midfield.
s Mariano Gonzalez scored three consecutive goals to tie the
game at 7-7 with 1:06 remaining in the fourth chukker. Teammate
Frederick Mannix converted a 30-yard penalty shot with 5:17 left
in the fifth chukker to give Millarville an 8-7 advantage. After
Gonzalez missed a 60-yard penalty shot, Snow made a 30-yard penalty
shot with 2:36 remaining to tie the game at 8-8.
finished with a team-high seven goals while Astrada added two goals
and patron Gillian Johnston scored one goal for Bendabout (1-0).
Alejandro Novillo Astrada did not score.
Mariano Gonzalez finished with a team-high five goals and Frederick
Mannix added four goals for Millarville (0-2). Daniel Roenisch and
Augustin Zavaleta did not score.
teams entered the tournament, which is a prelude to the Stanford
Financial Group 100th U.S. Open Polo Championship, the most
prestigious polo tournament in North America. The C.V. Whitney Cup
final is scheduled for Sunday, March 21 at 3 p.m. at the International
Polo Club Palm Beach stadium.
tournament is named in memory of Cornelius Vanderbilt Sonny
Whitney, who along with his brother John Hay Whitney, were important
polo patrons in the 1930's. The son of Hall of Fame patron Harry
Payne Whitney, C.V. won the U.S. Open three times (twice against
his brother), and was a renowned owner and breeder of thoroughbred
polo matches are open to the public. Tickets for the Sunday games
at the International Polo Club Palm Beach are available at the gate,
beginning at $10 each. For information or advance tickets, call
(561) 204-5687 or visit the club website at www.internationalpoloclub.com.
Polo Club Palm Beach is located at 3667 120th Avenue South in Wellington.
From I-95, take the Forest Hill Boulevard exit and go west approximately
12 miles. Turn left onto South Shore Boulevard and go two miles.
Turn left onto Pierson Road, travel about one mile and then make
a right onto 120th Avenue South. The club is on the right. From
Floridas Turnpike, take Exit 93 (Lake Worth Road) and go west
about six miles. Make a right onto 120th Avenue South. The club
is on the left.