Teams with known links: Maui
Thursday, Feb.3rdGame 1 11:00am Modesto vs. Eldorado (work crew: Poway, Culver, Maui) Game 2 1:00pm Culver vs. Maui (work crew: Modesto, El Dorado)
Friday, Feb.4thGame 3 11:00am Game 1 winner (El Dorado) vs. Poway (work crew: Game 1 & 2 losers) Game 4 1:00pm Game 1 loser (Modesto) vs. Game 2 loser (Culver) (work crew: Game 2 & 3 winners)
Saturday, Feb.5thGame 5 1:00pm Game 2 winner (Maui) vs. Game 3 (Poway) winner (work crew: all teams not in finals)
Today, El Dorado destroyed Modetso 17-6. Modesto didn't put up much of a fight and El Dorado played well. We will see how they can stack up against Jared, Shane and Danika in the first game on Friday, to determine who goes to the finals.
The second game was a great match between Culver Military Academy and Hawaii. Culver played strong and jumped to a big lead, but Hawaii battled back to take the win 13-11. Hawaii has a second round bye and advances to the finals for the second year in a row.
The kids are excited about finally getting to play. Hope they do well, they will have to play like a Team to beat the well balanced attack of El Dorado. Keep your fingers crossed, we'll let you know how it came out.
Poway: Shane Rice, Danika Rice and Jared Sheldon. Coached: Sherry Sheldon.
Maui: Ka'anina DeCoite, Ka'eo DeCoite and Jesse Neuwirth. Coach: Herman DeCoite.
Culver: Blair Walker, Luis Fuentes, Charliey Karamon, Jeff Markle, Andrew Ranke and Cesar Rodriguez. Coach: Ed Little.
Modesto: Keith White, Gwen Cronin-Prather and Ryan Cronin-Prather. Coach: Don Prather.
Eldorado: Dawson Ludwig, Tomas Obregon and Matias Obregon. Coach: Rege Ludwig.
Teams are required to show up at least two hours before their game starts. They are required to saddle the horses they are playing as well as clean stalls and clean tack for the horse strings they use. Work crews need to be at the arena one hour before the game starts to prepare the field, keep score, time games, flag goals, fetch balls , have extra equipment handy and help in whatever is needed to run the tournament. We all need to help keep the facilities neat and clean by picking up any trash and disposing manure properly in the bins.
Those schools whose horse strings will be used will need to show which equipment goes on which horse for the upcoming game and have a horse manager team there two hours before the game to assist the players playing those horses. This is a cooperative team effort in taking care of all the horses, tack, facilities and functions needed for the games.
The banquet will be held on Friday, February 4th, at 7:00pm at the Santa Barbara Polo Clubhouse. Semi-formal attire will be appropriate. Dinner is $25.00 per person, please see Wilbur O'Ferrall WOFpolo@aol.com for tickets.