Thanks to Champ, Amanda, Suzanne and Little August for sponsoring such a wonderful tournament this weekend!!!! Great way to end the first half of the season!!!
Flight I winners: Champ, Jim, Carlos and Jen
Flight II winners: Patton, Erik, Suzanne, Dan, Tracy
Flight III winners: Jef, Steve, Ann, Sarah, Melissa, Ayush, Andrea, Santos
On July 19th, the Menlo Polo Club held its first ever NYTS tournament. The NYTS (National Youth Tournament Series) is a series of youth tournaments around the country and the top representatives from each zone (the country is divided into 4 zones) play in a finals match. This year the finals are in San Diego over labor day weekend. This qualifier gives kids of all levels the opportunity to show case their playing skills, in hopes of being selected for the finals.
We were lucky enough to have two very talented teams in our qualifier! Thanks to Megan Judge and her girls for driving up from Slo, Raenna Magill from driving from up north! Thanks to our generous sponsors: Jef and Katie, Lyn and Hershel, and Sinead and Sothebys. Thanks to our volunteers: Dan, Tracy, Lynn Thompson and Jef for keeping scoring and selecting all stars. Thanks to Erik for umpiring. Thanks to Josie Vidic for coming from the USPA to make sure everything was in order. And thanks to all the grooms, parents and friends for making it happen!
Team Barrossa won with a final score of 2-1!!!
Nicolas Palomarez, Raeann Magil, Petra Teixeira, and Jillian Tietje
Cassidy Wood, Farris Scott, Tommy Costello, Jim Wright and Jef Graham
NYTS all Stars:
Raeann Magill, Jillian Tietje, Lynn Thompson, Jim Wright, Tommy Costello
Best Playing Pony: Nube owned by Jillian Tietje
A BIG thank you to Jef and Katie Graham for hosting the Fallen Warriors Tournament this weekend!
Flight I Winners:
Champ, Jim, Elise, Don, Martin and David
Flight II winners:
Santos, Jen, Tommy, Jason, Aida, Ann and Jef
Flight III winners:
Santos, Jax, Sinead, Tom, Carlos and Sean
Next weekend will be our last weekend of polo before the break! We are excited to announce the Floyd Roth Memorial on Friday and Sunday and the Menlo NYTS qualifier on Saturday.
Congrats to the Menlo Blue team for winning the Stars and Stripes Tournament! 24 chukkers were played over 2 days and the blue team came up 1 goal ahead! Congrats to team members: Santos, Don, Ayush, Ann, Dawn, Melissa, Katie, Rachel, Tom, Pinks, Sean, Mark, Christine, Patrick, Jim, Nicholas, Andrea and Jax!
ALSO BIG THANKS TO THE TOURNAMENT SPONORS: DAN, ELISE, JEN AND CHRISTINE!
FLIGHT I WINNERS!
JASON, STEVE, AND SANTOS
FLIGHT II WINNERS
SOTHEBYS: VINEET, PINKY, ERIK, CARLOS, SINEAD
FLIGHT III WINNERS
DRIVEL, SEAN, SANTOS, ELISE, TOM (AND TOTEM)