Kris Kampsen of Psycho Bunny and Gonzalo Tevez of Clearwater battle for the ball. Photos by Scott Fisher.
Kris Kampsen Named MVP
WELLINGTON, FL – April 21, 2014 — Psycho Bunny won the first tournament of the spring season at Grand Champions Polo Club on Easter Sunday.
Led by balanced team scoring, Psycho Bunny (Andrew Seibert, 0, Marc Ganzi, 1, Jeff Hall, 7, Kris Kampsen, 6) defeated Clearwater (Chip Campbell, 1, Gonzalo Tevez, 4, Guille Aguero, 6, Juan Olivera, 2), 12-11.
Kampsen was named the game’s Most Valuable Player.
The lanky 6-goal rated player led scoring with five goals and dominated both ends of the field including helping to stave off Clearwater’s sixth-chukker rally.
Hall added three goals. Seibert and Ganzi each had two goals. Ganzi scored the game-winner in the sixth chukker.
Clearwater, which mounted a comeback in the final chukker with three goals, got balanced scoring from Campbell, Tevez and Olivera, who each scored three goals. Aguero added one goal.
It was the first of six medium-goal tournaments that featured five teams in the field. The other teams were Ride To Shine, Palm Beach Polo and Power Horse.
The remainder of the Grand Champions spring schedule is: April 25-27, The USPA Spring Challenge; May 1-4, The USPA Sun Cup; May 8-11, The USPA Eastern Challenge; May 15-18 The Polo Gear Challenge Cup; and May 22-26 The Memorial.
During the Grand Champions’ spring season, amateur polo players will play with and against some of the world’s top pros.
Grand Champions, with its well-manicured fields and turnkey facility, expects to have its best spring season in the nine-year history of the club.
Last year’s spring tournament winners included ELG/Psycho Bunny, Power Horse, Audi, Pony Express and Longfield Farm.
For game recaps, news, features and photos of Grand Champions Polo Club-related events, go to www.grandchampionspoloclub.org.
GRAND CHAMPIONS 2014 SPRING SCHEDULE (561-644-5050):
APRIL 25-27: The USPA Spring Challenge
MAY 1-4: The USPA Sun Cup
MAY 8-11: The USPA Eastern Challenge
MAY 15-18: The Polo Gear Challenge Cup
MAY 22-26: The Memorial
GRAND CHAMPIONS POLO CLUB
WHERE: 13444 Southfields Road, on the corner of South Shore Boulevard and Lake Worth Road, Wellington, 33414.
INFORMATION: There are great field side views for tournament action at the home base of pro teams Audi and Flight Options. Everyone is welcome to watch high, medium and low goal polo in a relaxed atmosphere during the winter, spring and fall tournament season and other special events including International Cup in November, Buzz Welker Memorial Junior Tournament in March, ProKidz Tournaments in the spring and fall, Women’s Championship Tournament and Gay Polo League International Tournament, both in April.
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