WELLINGTON, FL – January 21, 2013 – Nearly 100 junior polo players competed Monday in the Joanna Monaco Memorial Tournament at Grand Champions Polo Club.
After seven hours of competing at various levels of polo, the future looks bright for the next generation of polo players.
“I think with the increased number of participants, every year we are noticing a big difference in the skill level of the kids,” said Melissa Ganzi, who along with husband Marc provided two well-manicured polo fields, horses for some of the juniors and CheGrill Food Truck to the Polo Training Foundation’s annual event.
“The kids are improving and moving up in each level,” Ganzi said. “Kids that were in the intermediate level are now moving into the advanced level.
“The kids know the rules and they play safe and strategic polo I am really encouraged about the future of American polo as well as just polo in general.”
WELLINGTON, FL – January 18, 2013 – A record twenty-five teams have been announced for the Monday, January 21st Joanna Monaco Memorial Tournament at Grand Champions Polo Club.
The next generation of sons and daughters of men and women polo players including Adolfo Cambiaso, the greatest player in the world, will compete in the day-long event at various levels and ability. Adolfito and Mia Cambiaso will compete for Audi.
The event is co-hosted by player-sponsors Melissa and Marc Ganzi, whose children Grant and Riley will also compete.
Grand Champions has hosted several junior tournaments in the past. This is the first time the seven-year-old club has hosted the Joanna Monaco Memorial Tournament.
Last year’s event, hosted by Gulfstream Polo Club, attracted a record 68 participants on 17 teams. This year’s event has already broken that record with nearly 100 youth polo players signed up, according to Florida Junior Polo’s Jennifer McLeavy.