Cancun Beach Polo kicks off a new tradition

Lemmus scores win in the finals of the First Annual
Cancun Beach Polo Tournament

By Alex Webbe


The Lemmus polo team (Hugo Villalobos, Francisco Amaro and
Chava Briones ) won the first Cancun Beach Polo tournament Sunday afternoon
with a 6-5 overtime win over a determined Scappino trio (Catriona Brown, Miguel
Gomez and Rogelio Igartua) Sunday afternoon in Cancun, Mexico with five teams
participating in the first year event.

Organized by Manolo Calvo and the El Rey Polo Club, the
Cancun Beach Polo tournament is the second in a series of three tournaments in
the area, following the recent playing of the Sixth Annual Copa Del Rey and
preceding the club’s Inter club tournament next week.

Scappino led for the first three chukkers of the four
chukker match, taking a 2-0 first chukker lead and holding on for a 3-2 lead at
the end of the first half. 

Scappino extended the lead to two goals, 5-3 after the
third but was outscored 2-0 in the final chukker of regulation play.

Shortly into the sudden-death overtime period, Hugo
Villalobos broke through the Scappino defense to score the winning goal as
Lemmus (Lemmus Mexico Real Estate is Mexico’s largest seashore resort
real estate broker with Mexico coastline offices in Cancun, Puerto Vallarta,
Mazatlan and Guadalajara)
celebrated the 6-5 victory.

Team NOW Resorts (Eduardo Barrena, Nacho Estrada and Bo
Marcelin) scored a win in the consolation round-robin against Mazda/Hard rock
Hotels (Manolo Calvo, Alex Verdayes and Roberto Nunez) and Nextel (Diego
Velarde, Alejandro Morera and Luis Miguel Basaguren).