Kampsen to join Black Watch for USPA Arena Championship
American 6-goaler Kris Kampsen will be joining Nacho
Figueras and Kareem Rosser on the Black Watch polo team to play in the finals
of the 2012 USPA Arena Open Championship Finals at 7pm Saturday night at the
Country Farms Polo Club in Medford, New York.
â€œKris and I have played well together in the past,â€
offered Nacho Figueras when asked of the lineup change. I think heâ€™ll give the lineup an added
Kampsen has registered wins on the grass, on snow and on
the beach, scoring 13 of 15 goals in preliminary play leading the Yellow Cab
team to the 2012 Miami Beach Polo World Cup championship and an MVP award.
Not a regular in the arena game, Kampsenâ€™s stick skills
and hand-eye coordination will serve him well.
â€œI really havenâ€™t played much arena polo,â€ Kampsen smiled,
â€œbut I think I have a pretty good handle on the game and usually get a little
lucky as well.â€
Figueras admitted that he hadnâ€™t really considered how
the team would lineup but was comfortable that they would be in synch on
Saturday for the finals.
Tommy Biddle and his Cornel Weill will play Cedar Croft
Farm in a final preliminary match Friday night to determine the second finalist
in this yearâ€™s highest-rated USPA arena tournament.