Kris Kampsen joins Black Watch for USPA Arena Open Finals

Kampsen to join Black Watch for USPA Arena Championship


Alex Webbe

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.

“Kris and I have played well together in the past,”
offered Nacho Figueras when asked of the lineup change.  I think he’ll give the lineup an added
offensive punch.”

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, Kampsen’s stick skills
and hand-eye coordination will serve him well.

“I really haven’t played much arena polo,” Kampsen smiled,
“but I think I have a pretty good handle on the game and usually get a little
lucky as well.”

Figueras admitted that he hadn’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 year’s highest-rated USPA arena tournament.