Mashomack Polo Club – Eduardo Moore Finals
On Sunday August 12th, Shekmeko defeated Heathcote 10-8 in the much anticipated finals of the USPA Eduardo Moore.
A perfect NY state Sunday afternoon with a cool breeze and temperatures in the low 80’s was welcomed by this tournament that had been heavily hampered by very erratic late summer downpours during the preliminary games.
Having waited 2 weeks after completing their semi final games and then getting rained out for the July finals, these 2 teams were more than ready to put all they had into winning Mashomack Polo Club’s most prestigious, long running tournament.
Score – 2/3, 4/3, 5/3, 6/4, 7/7, 10/8
Shekomeko – Parker Thorne, Guy/Ollie Merison, Geronimo Obregon and Guille Aguero
Heathcote – Ed Hartman, Juan Zubiaurre, Tatin Zubiaurre and Oakleigh Thorne.
As expected, the game started and remained extremely close throughout the fast paced 6 chukkers.
Despite incredibly strong defense from the Heathcote team throughout the game, Shekomeko managed to score 7 of 10 goals from the field, compared to Heathcote’s 2 field goals out of 8 total goals. The stats alone showed how strong Shekomeko’s defense was but also how strong their offense was.
Guille Aguero was named the Most Valuable Amateur of the match.
Guy Merison and his son Oliver Merison earned joint Most valuable Player for the Amateurs.
Best Playing Pony was awarded to Guille Aguero for his beautiful mare Daisy.
Earlier in the day on Sunday Gardenvale/Smithfield won the Stissing Open defeating Deerfield and Savannah in a 2 day round robin.
Gardenvale/Smithfield – Shane Finemore, Julio Ezcurra, Agustin Zavaleta and Craig Callen.
Deerfield – Woody Keesee, Max Crotto, Henry Zavaleta and John Klopp
Savannah – Charles Bich, Juan Olivera, Michel Dorignac and Nick Beinstock.