Venezuelan 22–goal Gold Cup continues

Friday wins forCaracas Polo, Mindanao and Los Samanes II in 22-goal Gold Cup

By Alex Webbe

Los Samanes II (Luis Eduardo, Toto Collardin, Juan Brane andAndres James) scored a 9-8 win over Eliet Polo (Elias Celis, Jose Rivas, JuanHarriot and Julia Diaz) Friday at noon at Venezuela’s Caracas Polo Club inTucacas as the third round of play got underway in the 22-goal Gold Cup.  The win boosts the Los Samanes II record to2-1, having downed Sebucan (Gonzalo Mendoza, Sebastian Harriot, Pablo Jauretcheand Toto Urturi) and lost their only game of the tournament to Los Samanes(Federico Rosales, Facundo Castagnola, Agustin Canale and Marcelo Frayssinet) 2-1in a shootout.  The loss was the thirdfor Eliet Polo in as many outings and should eliminate them from thecompetition.

Mindanao (Jaime Restrepo, Tomas Franco, Santiago Cernadasand Jose Villamil) beat Los Samanes (Carlos Silva, Facundo Castagnola, AgustinCanale and Marcelo Frayssinet) in the 2PM contest to register their first winof the tournament.  Mindanao had lostearlier games to Caracas Polo (Victor Vargas, Alfredo Vargas, Juan M. Nero andMartin Espain) and Sebucan.

In the tournament’s 4PM contest, Caracas Polo scored theirthird consecutive win without a loss as they rode past Sebucan, 12-9.

Play resumes on Saturday with Sebucan (1-2) facing ElietPolo (0-3) at noon.  Los Samanes II (2-1)and Mindanao (1-2) are scheduled to play at 2PM with Caracas Polo (3-0)battling Los Samanes (2-1) in the 4PM contest.

Current Standings:


Caracas Polo          3-0

Los Samanes I        2-1

Los Samanes II       2-1

Sebucan                 1-2

Mindanao                1-2

Eliet Polo                0-3


The final round of play will take place on Friday, October 4with the finals to be decided on Saturday, October 5.