Polo, Polo and more Polo...
I just can't get enough.
here is an article from Razor apple with pictures of last weekends Eastside Polo invitational.
Here is a report back from Angelo:
"The A-Team had a long drive home, long enough to lick our wounds clean. The ESPI's in NYC, hands down the best polo tournament ever. If you missed it, you missed 14 teams battle for supremacy with some of the best ballers ever. The tourney ended up being quite the spectator event with rivalries beginning right from the start, from two teams that were slated to be in the finals together. The A-Team (Ottawa) and The Ratkillers (NYC). Then two big upsets. Both A-Team and Ratkillers lost in the semi's which put The Broad St. Bullies and The Christ Punchers in the finals. Philly vs. Philly, ya know that's going to be good. That left The A-Team and the Ratkillers to go to war for bronze.
The Christ Punchers took the whole thing. Congrats, the one team to beat the A-Team (defending champs) deserves to go all the way. In my opinion Dave from the CP deserves the MVP of the tournament. He also got the GWG.
The Broad St.Bullies took silver with a valiant effort from Zach, Cory and Adam, but it just wasn't enough.
The A-Team and Ratkillers grudge match was just that...a bruiser of a game. It went to beer point (match point) but the Ratkillers fell short despite their bush league tactics. The A-Team edged them out with their skill.
The A-Team would like to thank, All of NYC...Trackstar crew and all other key organizers. Bill for his professional officiating. Josh for his floor. Alfred for his hospitality. Hodari for being in our corner the whole weekend and to all of our fans out there, we love you.
The now North Side polo Invite, formerly the Golden Ball Tournament, will be held this Sept. in Ottawa. This is going to be our 4th annual and probably the biggest so far. More info TBA.
ESPI 2008 will be held in Ottawa, maybe a pre-event to CMWC XVI Toronto, maybe an event unto it's self, maybe an event at the worlds.
One thing is for sure the Mallets of Mayhem are hosting it.
We like to keep stats on our tournament play....
The A-Team is 25 wins and 1 loss in 3 continental tournaments, that's including round robins and finals....you better refocus your telescope Cory , the centre of the polo universe is a little bit more north.
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