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USPA Fall Plates


Grand Champions teams fill out for USPA Fall Plates

By Alex Webbe

Six teams will be competing in the 2014 USPA Fall Places at the Grand Champions Polo Club with play getting started on Thursday, October 30th.

La Indiana patron Michael Bickford will take the field with Melissa Ganzi, Juan Bollini and Nic Roldan. Bickford has been a regular with is La Indiana plo teams in England and will be making his Florida debut with the Fall Plates.

The Casablanca entry will feature a youthful look to it with Grant Ganzi, Patrick Uretz, Jesse Bray and Julio Gracida. Uretz and Bray are two of the players selected to represent the United States in the FIP World Championship at the Casa de Campo resort in the Dominican Republic in December.

The Aspen Valley Polo Club will be represented in the tournament by Wes Finlayson, Gene Goldstein, Brandon Phillips and Roberto Gonzalez.

Alessandro Bazzoni returns with a CT Energia lineup that includes Marc Ganzi, Kris Kampsen and youngster Felipe Viana. Viana, currently playing out of Charlottesville is also a member of the 2014 US FIP team.

Palm Beach Polo Club’s Glenn Straub returns to the Grand Champions fields with Alejandro Gonzalez, Juancito Bollini and Alejandro Diaz Alberdi.

Veterinarian Scott Swerdlin will take the field with a Palm Beach Equine team that features Carlitos Gracida, Leo Mandelbaum and Guille Aguero.

The first action is slated to begin on Thursday, October 30th at 3PM with a round-robin that will include La Indiana, Aspen Valley Polo Club and Casablanca. Play will continue on Friday when CT Energia, Palm Beach Equine and Palm Beach Polo.

The Grand Champions Polo Club is located on the corner of Lake Worth Avenue and South Shore Boulevard in Wellington, Florida, and everyone is welcome to watch the games in a relaxed atmosphere during the fall tournament season.