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A Fair Match At the Ladies First Polo Cup in Club de Polo

A Fair Match At the Ladies First Polo Cup in Club de Polo

Ampurdan Polo Club

On April 22 to 24, the third edition of the annually-organized international Ladies First Polo Cup took place at the Club de Polo Ampurdan, this one being the first ladies’ polo tournament of the European grass polo season.

This tournament, being organized since 2004 under different names, has brought together many players with different nationalities: Germany, Holland, UK, Italy, Austria, South Africa, and Mexico.

This year, three teams have participated, playing in the system of round robin (games of two chukkers every day), getting a two-point score per won game, and one-point score for a draw.

The games on Friday and Saturday ended up in a draw of four points between all the three teams: Pink Panthers by Villacampos, Orange Warriors by Mas Bosch 1526, and Green Elfs by Club de Polo Ampurdan, indicating that the teams were very even.

The games on Sunday, with a lot of tension and intensity in the games and a strong wind that made the play difficult, were very important for the final classification. The Pink Panthers by Villacampos ended up in a draw against Green Elfs by Club de Polo Ampurdan and won against Orange Warriors by Mas Bosch 1526. After that, Orange Warriors by Mas Bosch 1526 won against Green Elfs by CP Ampurdan. 

PINK PANTHERS by Villacampos

Julia Hiebeler

Steffi von Pock

Linda Boughey

Natalia Corrales-Diez

ORANGE WARRIORS by Mas Bosch 1526

Rachael Hughes

Emmanuelle Morandi

Gabriela Benoit 

Ginevra Visconti

GREEN ELFS by Club de Polo Ampurdan

Caroline Morandi

Lea Rodt Levy

Raquel Alcalá Fuentes

Eva Campos

There was a draw for three players at the top scorers’ ranking! The same number of goals was scored by Dutch player Julia Hiebeler, German Steffi von Pock, and Mexican Gabriela Benoit. Most Valuable Player has been awarded to Julia Hiebeler. 

On Saturday, April 23, the players enjoyed an Argentine Asado at the club and celebrated Sant Jordi (St. George’s Day, a big celebration in Catalonia and International Book Day), where, traditionally, the man offers a red rose to his lady and the lady a book to his man. Spanish musicians La Tuna came by to entertain and bring flowers to the ladies. 

After this tournament, polo goes on at Ampurdan!

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