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2011/07/03





Spectators at the Memphis Polo Tournament June 25-26, a fundraiser for Fayette Cares, were treated to fast moving, fluid games with visiting teams from Springfield, IL and Florence, AL. The weekend tournament saw Memphis Polo rivaling Environmental Works in the first match on Saturday, with Memphis Polo winning 6 to 4.  The second pitted Blue Water Creek against Rossville Farms. Winners from Saturday’s matches played in the Finals at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Losing teams played in the Consolation Match at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Anyone who expected unbearably hot, humid weather for the polo match would be sorely disappointed. Even with very warm temperatures, the shade of tents and a constant breeze made quite a pleasant afternoon.

Tailgating is an integral part of the polo matches. Alexandra Wardlaw, Executive Director of Fayette Cares, brought a number of delicious homemade snacks, such as quiche, Swedish meatballs, veggies, hummus, and drinks to sate the appetite. Tailgate Picnic Winners, judged by Leigh Shockey and Sandra Dawson were: first place, Brenda Gichner, Isabella Scott and Freedom Gichner Scott. Second place winners were Terry and Wendy Renoux.

Team members were:

Memphis Polo Club: Midge Ellison, Jack Erb, Jimmy Wetter, and Alfredo Guerreno. Environmental Works: Robin Melton, Jocelyn Atkinson, George Erb, and Marcos Onetto.

Blue Water Creek: Tenna Tucker, Judson Carlton, Brett Brown, Gabriel Caro. Rossville Farms: Forest Clark, Santiago Perez, Tito Gorosito, and Fargason Erb.

Join Memphis Polo Club for more exciting, fast-paced action on the field near Rossville this summer. Check our Calendar of Events for dates and times.
 

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