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Everglades Defeats Black Watch 7-6 Monday At International Polo Club Palm Beach

WELLINGTON, Florida – Everglades was held scoreless over the final two chukkers but held on to defeat Black Watch 7-6 in a 22-goal Ylvisaker Cup polo match Monday at International Polo Club Palm Beach.

Despite the loss, Black Watch clinched a spot in Thursday’s semifinals against San Saba. Catamount plays Crab Orchard in the other semifinal. Game times are 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Owen Rinehart and Tomas Llorente led Everglades with three goals apiece while Skeeter Johnston scored one goal.

Facundo Pieres and Nacho Figueres scored two goals each to lead Black Watch while Neil Hirsch and Nachi Astrada scored one goal apiece.

In another first-round round-robin game, 10-goaler Mariano Aguerre scored six goals to lead White Birch over Texas Polo 10-8. Trailing 8-6 heading into the final chukker, Aguerre scored three unanswered goals to give White Birch the lead at 9-6. Todd Offen added a late goal for the final margin. Milo Araujo led Texas Polo with five goals.

The Ylvisaker Cup in named in honor of William T. “Bill” Ylvisaker, a polo pioneer who founded Palm Beach Polo and Country Club in the late 1970s and was elected into the Polo Hall of Fame in 1996. Ylvisaker, who has been involved in polo for some 50 years, has won numerous major polo tournaments, including the prestigious U.S. Open in 1972.

The polo matches are open to the public. Tickets for the Sunday games at the International Polo Club Palm Beach are available at the gate, beginning at $10 each. For information, call (561) 204-5687 or go on the club website at

International Polo Club Palm Beach is located at 3667 120th Avenue South in Wellington. From I-95, take the Forest Hill Boulevard exit and go west approximately 12 miles. Turn left onto South Shore Boulevard and go two miles. Turn left onto Pierson Road, travel about one mile and then make a right onto 120th Avenue South. The club is on the right. From Florida’s Turnpike, take Exit 93 (Lake Worth Road) and go west about six miles. Make a right onto 120th Avenue South. The club is on the left.


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