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Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2017
The NBC10 Newport International Polo Series, Presented by BMW featured a heated rivalry between Newport and Palm Beach, with Newport hoping to tie up the victory record on Saturday, July 29th.
Representing Palm Beach, in the #1 position was Khalid Dasuki, playing #2 was Jennifer Williams, Chip Stiegler was at #3, and playing #4 was George Krabbe.
Representing Newport, Brendan Tetrault was at #1, Sam Clemens was #2, Carlos Maldonado played #3, and Sam Shore played position #4.
The battle began as soon as the clock started ticking, both teams going back and forth with goals throughout the first two chukkers, bringing the score 5-4 withNewport in the lead going into the third chukker.Palm Beach started off the third chukker with a goal scored byKrabbe, butNewport answered with two goals scored by Maldonado, a score of 7-5 with Newport in the lead going into halftime.
Newport started off the second half with a goal scored by Shore, but Palm Beach answered with two goals scored by Dasuki, bringing the score to 8-7 with Newport holding onto the lead. Krabbe started off the fifth chukker with a goal for Palm Beach but Newport answered with two goals scored by Maldonado and Tetrault, bringing the score to 10-8 with Newport in the lead going into the final chukker. In the final chukker, Newport took control in the final chukker with two goals scored by Maldonado bringing the final score to 12-8 with Newport as the victors.
During the match, the door prize drawing of a genuine leather handbag by Brahmin was awarded to one lucky attendee from Rhode Island. An elegant polo themed tailgate with a delicious spread of food and drink won the Best Tailgate Picnic Trunk from Stella Artois.
The Polo Series will feature 8 international teams this season including France, Italy, Ireland, Mexico, Jamaica, England, Dominican Republic and the debut of Peru, as well as 5 City Teams from major US cities and a few top regional rivals for an action-packed season through the end of September. This is the 26th season of Newport International Polo Series, which has hosted teams from over 30 nations including, Germany, Spain, England, Argentina, France, Egypt, India, Australia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Canada, Chile, Jamaica, Nigeria, Portugal, New Zealand, Barbados, Scotland, South Africa, Hungary, Dominican Republic, Netherlands, Kenya, Brazil, China, Italy, Mexico, Sweden, Singapore, Monaco, and Morocco.
Minutes from downtown Newport, the International Polo Grounds are located at historic Glen Farm, 250 Linden Lane (off of Rte. 138) in Portsmouth, RI. This bucolic setting is the last 100 acres of what was once a 700-acre manorial farm whose settlement dates back to the 1600's. Its classical stone barns from the Gilded Age and its park-like grounds were rehabilitated by polo series founder, Dan Keating, and thrive today as an equestrian & community recreational property, and home of the Polo Series.
The Newport International Polo Series is proud to present its 2017 sponsors including NBC - 10, BMW Centers of Rhode Island, ALEX AND ANI, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina, Hotel Viking, The Chanler at Cliff Walk, Vanderbilt International Properties, Veuve Clicquot Champagne, Brahmin, Stella Artois, Clarke Cooke House, Patrón Spirits, Rockstar Limo, Newport Daily News, Where Boston, RIB & RHEIN x New & Lingwood, Atria Senior Living and promotional partners including McGrath Clambakes, International Tennis Hall of Fame, America's Cup Charters, Bird’s Eye View Helicopter Tours, The Cocktail Guru, Newport Mansions, Island Surf and Sport and Scooter World. “Our sponsors have been with us since the beginning. Without their support, the Series would not be as extensive as it is,” explains Dan Keating, Polo Series founder.
There's no sport like polo. Be a part of it! Newport Polo hosts the Newport International Polo Series XXVI, and is the home of America's first polo club, est. in 1876, and a founding member of the United States Polo Association offering public exhibition matches, polo club member services for grass & arena polo, and polo instruction year-round.