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Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017
The NBC10 Newport International Polo Series, Presented by BMW featured a heated rivalry between Newport and Pittsburgh, with Pittsburgh vying for the elusive Silver Cup on Saturday, July 8th.
Representing Pittsburgh, in the #1 position was Juliette Powers, playing #2 was Mark Powers, Justin Powers was at #3, and playing #4 was Nick Barry.
Representing Team USA, Minnie Keating was at #1, Heather Souto was #2, Sam Shore played #3, and Captain Dan Keating played position #4.
Newport dominated in the first chukker of the game with four consecutive goals with M. Keating and Souto both scoring two goals each, bringing the score to 4-0 at the end of the first chukker in favor of Newport. Pittsburgh started off the second chukker with a goal scored by Justin Powers but Newport answered with a goal scored by D. Keating, bringing the score to 5-1 with Newport holding onto the lead. Newport held onto their lead in the third chukker, scoring three consecutive goals by M. Keating (two goals) and Shore bringing the score to 8-1 going into halftime.
Newport started off the second half with one goal scored by M. Keating bringing the score to 9-1 with Newport holding onto the lead. Pittsburgh started off the fifth chukker with a goal by M. Powers but Newport answered with a goal by Shore, bringing the score to 10-2 with Newport in the lead. D. Keating scored the first goal of the final chukker but Pittsburgh answered with two goals scored by Justin Powers and Barry. The final score was 11-4 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 West Greenwich, RI. An adorable polo themed tailgate 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.