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Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2017
The NBC10 Newport International Polo Series, Presented by BMW featured a heated rivalry between Newport and New York, with New York determined to continue their winning streak on Saturday, August 26th.
Representing New York, in the #1 position was Al Keshvazian, playing #2 was Chip Stiegler, Brandon Van Loon was at #3, and playing #4 was Jimmy DeAngelis.
Representing Newport, Heather Souto was at #1, Michel Nseir was #2, Sam Shore played #3, and Dave Bullis played position #4.
New York kicked off the match with a goal by Van Loon but Newport answered with three goals scored by Souto, Shore and Bullis bringing the score to 3-1 going into the second chukker. Newport continued its momentum from the first chukker with a goal scored by Souto bringing the score to 4-1 going into the third chukker. New York fought back with a goal scored by Van Loon but Newport answered with a goal by Shore bringing the score to 5-2 going into half time.
Newport started off the second half strong with two goals scored by Souto and Bullis, for a score of 7-2 going into the fifth chukker. Newport kicked off the fifth chukker with a goal scored by Bullis but New York answered with a goal scored by DeAngelis bringing the score to 8-3 going into the final chukker. New York kicked it into gear, with two goals scored by Van Loon and Stiegler but Newport answered with two goals scored by Bullis and Shore bringing the final score to 10-5 with Newport leaving victoriously.
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 gold pineapple themed tailgate with beautiful gold and white décor, twinkling lights and a gorgeous buffet 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.