Thank you to all players, umpires, staff, contributors and spectators for a great first tournament of the year under Willow Bend Polo Club’s re-launch. The rains held off for all 3 games and much fun was had by all indications. Icon Global/BarZ emerged as the Mother’s Day champions with back to back overtime wins! Congratulations to Bernie Uechtritz – Lindor Novillo – Lucio Chavez – Barry Zindel
Please read the words of team Co-Patron Bernie Uechtritz:
Icon.Global Polo wins Willow Bend Polo Club – Mother’s Day Cup, 6 Goal finals – 8 goals to 7 -in overtime narrowly beating out Palo Pinto/ Blue Dogs. A very strong combination of players including Robert Payne, Wyatt Muir, Alan Custard and Steve Gilchrest. Going goal for goal after a very tough scoreless first chukka, the 2 teams were hard at it in a bruising match up until the closing moments and the game went into overtime on Payne’s goal in the last seconds of the final chukka to even the score. Uechtritz, Novillo, Chaves and Zindel rallied and dug deep in a see saw sudden death overtime with a brilliant and spectacular runaway goal by Novillo to put Icon.Global on top!
Many thanks to Robert, Rob, & Kristen Payne as well as all new founding members, and all the gang at Willow Bend Polo for all the hard work and new energy in the re-launch of legendary Willow Bend Polo Club! – Willow Bend Lives and POLO is Baaaaccccck in Dallas, y’all!!!!
Please don’t forget to share any pictures that you may have of the games so we can all enjoy them and tag your posts to willow bend polo club
ALSO, please sign up for our next tournament, the Willow Bend Cup, by end of the day Tuesday the 10th.