Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club
USPA Intracircuit Tournament
June 25, 2006

This is a regional tournament sponsored by the United States Polo Association. The winner used to represent the Pacific Coast Circuit in the national championships held in Dallas, Texas. Although the format is no longer played off between circuits, it established a very competitive tradition that remains today.


Sun. 6/26 USPA Intracircuit Final
Gehache def. Los Toros/Prime Source 14-7
Gehache Team L to R: Henry Walker, Joel Baker, Ruben Gracida and Matt Ladin


Consolation Final
Chadmar/Mansour def. Long Beach/McPolo 15-8

USPA Intra-Circuit Final - Gehache doubled up with 14 goals to Los Toros/Prime Source’s 7 goals.  Joel Baker and Matt Ladin each made 4 goals, Ladin shot 2 in from the penalty line. Ruben Gracida and Henry Walker each powered in 3 goals. Joining the Gehache team on the winner’s platform was teammate Mike Sheller, who was sidelined a few games ago, with broken ribs.  

The athletes’ performance at today’s game merited special awards that were voted on by the players for the final game of the 12-goal season.  Gehache dominated here too.

MVP Professional: split decision Matt Ladin & Joel Baker (both on Gehache)

MVP Amateur - Henry Walker (Gehache)

Best Polo Pony Sponsor: ‘Sander’ owned by Henry Walker, groom Diego Cruz
Best Polo Pony Professional: ‘Automatic’ owned by Ruben Gracida (Gehache), groom Rinaldo Perron.

No games next weekend (to observe July 4).

Next game: HIGH GOAL SEASON BEGINS with the Robert Skene Trophy starting on Friday, July 7, with games at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm; and also Sunday, July 9 at the same times.  High Goal season which will run through July to the end of August. Don't miss the drama and excitement!

Photo by: Kim Kumpart


Tournament Results

Fri. 6/23
2:00 pm Gehache def. Chadmar/Mansour 13-7
4:00 pm Los Toros/Prime Source def. Long Beach/McPolo 10-9
Sun. 6/18
1:00 pm Gehache def. Long Beach/McPolo 14-10
3:00 pm Chadmar/Mansour def. Los Toros/Prime Source 13-12 OT

Fri. 6/16
2:00 pm Los Toros/Prime Source def. Gehache 12-13
4:00 pm Chadmar/Mansour def. Long Beach/McPolo 10-8



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