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Belmond El Encanto Robert Skene Trophy

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Lucchese

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Belmond El Encanto Robert Skene Trophy

5:00 PM ET

Farmers & Merchants Bank

Klentner Ranch

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Belmond El Encanto Robert Skene Trophy

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Sol de Agosto

FMB Too!

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Belmond El Encanto Robert Skene Trophy

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Tournament History

The Robert Skene Trophy commemorates the career of a Santa Barbara polo legend. "Hurricane Bob" was 10 goals at the height of his career, played in the Westchester Cup, U.S. Open Polo Championship® and Argentine Open, and survived three years as a prisoner of war in the infamous Changi prison in Asia during World War II. He was deeply connected to the Santa Barbara Polo Club, managing it for several years in the 1960s and playing a pivotal role in keeping the club alive during a time of financial crisis. He was inducted into the Polo Hall of Fame in 1990 and died in his beloved Santa Barbara in 1997. Santa Barbara's 16-goal tournament series is now in full swing with seven teams vying for the tournament trophy. New this year are Santa Clara and FMB Too!, with last year's Ben Soleimani of Restoration Hardware now playing for Bensoleimani.com.

Three players returning to defend their 2018 title, Lucchese will be joined this year by Jorge Cernadas as they attempt to claim back-to-back trophies. Demonstrating the generational appeal of polo, Santa Clara features three generations of the Escobar family while Klentner Ranch features two members of Team USPA, Jesse Bray and Geronimo Obregon.

2018 Belmond El Encanto Robert Skene Champions: Lucchese - (L to R) Jeff Hall, Facundo Obregon, John Muse, Toly Ulloa, Luke Klentner. ©David Lominska

Tournament Format

Teams play within their bracket. The best team out of each bracket goes to the final based on the following: 1) record 2) who beat who in two-way ties 3) USPA one shootout tiebreaker in three-way ties where each team has beat each other.

If a shootout tiebreaker is necessary in Bracket I or II, it will take place 20 minutes after the last bracket game on that field. Tiebreakers for ranking for consolation games may be determined by coin flip instead of shootout if teams agree.

Bracket I: Winner of the first game has the bye on the second playdate. Bracket I teams have early game on third playdate.

Bracket II: On the second playdate, winners play winners and losers play losers. On the third playdate, fourth ranked team will play at 5:00pm ET against the team not played. The other two teams in Bracket II will the the 7:00pm ET game.

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Teams and Rosters

Bracket I

Bensoleimani.com (1-0)

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Ben Soleimani
Outdoor: 0
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Santiago Von Wernich
Outdoor: 5
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Inaki Laprida
Outdoor: 7
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Tomas Alberdi
Outdoor: 4

Lucchese (1-0)

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Jorge Cernadas
Outdoor: 4
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Facundo Obregon
Outdoor: 6
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Jeff Hall
Outdoor: 6
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John Muse
Outdoor: 0

Santa Clara (0-2)

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Luis Escobar
Outdoor: 4
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Nico Escobar
Outdoor: 4
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Francisco Escobar
Outdoor: 0
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Mariano Obregon
Outdoor: 7

Bracket II

Farmers & Merchants Bank (1-1)

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Danny Walker
Outdoor: 2
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Lucas Criado
Outdoor: 7
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Lucas Escobar
Outdoor: 1
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Felipe Vercellino
Outdoor: 6

FMB Too! (1-1)

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Henry Walker
Outdoor: 2
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Santiago Wulff
Outdoor: 5
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Benjamin Avendano
Outdoor: 3
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Felipe Marquez
Outdoor: 6

Klentner Ranch (0-2)

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Jesse Bray
Outdoor: 6
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Geronimo Obregon
Outdoor: 5
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Marcos Alberdi
Outdoor: 4
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Justin Klentner
Outdoor: 1

Sol de Agosto (2-0)

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Francisco de Narvaez
Outdoor: 1
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Paco de Narvaez
Outdoor: 7
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Tomas Schwencke
Outdoor: 3
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Lucas Diaz Alberdi
Outdoor: 5

Bracket III

Bracket IV

no bracket

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Tournament Games

Friday, Jul 12, 2019

July 12

Final

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Farmers & Merchants Bank logo

Farmers & Merchants Bank (1-1)

9

FMB Too! logo

FMB Too! (1-1)

8

July 12

Final

Belmond El Encanto Robert Skene Trophy

Klentner Ranch logo

Klentner Ranch (0-2)

7

Sol de Agosto logo

Sol de Agosto (2-0)

12

July 12

Final

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Santa Clara logo

Santa Clara (0-2)

11

Bensoleimani.com logo

Bensoleimani.com (1-0)

14

Sunday, Jul 14, 2019

July 14

Final

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Sol de Agosto logo

Sol de Agosto (2-0)

13

Farmers & Merchants Bank logo

Farmers & Merchants Bank (1-1)

12

July 14

Final OT

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Lucchese logo

Lucchese (1-0)

15

Santa Clara logo

Santa Clara (0-2)

14

July 14

Final

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FMB Too! logo

FMB Too! (1-1)

14

Klentner Ranch logo

Klentner Ranch (0-2)

13

Friday, Jul 19, 2019

July 19

2:00 PM ET

2019-07-19 10:00:00 2019-07-19 12:00:00 America/New_York Robert Skene Trophy - Lucchese vs BenSoleimani.com US Polo Association

Belmond El Encanto Robert Skene Trophy - Field: 3

Lucchese logo

Lucchese (1-0)

Bensoleimani.com logo

Bensoleimani.com (1-0)

July 19

5:00 PM ET

2019-07-19 13:00:00 2019-07-19 15:00:00 America/New_York Robert Skene Trophy - FMB vs Klentner Ranch US Polo Association

Belmond El Encanto Robert Skene Trophy - Field: 1

Farmers & Merchants Bank logo

Farmers & Merchants Bank (1-1)

Klentner Ranch logo

Klentner Ranch (0-2)

July 19

7:00 PM ET

2019-07-19 15:00:00 2019-07-19 17:00:00 America/New_York Robert Skene Trophy - Sol de Agosto vs. FMB Too! US Polo Association

Belmond El Encanto Robert Skene Trophy - Field: 2

Sol de Agosto logo

Sol de Agosto (2-0)

FMB Too! logo

FMB Too! (1-1)

Sunday, Jul 21, 2019

July 21

6:00 PM ET

2019-07-21 14:00:00 2019-07-21 16:00:00 America/New_York Robert Skene Trophy Final US Polo Association

Belmond El Encanto Robert Skene Trophy - Field: 2

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Santa Barbara Polo Club

For over 100 years, Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club (SBPRC) has provided a world class polo facility for polo patrons, professionals, and amateurs of all levels. Situated between the Carpinteria Foothills and the Pacific Ocean, the club offers an unparalleled location for adrenaline-filled competition. Santa Barbara Polo Club offers over six months of polo each year at a variety of levels.Their season begins in mid-April when local California players are invited to play in casual club chukkers before the start of the spring season. Their 12-goal season runs from May to June, followed by their prominent high-goal season. The Gulfstream Pacific Coast Open is the highlight of the summer season, and is the only Open tournament on the West Coast.

Spectators are invited from May through the first weekend in October to catch the action at their featured 3pm Sunday matches. Learn about polo and be part of the club through lessons in the arena and on the grass, clinics, coaching league, arena league and camps for adults and youth at the new Polo Academy directed by USPA Certified Polo Instructor, Jeff Scheraga.

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3375 Foothill Rd
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Carpinteria, CA 93013
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