EASTERN CHALLENGE® | U.S. POLO ASSN.

August 21 - 28, 2022

EASTERN CHALLENGE®

EASTERN CHALLENGE®

TOURNAMENT HISTORY

The Eastern Challenge, a 12- to 16-goal national tournament, was first competed for in 1986 at the Potomac Polo Club in Maryland. The winning team consisted of Alan Nash, Jack Whittemore, Juan Bollini Sr. and Salvadore Socas. The prestigious tournament has been played a total of 25 times throughout its history, residing most recently at Beverly Polo Club (The Plains, Virginia) in 2021.

In 2021, despite rain postponements and ever-changing weather conditions, the Eastern Challenge came to a close as Greenhill (David Greenhill, Lucas Arellano, Lucas Diaz Alberdi, Lucio Fernandez Ocampo, Michel Dorignac, Gaston Lisioli) used two substitutions against familiar foe Beverly (Bill Ballhaus, Hilario Figueras, Trevor Niznik, Jorge ‘Tolito’ Fernandez Ocampo Jr.). In a competitive final, Greenfield ultimately completed their undefeated run through the tournament in an 11-10 triumph. Read article here.

Returning to Beverly Polo Club, this year's edition fields three teams including defending champion Lucio Fernandez Ocampo joining Astro Core Real Estate, as 2021 finalists Bill Ballhaus and Jorge "Tolito" Fernandez Ocampo Jr. reunite for Beverly Salamander alongside recent National Eight Goal champion Point to Point. Amongst the competition is Team USPA alumnus Felipe Viana (Point to Point).

2021 Eastern Challenge Champions: Greenhill - Gaston Lisioli, Michel Dorignac, Lucas Arellano, David Greenhill. Presented by Breanna Gunnell. ©Beverly Polo Club

TEAMS AND ROSTERS

Bracket I

Bracket II

Bracket III

Bracket IV

Bracket V

Bracket VI

Bracket VII

Bracket VIII

Bracket IX

Bracket X

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Point to Point (3-0)

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Nelson Gunnell
Outdoor: 0
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Francisco Rodriguez-Mera
Outdoor: 5
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Bautista Micheletti
Outdoor: 3
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Felipe Viana
Outdoor: 6
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Audrey Wilde
Substitute
Outdoor: 0

Beverly Salamander (1-2)

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Wil Ballhaus
Outdoor: 0
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Bill Ballhaus
Outdoor: 0
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Jorge 'Tolito' Fernandez Ocampo Jr.
Outdoor: 7
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Manuel Sundblad
Outdoor: 6T

Astro Core Real Estate (0-2)

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Andrew Baldwin
Outdoor: 1
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Agustin Arellano
Outdoor: 3
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Horacio 'Flaco' Lizaso
Outdoor: 3
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Lucio Fernandez Ocampo
Outdoor: 5

EASTERN CHALLENGE®

TOURNAMENT GAMES

Sunday, Aug 21, 2022

August 21

Final

Eastern Challenge®

Beverly Polo Club

Beverly Salamander logo

Beverly Salamander (1-2)

8

Point to Point logo

Point to Point (3-0)

13

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2022

August 24

Final

Eastern Challenge®

Beverly Polo Club

Point to Point logo

Point to Point (3-0)

18

Astro Core Real Estate logo

Astro Core Real Estate (0-2)

15

Friday, Aug 26, 2022

August 26

Final

Eastern Challenge®

Beverly Polo Club

Astro Core Real Estate logo

Astro Core Real Estate (0-2)

15

Beverly Salamander logo

Beverly Salamander (1-2)

16

Sunday, Aug 28, 2022

August 28

Final

Eastern Challenge®

Beverly Polo Club

Point to Point logo

Point to Point (3-0)

14

Beverly Salamander logo

Beverly Salamander (1-2)

12

EASTERN CHALLENGE®

THE VENUE

Beverly Polo Club (Beverly) is the culmination of years of sport horse training, competing and horsemanship on both coasts of the United States. Beverly’s Equestrian Center was designed and built to provide excellent all-weather, year-round training facilities and professional-level horse care together with consistent client support and training for the busy rider. Beverly provides an active polo program that offers lessons and horses year-round in Virginia and Florida and hosts polo practices and league play during the Virginia season.

In addition to its passion for horsemanship and horse sports, Beverly is committed to preserving open land and maintaining the unique character of Northern Piedmont. Accordingly, Beverly Equestrian has placed its farm in a perpetual conservation easement with a donation to the Land Trust of Virginia. Beverly’s owners have developed a conservation easement that includes unique provisions for stormwater management and long-term landscape management, ensuring open space for equestrian pursuits.


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The Plains, VA 20198
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