Chris Maloney, Gaston VonWernich, Ashton Wolf, Ramon Richard
WILLIS ALLEN MEMORIAL CUP HISTORY The Willis Allen Memorial Cup is a fairly new tournament here at the San Diego Polo Club and is held in honor of our “Founding Father” Willis Allen. Together with his son-in-law Harry Collins and grandson Chris, Willis developed the property where the San Diego Polo Club resides. Willis was a gentle, humble man who loved the sport and his horses. A week before his death in the summer of 2004, Willis was still playing polo on his beloved polo ponies. Field #1 is dedicated in his memory.
RECAP Last year’s cup saw great action in the first match between Trinity and Southwind / Adeptus. In an exciting finish, and with the score tied up at 10-10 in the 6th chukker, San Diego Polo Club founding member, Colleen Wilson, broke away to score the winning goal for Southwind / Adeptus. The day’s feature match pitted team StarMeadow against Tritech / San Judas. In an example of just how intense the game of polo can get, Gaston VonWernich and his horse Fleur took a nasty spill during the match. Both rebounded without serious injury and Tritech / San Judas played on to win the Willis Allen Memorial Cup. 42
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WILLIS ALLEN MEMORIAL CUP Chris Maloney makes a clean backshot to reverse the action on his side of the field.
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