Dollar Cup Victory for White Crane Black

Sunday 2nd June saw the conclusion of the Dollar Cup, with White Crane Black facing Maiz Dulce, in Cowdray Park Polo Club’s first HPA tournament of the season.

Jasmine Calvert-Ansari (0) played in the number 1 shirt for White Crane Black with Milly Hine (2) at 2, Andrew Blake Thomas (4) at 3, and young American 6-goaler Mackenzie Weisz at Back. Bella Lavinia (0) rode out at 1 for Maize Dulce, substituting for Millie Barfoot (0), with 3-goaler Alfie Hyde at 2 alongside Will Harper (4) in the number 3 shirt, followed by Will Emerson (5) at Back.

A sunny day on Brooks field saw White Crane Black come out victorious over Maiz Dulce, in a closely fought game with a final score of 4-3. The first Chukka saw an early lead for White Crane Black with Weisz scoring the opening goal to put them 1-0 ahead at the end of the first. The second Chukka was no different with Weisz scoring another goal for White Crane Black, despite Maiz Dulce’s determined efforts. A strong third chukka by Maiz Dulce saw a change in tide for the game, with two consecutive goals for the team by Hyde and Emerson, however Weisz continued his goal scoring streak leaving his team ahead 3-2 going into the fourth chukka. The final chukka saw a valiant effort by Maiz Dulce to try and catch their opponents with a successful penalty, however Weisz finished how he started, scoring his fourth goal for White Crane Black, leaving them victorious over Maiz Dulce.

A delighted Jasmine Calvert- Ansari stepped down to receive the cup from Rebecca Nightingale,  Prestige Development Manager at Gusbourne, who also presented a bottle of their 51 North to MVP Mackenzie Weisz. The No.3 Gin Pursuit of Perfection Best Playing Pony rug was awarded to Karma, played and owned by Mackenzie Weisz.

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