There were 7 teams (Calif. Polo, Central Coast, Nor Cal, Poway, Santa Barbara, Tacoma, Thacher). They played on March 26-28th, '04 at Santa Barbara Polo Club. They had a great time meeting other players from Washington, Oregon, Northern and Southern California. One of the most hotly contested games was between defending Champion Nor Cal vs. Santa Barbara which Santa Barbara won 12 - 11 on a penalty shot with 5 seconds left in the game.
Santa Barbara vs. Poway in the final game with Poway advancing to the Interscholastic Tournament in a fast paced hard played game.
Thanks to all the help received from all the players, teams who brought horses, Umpires Bret Vincent & Ronnie Hayes, Referee George Evans, Announcer Annetta Evans, Scorekeeper Nancy Kirchhofer, Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club. Pat Nesbitt, USPA Pacific Coast Governor for providing Soda and Water for all the players. Nor Cal for hosting a get acquainted BBQ Friday after the games which everyone greatly enjoyed. The Saturday night Banquet at Santa Barbara Polo Club house was attended by 70+ people and exposed players to some of the polo tradition going back 94 years.
Thanks again to everyone for making this a fun tournament with great polo.