The fifth annual film festival in Careyes –“ Vivir es increible “– the week of March 19-24 hosted four teams of players throughout Mexico and the USA. The Falk brothers, Cabinet Connection/La Karina’s Chris and Will, cousin David Buller from Atlanta and Brian Boyd from Aspen were the team to beat. Guadalajara players Guillermo Jimenez, Manual Matos, Diego Gonzalez and Manual Yerena, Careyes team Giorgio Brignone, Tomas Elliot, Daniel Arellano and Gilberto Denis and Mangorace team of Nico Millan, Domingo Aldaco, Manuel Rios and Bautista Elliot rounded out the four-team tournament.
As always, play was very competitive and each game was decided by a half goal. The Cabinet Connection / La Karina team and the Guadalajara teams ended up in the finals. The game was back and forth every chukker. The Guadalajara team had a handicap of 1 ½ to start the game so they had the advantage and scored two goals with Cabinet Connection scoring only one. In the second chukker, Will Falk scored three quick goals making it 4 to 3 ½ at halftime. In the third chukker, Will Falk capitalized on some quick play with another two goals and Guadalajara only one. In the last chukker, Gonzalez and Matos each made a goal putting them ahead by the ½ goal but on a breakaway, Chris Falk put it through the goal posts in the last minute – thrilling for friends and family alike!
Careyes was the winner of the consolation over Managorace by the half goal 4 to 3 ½.
Polo is played in Careyes November through April. The 20th Annual Agua Alta is being player this yea April 13 – April 20 followed by a polo festival for young players and new players to the sport. Please visit www.careyes.com to learn more.