Copa de Careyes Ends Mexican Polo Year
Photos by Beatrice
Players from Peru, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, USA and Mexico participated in a 4- team event to finish the year 2011 in tournament play at the beautiful fields of the Costa Careyes Polo Club. The club is located three hours south of Puerto Vallarta and a 5 minute horseback ride from the Pacific Ocean.
Guillermo Li playing on the Agua Alta/Samurai with Dan Yoshii Jim Giebeler and Alberico Ardissone and Vale Aguilar, Team Casa ombras with Bolko and Conrad Kissling and Juan Carlos Borballa – both 5 goal polo players ended up in the finals with their teams. Hard fought and very low scoring – The Agua Alta/Samurai team prevailed by ½ goal – 4 to 4 ½. Li scoring 3 of the 4 goals for the winners and the father -son team of Bolko and Conrad scoring 3 or the 4 goals for the losers. One half goal was awarded on handicap to the Agua Alta/Samurai team.
The two remaining teams with Canadian Daniel Roenisch leading the Careyes team of Giorgio Brignone, owner of Costa Careyes, Dan Yoshii and Camilo Espinosa outscored the Mexico City team of Hugo Villalobos, Carlos Zamora, Salvador Briones and Manuel Rios – again by one-half goal – 4 ½ to 4.
Photo for Copa de Careyes – Costa Careyes Polo Club – December 2011
Guillermo Li , Team Agua Alta Samurai, in action with teammate Jim Giebeler and in defense,
Bolko Kissling, Team Casa Sombras.
On the sidelines with Rocio Kissling, Monica Villalobos with daughter, Victoria and Anna
Giorgio Brignone, Team Careyes, and Carlos Zamora, Team Mexico City, watch for the next
All teams from left to right, Team Careyes, Joe Yoshii, Giorgio Brignone, Camilo Espinosa,
Team Mexico City, Hugo Villalobos, Manuel Rios, Salvador Briones and Carlos Zamora, team
gua Alta/Samurai, Jimmy Giebeler, Guillermo Li, Alberico Ardissone, Dan Yoshii, Team Casa
Sombras, Bolko and Conrad Kissling, Vale Aguilar and Juan Carlos Borbolla
Winning team Agua Alta/Samurai – Jimmy Giebeler, Guillermo Li , lberico Ardissone and Dan