By Alex Webbe
Four teams will be appearing at the Aspen Valley Polo Club this weekend for the 2016 Chukker TV Challenge Cup. The Chukker TV Challenge Cup is the second in a series of nine summer polo tournaments at the club that will attract players from across the country and around the world.
Opening the competition will be Casablanca (Grant Ganzi, Tony Calle, Lucas Lalor and Juancito Bollini) and Travieso (Brian Boyd, Teo Calle, Sebastian Merlos and Alex Gooding) in an 11am Friday morning match on the Sopris Mountain Ranch field.
Travieso is becoming a regular at the Aspen Valley Polo Club, having won last July’s Craig Sakin Memorial Cup.
A 1pm contest will follow with Tonkawa (Jeff Hildebrand, Marc Ganzi, Julio Novillo Astrada and Jimmy Seward) facing Flexjet (Melissa Ganzi, Lauren Sherry, Carlitos Gracida and Justo Saavedra).
Jeff Hildebrand and his Tonkawa polo team (Jeff Hildebrand, Marc Ganzi, Julio Novillo Astrada and Jimmy Seward) will be making their first appearance of the year at the Aspen Valley Polo Club. Tonkawa was a finalist in last August’s Mt. Sopris Cup where they lost to Bob Jornayvaz’s Valiente line-up.
Friday’s winners will meet in the final of the Chukker TV Challenge Cup on Sunday at 11am at the Aspen Valley Polo Club. The Subsidiary match is scheduled to follow at 1pm.