IX European Polo Championships

When: September 7-16, 2012

Where: Santa Maria Polo Club, Sotogrande, Spain

Teams: Austria, Germany, Ireland HPA, Italy, & Spain

Photos provided courtesy of Amanda Leeming Photography. Please visit www.PoloNewsSpain.com for more photos & additional information.

Game Results & Photos:
News: September 16, 2012 - Spain remains undefeated & is the
winner of the IX European Polo Championships Final!

'Spain was proclaimed champion of the IX European Polo
Championship after winning the final against Austria 8-2 on the last
day of the tournament that was at play in the fields of Los Pinos in
Santa María Polo Club.
The team comprising Yago Espinosa de los Monteros, Louis Domecq,
Pelayo Berazadi and Gonzalo Entrecanales culminated in a perfect
manner a tournament that dominated from start to finish and today in
the final before the Austrians proved that it is the strongest team.

A new exhibition of polo and a strong victory in the decisive encounter(8-2) do more than confirm the high quality that has this youth team led by the Argentine Benjamin Araya.

Although the first goal took to reach the marker once Pelayo Berazadi broke the zero with less than two minutes to the end of the first chukka, Spain set on engines and was unstoppable for Austria. Beyond that Berazadi was the scorer of Spain with four conquests, the team functioned as such during the four party chukkers and beat the Austrians in all phases of the game. It was an unquestionable consecration of the Spanish team that ended undefeated continental tournament and debuted with his first title in European history.' PoloNewsSpain.com

Sunday, September 16, 2012 Finals:
Spain defeated Austria 8-2

Subsidiary Final:
Ireland HPA defeated Italy 5-4

Friday, September 14, 2012:

(Sept 14, 2012) Spain defeated Ireland HPA 10-4

(Sept 14, 2012) Italy defeated Germany 8-2
Wednesday, September 12, 2012:
Spain defeated Germany 15-3
Ireland HPA defeated Austria 7-6


Holland is no longer taking part in the European Polo Championships


Austria (8)
Walter Scherb (1)
G Herman (1)
Martin Bleier (2)
Diego Braun (4)
Germany (8)
Steve Rose (0)
Dominik Valezquez (2)
Federico Heinemann (2)
Christopher Kirsch (4)
Ireland HPA (8)
Stephen Hutchinson (2)
Max hutchinson (2)
Richard Fagan (1)
Santiago Torreguitar (3)
Italy (8)
Arnaldo Galantino (2)
Giacomo Galantino (1)
Goffredo Cutinello (3)
Eduardo Ferrari (2)
Spain (8)
Y Espinosa de los Monteros (1)
Luis Domecq (1)
Pelayo Berazadi (4)
Gonzalo Entrecanales (2)

Monday, September 10, 2012:
Austria defeated Germany 8-4

(Sept 10, 2012) Spain defeats Italy 7-2
Sunday, September 9, 2012:

(Sept 9, 2012) Ireland defeats Germany 10-9
Saturday, September 8, 2012: Austria defeated Italy 7-5
Friday, September 7, 2012:

(Sept 7, 2012) Italy defeats Ireland 4-2

(Sept 7, 2012)
in defeats Austria 7-6

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