On Sunday 31st August, the final of the Bombardier Pacific Coast Open 2014 at Santa Barbara Racquet & Polo Club, California was played between the teams ERG and Lucchese. After a initial leadership of Lucchese, ERG dominated the third chukker and went with a lead of three goals (9-6 for ERG) in the half time. In the fourth chukker Lucchese caught up on 9-8 but in the fifth chukker, ERG extended their lead again (11-9). Right at the beginning of the sixth chukker Lucchese caught up due to a goal of Sapo Caset – with only one goal difference all seemed possible again. The match was followed by actions of both teams, but the scored goal was absent. One Minute before end, Sebastian Merlos managed a goal and ERG leads again by two goals (12-10). Lucchese had nothing to oppose and thus Kerstie Allen, Remy Muller, Agustin Merlos and Sebastian Merlos went from the field as the winners of the 105th Pacific Coast Open.

Sebastian Merlos was awarded as Most Valuable Player, Best Playing Pony was Noche of Sapo Caset.

The Bombardier Pacific Coast Open is one of the oldest polo tournaments in the world. Already in 1908 the “All American Polo Trophy“ was played for the first time at the Coronado Country Club in West El Paso, Texas. This high goal tournament still exists today and brings high-class players from all over the world to Santa Barbara Polo Club every year.


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