CARPINTERIA, CA—Team Lucchese kicked off their summer season with the 2019 Belmond El Encanto Robert Skene Trophy at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club over the last two weeks. While a championship is always the goal, their were some encouraging moments despite not hoisting the trophy as repeat champions this past weekend.
Lucchese (1-1) opened up the tournament with a thrilling OT win over Santa Clara (0-2), 15-14. With a chance to meet FMB Too! for the championship, Lucchese fell to runner-up Bensoleimani.com, 9-7.
Team Lucchese welcomes back three of it's core players: Team owner John Muse, Team Captain Jeff Hall, and seasoned veteran Facundo Obregon. New to the fold is Jorge Cernada, Jr. who had a great tournament overall. Lucchese looks to bounce back this next week at the Farmer's & Merchants Bank America Cup with a shot at the Robert Skene Champions, FMB Too!, in the opening game. There's plenty to be excited about for this summer's team at Lucchese.
John Muse, born and bred Texan and current Chairman of Lucchese Bootmaker, became interested in polo when he moved to England for business in 1998. As a lifelong athlete and equine enthusiast, Muse’s polo appreciation soon elevated from spectator to player while learning and playing club chukkers at the Ascot Park Polo Club in Berkshire, England. Three years later as a patron, he began playing at the medium goal level. ...
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