Iconica claimed a narrow 12-11 win over BTA to win the Joe Barry Memorial Cup, at the new National Polo Center, in Wellington, Florida, on Sunday, January 22. The Joe Barry Memorial Cup kicks off the inaugural Florida Circuit 16-Goal Super-Series, and serves as the first qualifying leg of four prestigious tournaments – Ylvisaker Cup, Iglehart Cup, Continental Cup – and culminates in the Florida Circuit 16-Goal Super-Series Championship. The Joe Barry Memorial Cup saw ten teams, up to 16 goals, partake.
The Joe Barry Memorial Cup was established in 2005 as a tribute to Joe Barry, a Polo Hall of Famer since 1999, who sadly passed away in 2002. Barry’s major wins throughout his career include six U.S. Open Polo Championship titles, three USPA Gold Cup titles, and the 1971 Coronation Cup, in England.
Therefore, Maureen Brennan’s foursome won the title after winning their four league matches.
JOE BARRY MEMORIAL CUP – FINAL – SUNDAY, JANUARY 22:
ICONICA 12-11 BTA
Iconica: Maureen Brennan 0, Lucas Criado Jr. 6, Peke Gonzalez 6, Santos Merlos 4. Total: 16.
BTA: Kelly Beal 0, Steve Krueger 4, Nachi Viana 5, Jesse Bray 7. Total: 16.
MVP: Santos Merlos.
BPP: Gitano, ridden by Jesse Bray.
Cover Photo by Agustina Fonda.