I beat Carmen Chillida in the final…she upset the #2 seed 60 61 yesterday, and we had a good match, but I came out ahead in most of the games. Rosemary Everett and I (second photo) won the 60 doubles but received a walkover in the final as one of our opponents was unavailable to play. Rosemary also won the mixed with Peter Gard (and he won the men’s 60 doubles).
Dagmar Sperneder was all smiles after winning the women’s 70s. She tore her hamstring a little over a year ago and it’s been a long road back to victory for her.
Renata Caceres and Siliva Chuda look like an established team (it was their first tournament together though) in matching outfits. Chuda won the 35 singles while Rentata was second in 40 singles, losing to this year’s world champion Manon Kruse in the final. Renata is in the mixed final too.
It was another fun week in Barcelona, even though I didn’t do any sightseeing. Off tomorrow to Zurich then on to Lugano. Thanks to all who made the tournament a success and to the members of the Real Club de Polo who made us feel very welcome. It’s an amazing club. Today we saw Polo..the kind with horses and mallets…being played (the fact that an ambulance was on the side of the field though was rather sobering).