Bench Minor 2 in Chicago

A gorgeous court in the middle of Millenium Park? Check.
Surroundings of the some of the most beautiful cityscapes? Check.
Fifty four of the best polo players in the world? Check.

Three Toronto players, plus our newly adopted Aussie, headed down to Chicago for Bench Minor 2, a "new format" tourney featuring six teams of nine players, with line changes like hockey. Maija was selected in January as one of the six general managers, and she put together an awesome team with good chemistry, featuring three Midwest players, three Toronto players, two Parisians, and Javier from Boston. Our team did pretty well, beating the eventual champion on Saturday, then losing to them in the semi-final by one goal on Sunday.

Huge thanks to Chicago Bike Polo for putting together a flawless tournament.

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