A total of five female teams brought a fresh and elegant outlook to this highly male dominated sport in Portugal on the 9th and 10th of May, held at the prestigious Quinta da Beloura in Sintra, where the 2nd Female Horseball Tournament was disputed.
Three of the teams present, Horseball Clube do Campo, Quinta de Santo Antonio and the Academy of Horseball – Playboy, counted on a number of experienced players, players that have participated in numerous games for their principle teams in the National Senior Championships. The other two new teams – Penha Longa Horseball and Horseball Club Colegio Vasco da Gama presented young players brought in with less experience, but their utter determination and pure passion for this sport justified their presence in these exclusively female tournaments.
The tournament was highly disputed with intense and nerve recking games and with a surprise from the Colegio Vasco da Gama team of very young players whose overflowing energy and boldness, which unites the highly technical characteristics of their senior team, were able to come through the preliminary rounds against Quinta de Santo Antonio and Horseball Clube de Campo and go on to easily secure the trophy and 1st place in the finals against the Academy of Horseball – Playboy.
The results were as follows:
Saturday – 9th of May
Academy of Horseball Playboy 7 – 3 Penha Longa HB
Triangular Semi Finals
HC Colegio Vasco da Gama 3 – 1 Horseball Clube de Campo
HC Colegio Vasco da Gama 4 – 3 Quinta Santo Antonio
Horseball Clube de Campo 4 – 4 Quinta Santo Antonio
Sunday – 10th of May
Quinta Santo Antonio 1 – 3 Horseball Clube de Campo
Horseball Clube de Campo 4 – 0 Penha Longa HB
Quinta Santo Antonio 5 – 2 Penha Longa HB
HC Colegio Vasco da Gama 6 – 1 Academy Horseball Playboy.