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Central Ontario Region PPG Standings

The Central Ontario Region of Pony Club held its second Prince Philip Games meet of the season on June 3, at Durward Farm north of Port Perry.  Here are the standings to date.

A Division
Team Meet #1 Meet #2 Cumulative
Huronia/Temiskaming 20 20 40
Durham/Pause Awhile/Simcoe 19 20 39

B Division
Team Meet #1 Meet #2 Cumulative
Temiskaming 42 49 91
Uxbridge-Scugog/Napanee 42 49 91
Tynedale 47 38 85
Victoria 35 33 68
Simcoe 33 33 66
Huronia 25 21 46
Prince Edward County/Pine Ridge 18 18 36

C Division
Team Meet #1 Meet #2 Cumulative
Temiskaming/Simcoe 31 52 83
Tynedale "Stripes" 34 37 71
Huronia/Napanee 35 36 71
Tynedale "Red" 33 37 70
Durham/Pause Awhile 39 31 70
Victoria 31 32 63
Pine Ridge/Uxbridge-Scugog 28 20 48
Simcoe 24 19 43

Masters Division
Team Meet #1 Meet #2 Cumulative
Huronia/Toronto & North York 57 50 107
Uxbridge-Scugog "Cowboys" 42 51 93
Temiskaming 44 45 89
Simcoe/Toronto & North York 47 41 88
Uxbridge-Scugog "White" 34 39 73
Durham/Pause Awhile 29 22 51
Prince Edward County/Uxbridge-Scugog

("Charlie's Angels")

21 27 48

The Prince Philip Cup Games are a team competition played by Pony Clubs around the world. The Games are played by teams of five riders and five ponies, four of which participate in each game. All of the Games are variations on the relay race, and all are great fun for players and spectators alike. Many of the Games require the riders and ponies to run a slalom course around a series of poles from one end of the playing field to the other, where they hand-off something to the next rider on their team. In some races, riders have to vault off of and onto their ponies.

The next meet in the regular season will be the Regional Finals on July 1. The Regional A and B level winners go on to play for the Eastern Canadian Championship against teams from the Western Ontario and Saint Lawrence-Ottawa Valley (this year's host). The two top Eastern Canadian A level teams then play against Western Canadian representatives for the National Championship, which alternates between Eastern and Western Canada. This year, it is Eastern Canada's turn, with the Central Ontario hosting the event in late September, at a location to be announced later. There is also a National Masters Championship, which will be hosted by the BC Lower Mainland Region in August.

The July 1 Regional Finals will also feature try-outs by A-level applicants for the chance to be Central Ontario's nominees for membership on the 2002 Canadian PPG team, which will compete against other countries for the World Championship.

For details please e-mail Liz Inglis or Bob Inglis, Central Ontario Regional Communications Co-Chairs, or call them at 416-493-1223 (office) or 416-491-4230 (home).