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Central Ontario Prince Philip Games Season Heats Up

The Central Ontario Region of Pony Club held its second Prince Philip Games meet of the season on Sunday, June 15, at Royal Lane Farm. Highlight results are shown below (complete order of finish follows the highlights).

In the A division, a mixed Uxbridge-Scugog/Simcoe/Toronto & North York placed first, followed by the Rising Star "Sandybacks".

Maple took first in the B division, with Rising Star second and a combined Uxbridge-Scugog/Victoria/Northwoods team third.

Maple Team #1 took the honours in the C division, with the Temiskaming "Sapphires" second and the Uxbridge-Scugog "Royal Lane Rockets" in third place.

In the Masters Games, for players 15 and older, the Uxbridge-Scugog "Team Awesome" claimed first place, with a mixed Durham/Uxbridge-Scugog team, the "Draters", in second spot and another Uxbridge-Scugog team, the "Electric Six", third.

The Prince Philip Cup Games are a team competition played by Pony Clubs around the world. 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 6. Points accumulate over the three meets, and competition at all levels is very close. The Regional A level winners go on to play for the Eastern Canadian Championship against teams from the Western Ontario and Saint Lawrence-Ottawa Valley Regions. The two top Eastern Canadian A level teams then play against Western Canadian representatives for the national championship in Western Ontario Region August 31-September 1. There is also a National Masters Championship, to be hosted by Alberta North Region this year, also August 31-September 1.

Now the details.

A Division

Branch Team Pomts Place
Uxbridge-Scugog/Simcoe/Toronto & North York 22 1
Rising Star Sandybacks 18 2

B Division

Branch Team Points Place
Maple 41 1
Rising Star 31 2
Uxbridge-Scugog/Victoria/Northwoods 27 3
Arete de Chene/Durham 17 4
Temiskaming/Toronto & North York 16 5

C Division

Branch Team Points Place
Maple #1 35 1
Temiskaming Sapphires 34 2
Uxbridge-Scugog Royal Lane Rockets 32 3
Maple #2 27 4
Temiskaming/Toronto & North York Trotters 20 5
Rising Star/Arete de Chene 10 6

Masters Division

Branch Team Points Place
Uxbridge-Scugog Team Awesome 40 1
Durham/Uxbridge-Scugog Draters 26 2
Uxbridge-Scugog Electric Six 23 3
Arete de Chene/Toronto & North York/Northwoods Barnflies 20 4

For more details e-mail Bob Inglis, Central Ontario Regional Communications Chair, or call him at 416-493-1223 (office) or 416-491-4230 (home).