San Antonio Light - Monday, July 02, 1883
Captain Turquand, from Boerne, who has just returned from Austin, where the Polo club made a great success, is a guest at the Mengor. He hopes to meet with a like success here.
San Antonio Light - Wednesday, July 04, 1883
The Texas Polo Club have arranged for meeting at the springs at 5 p. m., and the sides are as follows : Reds—R. M. Glazbrook, captain, A. Stannel, A. Russ, C.Williams, L. WheaUey. Blues—E. E. Shearbourn, captain, H. G. Mitchell, H. Glazbrook, O. Fritzpatrick, J. Molesworth. Umpire Captain Glynn Turquand.
San Antonio Light - Monday, July 09, 1883
POLO AT THE SPRINGS. The Texas Polo Club Introduce the game to the Citizens of San Antonio. The "Blues" and “Reds" Have an exciting Contest for Victory, but the "Blues" Win. After several ineffectual attempts to play a polo match, at the San Pedro springs, and to introduce the game into this city, which were frustrated by inclement weather, the Texas Polo Club succeeded in playing off their match on Saturday afternoon. The novelty of the game and the reputation of the players were sufficient to attract a large and fashionable audience. About the time named the players were seen mounted on fine, lively ponies, and were attired in white flannel costumes, having belts, caps and scarf’s of the colors to which the combatants were attached, and were matched as follows: Blues—C. Williams, Captain; H. G. Mitchell, A. Russ, }. Mosely. Reds—R. M. Glazbrook, A. Stanuel, O.Filzpatrick, S. Wheatly, and the demeanor of the players was much admired especially by the fair sex. At about 5:30 o'clock the umpire Captain W. M. Glynn-Turquand, rode into the "field" carrying the ball arid beausant. The ball was placed in the centre of the field, and the umpire soon after dropped Ms flag as a signal for the commencement of the game. Fitzpatrick of the "reds" and Williams of the "blues" raced for the ball, and collided with '"such force that both riders and horses were thrown to the ground. This incident created great excitement among the spectators, and fear was entertained for the safety of these ENERGETTIC PLAYERS but they rallied, and in a few minutes remounted, apparently none the worse for the contretemys. After 15 minutes of strong contest in which both goals were well guarded, the Blues, by a clever stroke of Captain Williams, secured the first goal. No further advantage was gained by either side until the innings closed in the 20 minutes allotted for it. After an interval of 10minutes, during which the Reds were esteemed first favorites and considerable money wagered on the success, the second inning commenced. The Reds turned the and by the clever play of Glazebrook scored their first goal. Mitchell, of the Blues, in this inning played remarkably well and it terminated with an even score. Another interval occurred, during which there was more betting…The game was closely watched and much admired, so that the LIGHT expects to hear of the organization of several polo clubs in this city, but the ground was not well kept, and as a result the players were considerably hampered. Several accidents occurred from this cause which should have been prevented. The players and ponies got some rather severe blows with sticks and the balls, but they did not seem to mind it, possibly because they were used to it, and use, as the old proverb says, is second nature. The game will be REPEATED TO-DAY if the weather permits, and an interesting match is expected. The Reds then hope o retrieve their laurels. As it is new, pretty and exciting, those' who have not yet seen it" should certainly do so. Those who have seen it will need no persuasion to go again.
San Antonio Light - Wednesday, July 11, 1883
AN UNEQUAL MATCH. The Rival Polo Quartette Meet at the The Springs and Engage in a $1OO Match. The Tact and Experience of the Britishers Give Them the Victory Over the Cowboys. The announcement that a quartette of Texas cow boys would play a polo match on Saturday afternoon with four Englishmen, members of the Texas Polo club, for $100, was sufficient to attract a large number of the citizens to the springs on that day. Few, except those who are bigots on Texan matters that the cowboys would win the match, and the rolling stock, indeed there is reason to believe that such hope inspired the Texans, because they had not had that practice nor experience that is necessary for success, but all anticipated that the cowboys would ride well, and having regard to all circumstances do justice to themselves. In the latter expectation the public were not disappointed. They rode well us rough riders and were very active, but it was apparent that they had not in this respect the grace and ease of their opponents. The cowboys did remarkably well, but their inexperience was made -apparent by the many misses they made, in the way in which their men were martialed, and in their attempts to guard their goal. From the first it was evident that the Britishers had it all their own way, and nearly all the contest took place on the cowboys' side of the field. In 13 minutes the Britishers made their first goal, but the cowboys disputed this, alleging that the horse's hoof and not the player's mallet had sent the ball through the goal. This was doubtful and the Britishers gave it up, but in two minutes after, they sent a ball through the goal in such style as would not admit of any objection. No more goals were got in this game, and neither side got a goal during the second game. In five minutes after commencing, the third game, the Englishmen scored another goal, and two minutes afterwards repeated their success. Practically there was no further play, and time was called without the cowboys succeeding in making a single goal during the three games. The sides were represented as follows: Texas Polo Club, E. E. Shearburn, captain, U.M.-Glazbrook, C. Mitchell, and Howie Glazbrook. The Texas cowboys quartette was composed as follows : Fred Parker, captain, not playing, Sam Bennett, George Maltzberger, Manuel Rentur and Joe Davis.
San Antonio Light - Wednesday, July 11, 1883
CowBoy Polo Club. A meeting was held at the office of the Texas Investment company last night for the purpose of organizing a polo club to play the Englishmen. A meeting will be held again tonight to elect officers. The club proposes to commence practice immediately and have a match game in about a week to 10 days.
San Antonio Light - Tuesday, July 17, 1883
Capt. Glynn Turquand authorizes the LIGHT to state that there is no truth in the statement that the Texas Polo Club are about to disband. They will play at the Balcones ranch on next Saturday.
San Antonio Light - Monday, August 06, 1883
Polo Playing at Boerne. At the last match of the Texas Polo club in Boerne, in which O. Fitznatrick, J. Molesworth, A. Aue, N. King, L. King, H. G. Mitchell and A. Russ took pail, some very good playing was exhibited.
San Antonio Light - Wednesday, August 29, 1883
Polo During Volksfest: The Light learns that the Texas Polo club will again visit San Antonio during the Volksfest and will play a match against Mr. Buchanan's team. This is done to let the visitors see what an interesting game polo is, in the hope of introducing it still further in the State of Texas.
Galveston Daily News - Wednesday, September 12, 1883
The Boerne Polo club has challenged James Gordon Bennett's club, of New York, for a match game.
San Antonio Light - Wednesday, October 24, 1883:
Yesterday, at Boerne, The Texas Polo Club gave a big dinner as an appropriate finale to the end of this year's polo season. Mrs. Pearlman laid a sumptuous dinner for the jovial party. After the toasts to The Queen, the President and the United States. Drink, laughter and songs were indulged in, and not until the "sun had tipped the eastern hills with light" did the party break up.
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