The US Open Polo Championship continues at the International Polo Club Palm Beach, in Wellington, United States. Five matches were played from Thursday to Saturday with many highlights. Only four teams remain without having made their debut in the competition and they will be playing on Sunday. Many of the teams showed really interesting things but the strong level Pilot showed once again led them to be the favourites to the title after having won both the CV Whitney Cup and the USPA Gold Cup.

 

With sixteen 22-goal team fighting for the title, this tournament is widely considered to be the most competitive of the year.

 

THURSDAY:

TONKAWA 10-8 POSTAGE STAMP

Tonkawa: Jeff Hildebrand 0 (2 goals), Tincho Merlos 8 (1), Sapo Caset 10 (7), Sterling Giannico 4. Total: 22.

Postage Stamp: Annabelle Gundlach 0 (Replaced by León Schwencke, 0 (2 goals), in the 3rd chukker), Joaquín Panelo 6 (1 goal), Joaquín Pittaluga 8 (1), Lerín Zubiaurre 8 (4). Total: 22.

Score Tonkawa: 2-1, 5-1, 6-2, 8-4, 9-6, 10-8.

 

SANTA CLARA 13-6 SD FARMS

Santa Clara: Benjamín Avendaño 3 (2 goals), Nino Obregon 6 (2), Cubi Toccalino 8 (6), Luis Escobar 5 (3). Total: 22.

SD Farms: Sayyu Dantata 2, Pelon Escapite 6 (3 goals), Tito Ruiz Guiñazu 8 (3), Peco Polledo 6. Total: 22.

Score Santa Clara: 1-2, 5-2, 7-2, 9-2, 11-4, 13-6.

 

FRIDAY:

ICONICA 8-5 EQUULEUS

Iconica: Maureen Brennan 1, Peke Gonzalez 5 (7 goals), Sebastián Merlos 9 (1), Matias Magrini 7. Total: 22.

Equuleus: Iñaki Laprida 7 (1 goal), Magoo Laprida 8 (2), Mariano González 7 (2), Joe DiMenna 0. Total: 22.

Score Iconica: 0-1, 3-3, 4-3, 7-4, 7-4, 8-5.

 

PARK PLACE 13-11 OLD HICKORY BOURBON

Park Place: Andrey Borodin 0, Lucas Díaz Alberdi 5 (1 goal), Juan Britos 8 (4), Nico Pieres 9 (8). Total: 22.

Old Hickory Bourbon: Will Johnston 2 (2 goals), Sugar Erskine 6 (3), Miguel Novillo Astrada 9 (3), Stevie Orthwein 4 (3). Total: 22.

Score Park Place: 2-2, 5-4, 5-5, 8-8, 11-9, 13-11.

 

SATURDAY:

PILOT 15-6 STABLE DOOR POLO

Pilot: Curtis Pilot 0, Matías González 3 (4 goals), Gonzalo Pieres 9 (6), Facundo Pieres 10 (5). Total: 22.

Stable Door Polo: Henry Porter 3, Santino Magrini 4 (1 goal), Toro Ruiz 6, Santiago Toccalino 8 (5). Total: 22.

Score Pilot: 4-0, 5-1, 7-1, 10-3, 14-3, 15-6.

 

The US Open Polo Championship will continue on Sunday:

10am: Las Monjitas vs. Daily Racing Form

3pm: Cessna vs. Aspen

 

US OPEN POLO CHAMPIONSHIP: Fixture & Teams