Aspen Valley Polo Club will play FlexJet Sunday in the Hall of Fame Cup at International Polo Club Palm Beach at 10 a.m.
The subsidiary game of the 111th U.S. Open is presented by the Polo Museum and Hall of Fame.
Aspen Valley, a 20-goal team, features player-patron Grant Ganzi, at 16, the youngest player in the high goal game; Juancito Bollini, 2 goals, Miguel Novillo Astrada, 9 goals and Nic Roldan, 8 goals.
The lineup for FlexJet, a 21-goal team, is Leo Mandelbaum, 3 goals, Kris Kampsen, 6 goals, Piki Diaz Alberdi, 7 goals, and Juan Bollini, 5 goals
Astrada and Roldan are coming off the U.S. Open tournament. The FlexJet teammates were eliminated in the quarterfinals.
Astrada and Kampsen will also compete in today’s Grand Champions Polo Cup final at 5:30 p.m. Astrada will play for Blackdove against Kampsen’s Psycho Bunny team. A consolation game between Clearwater Polo and Power Horse starts the afternoon of polo off at 4 p.m.
Both Aspen Valley Polo Club and FlexJet pro teams are based at Grand Champions Polo Club.
In last year’s Hall of Fame Cup, Ganzi, a junior at St. Andrew’s School in Boca Raton, scored the winning goal to lead Audi to a 9-8 victory over Flight Options. Ganzi finished with a game-high five goals.
The Hall of Fame Cup is one of the annual fundraisers for the Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame.
Team sponsor FlexJet has been a member of the Directional Aviation family of companies since 2013. They are committed to creating premium travel experiences and providing access to the most modern, technologically-advanced aircraft in the industry on a daily basis, going above and beyond world-class private travel experiences.
ChukkerTV will live stream the game. It is the first of two games that the leader in polo broadcasting will live stream. It will also broadcast the 111th U.S. Open final between Orchard Hill and Valiente.
ChukkerTV introduced the state-of-the-art technology in January, 2014 at Grand Champions Polo Club where it got rave reviews about the cutting-edge technology to help improve the sport and officiating.
Grand Champions was the first polo club in the world to offer the technology where teams are allowed to challenge an umpire’s call during a game.
It is the first time in the sport’s history, instant replay and team challenges are being utilized. No club in the world has used the technology. Only replays are used in Argentina and other tournaments around the world.
Chukker TV.com has been live streaming all IPC high polo games around the world during the high goal season at IPC. In addition, Chukker TV also live streams various Grand Champions Polo Club tournament games and offers re-broadcasts, Video On Demand and player interviews.
2015 POLO ON DEMAND
Grand Champions Polo Club, featuring five world-class fields, has a full schedule of tournaments from January to May. Let our polo experts create a turn-key experience including top pros to bring out the best in you and your team. Lessons are available.
16-GOAL TOURNAMENTS: APRIL: John T. Oxley Memorial
12-GOAL TOURNAMENTS: APRIL: Museum of Polo & Hall of Fame Challenge Cup
8-GOAL TOURNAMENTS: APRIL: USPA Regional President’s Cup
6-GOAL TOURNAMENTS: APRIL: Las Acacias Trophy
2015 SPRING SCHEDULE
Saturday, Grand Champions Cup, Clearwater Polo vs. Power Horse, 4 p.m. consolation; Psycho Bunny vs. Blackdove, 5:30 p.m., final; April 23-26, USPA Spring Challenge; April 30-May 3, USPA Sun Cup; May 7-10, USPA Eastern Challenge; May 14-17, Polo Gear Challenge Cup; May 21-25, The Memorial; May 24-25, USPA NYTS; May 28-31, Santa Rita Memorial.