The USPA has announced that two teams, Dutta Corp and Patagones, will vie for the title of the opening tournament of the high-goal season at International Polo Club Palm Beach on Sunday, December 30, at 3pm ET.

 

Dutta Corp: Timmy Dutta 2, Gringo Colombres 7, Kris Kampsen 6, Lucas Díaz Alberdi 5. Total: 20.

Patagones: Joaquín Avendaño 2, Benjamin Avendaño 3, Tomás García del Río 7, Santiago Toccalino 8. Total: 20.

 

TOURNAMENT HISTORY

According to the Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame website, “Herbie Pennell was the consummate professional polo club manager and horseman. He was the long-term manager of Palm Beach Polo and Country Club in the 1970’s and 1980’s. He was a pioneering mentor to many polo managers and was ‘the glue’ that held a great many players and clubs together over his many years managing both small and large clubs – and starting and sustaining so many people throughout his lifetime. He started hundreds of people in polo and was generous with his time and support to people from all walks of life. Herbie won the Indoor Twelve Goal in 1955 and the Delegates and Monty Waterbury Cups in 1956. He was handicapped at 6 Outdoors and 8 Indoors and won numerous USPA and club events.”

 

He was posthumously awarded the Phillip Iglehart Award in 2012, which is given to recognize exceptional lifetime contributions to the sport of polo either on a regional or national level.

 

THE VENUE

International Polo Club Palm Beach

The International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) is the premier destination for high-goal polo in the United States. Home to the most prestigious 20- and 22-goal polo tournaments in the nation, IPC has hosted the U.S. Open Polo Championship for over 10 years. Located in the heart of the horse centric village of Wellington, Florida, polo enthusiasts flock to the club every winter to witness top level polo competition that garners some of the world’s best players, including Adolfo Cambiaso, Facundo Pieres and America’s top-rated players Julio Arellano, Jeff Hall and Nic Roldan.

 

International Polo Club Palm Beach

3667 120th Avenue S

West Palm Beach, FL 33414

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