The main draw for the US Open Polo Championship took place on Thursday at the International Polo Club, in Wellington. As in 2017 a total of 6 teams up to 26 goals will take part of the event. Among the participating teams are defending champions Valiente and last year semifinalists Flexjet. But the main highlight is the comeback of argentine 10-goaler Juan Martín Nero, since he hasn’t played the most important tournament of the United States since 2016, when he replaced an injured Polito Pieres in Orchard Hill and helped Steve Van Andel’s team to celebrate the title.
But besides the presence of some of the best players in the world, this US Open will be special because it will be the last time that the competition will feature 26-goals teams. Last September the USPA announced that the highest level for the IPC’s tournaments will be 22 goals as of 2019.
Audi: Marc Ganzi 2, Mike Azzaro 6, Polito Pieres 10, Nic Roldan 8. Total: 26.
Colorado: Robert Jornayvaz 1, Juan Britos 7, Magoo Laprida 8, Diego Cavanagh 9. Total: 25.
The Daily Racing Form-DRF Bets: Jared Zenni 5, Agustin Obregon 5, Hilario Ulloa 10, Mariano Obregon 6. Total: 26.
Flexjet: Melissa Ganzi A, Rodrigo Andrade 9, Gonzalito Pieres 9, Nico Pieres 8. Total: 26.
US Polo Assn: Grant Ganzi 2, Juancito Bollini 4, Juan Martin Nero 10, Alejandro Novillo Astrada 8. Total: 26.
Valiente: Bob Jornayvaz 2, Tommy Beresford 4, Facundo Pieres 10, Adolfo Cambiaso 10. Total: 26.
Wed April 4th:
12pm: U.S. Polo Assn. vs. Audi
4pm: Colorado vs. Daily Racing Form
Sat April 7th:
4pm: Colorado vs. Flexjet
Sun April 8th:
3pm: U.S. Polo Assn. vs. Valiente
Wed April 11th:
12pm: Daily Racing Form vs. Flexjet
4pm: Audi vs. Valiente
Sun April 15th:
12pm & 3pm: Quarterfinals
Wed April 18th:
12pm & 4pm: Semifinals
Sun April 22nd:
12pm: Hall of Fame Cup
3pm: US Open Polo Championship Final
US Open Polo Championship Draw
US OPEN: Fixture & Teams