THE MOST AWAITED GLOBAL POLO EVENT SNOW POLO WORLD CUP IS AT THE DOORSTEP WITH ITS POLO AMBASSADORS, ENTHUSIASTS, VIVACIOUS PLAYERS, GEARED UP WITH THE WARMEST OF THEIR TENANTS TO PLAY FOR POLO AND IN POLO. THURSDAY 17TH JANUARY WILL BE COMMEMORATED BY POLO ENTHUSIASTS WHO WILL CONVENE IN THE HEART OF THE TYROLEAN ALPS TO HIGHLIGHT THE SNOW POLO IN THE WHITE SHEETS AND SCINTILLATING BEAUTY OF THE WINTERS
What else would a polo player want other than starting his new year with the most sensational and enriching competition of the year in the fields covered with snow! The most awaited global polo event Kitzbuhel snow polo world cup is at the doorstep with its polo ambassadors, enthusiasts, vivacious players, geared up with the warmest of their tenants to play for polo and in polo. The extortionate sport, polo in the snow is back accelerating exuberance in the polo lovers to once again witness the sport in the snow and in the depth of the winters. The countdown has begun. With 5 days left for the event, the dopamine flow has increased and the excitement level is at its peak. The 17th Bendura Bank Snow Polo World Cup Kitzbuhel 2019 is set to extravagant achievements, enthusiasm, and endeavors more majestic as compared to all these years. Thursday 17th January will be commemorated by elite professionals, polo fans, celebrities, and fashionistas, frolicsome ambassadors, sophisticated polo audience who will convene in the heart of the Tyrolean Alps to highlight the snow polo in the white sheets and scintillating beauty of the winters.
The event will continue to exhilarate the gathering till 20th of January keeping them caught up in the game. Six finest international polo teams from players from seven nations all around the world with new fresh faces will be seen competing for the coveted trophy throughout the matches.
THE SPONSORS FOR THE EVENT With ambient sponsors and supporters, Bendura Bank will once again be seen sponsoring Snow Polo World Cup battling to reclaim the trophy back, just like it claimed it in 2018. Bendura Bank extends its full support to the snow polo world cup throughout the event in its manifestations. Shortly after Bendura Bank’s 20 year anniversary, he is “proud and excited to be represented for the 17th time in the world’s biggest snow polo tournament as the head sponsor in 2019”. The other three polo powerhouses in line are all set to continue and exasperate the snow polo magic in Kitzbuhel 2019 snow polo world cup. The Swiss watch manufacturer Corum will reinforce its abutment to the event ensuring the backing of its most iconic brands. Engel and Volkers and 2018 runners up Maserati will take up to the field once again in 2019 and the interior design from Bernd Gruber will be back with its tenth bout to claim its Kitz glory.
Furthermore, this year’s Kitzbuhel snow polo world cup event will heartily welcome some impressive new sponsors in the form of new team sponsor Cîroc Vodka, Official Suppliers Cohiba Cigars, Pommery Champagne and alpine lifestyle brand Luis Trenker. To not end here, international brands Dallmayr Café and technology powerhouse Bang & Olufsen will also extend their support to the event in the best possible way. THE ENTERTAINING AMENITIES “What would Snow Polo World Cup be without an exciting array of social activities alongside the match, to really enthrall our visitors and patrons and players?”, exclaimed Bendura Bank CEO. The lead sponsor Dr. Andreas Insam also added: “We are thrilled to once again be involved with this electrifying Snow Polo event and cannot wait to see what the weekend has in store to unfold.” The Bendura Bank Snow Polo World Cup 2019 will feature top teams who will be delivering the stimulating winter polo extravaganze starting from Friday till Sunday at Münichau Meadow in Reith bei Kitzbuehel, with the lofty peaks of Wilder Kaiser Mountain Range as a stunning backdrop. The event will be kicked off on Thursday in the “Zur Tenne” Hotel in the center of Kitzbuehel. The year’s social events will be ventured with a plethora of amazing acts, with the fun commencing at the front of the Zur Tenne Hotel as the six polo teams will be presented to the press. Polo is not just about the endurance at the field, striking off the Ball with the mallet and raging in every chukker against the opponent team.
Polo is about welcoming the friends and families and rejoicing their presence in the team even as the opponent. It’s about the devotion that every player and every team carries in their hearts for other polo players and professionals. Hence likely, the latter half of the event will be commenced with the six teams following up to the atmospheric Casino Kitzbühel for the first in an exciting array of evening events, feasting and glorifying their comrades from other teams and friends from the polo community. On the evening of Saturday, that is 19th January, the 15-strong Ten Ahead show band will take to the stage to entertain at the Gala Dinner and delight the 800 guests as well as well-known comedian Oliver Pocher who will conjure the audience with his whimsicality and magnetism. To top the offerings, one of Kitzbühel’s most famous faces, and Polo Club Kitzbühel Brand Ambassador, Haddaway will take over to keep your eyes peeled off for the night. Bendura Bank Snow Polo World Cup organizer and 2018 champion with the Bendura Bank team, Tito Gaudenzi remarked, “It is such a pleasure to be back for another year of bumper snow polo in Kitzbühel. Our six teams will start off with some new intriguing faces as well as welcoming back past champions, so we can’t wait to get the tournament right underway.
It is, undoubtedly, set to be the best Snow Polo World Cup yet!” HISTORY OF KITZBUHEL SNOW POLO WORLD CUP The Kitzbuhel polo was established in January 2003 with the initial snow polo tournament starting with 4 international teams and 1000 spectators. In 16 years of its events, the Kitzbuhel snow world polo cup is one of the leading global polo events, reaching 8 international teams and 15,000 spectators by 2016. The equestrian sport was started by Reto and Tito Gaudenzi who operated the polo events all around the world. Followed by them lifestyle events & companies now hosts the Kitzbuhel polo, led by the polo professional Tito Gaudenzi.
17th January 2019, Thursday The event will start at 5:00 pm with the team representation in front of the hotel Zur Tunne (an official introduction of six teams and their players along with their sponsors) At 7:30 pm the event will be continued with a welcome party at the ‘Casino Kitzbühel’ (entry by invitation only, for players – sponsors – officials and journalists) 18th January 2019, Friday The Polo tournament will start at 11.00 am. After the match in the evening the invited people will feast at 8:00 pm in Polo Captain’s Dinner at Kitzbühel Country Club (by invitation only. At 11.00 pm Polo Player’s will have the Club Night at the ‘Take Five’. 19th January 2019, Saturday The polo tournament will kick off at 1:00 am in the morning. Just like the previous day, the polo player will have a gathering in the VIP tent at 8:00 pm. 20th January 2019, Sunday The final tournament will start at 11:00 am and the event will terminate approximately around 3:30 pm with the prize giving the ceremony.
THE TEAMS PARTICIPATING IN THE 17TH SNOW POLO WORLD CUP KITZBUHEL 2019 Bendura Bank (12) Melissa Ganzi (1/USA) Alejandro Novillo Astrada (8/ARG) Tito Gaudenzi (3/CH) Engel & Völkers (12) Kutlay Yaprak (1/TUR) Agustin Kronhaus (4/ARG) Adrian Laplacette Jr. (7/ARG) Cîroc Vodka (12) Sebastian Schneberger (2/GER), Aki van Andel (3/NED) Valentin Novillo Astrada (7/ARG) Bernd Gruber (12) Eduardo Greghi (0/BRA) Grant Ganzi (3/USA) Pierre Henri Ngoumou (7/FR) Corum (10) Eckhardt Juls (0/GER) Patrick Maleitzke (4/GER) Juan Ruiz-Guiñazu (6/ARG) Maserati (10) Marc Aberle (1/GER) Thomas Winter (5/GER) Caspar Crasemann (4/GER) Commentator: Jan-Erik Franck Umpire: Mark Holmes
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