Kitzbühel and St. Moritz ready for snow polo action
Over the following two weeks, the Alps will be awash with polo fans aplenty as the European snow polo season takes shape in Austria and Switzerland. From this Friday 17 January, Kitzbühel, in the heart of the Austrian Alps, a whopping eight teams will compete for the coveted 18th Bendura Bank Snow Polo World Cup Kitzbühel title, with players hailing from across the world to participate. What’s more, the tournament hosts one of the best VIP experiences available, with delicious refreshments and pitchside seats on offer, to ensure you’re at the very heart of the action. In an addition to all the exciting polo on the snow, this year will see the return of luxury apparel provider La Martina. There are the last few tickets available here now, so strap on your best snowshoes and enjoy Austria’s world famous hospitality.
The 18th Bendura Bank Snow Polo World Cup Kitzbühel 2020 Teams:Bendura Bank (12): Melissa Ganzi (1 – Captain), Alejandro Novillo Astrada (8) & Tito Gaudenzi (3)Engel & Völkers (12): Ana Escobedo (1 – Captain), Segundo Darritchon (3) & Jonny Good (8)World Polo League (13): Marc Ganzi (2 – Captain), Juan Bautista Peluso (3) & Nic Roldan (8)Corum (10): Eckhardt Juls (1 – Captain), Patrick Maleitzke (5) & Juan Ruiz-Guiñazú (4)Bernd Gruber (11): Helmet Wieser (0 – Captain), Pato Bolanterio (4) & Santiago Marambio (7)GP Mobility (10): Henrique Schalldach (2), Marcus Schalldach (2 – Captain) & Guilhermo Lins (6)Intocast (12): Matthias Normann (1 – Captain), Micky Duggan (5) & Martin Juaregui (6)Laurent-Perrier (11): Sebastian Schneberger (2), Phillip de Groot (2) & Valentin Novillo Astrada (7)With a couple of days respite between the two thrilling tournaments, from 24 January, snow polo fans will then flock to the frozen lake in St. Moritz Switzerland, for The Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz. With four expert teams set to compete, this year’s tournament is set to be more exciting than ever. Alongside Badrutt’s Palace, Maserati and Azerbaijan Land of Fire, Swiss jeweller extraordinaire de Grisogono will be thrust into the spotlight sponsoring the fourth powerhouse team, consisting of Zhanna Bandurko/Valery Mishchenko (0), Robert Strom (5), Max Charlton (5) & Nacho Gonzalez (6).Play in The Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz gets underway on Friday 24 January, with the first match taking place on the frozen St. Moritz lake at 12pm, between Badrutt’s Palace and Azerbaijan Land of Fire. Matches will continue on Saturday and Sunday, with the Final scheduled to take place at 2.15pm on the Sunday.Admission to the lake is free, but for the extra special experience, the last few VIP tickets are still available. Click here now to make the most of this truly unique experience and we look forward to seeing you on the ice, in our role as Official Media Partner.Polo Times and our sister publication The Polo Magazine will be on hand as Official Media Partners at both events, keeping you in the know on all our social media platforms. Why not come and join us?
The Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz 2020 Teams:Azerbaijan Land of Fire (15): Elcin Jamalli (2), Pato Bolanteiro (4), Agustin Kronhaus (3) & Santiago Marambio (6). Res – Rashad Hasanov (0) & Ali Rzayev (0)Badrutt’s Palace Hotel (18): Melissa Ganzi (0), Juan Bautista Peluso (2), Nic Roldan (8) & Alejandro Novillo Astrada (8)de GRISOGONO (16): Zhanna Bandurko/Valery Mishchenko (0), Robert Strom (5), Max Charlton (5) & Nacho Gonzalez (6)Maserati (14): Kutlay Yaprak (1), Fabio Meier (1), Adrian Laplacette Jr (6) & Valentin Novillo Astrada (6)
Photograph: The next two weeks will see all eyes turned to the Alps for snow polo in Kitzbühel & St. Moritz. Courtesy of CRTC Studios and Kathrin Gralla www.derrotedrache.de