All set for the kickoff of the US Open Polo Championship on Sunday

Hours away from the much awaited USPA Gold Cup Final, due on Sunday, where Tonkawa and Scone will be fighting for the title, also next Sunday will see the kick-off of the most important polo tournaments in the United States and definitely one of the highlights of the international calendar: the US Open Polo Championship. The competition will take place at the International Polo Club Palm Beach and will feature a total of 9 teams up to 22 goals. It’s worth remembering that the 2020 edition was suspended due to the pandemic of the Covid, so Pilot remain as defending champions. 

Format of competition:

-Teams have been placed into three brackets of three and they will play within their bracket.

-After bracket play, all teams will be ranked 1-9 based on win-loss record, followed by net goals, then gross goals.

-Teams ranked 8th and 9th will have a playoff game. The winner will go through to the quarterfinals.

-After the playoff game, teams will enter the quarterfinals. Teams ranked 1-4 will draw from the remaining teams (5,6,7,8) for quarterfinal pairings. 

-Semifinal pairings will be done by draw with the winners advancing to the final.

The final is due on Sunday, April 18th.

BRACKET I:

LA INDIANA: Michael Bickford 2, Nico Escobar 4, Jeff Hall 6, Polito Pieres 10. Total: 22.

PILOT: Curtis Pilot 0, Kristos Magrini 2, Gonzalo Pieres 10, Facundo Pieres 10. Total: 22.

SANTA CLARA: Will Johnston 2, Miguel Novillo Astrada 9, Felipe Vercellino 6, Luis Escobar 4. Total: 21.

BRACKET II:

TONKAWA: Jeff Hildebrand 0, Lucas Escobar 3, Francisco Elizalde 9, Sapo Caset 10. Total: 22.

ASPEN / DUTTA CORP: Stewart Armstrong 3, Lucas Díaz Alberdi 6, Gringo Colombres 8, Timmy Dutta 4. Total: 21.

CESSNA: Chip Campbell 2, Nino Obregon 7, Ezequiel Martinez Ferrario 7, Jared Zenni 6. Total: 22.

BRACKET III:

SCONE: David Paradice 0, Peke González 6, Poroto Cambiaso 6, Adolfo Cambiaso 10. Total: 22.

PARK PLACE: Andrey Borodin 0, Matt Coppola 4, Juan Britos 8, Hilario Ulloa 10. Total: 22.

COCA-COLA: Gillian Johnston 1, Julián de Lusarreta 8, Nico Pieres 9, Mackenzie Weisz 4. Total: 22.

The US Open Polo Championship will be kicking off as follows:

Sunday, March 28th:

10am: La Indiana vs Santa Clara

Monday, March 29th

10am: Park Place vs Scone

4pm: Aspen / Dutta Corp vs Cessna

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