Wins so far for Pilot, Santa Clara, La Indiana and Coca-Cola
On Sunday 21 February, The C.V. Whitney Cup continued at International Polo Club, Palm Beach. The 22 goal tournament forms the first leg of The Gauntlet of Polo and this year sees nine teams competing for their chance to win the title and with it the $125,000 prizemoney. This year’s tournament began on Wednesday 17 February and so far has seen wins for Pilot, Santa Clara, La Indiana and Coca-Cola. The first match yesterday saw Park Place secure their first win of the tournament (they lost to La Indiana on Thursday 18 February), with the boys in blue enjoying a 9-3 win against Aspen/Dutta Corp. Meanwhile, later in the day saw Adolfo Cambiaso returning to The C.V. Whitney Cup and the International Polo Club, Palm Beach for the first time since 2018, this time alongside his son Poroto for team Scone. The Cambiaso duo led Scone to a 12-5 victory against Santa Clara in an indication of things to come from this team. The action continues on Wednesday 24 February with Scone vs Cessna Polo Team and Pilot vs Tonkawa. All of the matches are being live streamed via Global Polo here

2021 C.V. Whitney Cup Teams:

Bracket 1

Scone (22): David Paradice (0), Peke Gonzalez (6), Poroto Cambiaso (6) & Adolfo Cambiaso (10)

Cessna (22): Chip Campbell (2), Ezequiel “Gallego” Martinez Ferrario (7), Jared Zenni (6) & Mariano “Nino” Obregon Jr. (7)Santa Clara (22): Will Johnston (2), Felipe Vercellino (6), Miguel Novillo Astrada (9) & Luis Escobar (5)

Bracket 2

Coca-Cola (21½): Gillian Johnston (1½), Mackenzie Weisz (3), Julian de Lusarreta (8) & Nico Pieres (9) 

Pilot (22): Curtis Pilot (0), Kristos ‘Keko’ Magrini (2), Gonzalito Pieres (10) & Facundo Pieres (10)

Tonkawa (22): Jeff Hildebrand (0), Cody Ellis (3), Francisco Elizalde (9) & Sapo Caset (10)Bracket 3

Park Place (22): Andrey Borodin (0), Matt Coppola (4), Juan Britos (8) & Hilario Ulloa (10)

La Indiana (22): Michael Bickford (2), Nico Escobar (4), Jeff Hall (6) & Polito Pieres (10)

Aspen/Dutta Corp (21): Timmy Dutta (4), Lucas Diaz Alberdi (6), Gringo Colombres (8) & Stewart Armstrong (3) 

Photograph: Julian de Lusarreta in action for Coca-Cola.  By ©Alex Pacheco

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